The health and well-being of our travellers are most important to us, and we are committed to keeping you informed as COVID-19 protocols worldwide are updated.

As regulations on international travel evolve, we ask that you remain open-minded and flexible. Kindness and respect are the way we roll. We recognise the immense privilege that it is to travel and will continue to act on our moral obligation and duty of care to our clients and the communities we visit.

WWE’s COVID policies are subject to change as we monitor evolving public health guidance and government regulations. We will continually evaluate these requirements and make updates as local public health standards evolve. Please note that all travellers must adhere to all health protocols and travel requirements applicable in the country of travel as well as WWE’s health and safety protocols.

If you’d like to know more about a trip specifically and our COVID trip management plan for that destination please contact

If you are an existing client, your pre-trip briefing will detail the COVID safety plan according to the destination.



If your Wild Women Expedition trip starts before 1 March 2023, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

From 1 March 2023 onward, WWE will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. This policy excludes all Polar small ship expeditions and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement.

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



To keep your group, your guides and the communities you visit safe, we ask that you kindly follow all local health protocols and regulations where you travel. If you are unable to do so, you may be required to leave your trip. Local guidelines may include (but are not limited to):

  • Masks/PPE
  • Maintaining physical distance
  • Hand washing and sanitizing
  • COVID-19 tests for entry into establishments
  • COVID-19 tests for suspected exposure

If COVID-19 exposure or a positive COVID-19 test arises while on trip, we ask that you comply with local guidelines. We will do our best to assist you, however, any costs associated with cancellations, delays or medical needs are your responsibility. We encourage you to purchase COVID, cancellation, and interruption travel insurance coverage for your trip, where possible.



Prior to WWE trip, travelers must ensure:

  • You are able to comply with the vaccination and/or testing entry requirements of your country(ies) of destination at time of travel.
  • You have not tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to the commencement of your trip.
  • You are not experiencing a fever, dry cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fatigue, loss of taste and smell, or any other symptoms of COVID-19 nor have you experienced such symptoms within 10 days prior to travel.
  • Within 10 days prior to travel, you have not been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Should you not meet these health check requirements, please contact WWE immediately.



If you experience COVID-19 symptoms while on trip, notify your guide immediately. For the safety of the rest of the group, our guides, partners and suppliers, any traveler experiencing COVID-19 symptoms may be required to isolate, where possible, until they are able to complete a COVID-19 test. We encourage customers who are not feeling well to wear a mask.

Any traveler with a positive COVID-19 test result may be required to refrain from further group activities and follow local health protocols, based on conversations with your guides, your group and local partners and suppliers. Please know we will do everything we can to assist you in following local health advice and safety protocols.

Any costs associated with cancellations, delays or medical needs are your responsibility. We strongly recommend all travelers purchase COVID, cancellation and interruption travel insurance coverage, where possible.



If you contract COVID-19 within 10 days of returning home from your trip, please let us know immediately.


What happens if someone on a trip shows symptoms of COVID-19?

If a customer feels unwell during their trip, our WWE guide will assist them to access medical care. This may include facilitating COVID-19 testing if requested by the customer, and we also encourage customers to bring their own rapid antigen tests from home as a precaution. We encourage customers who are not feeling well to wear a mask.

If someone on a trip tests positive to COVID-19, do other travelers on the trip need to have a COVID-19 test?

If someone on a trip tests positive for COVID-19, it is mandatory for guides, leaders and crew to take a test. It is encouraged for other travelers on a trip to be tested if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19.

However, your guide can help to arrange tests for anyone who requests one. You may like to bring your own rapid antigen tests from home to make this process easier.

Will my trip continue if someone on the trip tests positive for COVID-19?

If a customer tests positive for COVID-19, based on discussions on the ground with your local guide and local partners, you may be requested to leave the trip and access medical care (if required).

Depending on the destination, you may be required to isolate for a period of time. Whether the rest of the group can continue on the trip will be managed on a case-by-case basis.

Our goal is to keep the trip going wherever possible unless we are required to end the trip in line with local regulations.

What are the entry and exit requirements for different countries?

Each destination has their own vaccination, testing and health screening requirements for entry, exit and transit. It’s also important that you check these on your government's foreign travel advice website as these may include requiring evidence of recent COVID-19 test results. We recommend checking this information frequently and right up until your departure date, due to requirements potentially changing.

What regulations will I need to follow when traveling?

As responsible travelers, anyone who chooses to travel with us has a duty of care to themselves and the people around them. Travelers are required to comply with local regulations and laws, as well as our own health and safety guidelines.

In addition, each destination has its own vaccination, testing and health screening requirements for entry, exit and transit. 

Please remember that government advice and requirements can change quickly and often. We remind all our travelers that, as per our booking conditions, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the relevant information and required documents, and meet the entry requirements of all the destinations you visit on your trip. It’s important that you check these details on your government’s foreign travel advice website as these may include requiring evidence of recent COVID-19 test results or vaccination.  

You will also need to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for travel against government advisories.

Will insurance cover me for COVID-19?

Travel insurance providers’ policies vary and many providers have some form of COVID-19 inclusions. You can read more information on travel insurance here. We encourage you to purchase COVID, cancellation and interruption travel insurance coverage.

Will I have to wear a mask when traveling?

Masks must be worn by all travelers throughout the trip whenever required by local health authorities.  

We advise you to contact your airline, as well as check the foreign travel advice for your destination before traveling regarding wearing masks. You will need to bring your own supply from home to cover the duration of your travels.