Please see below for general requirements related to travel during the pandemic as well as specific entry and exit requirements for each country.

ExperiencePlus! requires that its travelers be vaccinated for tours running in 2022. This policy is based on more than a year’s worth of experiences surrounding changing entry, testing, and quarantine requirements for travelers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Most countries, specifically in Europe, have now removed COVID-related entry and travel regulations. Based on this development, we have decided to remove the vaccine requirement for our European tours in 2023. For our tours in Chile and Argentina running from January to March 2023, we are keeping the vaccination requirement. This is due to the fact that Chile is currently still requiring  proof of COVID vaccination to enter tourism establishments.

In addition to the information on this page, please familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 On Tour Protocols which includes what happens if you test positive while on tour.

Updated August 9, 2022.

COVID regulations are becoming increasingly similar in our destination countries throughout the world.  Any specific requirements for individual countries are listed in the tabs below.

In general:

  • You should carry your proof of vaccination as you may still be required to provide it at some point during your travels.
  • Some countries still require the wearing of masks in public transit.
  • Restaurants, other establishments, and attractions are mostly open but may have some capacity limitations.

Please see our Covid-19 On Tour Protocol page for details about how we manage Covid on tour and what happens if you test positive while on tour.

Updated June 10, 2022.

As of midnight on June 12, 2022, the United States no longer requires a negative test for the return home. Canada does not require testing for return vaccinated travelers.

Updated June 10, 2022.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to make recommendations, in the form of travel advisories, for international destinations based on the COVID-19 circumstances in each country.

These are advisories and not travel bans.  It is ultimately up to you, the individual traveler, to understand these advisories and to decide how comfortable you are with the risks posed by traveling.

Travel Insurance and Travel Advisories

We spoke to Travelex (our recommended travel insurance provider) and their coverage is not impacted by the presence or level of travel advisories (except for a few specific hot spots like North Korea, Syria, Iran that are not covered).  Full coverage will be available as usual. If you have travel insurance from another provider you might want to check with them directly.  Please remember, travel insurance generally doesn’t cover cancellations due to pandemics (such as COVID-19) or “fear of travel” – for example, you won’t be able to recover your costs from travel insurance if you cancel because of fear of COVID-19 or a change in the advisory level.

Updated June 10, 2022

The EU Digital COVID Certificate, which has also been called the Green Pass in some countries, is a secure QR code system that stores proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, and/or recent negative test results that are accepted across Europe in countries that may institute documentation requirements.

Some countries still require documentation related to COVID for entry.  And in very isolated instances, documentation may be required for entry into an establishment.  In all cases we’re aware of, the  US CDC Vaccination card (or Canadian equivalent) will be accepted.  Please see the country tabs below for more information on the vaccine documentation requirements in each individual country.

In general, and regardless of a country’s specific requirements for documentation, we recommend bringing multiple copies of your vaccine certificate.  While only the original can be used for entry/exit requirements, having a copy along may be useful if the original is lost.  You may also want to keep an extra copy at home.

We do our best to maintain accurate information regarding entry requirements for each country.  If your destination country doesn’t have a tab below, it is our understanding that they have ended all entry/exit requirements related to COVID-19.

However, regulations can change without notice. We recommend travelers familiarize themselves with entry requirements listed on the destination country’s official sites, as well as airline rules. 

We also recommend that you travel with your proof of vaccination and with an FFP2/KN95 mask as it still may be required at times during your trip (e.g. on public transit).

Updated August 30, 2022.

Entry Requirements

Adapted from the US Embassy in Chile:

  • Passengers will have to present their vaccination certificate issued in their country of origin
  • The vaccination certificate -along with an identity document- will be valid as a Mobility Pass
  • Random COVID tests for arriving international passengers will continue.

Exit Requirements

  • Chile has no exit requirements.
  • See the United States Re-Entry tab for details re-entry into the United States.
  • See the Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Updated August 9, 2022.

Entry Requirements

Travelers are required to have completed a full first course of vaccination (1-dose: J&J; 2-dose: Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca) AND have a booster.

If you meet the conditions above and travel to the Netherlands, you will need to show the following documents to the Dutch border authorities:

Exit Requirements

  • Netherlands has no exit requirements.
  • See the United States Re-Entry tab for details re-entry into the United States.
  • See the Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Updated August 9, 2022

Entry Requirements

Travelers are required to have completed a full first course of vaccination (1-dose: J&J; 2-dose: Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca) within 270 days of travel or to have a booster which will be considered valid indefinitely.

Obtain a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal, obtained through the website or by downloading the SpTH app in Google Play or App Store for each traveler.

Exit Requirements

  • Spain has no exit requirements.
  • See the United States Re-Entry tab for details re-entry into the United States.
  • See the Canada Re-Entry tab for more details on re-entry into Canada.

Updated June 29, 2022

Entry Requirements for Canada

Fully vaccinated travelers may be exempt from certain quarantine and testing requirements on return to Canada.  For full entry requirements, see the Government of Canada’s guidance for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada.  This guidance includes determining if you are fully vaccinated, pre-entry and arrival testing requirements , and developing a quarantine plan (in case of symptoms developing or a positive test).

Exit Requirements

  • Canada has no exit requirements.

As of June 12, 2022 at midnight the United States will no longer required a COVID-19 test for re-entering the country. 

Maria Elena Price - Maria Elena Malpezzi-Price: 'M.E.' started her bicycle tour leading experiences as a 5 year old, translating ice cream flavors on our first Venice to Pisa tours. Since then, she's led tours in more than 10 countries (specializing in Spain, where she lived for more than a year). With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and International Affairs and an MBA From the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado, Boulder she manages the business and its development at the Fort Collins office in Colorado (and of course traveling to Europe in the summers). She loves going out on tour and hopes to manage to travel a bit even though now she is "in charge" of the Fort Collins office! You can e-mail her at MariaElena {at} ExperiencePlus.com.

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