UPDATED Jan 19, 2021
TRAVELER REQUIREMENTS: We require that all of our travelers submit proof of full vaccination to us 10 days before departure, AND present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure for our trips. These prerequisites meet or exceed the standard for most countries visited on our journeys.
BUILT-IN SAFETY IN THE ITINERARY: Here the health and safety advantages of our small-group concept come to bear. Specifically, we will be able to travel often within a bubble that is not possible with individual or couples’ travel. Throughout the trip, we will be in private dining rooms if we are eating indoors. We are buying certain small restaurants out entirely so that only our group is present. We have specifically sought out extraordinary outdoor experiences with private dining options if the weather requires us to be indoors. All our transport will be done with private transportation reserved just for our group.
All of our core hosts will also be fully vaccinated and boosted. Our trip guides are likewise fully vaccinated and will be additionally required to test negative within 48 hours of the commencement of the trip.
For additional peace of mind, we are implementing a refund policy. You may reschedule to another League of Travelers journey without penalty or fee, as long as you cancel no less than seven (7) days in advance of the trip start date.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IF THE NUMBERS CHANGE, AND WE DECIDE NOT TO TRAVEL?
Although we are very confident in our health and safety protocols, we are offering the ability to rebook on a future League of Travelers journey without penalty or fee, as long as the request is made within 10 days of
WHAT PROOF OR DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO SHOW UPON ARRIVAL?
Italy requires that travelers arriving from the U.S. have a negative Covid-19 test, regardless of vaccination status.
All travelers to Spain regardless of age must fill in a health form and upon arrival in Spain present the QR code this generates through the Spain Travel Health portal, or by downloading the “SpTH app” in the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store. The QR code can be obtained from 48 hours before arrival into Spain. This applies to U.S. citizens traveling to Spain from the United States, including if they transit through a third country.
Georgia requires only proof of full vaccination (booster still not required). Our group requires an additional PCR test to join, but Georgia does not require it.
The COVID requirements in Thailand are fluid. We will add more information as we get closer to the trip.
Japan remains closed to all but essential travel. We will update as we get closer to the trip.
WHAT IF I RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 RECENTLY:
The C.D.C. offers one alternative to a negative test result. People who can prove they have already recovered from a coronavirus infection and can present a past positive test result, received within the last three months, paired with a letter from a health care provider that states they are clear to travel.
HOW WILL WE GET OUR COVID-19 TEST THAT WE NEED TO RETURN HOME?
If you are returning to the U.S. on the day our trip ends, we will arrange COVID-19 testing either through a telehealth at-home kit or through a concierge service that will come to our lodging to perform the tests. For entry, the U.S. requires that all travelers, vaccinated or not, provide a negative test (antigen or NAAT) result taken no more than a day before the flight’s departure.
WHAT IF, DESPITE THESE PRECAUTIONS, I TEST POSITIVE BEFORE RETURNING TO THE U.S?
We understand that there is a non-zero chance that, despite all our precautions, you may test positive before you return home. In that case, we will arrange a suitable hotel for you to wait out your mandated quarantine.