• Duration
  • 12 Days
  • Activity Level
  • Moderate
  • Group Size
  • 190
Antarctica Discovery

Wellness Protocol

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 this tour.

This page is 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 check this page regularly to be aware of the most current information for your tour.

COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination & Entry Requirements

  • On Sept 21, 2021, Argentinian government authorities announced the border will open on November 1, 2021. At this time, a PCR test is required for entry to the country. We hope, however, as vaccination rates climb, this will be waived. (Please note an antigen test to board the program's ship will still be required.) Updates will be posted here and included in your Guest Documents sent to you.

  • All guests, staff, and crew of the M/V Ocean Victory will require proof of vaccination to board the ship. Full dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccination must be administered at least 21 days prior to arrival. Guests will be expected to have a copy of the vaccination card to show upon embarkation.   

  • The ship M/V Ocean Victory requires a rapid COVID test that will be taken prior to boarding. This rapid test will have results available in one hour and a cost of $25 for the test will be added to your shipboard account. If a PCR test is required, this is expected to cost between $75-$150 per guest. 

  • 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

  • Onboard protocols aboard the M/V Ocean Victory will be updated closer to departure. The vessel will adapt and adjust as needed for the health and safety of our guests. While specific protocols will be updated nearing departure, you can expect that elements such as increased sanitation, deep cleaning, regular disinfection of common surfaces, enhanced air circulation, and more will be in place.   

  • Many local municipalities require face coverings to be worn while in public. Guests are expected to follow local policies.

  • Businesses such as restaurants and cafes may have restrictions in Argentina. At the time of your tour, your Orbridge Travel Director will advise you of any local restrictions so that you can best plan your time allotted for independent exploration.

In addition to these Destination Specific Wellness Protocols, Orbridge wellness protocols will be followed on all tours. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our policies and what is expected of guests while on tour, by visiting our Wellness Protocols

Air Travel

  • Under current policy, all travelers entering or returning to the U.S. will be required to get a viral COVID-19 test within three days before their flight departs for return to the U.S. and receive a negative test result. Orbridge ground staff will assist guests with this required testing. Written documentation of test results (paper or electronic copy) must be provided to the airline.

  • Specific protocols and expectations for air travel vary by airline. Click here and scroll to the Air Travel Protocol section to learn more about airline protocols. 

If you have additional questions, please contact our dedicated Guest Services team at (866) 639-0079 or info@orbridge.com.

This information is up-to-date as of September 22, 2021.