Updated 3:20 PM March 24, 2020
As a company we are working diligently to respond to recent announcements and assist our affected travelers to rebook travel or shift plans as needed. We are reaching out first to those travelers set to depart in the next three weeks, and will continue to address trips scheduled for further out systematically. If you need to speak with us urgently, you may email your original Trip Planner and Operations Coordinator, or call our main line to schedule a time.
Please see below region by region updates as we receive them. Summary texts are accurate and may conflict with Embassy link information. We update this as we get word from our local offices. Often this information will be updated to Embassy pages a day or two delayed.
Adventure Life is concerned for the health and safety of its travelers and is carefully monitoring the recent developments of coronavirus (COVID-19), reviewing information from international health authorities, and maintaining communication with our networks in destinations around the world. We acknowledge that many of you are not traveling to coronavirus-impacted destinations, but we feel it is important to inform all of you. There is information here that you can share with your family and community; please also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions
for coronavirus-related travel advice.
The US Center for Disease Control
and the World Health Organization
have coronavirus-dedicated websites.
In order to provide you with the most up to date information on COVID-19 please view the information below and visit the US embassy's
web page for the country you are in, or will be traveling to. Information provided is based on countries that have known travel bans and restrictions.
UPDATE FROM THE GROUND: Argentina announced that borders will be closed to all international visitors until April 1st. Only residents will be allowed in the country. On March 19, the Government of Argentina declared a countrywide lockdown. Under a state of emergency, Argentina enacted a mandatory quarantine beginning on March 20. On March 16 the Port of Ushuaia has closed to all ships.
On Saturday, March 21 the Government of Bolivia announced a total quarantine in the country for 14 days. The government of Bolivia has closed borders and all international flights are suspended.
On March 16th, American Airlines announced that all flights to and from Brazil will be cancelled until May 06, 2020.
UPDATE FROM THE GROUND:Starting March 19th Chile has declared the total closure of their air, land, and ocean borders. No foreign travelers can enter the country at least until March 31, 2020.
On March 15, the President of Colombia tweeted that it would be barring entry to all foreigners starting on March 16th. The ports of Santa Marta and Cartagena are closed to all cruise ships.
As of March 15 Ecuador has suspended all international flight arrivals starting March 14, 2020 and starting at 23:59 on March 15, all foreigners will be prohibited from arriving via air, land or sea. These restrictions will be in place until April 5th.
Starting March 19th Peru has declared the total closure of their air, land, and ocean borders. No foreign travelers can enter the country at least until March 31, 2020. American Airlines announced via its website on March 14 that it will suspend service from Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami to Lima, Peru effective end of day March 16. This will stay in effect until May 6th.
As of 10:00 AM March 16th, only Uruguayan or Uruguay residents are able to enter the country. Flights to and from the US will be suspended. No cruise ships will be allowed to disembark.
Canada has restricted non essential travel across its borders. This included tourism and recreational travel. Canada requires that anyone arriving from outside of Canada self-isolate for 14 days. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will close the country's borders to anyone not a citizen, an American or a permanent resident.
Then National Parks Service is delaying the openings of certain national parks, preserves and monuments, and changing operations at parks nationwide due to concerns over the new coronavirus. Visitor service to Glacier Bay National Park
will be delayed until July 1st.
As of March 14, Mexico had not imposed any travel restrictions.
As of March 15, 2020 Belize has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the Ministry continues to monitor any potential case, especially those that are coming from countries where there is ongoing community spread. With immediate effect, all foreigners who have traveled to these countries in the last 30 days will be banned entry: China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea, and all Europe. All ports of entry to Belize except for cargo vessels have also been closed.
On March 16 President Carlos Alvarado announced a State of Emergency. The country will shut down its borders to foreigners and non-residents starting at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 18. The restriction applies to land, air, and sea. Those who arrive to Costa Rica will be subjected to a mandatory 14 day quarantine. The travel restrictions will continue through at least April 12.
Starting at 12:00 AM on March 17th, the Guatemala president closed all borders. The country will remain on quarantine until March 31st.
As of March 22, Panama suspended all international commercial flights in and out of Panama. Any U.S. Citizens remaining in Panama should be prepared to remain indefinitely.
EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN
On March 17, European Union leaders announced they will be closing off entry to most travelers for at least 30 days. U.S. citizens, traveling to Croatia from narrowly defined COVID-19 affected areas are mandated to spend 14 days in official government quarantine facilities. Placement in quarantine is at the expense of the traveler.
