You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity from the end of the trip. For example, if your mission trip is April 6-12, then your passport needs to be valid through October 12. If you need a passport, you should contact your local government office to obtain an application or find one here.
We suggest a minimum of $75 cash. You may choose to spend money on souvenirs, snacks or gifts for the children. You may want to consider bringing a credit card for use in the U.S. airport.
Each team is responsible for booking their own flights. Back2Back recommends that travel insurance be purchased at the time airline tickets are booked should your trip be cancelled in the event of a natural disaster or unforeseen circumstance. As with all international travel, the airlines suggest you arrive at the airport two hours before departure to ensure that your team is ready to depart.
Most international flights allow for one checked bag, a carry-on, and a small personal bag (i.e. purse, backpack, tote bag). It is important, though, to check with the airlines regarding their current policy/bag fees. It is recommended that you bring two days worth of clothes and your medication in your carry-on in case your luggage is lost. We invite you to partner with us by using your second checked bag to bring donations. To avoid incurring a second bag fee on your return trip, we recommend bringing a bag you can donate or a duffel bag that you could take back in your suitcase.