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Enjoy nature safely in the Galapagos Islands

by John Saunders
6th Dec 20 1:19 pm

With recent changes to global travel requirements, many people may feel uncertain about taking a vacation. Before you travel, you must research the pandemic transportation protocols, as well as the entrance requirements for the country of destination. You may also have concerns about sudden changes, such as lockdowns or restrictions. Look for a travel package you can reschedule if travel becomes difficult. With proper protocols in place, you can still enjoy Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Preparation: paperwork and tests

You must prepare properly for your trip to the Galapagos Islands. If you do not have the required paperwork and tests, you may have to quarantine in Ecuador. This can cost you extra money and shorten your vacation. You can research travel restrictions and requirements by looking online. Most countries have lists and timelines available to prospective travelers. You must also download the proper documents. If you plan to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, you must have a valid PCR test for COVID-19 within 96 hours of landing in Ecuador.

Download all documents and have them filled out so you can limit your time in public places near other people. If you travel with family or friends, your group may stay together once you arrive in Ecuador. Expect to answer questions about your health, home county, and travel history.

Visiting tourist sites

Standard rules around the globe include mask wearing and social distancing. You should plan to wear a mask and stay six feet away from people you did not travel with. You can ensure better tourist opportunities by scheduling your days ahead of time. Many establishments limit the number of people allowed on tours due to the pandemic. With many outdoor activities, you can enjoy the spirit of  the Galapagos Islands without concerns of large indoor groups.

Transportation and accommodations

You may have concerns about sanitation in cars at hotels. The entire world must adapt to a new normal concerning sanitation. Prepare to use plenty of hand sanitising gel and practice patience as you transition from one place to another. Safety protocols often make normal activities, such as riding in a car, more time consuming.

You can make things easier by purchasing luggage that you can clean easily. To protect both guests and employees, many establishments in the Galapagos Islands train employees to sanitise your items before putting them in cars or bringing them into hotels. Expect cleaning delays as you move from the airport to your hotel.

Sudden changes

When you spend your hard-earned money on a vacation, you may worry about losing your reservation with COVID complications. Many areas around the world must change protocols suddenly when illness cases rise in the area. If you suddenly cannot leave your home or enter Ecuador, it is important to have a flexible travel package. Discuss your rebooking options with a representative at Voyagers Travel before choosing your travel package. Many businesses have changed their traditional rules to accommodate travelers during this complex time. If you become ill or unable to travel, you can reschedule or transfer the reservation.

Many people still want to travel for their annual family vacations. Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands offer many outdoor activities to help you avoid indoor groups. You must prepare properly for your trip, however. Quarantines have become common for individuals entering various countries. Check for COVID updates regularly before your expected travel date. Schedule your PCR test within 96 hours of your projected arrival in Ecuador. You should also plan for delays throughout the trip for sanitising and health monitoring. Check with a travel agency to find out more about  requirements and travel packages.

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