TRAVEL DURING THE PANDEMIC:
Now that a number of countries are opening up to travel again, we can begin to see with more certainty how travel will look in the months and years ahead.
A number of developed countries have reached high vaccination rates enabling travel to restart. This is not to say that the pandemic is over, however, the world is now moving towards a new phase of learning to live with the virus. We will continue to experience inconveniences in the travel industry, but as we go through these, more lessons will be learned and it will eventually become easier and easier.
Travelling around the world has always come with its own set of risks and now COVID-19 has been added to the list. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make informed decisions on the level of safety on behalf of all our clients. We also encourage you to keep up to date with your own country's travel recommendations, as well as the country you hope to visit.
We only partner with reputable vendors in all the countries that we visit. These vendors have very thorough COVID-19 protocols in place and your safety is their (and our) number one concern.
We are pleased to announce that all of our accommodation vendors have agreed to offer credits on any NEW bookings if these bookings need to be cancelled due to complications as a direct result of COVID-19. (So for example: if you have booked and paid for a trip in full and end up having to cancel due to COVID-19, then our accommodation vendors will offer you a credit to travel on the same trip on a future set of dates).
We have also made sure that PCR testing will be available at the end of all of our safaris, allowing time to receive the results before you depart for home (if your home country requires you to have a negative PCR test to re-enter).
- Currently, a negative PCR COVID-19 viral test is required for virtually all international destinations reached by air travel, regardless of vaccination status. All the African countries we visit currently require this negative test (taken within 72 hours of your outbound flight).
- All the countries on our travel list in Africa require you to wear a mask in public places (including safari vehicles).
- We request that you bring your own masks and hand sanitiser.
- Vehicles will be sanitized at the end of each day.
- Make sure you have travel insurance that covers the treatment of COVID-19 as well as trip cancellation insurance. WILD4 will not be held liable for any medical treatment or loss of money due to cancellations or postponements.
- A negative COVID-19 PCR viral test is currently required of all travellers returning to their home country (taken within 72 hours of your inbound flight departure), regardless of vaccination status.
- You will need to acknowledge that any time you choose to travel you accept the risk of contact with any disease, including COVID-19.
- These protocols will continue to be modified as travel regulations and recommendations are changed.
- We will update these changes here, but also please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss any concerns you might have.