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Preparing for Foreign Mission Trips

Traveling to different countries demands special preparation.

Sending a mission team to a foreign country requires a bit more planning and coordination than a typical short-term mission does.

If you have a Brotherhood Mutual Passport to Ministry® international travel insurance policy, you will be protected for a number of emergency situations that may arise while you're traveling.

You may be able to avoid many problems, however, if you embark on the trip with a plan that helps preserve your security and peace of mind while traveling. Here are some suggestions to consider as you plan your foreign mission trip.

Do Your Research

Consider security risks. Investigate whether political unrest, crime, terrorism, or other conditions could affect your safety or security. Visit the U.S. State Department's Web site, www.travel.state.gov, to learn of any warnings issued to U.S. travelers.

Locate aid providers. Determine the location of the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the U.S. State Department's Web site. Find out what services or advice officials ...

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