Travel Updates

Covid-19 Updates & What To Expect

Covid-19 Travel Requirements

  • Starting May 1, 2023, AGC recommends but no longer requires travelers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Please note that prior to booking, you will also need to review and agree to AGC's Covid Waiver

Given the constantly changing global health environment, our plans may evolve as we consider new guidance and recommendations from health agencies. We’ll keep this space updated with any changes that might affect you. Please check here as your trip approaches.

What to Expect on Your Next Adventure

Consistent with CDC guidance, AGC strongly encourages all eligible participants to be vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19 and other communicable diseases such as influenza (flu). Please note that proof of vaccination, including boosters, may be a requirement of some international destinations. Be sure to check the travel and entry requirements carefully of the destination to which you are traveling, especially if you are not vaccinated. Regional requirements are constantly evolving, often with very little notice, and traveling unvaccinated could cause disruptions to your trip.

AGC cannot offer reimbursement to those unable to join a trip or take part in certain activities due to not meeting local, regional or international requirements. Travelers are responsible for knowing the entry requirements for the countries they will be visiting and transiting through during their adventure.

AGC also strongly recommends getting travel insurance for unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss as well as an unexpected sickness or injury that could impact your travel plans.


To help ensure that all travelers are healthy prior to joining a trip, we ask that you take an at-home antigen or lab-based PCR test before you depart, and to seek medical care and refrain from traveling if you are feeling ill. AGC will not be asking to check test results but encourages travelers to take this step in the best interest of themselves and others should you feel unwell prior to departure. 

Please note that specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check all travel and entry requirements carefully.


When you arrive, the guide(s) will also conduct a verbal health screening check for any symptoms of illness. Participants displaying symptoms, may require further evaluation at the nearest health clinic, as well as a negative Covid-19, flu or other test to return to the trip.  

AGC is a mask-friendly environment. We respect people’s choice in the matter and ask that all travelers do the same.

Should a participant become ill during a trip, the guide(s) will evaluate their condition and assist them to access medical care as needed. This may include facilitating COVID-19 testing, and we also encourage travelers to bring their own Rapid Antigen tests from home as a precaution. Please note that AGC may need to isolate participant/s should they show sypmtoms of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases and this may mean their trip could be cut short or cancelled, with participant/s incurring additional travel and medical expenses. 

If a participant tests positive for COVID-19, they will be assisted to leave the trip and to access medical care, if needed, at their own expense. Depending on the destination, they may also be required to isolate for a period of time. The rest of the group will be notified of the exposure and while we will not require everyone on the trip to test, we will encourage everyone to wear masks, to test, and to isolate to their comfort level.

We encourage travelers to bring their own rapid tests from home, wherever possible, and to be prepared to purchase tests, if required. Please ensure you have access to funds in case of this or other emergencies. A limited number of rapid tests will be available via the guides, but these cannot be guaranteed.

If anyone else develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, we will follow the protocol outlined above. Our goal is to keep the trip going wherever possible unless we are required to end the trip in line with local regulations. 

What if I cancel my trip?

We understand how disappointing it can be in the event you need to cancel or change your long-anticipated adventure. Our cancellation policy is not meant to be punitive, however, we plan far in advance for each departure and continuously send non-refundable payment to hotels and other suppliers. We use your payments to prepare for your participation and handle other costs associated with our operations. Therefore, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation and transfer policy for all participants and cannot make exceptions. We strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event you must cancel or otherwise change plans. 

Do you recommend or require travel insurance?

While we do not require travel insurance on our trips, some of our domestic and international partners do, including now for COVID-19. You must have travel insurance when required by the partner or country, and in any event, we strongly recommend getting travel insurance. For your convenience, we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services. You can find them online at or talk with a real person at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0331. To learn more about Travelex’s Coronavirus coverage, please visit:

To help you understand what Travelex protection plans will cover, please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276.

What if AGC cancels my trip?

We are learning that COVID-19 is likely to be an enduring part of our lives moving forward and we are doing everything we can to safely make our experiences available for those who are ready to travel. If we need to cancel a trip after the final payment deadline for reasons outside of our control, we will do our best to offer priority booking for the rescheduled trip and do all we can to transfer payments or issue a travel credit towards the rescheduled trip or a different trip that fits your schedule. 


Please Note: All standard booking terms and conditions not explicitly addressed on this webpage remain in full force and effect.