Coronavirus travel advisory
Official Overland Statement
Coronavirus operations Update for Overland Missions
March 23, 2020
We are on day 7 of the 15 Days to Slow the Spread directives from the White House. On Day 14 the President has said that they will reevaluate where the nation stands as a whole and what steps will be taken next. We will post an update and follow the recommendations given at that point.
CURRENT LOGISTICAL SITUATION
As of now there are no flights available to any of the countries we are working in and borders have been shut to any Americans, UK and European citizens desiring to enter these countries. Until this scenario changes, all trips are subject to these restrictions being lifted.
ONCE THE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED
We intend to continue our work as planned so long as it is logistically possible, and if we are comfortable with whatever safety protocols governments have put in place. If so, we will update any changes here and contact everyone set to be traveling with us directly. Rest assured, we are monitoring global government guidelines as we make decisions ministry wide.
We remain in hope and optimistic that by God’s wonderful grace we will see a turnaround in this global pandemic. Our mission remains to preach the gospel to the neglected and forgotten people of the world.
ON THE GROUND SUPPORT
We are in daily communication with our teams on the ground. In every country they are following their government’s directives while in many cases going above and beyond in consideration of team health and safety for the long haul. We are very proud of our team’s heart, spirit, and work on the ground at this time.
Please pray for the scientist and medical professions working hard at this time to find medical solutions; for our global staff for wisdom, safety, and renewed strength (usually by this time they should have received reinforcements in the form of staff members on the ground); for our future expedition members and AMT students that this will only renew their resolve to preach the gospel to the nations while trusting that the Lord of Heaven is guiding their every step.
And finally, thank you for being a friend and partner of this ministry. As always,
Till All Know of His Love.
Coronavirus General statement
March 15, 2020
As of now, Overland Missions is not suspending operations in countries where its bases are well established as currently expedition teams and AMT are set to start up on the second week of May. Nonetheless, we remain vigilant to the fluent worldwide Coronavirus situation and will adjust plans accordingly. Subsequent new updates will be available here on our website.
Our staff will be directed internally to prioritize flexibility and increase safety discipline.
We understand this pandemic advisory poses a logistical challenge for travelers concerning flights, national decisions to quarantine, and all CDC guidelines imposed on travelers. Given the rapid changes to logistics in travel, Overland Missions will adapt and follow regulations meant to safeguard the general public. In doing so, we may decide to reroute, or may be forced to cancel flights needed to carry out our work.
Overland Missions advises our staff and those traveling with us to adhere to the following guidelines:
Ensure you take precautions with your health. Follow a high degree of disciplines such as washing hands, maintaining a healthy distance from others, and all CDC recommendations, as well as your physician’s instructions.
If you are feeling flu-like symptoms, please act accordingly. Self-quarantine and get tested for possible exposure. Notify our office at +1-321-452-9696 or email immediately. Follow your physician’s instructions.
If someone you know has tested positive for Coronavirus and you had recent close contact with that person, please notify your physician, self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution, and contact our office if you are ordered to quarantine by medical professionals.
If you don’t believe you are exposed or have symptoms, and you are due to travel with us, then you are required to purchase travel insurance and insurance covering your flight from changes. Please ensure you have a solid policy. You must provide a copy to our office prior to travel.
Understand that the logistical changes that governments are making mean that it is impossible to predict travel plans at this time.
Be flexible. Our office will work with expedition team members and others traveling with Overland. In the event that you cannot travel, due to the current events as planned, any funds raised through Overland Missions will remain earmarked for your travel until it can be rescheduled. Again, Overland Missions has the ultimate discretion to make operational changes to comply with legal laws and travel guidelines.
Lastly, as we navigate the ever-changing logistical challenges of international travel, we will continue to forge ahead with ministry as practically as possible, while in faith and full confidence. To us, this is simply a travel logistical challenge outside of our control, and we are prepared to overcome with great flexibility.
We will be posting any official updates on this page. Please continue to communicate with our office if you are set to travel with us overseas. Be smart, stand in faith, and remember to be a light everywhere you find yourself today.
World Headquarters' phone (also Whatsapp): +1-321-452-9696.
Main email: email@example.com.
modified office hours
Hours and Callback
Until further notice, due to the current presidential 14 day self-quarantine request, our administrative staff is on a modified office/home schedule. We are holding NORMAL business hours, the only difference is that you may be getting a call back from a different number than our office number (+1-321-452-9696). If you are expecting a call back, please check your voicemail as it may be our staff. Thank you!
NEW! You can now reach our offices via 'WhatsApp' at our regular office number: +1 (321) 452-9696.
11 Riverside Dr, Suite 201 Cocoa, FL 32922. Visiting is by appointment only until further review.
We are also experiencing high volume of calls,
so please be patient as we will return your call as soon as possible.
Please stay connected here through our website for official public announcements. We are continuing our work around the world, as our staff are on multiple locations, while at the same time monitoring all government development regarding Coronavirus internationally.