Plan ahead for popular destinations:
We have seen unprecedented interest in some of our most beloved destinations these past few months.
Costa Rica, we’re looking at you! With consistently warm weather, nearly everything you want to do is outdoors. This, as well as meticulous attention to protocols, has helped Costa Rica keep coronavirus numbers under control.
If you have your heart set on staying at the best lodges and hotels, we recommend planning well in advance to find the best availability. If you can, think six months or more ahead. This will give you something AMAZING to look forward to!
Once you’ve got your trip booked, the next item on your list should be travel insurance. Knowing you are covered in case of the unexpected will give you added peace of mind and help protect your investment.
We strongly recommend that everyone check to see what their health insurance covers and add robust coverage for medical expenses, evacuation, trip cancellation, or delay (due to COVID-19 or other factors), as well as quarantine coverage, and Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR).
We work with WanderWell and Yonder, and our partners there can talk you through what coverage to include for your upcoming adventures.
Upgrade your mask:
If you have not done so yet, international travel is a good time to upgrade to the most protective masks to ensure you stay healthy throughout your trip. We recommend KN95 masks for adults if possible, as these are less in demand than N95s by health professionals but offer comparable protection.
We’ve had good experiences ordering from Bonafide Masks, family owned and operated since 1938. Project 95 is an excellent resource as well. In addition to these, you can also find smaller size for children through Little Lives PPE, and Vida Masks even offers fun colors. Be sure to order at least 21 days in advance.
Before you fly:
The best thing you can do to keep you and your family safe while traveling is to ensure you’re healthy the week before traveling. This is a time to take extra precautions and limit possible exposure whenever you can. This is the responsible thing to do to prevent bringing COVID-19 with you to your destination, where locals may have less access to healthcare or vaccines than we have at home. Get boosted, if you haven’t done so yet.
Experts say the trickiest part of your travels may be while you are in airports. Be sure to keep your mask on indoors, and try to find an isolated area if you’re eating or drinking.
When it comes to entry and exit requirements, each country is its own unique snowflake right now. We can help you keep track of each step to smooth the way for simple travels!
Be sure to bring your CDC vaccination card and carry it with you like you would your passport or a visa. Print your flight details, insurance documents, and COVID-19 test results (if needed), and keep it all in your carry on. Scan all of these documents, and store the images on your mobile device, as a good backup!