WAI Coronavirus Policy

This page is a work in progress. Please check back for updates as circumstances evolve.

As of May 7, 2022

After more than two years of worldwide disruption attributed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a novel coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), it now appears that the situation is stabilizing.

The virus has mutated multiple times, has waned in its virulence, and infection rates are down worldwide. Symptoms of current dominant strains appear to approximate a cold or flu or less, and are often asymptomatic.

WAI has followed the development of COVID-19 closely during this disruptive time, along with regulations and restrictions imposed by health authorities and government entities, which have varied widely across the globe.

Change in WAI COVID-19 Policy: We have now determined to follow the lead of many countries, local jurisdictions, and nationwide businesses in dropping all internally mandated mitigation procedures. The primary impact of this change in policy is that WAI will no longer require the wearing of masks on our bus, unless it is required by the country or local jurisdiction in which we travel. Wearing of masks, so far as WAI is concerned, is optional.

Our understanding is that travel is swiftly approaching the point of safety that was enjoyed before the pandemic.

Compliance with Local Regulations: Compliance of WAI travelers to requirements made by local authorities of the countries and jurisdictions through which we travel is still required. If a country, for example, still requires proof of vaccination (e.g. Costa Rica, Morocco, Fiji), travelers will need to comply. If COVID-19 testing is a condition of travel, compliance is required.

Rules and regulations continue to change rapidly, almost always, at present, in a less-restrictive direction.

For the time being, WAI will post a paragraph on each tour webpage under the MORE DETAILS section detailing “COVID-19 Policies for This Tour”. This information will detail what is known at the time of publication about COVID-19 policies at the destination and whether compliance action is required by the traveler.

Please feel free to reach out with questions ([email protected]).

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this challenging period.

We love planning experiential travel for you! We love experiencing our world with you!

Team WAI

WAI has operated tours for over 30 years, and we are well practiced in adapting nimbly to evolving circumstances. Although small, our team, both in the field and in the office, is world-class. Every tour relies on 24/7 support from our home office. Local WAI partners are reliable, responsive and effective. Our ongoing commitment is to respond consistently to all unforeseen events with professionalism, compassion, and competence. Thank you for being part of the Adventure!