Travel and COVID-19

A note from ExperiencePlus! Owners, Monica and Maria Elena Price:

Dear Fellow Travelers,

If you embarked on a trip in 2022, you know firsthand that the travel world has been on quite a roller coaster! As if a resurgence wasn’t enough, pent up excitement about travel caused high demand that continues to challenge supply chains and reveal labor shortages. With gratefulness, we look back at a successful 2022 travel season and are excited to move forward while reflecting on what we learned after 3 seasons of touring during a pandemic under our belts. One of the most important lessons we learned was that things can change – quickly and often!

Most countries 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 because Chile is currently still requiring proof of Covid vaccination to enter or a PCR test.

We will be keeping an eye on the further development of entry or in-country requirements based on vaccine status and will re-evaluate, though we consider it unlikely that full requirements as we’ve seen them in the past will be re-established. Nevertheless, we highly recommend that you be fully vaccinated and boosted as you consider your travel plans as that is the best way to minimize your risk of infection and minimize potential disruption to travel plans.

We strongly recommend you purchase a travel insurance policy that includes trip delay or interruption coverage.

2023 may still demand a bit more flexibility but we are definitely seeing a new normal is being established. As we prepared for 2023, we updated our Terms and Conditions to reflect a more “stable” travel environment and we are pleased to be able to leave some of the flexible cancellation policies that were implemented in the past few years. You can see our terms on our Terms and Conditions page.

We look forward to a more “normal” travel experience in our futures and we can’t wait to see you on the road soon,

Monica and Maria Elena Malpezzi Price

P.S. You can find links to all the important details about how Covid can impact travel below.

Terms and Conditions

COVID-19 Travel FAQ

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

COVID-19 Travel Planning Instructions