Your safety has always been our number one priority, and that will never change. We recognize that the decision to travel is a personal one, and what matters most is that you feel comfortable doing so. One of the advantages of traveling with us is our small group size. AdventureWomen trips make it easier to physically distance. Your AdventureWomen group will become your bubble. In addition, we have taken the following precautions to help you feel safe while you are on a trip. We hope this will help you in deciding whether travel is right for you at this unusual time.
AdventureWomen’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Because we care about your safety and the safety of the people in the destinations we explore, AdventureWomen will be implementing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all guests traveling with us on or after November 1st, 2021. Our Trip Managers will work closely with guests ensure that:
All women traveling with AdventureWomen on or after November 1, 2021, are required to be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination (photo of CDC card) must be submitted to AdventureWomen no later than the final payment. Women will be required to sign updated Booking Conditions and COVID release forms in order to travel with AdventureWomen.
Women who either fail to provide proof of vaccination or provide falsified vaccination documents will not be allowed to travel and will forfeit any deposits/payments made to AdventureWomen at that point.
Keeping You Informed
In addition, we are diligently monitoring what’s happening in the world and how it impacts your trip. The current pandemic is no exception. We’ll communicate any pertinent information related to your departure as soon as we have it, so you’re always in the know.
We are cautiously optimistic that most of our trips will run as planned. Closer to departure (about three months prior to your trip), we will touch base with updates and outline the specific protocols our partners have put in place to help everyone feel safer while traveling with us.
Certain states and countries have instituted new measures such as COVID testing requirements or specific restrictions on travel. We’re keeping a close eye on regulations that will affect our departures, both on domestic and international trips. Learn more by visiting the CDC and embassy websites for your specific destination.
Our office is staffed for emergencies, and we’ll be here to provide assistance for you if needed. An AdventureWomen Ambassador joins every trip and is prepared to support your expert guide in managing logistics around any necessary adjustments.
What To Know Before You Go
Many countries require a negative COVID test prior to entry. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or obtain a positive COVID test result within 2 weeks prior to your trip, we ask that you contact us to discuss your options.
We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. AdventureWomen values you as a guest, and we want your trip to be enjoyable and stress-free. We encourage you to shop around to find the insurance company and policy that best suits your needs. In the age of COVID, we especially recommend looking into Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policies.
Face Coverings & Hand Sanitizer
We require all guests to bring their preferred face covering and suggest one for each day of your trip. We’ll make every effort to have hand sanitizer available, but we highly recommend you bring your own (70% alcohol-based).
On The Trip
We’ve carefully selected the accommodations on our trips because of their high standards for quality. All our partners abide by enhanced safety protocols for cleaning and physical distancing.
Where applicable, additional vehicles have been added to allow for physical distancing and cleaned daily including all common surface areas. In addition, we require all guests to wear masks while inside fully enclosed vehicles on the trip.
Your guides are trained in food handling safety and CDC guidelines. In addition to gloves, they will also be wearing a face-covering during food preparation. Guides will make every effort to provide outdoor and/or private dining options wherever possible and will make recommendations when meals are not included in the trip.
Your AdventureWomen Ambassador and expert guide will check in with you on a regular basis to ensure everyone is feeling safe and healthy. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, we ask that you let your guide know immediately.
In light of the new CDC requirement that all travelers returning from outside the US must provide proof of a negative COVID test from no more than 72 hours prior to their return, we are working with our partners to ensure there is a COVID testing location identified and time allotted within the last few days of your international trip for you to complete the required. In addition, the CDC has announced that the return testing requirement can be met with select at-home test kits as well. If you want the added security of traveling with your own approved test kit, Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag At-Home Rapid Test Kit, which must be ordered online and delivered to your home in the US prior to the trip, meets all requirements for inbound US travelers. Please note that over-the-counter tests, including Abbott’s similarly named “BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test Kit,” will NOT fulfill the CDC requirement.
As you are aware, this is a very fluid situation, and global policies and requirements are changing all the time. Please be assured that we will update you if any of our guidelines change. Your health and safety are paramount to us here at AdventureWomen.