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Travel Safety Guidelines

Hilltop Global Group is committed to ensuring that our study abroad programs remain safe and secure as international travel resumes with the easing of global Covid-19 restrictions. Country-specific departure kits are provided for each trip however some general guidelines are presented below. Please adhere to these Covid-19 guidelines when studying abroad to ensure the safety of students, hosts, service providers, and local communities in your chosen destination.

COVID guidelines and regulations

– Hilltop will provide destination-specific and carrier COVID guidelines
– Receive a negative PCR test prior to departure
– Provide proof of vaccination cards
– Follow masking guidelines in destination
– After traveling, wait three days and get re-tested for COVID-19
– Recommend wearing a mask over your nose and mouth always
– Follow social distancing guidelines at the respective location
– Maintain access to sanitary supplies and wash your hands often
– Self-monitor any COVID-19 symptoms

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General safety guidelines

– Always remain alert and maintain situational awareness
– Travel in groups is recommended – Always have at least two people together
– Avoid excessive display of wealth
– Avoid carrying/displaying large amounts of cash
– Keep valuables hidden and locked away in a safe place (hotel safe)
– Be aware of the international country code for your chosen destination
– Uber is a safe and recommended way to get around in most locations – Recommend using that wherever possible.
– Maintain a fully charged phone and always have a charger handy
– Adaptors will be necessary for most destinations – Plan to have the correct one with the right voltage for your location
– Make sure you have your group leader’s contact details saved in your phone

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