As we begin 2021, we at AdventureWomen continue to work diligently with our suppliers to ensure we are up to date with the latest policies and procedures that are in place around the world due to the pandemic. While the vaccine rollout is underway in many locations, the landscape of the pandemic continues to change as guidelines shift globally. We will continue to monitor all of the destinations we visit, and we are committed to providing you updated policies as they shift.
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 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.
Keeping You Informed
We are constantly monitoring what’s happening in the world and how it impacts our trips. 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 2021 trips will run as planned. Closer to departure (about three to four 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
We ask that everyone does their best to isolate for at least 10 days prior to departure and follow their local state guidelines. In addition, 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. Additionally, we are suspending our roommate rotation until further notice. If you request to be matched with a roommate on your upcoming trip, you will have the same roommate throughout the ENTIRE trip. Single supplements are available on a limited basis.
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 testing.
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.