TRAVEL ALERTS

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND DESTINATION UPDATES

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

As of January 1, 2022, all Under30Experiences travelers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than 14 days before their trip's departure or provide a medical exemption note from a physician in order to participate.

Boosters are not required for all trips, but recommended. We expect countries and even individual activity providers to begin to put an expiration date on vaccines, requiring boosters. To be safe, we recommend having your booster at least two weeks before your trip, as requirements may change rapidly before your departure. Travelers are responsible for any additional charges incurred due to COVID-19, as well as covering any associated fees with these requirements. This may include, but is not limited to, physical vaccination card, COVID booster shots, COVID tests, etc.

Please see this page for Under30Experiences COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Country Entry Requirements
Updated January 19, 2022: 

Each country around the world has different entry requirements due to COVID-19. When booking your flight, please note that you are also responsible for any entry requirements in countries where you have a layover, even if you are not exiting the airport.

All travelers returning to the United States will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test from a lab (PCR or Antigen) upon arrival. Under30Experiences will help coordinate testing at the end of your trip. Each traveler is responsible for fees associated with the test, payable directly to the lab conducting the test.

Travelers can now bring their own at-home, self-administered test kit such as Abbott BinaxNow COVID-19 Ag Tests to take before the end of the trip, to show to US immigration upon return home. This test must be taken under the supervision of a telehealth practitioner through an app like Navica. Please note that this is not allowed in the country of Belize.

If you are returning home to another country that is not the United States, you will be responsible for meeting the entrance requirements for that country.

Here is a brief list of special requirements to enter countries where we have trips operating in the next few months. These requirements change rapidly, so please stay up to date on entrance requirements as your trip date nears. Consult your local embassy for further details.

Please note that most countries require you to fill out some type of health form in addition to the following requirements...

-Belize: All travelers, regardless of vaccine status, must present a negative PCR Test taken up to 96 hours before travel (or) a negative Rapid Antigen test taken 48 hours prior to travel. (Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD, Biosensor and AbbottPanbia). Abbott BinaxNow Tests are not accepted.  Belize now requires a mandatory insurance that helps protect travelers against incurred medical and non-medical expenses, if they test positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Belize. The cost of the policy is $18 USD.

-Costa Rica: Vaccinations and tests are not required. Unvaccinated people are required to buy travel insurance. To enter the country, simply show your vaccination card or your travel insurance required by Under30Experiences. You must fill out a form called Health Pass and get a QR code to show at immigration. If you visit the capital of San Jose, you may be asked to show a vaccination card to enter establishments. This will not affect our itinerary.

-Ecuador: All passengers, over 2 years of age, regardless of their migratory category, must present the following requirements: 1) Completed vaccination card, with the last dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel AND 2) Negative result of an RT-PCR test, performed up to 72 hours prior to flight boarding. Remember that it is mandatory to present the Transit Control Card issued by the Galapagos Government Council.

-Guatemala: Present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three 3 days before departure from first embarkation point. A medical discharge letter is acceptable if dated at most 90 days from entry. Travelers who’ve been fully vaccinated more than two weeks before departure do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

-Greece: Open to fully vaccinated travelers, those who can prove they have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or those who shows a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours or a laboratory rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival to Greece. Only vaccinated people are allowed in indoor venues, but this will not affect our itinerary. If you have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID, will need a PCR or Antigen Rapid Test from Athens-Paros, Paros-Naxos & Naxos-Santorini to ride the ferry.

-IcelandOpen to fully vaccinated travelers or those who show proof of previous COVID-19 infection. All travelers will need to present a negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 72 hours before boarding their flight to Iceland.

-Ireland: Open to vaccinated travelers.  All travelers will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to departure to Ireland.

-MexicoNo federal requirements if arriving by air. No states where we operate have requirements in place. You are required to fill out this form.

-Morocco: Open to vaccinated travelers from the United States and to those who show a negative PCR test. Morocco classifies countries into “List A” and “List B.”  List A currently includes the United States. Passengers arriving from countries on List A are permitted to enter Morocco with a negative result of a PCR test administered within 72 hours of the date entering Morocco or proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  (Note that even if you have proof of vaccination, it may be advisable to also take a PCR test to have available, if asked.)

-Peru: All travelers must show their vaccine card before boarding their flight or show a negative PCR test issued up to 72 hours before boarding their flight to Peru. A form called an Affidavit of Health must be filled out.

-Spain: Open to US Citizens who are fully vaccinated, traveling from the United States. See the Spain Travel Health portal. Spain will require U.S. visitors to have a booster shot if their last date of Covid vaccination is more than 270 days prior to arrival. Travelers must receive the booster shot (or their last required dose) at least 14 days before they arrive in Spain

-Thailand: Open to US Citizens who are fully vaccinated and show a negative COVID test within 72 hours of departure from their home country. They must register for the Thailand Health Pass, and will be tested at the airport upon arrival. Our groups will stay at their approved quarantine hotel on the first night, until we receive a negative test result.

-USA: All passengers arriving the United States via air must show a negative viral test within 1 day of travel. Non-US citizens must be fully vaccinated. USA trips are running as scheduled. The CDC has lifted the federal mask mandate, however US National Parks still require masks on public transportation. If you are unvaccinated please check state requirements.

Travelers on cancelled departures due to the pandemic have been contacted and will receive travel credits worth 110% of the price they paid for their trip. These Experience Credits never expire and can be used towards any future trip. 

Please know that our small team is working tirelessly to help travelers around the world and will get back to you as soon as possible.  If you have a concern that is urgent please email bookings@under30experiences.com
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

When a force majeure event, which occurs outside the reasonable control of either party, results in the suspension of your trip, we will suffer unrecoverable losses. This includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, political upsets, and pandemics.

We will always do our very best to manage all transfers and cancellations in response to a force majeure event, and want to ensure that you receive an amazing travel experience with us in the future. We are a very small company, and when you book a trip with us, the money we received for your trip goes directly to vendors abroad.  When we have an expected trip suspension, these vendors issue us some credit, if any at all, for lost reservations.  

Due to this, we are unable to issue refunds.  In the event of a trip suspension, we will offer our travelers a 110% credit of the price they paid valid for use towards any of our trips anywhere in the world.  

These credits never expire, there are no blackout dates, fees, and are giftable to a friend or family member. We appreciate your flexibility during an unprecedented global event, which ensures that our humble community receives incredible trips with us in the future.

Travel Insurance

Most travel insurance policies will not cover COVID-19 related cancellations.

If you're concerned with COVID-19, we recommend purchasing travel insurance that includes a Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) policy. Weigh your insurance options here.

Please note that many CFAR policies have stipulations regarding the time frame in which the insurance policy is purchased and the date your trip is initially booked.

The country of Costa Rica requires travel insurance due to COVID-19. Our recommended vendor is World Nomads.

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