Pre-Tour & Insurance FAQ
Do I need any vaccinations before I go on my tour?
Please visit travel.state.gov
and go to “Country Specific Information” to see if any immunizations are required before entry. You may also consult your doctor.
What do I need to do to earn student credit?
Students already registered for an EF tour can enroll to earn credit by logging into My Account
. Upon login, select “Forms and resources” in the upper left-hand menu and then click “Register to earn high school credit.”
When will I receive my phone card in the mail?
You will receive an eKit phone card in the mail approximately 60 days prior to departure. The card will come with five minutes of free talk time so all you’ll have to do is contact eKit and recharge your account before you go. You can do this by visiting eftours.ekit.com
or calling 888-310-4168.
What currency will be used in the cities I am visiting?
To view the currency and current conversion to the American Dollar (USD) please visit xe.com/ucc
When should I get my passport?
You can pick up a passport application from the post office or online at travel.state.gov/passport
. It can take as long as 14 weeks (3½ months) to obtain a passport, so apply well in advance of your tour. Always check with the State Department for current processing time. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid for at least six months after you return from tour.
Does my middle name have to appear on my account if it is printed on my passport?
Yes. The first, middle and last names on your account must appear exactly as they do on your passport.
Will EF secure all necessary travel documents for me?
No. Each participant is responsible for obtaining a passport and any necessary travel documents. For non-U.S. citizens, check with the embassy or consulate of your destinations(s). If you are not a US citizen check with the embassy or consulate of your destination countries to ensure you meet specific entry requirements. Remember to check your itinerary carefully for all countries that you will visit or pass through, including transfers between airports in foreign countries and re-entry into the US. To find the embassy or consulate for your destination(s), visit embassy.org
What documentation do I need for traveling abroad? to Costa Rica and Mexico? to Australia? to China?
A passport is required when traveling outside of the Unites States. Travel requirements are constantly changing and there are different visa requirements for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. For the most up-to-date information for U.S. citizens please visit travel.state.gov
. For non-U.S. citizens please contact the embassy or consulate of the destination countries you are visiting to ensure you meet their specific entry requirements. Remember to check your itinerary carefully for all countries that you will visit or pass through, including transfers between airports in foreign countries and re-entry into the United States.
If I purchase insurance, do I get an insurance card?
When you purchase the Insurance Coverage Plan, you will not need to carry any additional documentation of this coverage with you on tour. Your Tour Director will have records of your coverage and can provide the necessary information in case of an emergency.
What if I need to see a doctor when I am abroad?
Make sure to purchase the Insurance Coverage Plan—the Medical and Accident portion will cover up to $35,000 for the following: hospital bills, doctors’ fees, prescriptions and medical transportation for illnesses and/or injury contracted during your tour. Without the coverage, EF will ensure that all travelers are provided with the best possible care, but all costs incurred are the responsibility of the traveler.
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