A valid passport is required for all international travel. Foreign countries often require US Passports to have 6 months of validity from the date of the return.

We are happy to provide guidance regarding travel documents and vaccinations; however, it is the responsibility of the traveler to verify that all travel documents, visas, and vaccinations are in order before departure.

Travel For Teens will alert U.S. Passport Holders during the enrollment and trip preparation process if they need a Visa to participate in any of our programs. Non-US Passport holders will need to consult their embassy to determine if a Visa is required.


All TFT travelers require a passport for international travel. Please make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date that your program finishes. U.S. residents can click here for information from the U.S. State Department about obtaining passports, fees, processing times, and where to apply for a passport. If you do not currently have a valid passport, please apply for one as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to join us. If it comes down to the wire, passports can often be obtained quickly (for a rush fee). Click here for current processing times and information about expedited U.S. passport applications.

For a step-by-step “how to apply for a passport, click here.

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Several of our destinations require visas for entry. This will vary by country and according to your citizenship. Please note that knowing what is required for each destination, obtaining proper applications, submitting all required paperwork, and all application fees are the responsibility of the traveler. If you are a United States citizen, click here for information about which specific countries require a visa for entry.

If you are not a US citizen, please check with your local government to find out if you will require a visa for any country you plan to visit. It is not unusual for a country that does not require a visa for a US citizen to require one for a citizen of another country. If you have any questions about visas, please email us at help@travelforteens.com.

If you are a US passport holder, click on any of the countries listed below to be taken to the application page to start the process.

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Travel For Teens is not a medical entity and cannot advise on vaccinations. We can, however, help to point you in the right direction. While TFT does not require vaccinations to participate in our programs, all families are encouraged to research the destination requirements to make an informed decision ahead of travel.

Family doctors or a travel medicine clinic are great resources for information about recommended and required vaccines for all of our destinations – particularly any programs in Africa, Asia, Central America, and South America. Malaria prevention for specific destinations should also be discussed.

Travel For Teens has partnered with Albertsons Pharmacy to offer families a resource to speak with professionals about what vaccinations they may want for their children. Click this link to get started.

In addition to your family physician, a helpful resource for vaccines is the CDC website.

Should destination requirements change between the time of enrollment and the time of departure, families should be prepared to either choose an alternative program or meet vaccination requirements to fully participate in the itinerary.


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