Before You Go
Isle Travel

Before You Go

Mission Trip Travel Checklist

Shortly after your payment of the airline tickets to your destination you will receive your tickets from Isle Travel via Fedex.  Many times seat assignments aren't available at the time tickets are purchased, however the seats will be prereserved for you before checkin.  If this is the case, each individual airline will issue boarding passes on the day of departure when you check in.

Isle Travel will reconfirm your flights about 2 weeks before you go.  I do thank you for allowing me to assist you with your mission trip.

Travel Registration

Travel registration is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. Registration allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Go to and click on TRAVEL REGISTRATION.

Mission Letter

iF you are traveling on a missionary discount you will need to be sure that you carry a copy of the letter provided by your group leader.  Many airlines have missionary discounts but have strict guidelines for their mission travel:

A signed verifiable missionary letter is required, with the names of the traveling passengers. It should be on the letterhead of the organization and must include the address and the phone number. Please ensure passengers have a copy during travel. Airlines reserve the right to deny travel to anyone who misrepresents themselves under the missionary contract.


Useful Travel Links
Need to look up information about your destination, like the best place to grab a cup of Cappuccino, what time it is in Zimbabwe, what the currency of Chile is or what the current U.S. Department of State Travel Requirements are for Thailand? Use this page as your resource guide!

U.S. Department of State – Passport Information
Whether you are an American citizen traveling abroad or a foreign citizen traveling to the U.S., get all the information you need before you head overseas. This website contains tips for traveling abroad, passport and visa applications and document requirements.

Travel Advisories
Obtain worldwide travel announcements and advisories.

CDC Travel Information
This site gives the Center for Disease Control's recommended health precautions and warnings for travelers.

Currency Converter
The Universal Currency Converter™, the world's most popular currency tool, allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate calculations on the Internet, using live, up-to-the-minute currency rates.

One of the easiest of the international time conversion sites around, ideal in case you need to know what time it is in Zimbabwe, or anywhere else!

The Weather Channel
All you need to know about current weather conditions and three to five day forecasts throughout the world.

Get door-to-door driving directions, detailed maps, plus helpful travel links.

International Health & Vaccination Requirements/CDC
A list of countries and their health requirements or warnings, plus news articles about outbreaks and immunizations. Also included are a geographic travel map and health recommendations.

Federal Aviation Administration – “Bringing Safety to America’s Skies”
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The FAA issues and enforces regulations and aircraft standards and certifies airmen and airports that serve air carriers. They develop air traffic rules, assign the use of airspace and control air traffic.

FAA Tips on Flying with Children
Keep your little ones safe while flying. Learn about the importance of using a child restraint system. It is safer than holding your child in your lap. Most airlines will offer discounts of up to 50% for children less than two years of age.