Who is responsible for getting traveler’s passports and visas? Every WCI participant must be in possession of the appropriate documentation prior to departure. If a WCI participant is unable to obtain a passport or any applicable visas, WCI’s standard cancellation policy will apply. Visa costs are not included in your programmed fees except if explicitly stated in your Tour Brochure. In most cases, your passport must be valid 6 MONTHS past the time of our return.
How do I get a passport? Obtain an application at your nearest passport office, courthouse, or post office. You will need a certified birth certificate (with raised seal and file number), and 2 duplicate non-glossy photographs measuring 2” x 2”, taken within six months of application. For more info regarding passports, you can go online to: www.travel.state.gov.
Will I need a visa? Your project manager will communicate to you whether or not U.S. citizens will require a VISA for entry into any country on your itinerary. Tour participants with non-U.S. passports will need to contact the embassy or consulate of all the countries visited to determine if they require a visa to enter.
What vaccinations are necessary for international travel? Please contact your local doctor or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov for information on any recommended or required vaccinations for your destination countries well in advance of your trip.
Is there a luggage limit? Each airline has specific weight limits for checked-in luggage. WCI will alert you to the specifications and limitations. If you are flying on more than one airline, please be sure to adhere to whichever weight limit is lower to avoid having to pay extra. Please do remember that each individual is responsible for carrying his/her own luggage.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring? Due to limited space available on buses for luggage, only ONE suitcase (limited to 50lbs) and one small carry-on bag such as a backpack or briefcase per person is allowed. Your final itinerary package will include two Worship Convergence Internationall luggage tags to be placed on your checked luggage and carry-on. We strongly recommend you also add your own luggage tag on both your checked and carry-on luggage. Note: Carry-on luggage must fit under seat or in overhead compartments of the plane and under the seat or in your lap while on the bus. Most airlines will accept 54 maximum linear inches (length + width + depth) for checked luggage. Suggestions for packing: If you are traveling as a couple, you may want to pack clothes for both in each suitcase. This way, if one suitcase is lost, each person will have clothing to wear.
Will our mobile phones work abroad? This will depend on what type of handset you have and who your mobile contract is with. Most phone companies offer international voice and data plans. Please contact your mobile phone provider for further details. Please make people aware that it can be quite expensive for you to use your mobile abroad.
What if I do not have a roommate? While WCI will try to match you with a roommate, we cannot guarantee one will be available. Therefore, you should try to find a roommate and notify us of your selection no later than 120 days prior to departure. If no roommate can be found, you will receive an invoice for the single room supplement charge(s) as listed in the Terms and Conditions under Accommodations. This notification may come as late as 30 days prior to your departure.
Will my tour schedule ever change? Every effort will be made to ensure you see the sites listed in your program; however, we reserve the right to alter the sightseeing itinerary to accommodate changes in local conditions and/or circumstances. If possible, you will be notified of any changes that are made to this itinerary prior to departing the U.S.
Do we need adaptors for electric items? Yes, you will need to bring adaptors when traveling outside the US for most countries. Your final tour documents will contain Travel Tips that provide specific information.
What meals are included? Which meals are included depends on your destination. On most tours breakfasts and some evening meals are included – please see your specific tour itinerary for more details.
When are payments due? Your tour price is split into multiple payments throughout the year; please check the Deposit Schedule in your Tour Brochure for more details.