Global Adventures Vaccine Policy
As of June 1, 2021 a complete COVID-19 vaccine is required for all Global Adventures trips, regardless of the COVID requirements of the host country.
All participants will need to show a completed vaccine card or certificate at event check-in.
The Global Adventures trips through spring 2022 travel to countries that continue to struggle containing COVID. The COVID policies to travel to/from these locations are continuing to evolve and will almost certainly change before the trips happen. While we cannot guarantee entry into these countries in the future (even with a vaccine), the chances of the trip being cancelled dramatically go up without everyone being fully vaccinated.
Furthermore, unlike most of the United States, access to medical facilities and to COVID vaccines is limited in these countries. For us to continue to operate, we need the virus to be contained globally. Recent reports have shown a clear correlation rate between vaccine rates and COVID transmission.
Finally, the safety of our staff, host country partners, and participants matters a great deal to us. The vaccine has proven to be extremely effective in protecting people from severe illness and death.
Due to the amount of advance planning required to limit our own exposure and to increase the safety of all involved, as well as to try and help curb the spread of the virus where we are travelling, we are requiring all participants and staff to be fully vaccinated before participating regardless of the COVID requirements of the host country.
Medical exemptions will be considered, but for the time being, any international travel by an unvaccinated person will be strongly discouraged.