Covid-19 Latest Information

SOULFIT ADVENTURES:  Covid 19 Latest Information for Travellers.

With international travel around the world opening up Soulfit Adventures is confident that retreats scheduled for 2022 will go ahead in both Europe and Australia. In these changing times however there are new aspects to international travel which need to be considered by all travellers.

Soulfit Adventures vaccination policy follows the current state and federal government requirements in Australia, and the government requirements of countries where retreats take place. Should it become mandatory in any country, or state for guests on retreats to be vaccinated, then I will ask you to do so. 

To join a Soulfit Adventures retreat in Europe or Australia proof of vaccination (or proof of exemption) will be required for all guests at least 30 days prior to the start of the retreat or, proof of a negative COVID 19 test 48 hours prior to the start of the retreat. This is so Soulfit Adventures can provide a safe environment (by mitigating health risks) for our team, our contractors, our suppliers and their staff, and our other guests. It also assists to protect the communities that we visit. I will ask you to provide with evidence of vaccination (or exemption) at least 30 days prior to the start of the tour. 

Please let me know before booking if you are not vaccinated as this may impact your ability to join a trip.

Please also note that most European countries have a system in place like Italy's ‘Green Pass’,  which requires you to show proof of vaccination to enter indoor spaces such as museums, theatres and dine indoors etc.

Entry requirements for each European country are different and it is imperative that you have read and understood what is mandatory for each country.  Check your own government website for the latest details.  If you have booked your travel through a Travel Agent they will be able to assist you.

In Australia: www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy
In the UK: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements
In the US: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

It is your responsibility to understand the requirements of the country you are travelling to and to build in sufficient time to your itinerary before the retreat starts and after it has finished to take any relevant tests and wait for results. Requirements for returning to your home also vary from country and country.

 

If you need to show a negative test result for international travel, you should get either a molecular (PCR) or antigen swab test from a testing centre. Lab results for a PCR test usually take a day whereas results for antigen tests take around half an hour. Private tests can be carried out without a prescription at airports, pharmacies, labs, testing centres, or even at your accommodation via private doctors such as Med in Action or Medelit and prices vary from €20 to €100.  If you do need to arrange a test during the retreat please understand that you may miss part of the itinerary and you will need to organise your own transport to and from a testing centre.  Find more useful information via this link.

Soulfit Adventures strongly suggests you purchase travel insurance at the time you pay your deposit, as cancellation fees and charges are payable from that time. We recommend a policy from a reputable insurer with COVID-19 travel insurance benefits, such as this one from Covermore.

Please also see Soulfit Adventures Health and Safety procedures which are to ensure the wellbeing of our guests, and give reassurance that you can travel with confidence. 

 

Virginia Slevin

virginia@soulfitadventures.com

November 2021