We look forward to welcoming you on tour soon! We understand that traveling during these times requires additional preparation and planning in order to foster a healthy and safe on-tour experience for you and others on your tour. In addition to the standard Wellness Protocols that meet or exceed CDC recommendations and international travel industry guidelines in place for all Orbridge tours, the following are what you can expect on your Wolves & Wildlife of Yellowstone tour.
Please note that this page and Orbridge’s Wellness Protocols are updated as new information becomes available from local, state, and international agencies. This environment for travel is constantly evolving and as such, it is advised that you regularly check this page so that you are aware of the most current information for your tour.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
We are requiring all guests to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 at least 14-days prior to arrival on tour. By being vaccinated, individuals can help promote the overall health and wellness of all guests, staff, and the local residents with whom we interact on this group tour. Please ensure you have a paper copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card, which will be verified by your on-tour travel leader. All travelers, including your Orbridge Travel Leaders, will be required to follow this protocol.
Guests will be kindly expected to attend the tour group welcome event, during which guests will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire. If guests arrive to a tour exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or indicate anything on the health questionnaire of concern, guests will be asked to remove themselves from the group and unfortunately will not be able to participate.
Destination Specific Wellness Protocols
Many local municipalities require face coverings to be worn while in public. Guests are expected to follow local policies.
- Face coverings are NO LONGER required by federal mandate on all public transportation. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to wear face masks while aboard the motorcoach and other program transportation except where locally mandated. This policy is subject to change based on federal policy in place at the time of your tour. Your on-tour staff will advise of any updated information that would be applicable to your departure. It is important you bring masks with you while traveling should policies change.
Businesses such as restaurants and cafes may be operating at limited capacity. Your Orbridge Expedition Leader will advise you of any local restrictions so that you can best plan your time allotted for independent exploration. Some sites visited on the itinerary may have modified service or hours of operation. Your Orbridge Expedition Leader will share any updates each day with guests.
For vehicles and common gear used on this program, an antimicrobial spray that is stated to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria will be used as a sanitation method throughout. Guides will designate gear to individuals with their name on them so that no gear is shared throughout the course of the trip. Guides will clean and sanitize the vehicles and its entities (seats, seat belts, surface areas, etc.) each morning before the program, and at the conclusion of each day. Guides will use a microfiber towel and anti-microbial spray to clean seatbelts, binoculars, and other contact areas each day to allow guests to safely transition seats during the program. All guides will wear a mask at all times throughout the program, and a plexi-glass barrier is installed between the driver/guide and passenger seating in the tour vehicles. Passengers must sit behind the plexi-glass and not in the front passenger seat. Guests will also need to wear a mask while in the vehicle or enclosed spaces throughout the program.
In addition to these Destination Specific Wellness Protocols, Orbridge wellness protocols will be followed on all tours. We invite you to familiarize yourself with what Orbridge is doing, and what is requested of our guests while on tour, by learning more here or visiting orbridge.com/wellness.
Specific protocols and expectations for air travel vary by airline. Click here to learn more about airline protocols.
Please note that this page and Orbridge.com/Wellness are updated as new information becomes available from local, state, and international agencies. The environment for travel is constantly evolving, and as such, it is advised that you regularly check this page so that you are aware of the most current information for your tour. If you have additional questions, please contact our dedicated Guest Services team at 866-639-0079 and a member of our team will be happy to assist.
This information is up-to-date as of April 22, 2022.