Official regulations subject to change at any time
Planning a 2022 escape requires the understanding that COVID-19 is now a part of our everyday lives. Whether we’re out running an errand or planning an adventure, our daily choices are all about mitigating risk. Our updated procedures, in concert with our international teams and country specific requirements, are actions designed to enhance safety and sanitation. Our expectations that travelers’ maintain updated health and hygiene standards is implicit in each departure.
Please note that the current restrictions of entry into France for American citizens require full Covid vaccination. It is the responsibility of each American traveler to ensure that they are fully vaccinated a minimum of two weeks prior to departing on this adventure with us. Proof of vaccination will be required by Customs & Immigration upon landing.
These regulations are subject to change at any time.
If you are not an American citizen, different regulations may apply. Please reach out with any questions.
Our policies will shift and change in accordance with international governments and best practices so that you can focus on the sheer enjoyment of adventuring. We are following recommendations set out by the WHO, the CDC, the ATTA and the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and the World Travel & Tourism Council, as well as foreign governments and health equivalents that set protocols for their country’s safety. Your decision to travel will be a personal one and our procedures are designed to assure you of the steps we are taking to promote healthy and safe adventures.
Health pass - No longer in place as of 05/24/22
As of October 31, the French government has changed the method in which U.S. citizens and other people vaccinated outside the European Union may obtain a French Health Pass. Under the new system, the health pass will be obtained from designated pharmacies for a fee of up to 36 Euros. We will coordinate obtaining the health pass, but each individual is responsible for the fee.
Testing upon return - No longer in place as of 05/24/22 (testing if not vaccinated)
Beginning Monday, December 6, all air travelers to the United States age 2 and older, regardless of their vaccination status, will need a negative COVID test taken within the day before travel. This includes U.S. citizens. This can be either the PCR or antigen test. While antigen test results are reliably available within 24 hours, PCR tests may take more than 24 hours. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
Antigen tests cost 25 Euros, payable in advance. PCR tests cost 43.89 Euros. These prices may vary, and each individual is responsible for the cost of his/her test.
We will coordinate the testing.
While the locations in which we adventure can host/handle big groups, the unique experiences we create to sink into the culture and nature of a destination cannot. We believe in the power of small group connections and that small size plays easily into appropriate distancing.
Cultural immersions will follow local guidelines for sanitation and mask-wearing. Social distancing will be practiced with any indoor cultural activity.
Flexible 2022 Booking Policy
We all want to get out there in 2022… we’re dreaming, planning and crossing our fingers. But, since there are still some unknowns, we’re augmenting our booking policy for 2022.
Deposits remain non-refundable except in the event of border closures due to COVID-19. If you reserved a trip in 2022 and it needs to be delayed due to a border closure, we will offer you a full refund or the option to move your reservation to an alternative date.
Mindful Health & Sanitation
Much of the sanitation process in rooms, kitchens and restaurants will happen prior to your arrival, but rest assured, it is all being done. Kitchen staff for catered meals and at partner restaurants will be wearing masks in accordance with local government requirements and all travelers will be required to wear masks in indoor settings when distancing is not possible. We ask that all travelers bring two to three masks depending on the length of the adventure and their own hand sanitizer. Sanitizer will be available in most locations but travelers will need their own supply for flying to and from a trip as well as when exploring on their own.
All travelers are required to report any adverse health symptoms immediately. Our teachers, guides and managers are there to help with any needed medical attention and quarantine. Travelers are required to contact Live and Learn with any adverse symptoms 10 days prior to departure. Anyone arriving with a temperature greater than or equal to 100*F will not be able to join the group and anyone experiencing symptoms during a trip will be quarantined and will need a doctor’s approval before rejoining the group. Travelers agree to maintain and follow our enhanced sanitation standards for the overall health and wellbeing of all.