COVID Information Center

COVID Information Center

COVID Information Center

We are looking forward to traveling with you in 2022 and beyond as travel opens back up. Below is everything you need to know about SoFe’s Covid rules and booking policies.

Our promise to you

As we all navigate this new world together, we promise to make solo group travel accessible only to destinations where you will be able to freely experience all the magic our itinerary has to offer. We comply with all local rules and make your heath and safety our first priority. If you have questions about the current local rules on a specific country and how they may impact your tour, please email us at meetuptours@sofetravel.com, and we will be happy to help.

VACCINATION STATUS

Effective January 31, 2022 The Solo Female Traveler Network requires all travelers enrolled in a Meetup Tour to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of their Meetup Tour.

We have made this decision following recommendations from the World Health Organization and the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators. As you plan to resume traveling in 2022 and ahead, SoFe wants to ensure our trips are safe for everyone. That includes our travellers, our leaders and crew, and the people we visit along the way. 

Effective January 31, 2022 The Solo Female Traveler Network requires all travelers enrolled in a Meetup Tour to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of their Meetup Tour. 

We are requiring all travelers to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination during the enrollment process, and again at the start of all Meetup Tours at your destination’s  welcome meeting. Proof of vaccination is a copy of your vaccination record (either paper or digital). For example: 

  • CDC vaccination record (USA travellers)¬†
  • Medicare digital vaccination certificate (AU travellers)
  • an ‚ÄĮNHS card with batch number (UK‚ÄĮtravellers)¬†
  • EU Digital COVID Pass (EU travellers)¬†

In all cases, you must be fully vaccinated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine. We encourage, but are not currently requiring, boosters on our Meetup Tours. 

We recognize any vaccine that has been authorized for use by the relevant national authority for‚ÄĮCOVID-19‚ÄĮin the country where the vaccine was administered. This includes well known vaccines such as Oxford AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNtech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Covaxin.‚ÄĮ

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. SoFe Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any vaccination exemptions without explanation. 

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TRAVELING SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY‚Äč

The health and safety of our participants, staff, leaders, and local communities remains our top priorities. Our Meetup Tours will require any combination of the following policies:

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COVID PCR Negative Test result

We adhere to country and airline entry requirements, which usually requires travelers to provide a negative PCR test prior to entry. This test availability is different for each country and even state. Please check with your local clinics and government testing sites. See the webpage for your tour location to see how recent your test needs to be or email us. 

Physical Protective Barriers

Aall of our tours & transportation will be conducted with the use of physical protection equipment (PPE). The following measures will be implemented on our tours:

‚ěĒ Face masks required for guide, driver and passengers
‚ěĒ Face masks must be worn at all times throughout the tour.
‚ěĒ Bring personal use hand sanitizer

Vehicle cleaning

Our vehicles are disinfected in order to reduce the spread of viruses, including COVID-19. This ensures that our staff and participants stay safe while exceeding the requirements set by the CDC. This includes:

‚ěĒ ¬†Daily disinfection of all surfaces within the vehicle
‚ěĒ ¬†Sanitization of high touch surfaces during the tour.
‚ěĒ¬† We use earth-friendly disinfectants¬†

Small Groups

We’ve always celebrated the benefits of small group travel, but now for the health and safety of passengers during the COVID-19 outbreak, we‚Äôve made them even smaller.¬†

‚ěĒ Social distancing (6+ feet of separation) outside the vehicle
‚ěĒ Use of face mask throughout duration of the tour
‚ěĒ Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth or face
‚ěĒ Encouraging the use of hand sanitizer when needed

Flexible changes

Life feels out of our control these days, but your travels don’t have to. Here are our assurances for all new and existing bookings:

When you book with us you have the flexibility to change your travel plans ‚Äď with the confidence that you can rebook when it’s convenient for you. You can read our full terms and conditions here¬†but as long as you notify us about changes to your travel plans at least 61 days or more before your scheduled departure, you can change your trip dates or even pick a whole new destination, with no change fees.¬†

*Applies to all trips except Antarctica.