As of March 13 no travel restrictions exist at this time. Travelers from China, Italy, South Korea, Iran or the Alps are being asked to self quarantine for the first 14 days.
As of March 15 the government is banning entry to all foreign nationals, except those with a residence permit.
As of March 16 Greek officials have confirmed 331 cases of COVID-19 within it borders. Greek authorities announced that all travelers, regardless of nationality, will be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the country from abroad to prevent further spread of the ongoing outbreak. Flights to and from Italy will be banned until March 29th. Cruise ships and other tourism boats will not be allowed to dock in ports as of March 15th.
Reconsider travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19. Limited commercial flights leaving the country to reduce the spread of the virus.
Starting March 16, Germany will close its borders with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
As of March 16 there have been 1, 543 confirmed cases. There are no travel restrictions at this time.
On March 14, 2020 The Cambodian Ministry of Health announced a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia on “foreigners traveling from” the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The suspension will go into effect on Tuesday March 17. Cambodian authorities have not clarified the application of this suspension for individuals currently outside of the country with valid Cambodia residence or work permits, or for individuals from the five cited countries seeking to enter Cambodia from other points of origin. American citizens traveling in the region who wish to travel or return to Cambodia in the near-term should make every effort to do so before this suspension of entry goes into effect on March 17, 2020.
Asymptomatic travelers arriving from a country with confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be asked to self-monitor for 14 days.
As of March 18th NO foreign nationals will be allowed into Vietnam until 18th April. This includes Americans that already have a Visa issued by their Embassy.
As of March 15, travelers arriving from the 26 Schengen countries, UK, Ireland, and will be refused entry.
Apart from Indonesian nationals and residents, passengers and airline crew who have been in China, or affected regions of Italy, South Korea and Iran in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit through Indonesia.
On March 11, a Ethiopian Public Health Institute Press Release
announced that all travelers arriving from a COVID-19 affected country need to self-quarantine for 14 days regardless of presence of symptoms.
On March 15th, the government announced the suspension of all foreign travelers originating in countries with COVID-19 cases. Kenyans returning will be required to self quarantine.
No entry or exit restrictions exist at this time.
As of March 14 visitors to Rwanda will undergo a health screen upon arrival. Travel restrictions may be put into place with little to no advance warning.
On March 15th President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a travel ban to be imposed on any foreign national who has visited these countries in the past 20 days: Italy, Iran, South Korea, Germany, The United States, the United Kingdom, and China. Any foreign national who has visited these countries in the past 20 days will be denied a visa.
No known restrictions on entry are currently in place.
As of Mar 7, travelers arriving from affected areas will be required to put themselves on a 14 day self quarantine upon arrival.
Increased health screenings upon entry may be imposed. Travelers arriving from COVID-19 affected countries may be required to self-monitor for 14 days.
Health screenings including thermal scan upon arrival.
As of 11 AM March 18th there have been 4 confirmed cased of COVID-19. All travelers arriving from Europe will not be allowed to enter Seychelles.
New Zealand/Cook Islands
As of March 15th all international arrivals to New Zealand will be required to register with local health authorities and self-isolate for 14 days.
As of March 15th foreign nationals, except for Australian permanent residents, will be refused entry for 14 days after visiting mainland China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. All international arrivals will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Updated March 6, 2020
Upcoming Adventure Life trips to mainland China have been canceled. Some countries and cruise suppliers are taking precautions to protect visitors and are restricting access to travelers who reside in, visited, or transited mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Iran, and any municipality in Italy subject to lockdown (quarantine) measures by the Italian Government. This restriction is enforced within determined timeframes (commonly 14-30 days) prior to arrival at their borders. A list of country restrictions compiled by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) can be found here
. Please contact your operations coordinator if you have plans to travel to these areas listed above within 30 days of the start of your Adventure Life trip
Many of you are contacting us and your travel insurance carriers to ask about travel insurance’s coverage of coronavirus. It is important to note that fear of travel, travel advisories and destinations being inaccessible due to this illness are not
covered risks under common travel policies. Insurance will cover medical assistance and evacuation if you fall ill or if contracting the illness forces you to cancel/interrupt your trip. Plans where the Cancel for Any Reason
upgrade has been purchased may allow travelers to cancel their trip according to the terms of the plan.