Get back to adventure and travel with confidence in 2022! Here are the answers to your top travel questions and tips on how to safeguard your trip.

Is it safe to travel in 2022?

It is safe to travel in 2022 but be aware that travelling now is not like it was in the past. Here are some things to consider when planning your trip:

  • Choose to travel with companies that have you and your health and safety as a priority. Ask what measures they have in place and don’t be afraid to question them. You can read about the Aurora Expeditions comprehensive health and safety protocols to get an idea of what you should look out for. In 2022 we’re committed to responsible travel. 
  • Everyone has a role to play in responsible travel to ensure the safety of the people and places they visit. Take personal responsibility by following health and safety protocols and reading up on those required in the countries and regions you intend to visit ahead of time. 

At Aurora Expeditions we have partnered with Respond Global, a world-renowned health crisis management agency who has assisted us to develop our prevention and response system that is among the most comprehensive in the world.

As part of our ongoing commitment to health and safety and delivering unforgettable and enriching experiences to our guests, we want to provide the best opportunity for you to travel safely and responsibly on a voyage with Aurora Expeditions.

Aurora Expeditions Antarctic Climate Expedition 2023
The Greg Mortimer in Antarctica, by Sergei Andronov

Can you travel to Antarctica?

Yes you can! We have been taking expeditioners to Antarctica for 30 years so we know our way around and our expert team can’t wait to get back after such a long break. 

We’re setting sail for our first voyage to Antarctica on  8 January 2022 and you can join us on one of the nine Antarctica expeditions between January and March 2022 (with a special 15% Off* limited offer or take up our Go Solo & Save* offer for solo travellers) or plan ahead for a trip from 21 October 2022 onwards when we return after the Antarctic winter.  

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The spectacular Antarctic Peninsula is the most accessible part of the white continent. The western coast is etched with fjords; dozens of islands lie offshore. The result is a glorious maze of sheltered channels and inlets, where modern scientific stations and reminders of early explorers and the whaling industry are scattered among penguin rookeries and seal colonies.

Explore endlessly and confidently on your own Antarctic adventure. Discover which expedition is right for you and get planning!

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SPECIAL OFFER: Get 15% Off Antarctica Expeditions for January - March 2022
Skiers Ascent by Richard I'Anson
Skiers Ascent in Antarctica by Richard I'Anson

Do I need to be vaccinated for international travel?

The short answer is yes. Aurora Expeditions, like many other travel companies, requires all embarking crew, expedition team and our guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to embarking on any of its cruises.Vaccinations acceptable are those that have been approved by the CDC (Centres for Disease Control & Prevention) in the USA, the UK and European Authorities and these vaccines are limited to: 

  • Pfizer
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Covishield
  • AstraZeneca

Additional vaccines and boosters may be included as circumstances change, so please stay up-to-date in the lead-up to your trip. We will continue to update our protocols in accordance with relevant government and international regulations and jurisdictions.

To sail with confidence, learn more about our Health & Safety Protocols updated as new information is released. 

Do you have flexible booking options?

We have four company policies to help you travel with confidence and flexibility:

To book with confidence, learn more about our policies here.

What COVID-19 tests do I need to travel?

When travelling with us, there is a checklist to complete prior to departure.

  • Before leaving home for your trip, make sure you check the COVID-19 health screenings required for international travel as they may differ between countries and regions.
  • When you arrive at Santiago, Chile (for Antarctica voyages), you will be required to have a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which tests for COVID-19.
  • When you arrive at your port before embarkation, you will be required to take a pre-boarding health screening that includes an antigen test. 

Are there any entry requirements to Chile?

There are currently (last updated 8 Dec 2021) eight steps to meet the entry requirements to Chile, where our January – March Antarctica expeditions depart, but don’t worry – our expert team is here to help!

Learn more about obtaining documentation and other requirements here.

What are your health and safety protocols?

We are committed to ensure that we are doing small ship expedition travel in the safest and most enjoyable way possible.

The Aurora Expeditions Health and Safety Program outlines carefully considered measures to protect against COVID-19, which include:

Highest Level of pre-cruising preventative measures
Rapid Onsite PCR Testing Machines
Robust Response Plan & Protocols
Health and Safety
On-board Medical Centre with Doctor, Nurse & Medic
View our in-depth Health & Safety Protocols designed to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone on-board. Please note, that as COVID-19 continues to be an evolving situation, we will continue to monitor and update our protocols in accordance with relevant government and health regulations and jurisdictions.


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