Book Travel for your VOSH Clinic Through Key Travel With Travel Benefits for VOSHers

VOSH/International is please to be able to offer a new service to our chapters and VOSH Volunteers. V/I has negotiated with Key Travel, a worldwide travel company experienced in humanitarian travel is offering us lower humanitarian fares, travel insurance, in country assistance, possible extra baggage allowance and much more. As a Clinic Leader, working with Key Travel should make planning the travel arrangements of a clinic trip a lot easier on you, leaving more time to focus on other important details.

You can use Key Travel services if you are:

  • A VOSH clinic leader organizing a VOSH clinic 
  • A VOSH volunteer traveling to a VOSH clinic
  • Independent VOSH humanitarian travel
  • A member of VOSH/International and booking for yourself or on behalf of a member of staff travelling for VOSH/International

 

V/I Policies for Travel and Security

Questions? Contact any of the following:

Maria Arce Moreira arce@VOSH.org

Michael Ciszek, OD ciszek@VOSH.org

Natalie Venezia venezia@VOSH.org

Key Travel Log In Page

 

Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021