We are closely monitoring the ongoing situation with respect to the Coronavirus. Travel For Teens adheres to all travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
Safety is our number one priority. We notify families promptly in the event that any of our program itineraries need to be amended or suspended due to evolving safety updates. We recognize parents and travelers are understandably concerned. While no one in the travel industry can predict what will happen, we hope the current situation will be contained before our trips depart this summer.
Common Coronavirus Travel Questions
Q: At what point will Travel For Teens make adjustments or suspend a program?
A: Travel For Teens will alter a program itinerary or suspend a program based on travel advisories from the following authorities: U.S. Department of State, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
Q: If I want to switch to a different program, what is the process?
A: If a parent/family wants to switch to a different summer program based on concerns related to the current Coronavirus situation, they may do so during the month of February without incurring trip change fees. We will assess the safety of all of our programs in real-time. If the current situation continues or escalates beyond February, we will continue to offer families the option to switch to different programs.
Q: If I purchased airfare through Travel For Teens and I want to change to a different program, what are the fees involved?
A: All plane tickets purchased through Travel For Teens are subject to the rules and restrictions of the airline through which it was ticketed. Ticket changes for the summertime will likely incur at least a change fee plus a difference in airfare; TFT will be happy to help families quote these price changes.
Q: Can I purchase trip insurance that would allow us to cancel based on the current situation?
A: Pandemics/World Health Emergencies/Travel Advisories are not covered reasons for travel insurance programs. That said, if you live in the U.S.A. you can purchase an upgraded policy called a Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). CFAR provides travelers with the option to cancel plans for a non-covered reason until 48 hours before departure, and file a claim for up to 75% of your TFT trip tuition cost and airfare that was paid directly to TFT.
Please be aware of the following conditions to apply for CFAR:
- You do not qualify if your program tuition is already paid in full.
- If you register before April 1st, 2020, you must also apply for CFAR before April 1st, 2020.
- If you register after April 1st, 2020, you have 14 days to apply for CFAR from the date of registration, and must not yet be paid in full.
**By law, NY state residents cannot purchase CFAR insurance policies.
You can read more on the CDC’s response.
If you have questions or would like more information about our safety policy in regards to the coronavirus or any other international travel advisory, please contact us.