Travel and Medical Information
All participants must have a current passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the expedition.
Participants must also ensure they have the necessary visas to participate on the expedition. Visas and travel documents are the responsibility of the participant. For the Arctic expeditions, if you are not Canadian, you may need a visa to visit Canada and/or Greenland and/or another international destination. Please refer to the specific itinerary for the expedition for more information. For the Antarctic expeditions, we fly through the United States and several countries in South America, which may require visas as well. We encourage participants to confirm with the appropriate Embassy or consular missions and ensure that you are familiar with your own entry and exit requirements. If you are unsure, you can get in touch with us and we will provide some guidance.
Personal travel medical insurance (including Emergency Medical Evacuation) is mandatory for all participants. The minimum coverage required is $100,000 CAD for medical emergencies and $50,000 CAD for medical evacuation, which must include “air ambulance”. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that these minimums are met. Basic travel insurance (including coverage for cancellation and lost luggage, etc.) is optional.
Travel insurance can be purchased by any provider as long as it meets our minimum requirements. We recommend Ingle Insurance who have packages built for Students on Ice participants.