International Airfare –From Lost to Found Travel does not include international airfare from the U.S. to the Indian subcontinent in its stated trip costs. We have found that many of our trip participants prefer to search for low cost flights on their own, perhaps accepting a flight connection or two in exchange for a lower fare. Many of our travelers also participate in numerous frequent flier and loyalty programs and often want to utilize these benefits when making their flight arrangements. Nonetheless, sorting through all of your international flight options can be time consuming and confusing, thus we have partnered with Cranky Concierge to assist our clients with their international air arrangements (both paid and award travel).
Travel Insurance – From Lost to Found Travel has partnered with Global Rescue to offer $500,000 in emergency medical evacuation services, $100,000 in security evacuation services and 24-hour medical advisory services to every trip participant1. Furthermore, since we will not waive our stated cancellation and refund policies regardless of cause, we highly encourage travelers to purchase trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage delay/loss and supplemental medical expense insurance. We have partnered with Squaremouth to provide a range of recommended insurance options for our travelers. The cost of supplemental travel insurance will be based on the total amount of non-refundable trip costs, the age of each traveler and the exact level of coverage desired. It is important to note that, in order to have a pre-existing medical conditions waiver and a cancel-for-any-reason waiver included in your plan, you must purchase your supplemental travel insurance within 5 to 21 days (depending upon the policy chosen) of making your initial trip deposit.We highly encourage you to include both of these waivers in your travel insurance policy.
1. Global Rescue coverage is optional but highly recommended. Please see Tour Pricing for additional detail.
Passports and Visas –All U.S. citizens traveling to India, Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Sri Lanka require a valid passport and tourist visa. Information on how to obtain or renew a U.S. passport can be found here. Travelers to India can apply for a 60-day, double-entry tourist visa through the government's website locatedhere.Travelers to Dhaka and travelers to India who desire a multiple-entry visa or a visa duration longer than 60 days are advised to utilize a third-party visa service. Examples of third-party visa services include G3 Visas & Passports, A. Briggs, VisaCentral and VisaHQ, among others. These companies can also expedite the processing of passport applications for a fee. Travelers to Sri Lanka can apply for a 30-day, single-entry tourist visa through the government's website located here.
Please do not hesitate to contact From Lost to Found Travel if you have any questions related to obtaining a passport, visa or travel insurance for your upcoming trip.
Immunizations and Medications - Travelers to the Indian subcontinent may need a number of vaccinations and prescription medications to prevent or treat diseases for which they might be at risk.We strongly advise all travelers to consult with an experienced travel medicine clinic at least two months prior to leaving the U.S.If you need assistance finding a travel medicine clinic in your area, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by clicking here.
Vaccinations that you may require include routine boosters for influenza, polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) and diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT); and disease-specific immunizations for Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis and pneumonia.The cost of these vaccinations will depend upon a number of factors, including the number and type required, your choice of health care provider and the type of health insurance you possess. Prescription medications that you may require include anti-malarial drugs, antibiotics and drugs to prevent altitude sickness. Traveler’s Health Notice - A number of factors make traveling on the Indian subcontinent more strenuous than traveling in the U.S.These factors include, but are not limited to: the hot, humid climate in many regions we visit; high levels of dust and pollution in the air; relatively poor road conditions; and exposure to foreign foods and water. Travelers should be in generally good health.It is critical that travelers with any medical problems or dietary restrictions make them known to us well in advance of their departure date.All personal medical information provided to us will be kept confidential.People with medical conditions should consult with their physician before traveling with us. Please see Destination Information for comprehensive health and safety information for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.