Why are trips canceled?
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have had to cancel for multiple reasons:
1. We feel it is best for the safety of our participants.
2. Depending on the country or state, there are travel restrictions and quarantines in place that prevent a trip like ours.
3. We don’t want to bring the potential of the virus to rural poverty-stricken areas of the world who have no medical systems to combat a pandemic.
4. Many of our partners have either temporarily stopped taking groups, or have advised against us going.
What if the border/stay-at-home order opens up in the next month or two, will the trip be reconsidered?
No. Due to the factors listed above, it won’t be possible to reconsider the trips in that tight of a time frame. We also have to look at the availability of air travel. Many flights have been canceled and we canceled our group tickets when we made our original decision.
What about my domestic trip, is that canceled too?
Yes. While these domestic trips are not scheduled until late July or August we are unable to predict what the circumstances will be by then. Our partners have evaluated each trip and we feel the most responsible is to cancel trips. We are planning trips for 2021.
What do I do about the money I’ve already raised?
Your money can either be transferred to general giving, or you can use it on another GO trip in 2021. You can read our financial policy here.
I’m going on a trip in November 2020, is that trip still on?
No, those trips have been cancelled as well.
When will 2021 GO Trips be posted?
Typically they are posted in late summer to early fall. Just like us, our partners are concerned about the current situation they are in and helping right now so they all aren’t thinking about next year's calendar. The other thing we have to consider is air travel. We don’t know what the airline industry will look like coming out of this situation so we will be monitoring flight availability which could affect possible GO trip dates.