It is your responsibility to make sure you have the appropriate medications and vaccinations for your trip.

  • For liability reasons World Accord cannot make specific recommendations.

    • The best source for information is a clinic that specializes in travel or tropical medicine.

    • Another good source is your local health unit or you can talk to your family doctor.

  • If you are travelling on your own, before or after the trip, take that into consideration.

Information Sources


Reputable sources available on the internet are:


Some of the potential vaccinations require treatment to begin well in advance of your actual departure date. Make your enquiries as early as possible. 

Medical Issues to Consider


To discuss with your medical professional are:

  • Tetanus

  • Hepatitis-A,

  • Typhoid

  • Malaria

  • Travellers diarrha

  • Regular diarrha

  • Stomach upset

  • Pre-existing conditions

  • Covid-19

Out of Country Medical Insurance


  • All team members must have out-of-country medical insurance.

  • World Accord does not cover this cost.

  • Remember to bring your card: carry a copy with you at all times and give a copy to the trip leader when you arrive. 

  • If you don’t have insurance already it can be arranged through the travel agent and combined with trip cancellation insurance.

  • If you are paying for your tickets on a credit card, “gold/platinum card” policies may provide coverage. Check your policy.

  • If you do go to a hospital in Central America they won’t take health insurance so you will have to put it on your credit card and then collect from the insurance company when you get home. Check your policy!

  • If possible, call the worldwide number on your insurance plan before initiating treatment.