Frequently Asked Questions

  • Currently the Guatemalan Government is requiring a negative COVID PCR or Antigen test within 72 hours of flight.
  • Participants must make arrangements for the test within 72 hours and ensure that results are in prior to departing for the airport the morning of departure.
  • A copy of the results must be emailed to as well as keeping a paper copy on your person while travelling.
  • Costs of a test range from $75-$225 USD and is not included in the trip cost.
  • COVID tests for travel may not be covered by insurance if they are not deemed medically necessary. Please consult your insurance provider and primary care physician.
  • Masks must be worn in the airport and aboard the aircraft
  • Masks must be worn in public spaces in Guatemala
  • All persons entering Guatemala by air must also complete a Health Pass in advance of arrival, available online at here.
Do I have to be part of NewSpring Church to go on this trip?

We give preference to NewSpring volunteers, but you do not have to be part of NewSpring to apply. If you’re interested in getting involved at NewSpring, join us at Connect Classes.

What is the age requirement to participate in a NewSpring Missions Trip?

For Fuse trips, you must be a current Fuse student who will have completed their sophomore year of high school prior to the trip date. For open trips, participants must complete their sophomore year of high school to attend without a parent. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate on a trip.

How long is the trip?

Guatemala trips are eight days, including travel. Haiti trips are seven days, including travel.

Is a passport required?

Yes. Traveling outside the United States requires an up-to-date passport. Passports cost approximately $175. On how to apply for a U.S. Passport visit here.

Did my application go through?

You will receive a confirmation email within two minutes of submitting your application. If you did not, please fill out the application again.

What vaccinations do I need to get?

Please visit the CDC website for the country you are traveling to and consult your medical doctor to determine what vaccinations you will need.

How can I see what is happening on mission trips?

Follow @nsmissions on Instagram and Twitter as we travel around the world!

Are sponsorships or scholarships available for NewSpring Missions trips?

Close to 90 percent of participants raise money to cover the cost of their trip. NewSpring does not offer scholarships or sponsorships, but we do offer free T-shirt designs, as well as other suggestions to help you fundraise.

Have More Questions?

If we did not answer your questions about the trip, please contact us for more details.