Medical Information

We receive medical disclosures from all participants to ensure we are able to meet every students’ needs during the program. Please inform us immediately of any additional health issues that you did not list during your initial enrollment process. Program Leaders will also hold an online information session before your departure, as well as an arrival orientation in-country, in order to give participants important instructions on food safety, hygiene and preventing injury and illness. Leaders and in-country staff always respond immediately to any mental, physical or emotional health issues and follow comprehensive emergency protocols.

We strongly recommend visiting the CDC website of your destination to get the most updated information on health and vaccination considerations in your host country. In addition, we encourage you to consult with your personal family physician so you can be as informed as possible when making important decisions about vaccinations and other necessary health-related preparations before travel.

Travel Insurance Information

While we work hard to ensure the safest experience possible for our travelers while on program, experience has taught us that travel is never without risk. For this reason, we highly recommend all travelers protect their investment by purchasing travel insurance, which would cover you in the event your traveler needs to withdraw before travel due to an unforeseeable and covered reason, loses baggage in route or encounters an emergency while traveling, among other unforeseen circumstances.

We take pride in providing our travelers with as much assistance and support as possible before, during and after travel. That being said, Walking Tree Travel is not an insurance provider, and we are legally limited to the type of information we can provide. With the ever-changing nature of insurance plans and individual state regulations, we are not able to include comprehensive information on the various options for insurance on our website.

To make this process as easy as possible, we have contacted various travel insurance providers and have found a plan that seems to best cover our travelers needs, knowing that each traveler is different. One plan to look into is the Classic Plan with Cancel Anytime insurance with Allianz. For questions, we encourage you to contact Allianz directly at 800-­284­-8300 ext. 3 to discuss your options, starting with what is included with the "Classic Plan with Cancel Anytime". Please provide them with our Allianz ACCAM: F207001 and they should be able to help you. We have also included some questions and tips below to read through before contacting Allianz or purchasing a plan.

Please fill out the Request a Quote screen and then select the Classic Plan with Cancel Anytime  dropdown to see what is included in the plan.

Please follow this link to the Allianz site explaining these particular definitions.

If you purchase just the Classic Plan and have to cancel, you will only be eligible for a claim if it is for an unforeseeable event that is a covered reason.

If you purchase the Classic Plan with Cancel Anytime, then you will be eligible for a claim if it is for an unforeseeable event that is not specifically listed as an excluded reason. The below is a list of exclusions to coverage of the Classic Plan with Cancel Anytime (CFAR) insurance, meaning if you state one of these reasons to Allianz as the reason you are canceling your trip, you would NOT be covered. If you cancel for any unforeseeable reason, not otherwise covered, affecting you that would cause a reasonable person to cancel their trip, then you would be eligible for coverage. The coverage would be for reimbursements for losses under this covered reason up to 80% of actual losses.

The following exclusions apply to the Classic Plan with Cancel Anytime:

  1. Any loss or event that was known, foreseeable, intended, or expected when your policy was purchased;
    2. Your intentional self-harm or if you attempt or commit suicide;
    3. A criminal act resulting in a conviction, except when you, a traveling companion, or a family member is the victim of such act;
    4. An epidemic;
    5. Acts committed with the intent to cause loss;
    6. Air, water, or other pollution, or the threat of a pollutant release, including thermal, biological, and chemical pollution or contamination;
    7. Nuclear reaction, radiation, or radioactive contamination;
    8. War (declared or undeclared), acts of war, military disciplinary action, or mobilization under the War Powers Act;
    9. Any travel supplier’s complete cessation of operations due to financial condition, with or without filing for bankruptcy, except as expressly covered under Trip Cancellation Coverage;
    10. Acts, travel alerts/bulletins, or prohibitions by any government or public authority, except as expressly covered under Trip Cancellation Coverage; or
    11. Terrorist events, civil disorder or unrest, except as expressly covered under Trip Cancellation Coverage.

Please contact Allianz to get the most up to date information about policies, exclusions, and coverage. 

For Walking Tree programs that you are paying us for the program tuition and flights separately, please add up the total amount from the Program Tuition and Estimated Flight fields on your program webpage. This will ensure you are covered for the full amount.

For programs that do not have a field for Estimated Flight on their program webpage, just list the total program tuition amount.

Put your Age in the first field. Then, click the radio button for Date of Birth, and enter your birthday in the first field. If you are a parent and purchasing insurance for more than one person in your family for the program, you can use the additional age/date of birth fields to purchase insurance for multiple people at the same time.