Is it safe for your teen to travel during the Covid-19 Pandemic? Here is a list of questions parents should ask when deciding to send their kids on a trip.
What are your safety precautions during a trip?
All of our programs will embrace the concept of traveling in a pod — a group of Covid-tested travelers who stay together using social distancing in the presence of outsiders and with zero to minimal interactions outside the pod. We have always prided ourselves on our small group sizes and will continue to operate programs in small groups which will ensure our pods are secure and easily able to travel together.
We will be incorporating enhanced cleaning measures, temperature checks, and the use of masks as well as safety protocols both before and during the program. There will be an extra emphasis on health and safety incorporated at our staff training and Covid-19 training included throughout.
For more specific information please contact us and we will send you a document with our detailed safety measures.
What are the forecasts for your spring/summer trips?
With the positive news coming out about vaccines, we view the upcoming year with hope and optimism and remain confident that teen travel and summer camp will continue as life gradually returns to a new normal. More than ever, teens need the opportunity to grow from shared experiences that happen in person, not through a screen. We continue to move forward with planning for spring and summer and are ready to provide transformative travel experiences.
How do I get updates about trip cancellations?
In the event we need to cancel a program we will personally reach out to families who are affected immediately and update our website accordingly.
How do I know what is happening on the ground in a country I am interested in my teen traveling to?
Our team is up to date on current events and well versed in the countries we operate in. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss and we are happy to talk you through the specifics! You can also reference our regularly updated “Where Can I Travel?” page, to see which countries have opened their borders to US citizens.
Will you be able to social distance on trips?
We have always had small group sizes to allow for a more authentic and immersive travel experience, and our small groups will continue to allow us to easily social distance and remain in our “pod” of Covid-tested travelers. Our programs also allow for plenty of time outdoors where it is easy to social distance and ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff.
Is Covid-19 spreading where you are going? How do I find out?
Please feel free to contact us for information regarding the countries we travel to. Our team is up to date on the current global climate. You can also reference our “Where Can I Travel?” page to see which countries currently have their borders open to US citizens.
Do you have any testing requirements before traveling?
We require that all participants test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of departure. We ask that after testing negative participants quarantine prior to departure.
We are happy to provide all interested families a document with our detailed safety measures. To request one, please contact us.