WAI Coronavirus Policy

This page is a work in progress. Please check back for updates as the situation changes.

As of March 10, 2021

The planet has endured strange and challenging times over the past year. More than any other time in recorded history, life has been put on a global pause. Appropriate responses to new risks take time to formulate, collectively and individually. It takes time to sift through information, even subconsciously, and find a comfortable place on our own personal scale of acceptability to place the risk; many of us are still in that process. At some point, however, life forces a proactive response.

At WAI, we are ready to re-engage life! Staying focused on the thrill of the Adventure is what we do best, but we do need to address some of these lingering challenges together. The purpose of this message is to identify steps we can take together to begin the transition back to “normal” travel.

From February 2020 until March 2021, WAI cancelled all but a handful of van tours. We believe, however, that from April 2021 onward, we can once again operate a growing selection of tours, albeit with a smaller group size and with a watchful eye on health precautions. Though we at WAI have thought deeply about travel and COVID-19, each person, each traveler, must evaluate their own situation and their own health and their own risk tolerance to make a determination on whether to travel.

Below are links to two documents related to our current approach to COVID-19.

The first is Our Approach to Fun but Prudent Travel, a 2-page summary of the mechanics of how we expect to travel together, at least in spring and summer of 2021, given the continued existence of the virus.

The second document is the COVID-19 Travel Waiver. This is a way for you to assure us that you have considered these issues and are taking responsibility for them. For the time being, participation in 2021 tours requires your signature on this document.

Please feel free to reach out with questions ([email protected]). We love planning experiential travel for you! We love experiencing our world with you!

WAI has operated tours for over 30 years, and we are well practiced in adapting nimbly to evolving circumstances. Although small, our team, both in the field and in the office, is world-class. Every tour relies on 24/7 support from our home office. Local WAI partners are reliable, responsive and effective. Our ongoing commitment is to respond consistently to all unforeseen events with professionalism, compassion, and competence. Thank you for being part of the Adventure!