Yes, Open Kitchen is requiring each traveler joining our Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade to have valid and comprehensive travel insurance with a minimum medical evacuation and repatriation coverage of $200,000, in addition to having a policy with the required COVID-19 coverage. Neither Open Kitchen or our local partners can be held responsible for any liability, expenses, or losses you incur as a result of being inadequately insured.

Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit. If you need recommendations for travel insurance providers, please let us know.