Flexible Deposits

Book your spot with a deposit and choose to cancel or re-book your tour with no change fees. We will hold your payment indefinitely until you’re ready to travel.

No Change Fees

There will be no fees to change the dates or even the destination of your trip. Just let us know your plans at least 61 days or more before your departure.

Flexible Payments

Pay for your Meetup Tour when it suits you. Make payments in any amount when you like as long as you have paid in full at least 60 days before your Meetup Tour.

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Covid Policies By Destination

Last Updated May 1st, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Bali. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe.

  • All foreign travelers (foreign nationals) must be vaccinated against Covid-19 with one of the approved vaccinations.
  • All foreign travelers must show a¬†negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of the international flight.

Last updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Colombia. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • The Colombian government¬†requires people to present their vaccination card¬†to enter restaurants, museums, and public spaces. Please keep physical or digital proof of your vaccination on you at all times.
  • Mask wearing indoors in Colombia is compulsory and will be enforced, even if you are fully vaccinated.¬†The Colombian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several with you as you will be required to wear them when inside.¬†
  • All travelers to Colombia must fill out¬†this compulsory check-in form¬†within 48 hours before both your arrival + departure flight. Once you have filled out this form, please download the confirmation email. You may be required to show this at migration control in Colombia.
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Last Updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Cuba. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • It is no longer required to bring a negative PCR test from the country of departure nor upon arrival to Cuba.¬†
  • All travelers to Cuba must fill out this compulsory check-in form, where you will be required to attach your vaccination record.

Last updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Egypt. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • All travelers entering Egypt must fill out the¬†digital health certificate form. Once you have filled this out, you will be emailed a QR code which you will show to the airlines during check in.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take Covid test prior to departure¬†SO LONG AS¬†they have a digital copy of their vaccine certification with a scannable QR code.¬†Your vaccine must be one of the approved vaccines below.¬†Here is a guide¬†for assistance in converting your vaccine card to a QR code.
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Janssen
    • Moderna (Spikevax)
    • Pfizer-BioNTech
    • Sinopharm
    • Sinovac
    • Sputnik V
  • If you do not have a scannable QR code showing your vaccine certificate or you have a vaccine not approved in Egypt, then you must be in possession of a¬†negative Covid-19 PCR test. You must take the test within 72 hours of your flight departure time.
  • Mask wearing indoors in Egypt is currently mandatory.¬†The Egyptian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several as you may be required to wear them when inside.

Last Updated April 15th, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Ecuador. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe.

All travelers entering Ecuador must present their original physical or digital COVID-19 vaccination card, with at least 14 days validity.

Last Updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Jordan. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • It is no longer required to bring a negative PCR test from the country of departure nor upon arrival to Jordan.¬†
  • All travelers to Jordan must fill out¬†this compulsory check-in form, where you will be required to attach your vaccination record. Once you submit this form, you will be emailed a QR code, which you will need to show when checking into your flight and going through customs.

Last updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Morocco. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe.

  • All people entering Morocco must present their¬†original Covid-19 vaccination card AND a negative PCR test result, taken within¬†48 hours before the flight.
  • All people entering Morocco¬†must fill out this health form¬†AND¬†print off a copy. You will be asked to provide this to airline staff members at check in.
  • You may be asked to complete a rapid tests at the airport in Casablanca. These are chosen at random.¬†
  • Medical masks are still required in Morocco, although enforcement is somewhat lax. Please bring several medical masks with you.

Last updated April 15, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Peru. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe.

  • All travelers to Peru must fill out¬†this compulsory check-in form¬†within 1 week of your flight. Once you have filled out this form, please download and print off the confirmation email. You will be required to show this at the airport.
  • The Peruvian government¬†requires people to present their vaccination card¬†to enter restaurants, museums, and public spaces. Please keep physical or digital proof of your vaccination on you at all times.¬†
  • Mask wearing indoors in Peru is compulsory and will be enforced, even if you are fully vaccinated.¬†The Peruvian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several with you as you will be required to wear them when inside.¬†