COVID-19 VACCINATION AND GLOBAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Updated January 12, 2023
As we have resumed worldwide travel in most destinations, Odysseys Unlimited remains committed to safely operating tours in the months ahead, as conditions permit. To that end, we would like to provide an update to our policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination, as well as additional information concerning global entry requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that policies and entry requirements may change, and we recommend checking this page often for updates.
Odysseys Unlimited Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination
In order to safeguard the health of Odysseys Unlimited travelers and staff, all tours will feature enhanced Health and Safety Protocols which can be found here.
Since August 1, 2021, we have required that all Odysseys Unlimited guests, Tour Directors and long-distance coach drivers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to the start of their tour. We consider “fully vaccinated“ to be when all required primary doses have been received, as per CDC guidelines. Furthermore, Odysseys Unlimited requires all guests traveling on tours departing through April 30, 2023, to receive a COVID-19 booster shot if their primary vaccination series was completed more than 180 days prior to their tour start date.
For tours departing May 1, 2023 and later, all guests will still be required to have completed a primary COVID-19 vaccination series, but a booster dose will no longer be required. Odysseys Unlimited continues to recommend that all guests stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and receive a booster dose when eligible.
Additional requirements for guests may be in effect based on the destination in question. Further details can be found below.
International Entry Requirements Imposed by Foreign Governments
While many countries have relaxed health-related entry requirements that were imposed early in the COVID-19 pandemic, some regulations remain in place. Depending on the destination, these requirements may include:
• Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken shortly before arrival or in-country upon arrival
• Enhanced health screening upon arrival in-country
• Online pre-departure health screening
• Proof of travel insurance
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, which may include a booster shot
In order to ensure that all travelers are in compliance with local regulations, Odysseys Unlimited will notify guests of any entry requirements for their specific tour at approximately 25 days prior to departure.
Current regulations by destination can be found on the U.S. State Department website for COVID-19 Country Specific Information, located here.
Return to the United States from International Travel
As of Sunday, June 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has rescinded the requirement that all air travelers entering the United States submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken during the day prior to their return flight.
The CDC will be reassessing this every 90 days. In the event that they reinstate the testing requirement at the time of a scheduled Odysseys Unlimited tour, we will ensure that all guests have access to professional and expeditious on-site COVID-19 testing accompanied by proper documentation prior to their return home.