COVID Protocols

COVID-19 Protocols

Naturalist Journeys will no longer administer COVID-19 regulations for our travelers starting September 1, 2023.

Naturalist Journeys will no longer ask for proof of vaccination status as a requirement to travel with Naturalist Journeys on tours that start on or after September 1, 2023. We will continue to strongly recommend that all travelers take the highest level of precaution and keep their vaccination and boosters current, and protect themselves with travel insurance that includes coverage for COVID-19, as well as other injury or illness.

As most of our travelers pass through crowded airports, participants on tours through August 31 will still be required to wear masks in vehicles for the first four days of the tour. If the group is symptomless on day five, masking in vans will be optional. As of September 1, 2023, masking is encouraged but optional.

Here you can find the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO):
CDC General Travel
CDC COVID-19 Specific
WHO COVID-19 Specific

Testing & Quarantining
As of September 1, 2023, Naturalist Journeys will manage COVID and other infectious diseases based on symptoms. Participants are still asked to bring masks and COVID test kits for self testing as needed. When a participant exhibits COVID or other infectious disease symptoms, they will be asked by their guide to remain separate from the group until symptoms subside. There will be no mandatory quarantine period but the plan for re-entry with the group will be addressed upon consultation with the guide, participants, and office on a case by case basis. Naturalist Journeys will seek medical assistance as needed. Costs incurred by a participant who is ill or exhibits symptoms and must remain separate from the group will be their responsibility.

Local Requirements
International travelers should note that other countries may require compliance with stricter COVID-19 policies.

Suggestions to Keep Yourself Travel Safe and Protect Your Trip!
Take these precautions to help avoid COVID, the flu and other communicable illnesses.
Avoid in the 10-14 days leading up to your trip:
• Large gatherings
• People exhibiting signs of illness
• Anyone you know has recently contracted COVID or the flu
Practice regular handwashing and socially distance from strangers.

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