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COVID-19 Protocols

We want to thank all of our participants and staff this summer for their diligence and adherence to our Covid-19 protocols. We are happy to share that with our precautionary measures in place this past summer, all of our programs were able to operate safely and successfully. These measures included pre-trip testing, daily health checks and the following of guidelines set out by federal, state and local authorities including the wearing of masks when required.

As Covid is constantly changing, we will continue to work with our partners, our infectious disease physician and within our own Covid committee to assess what specific protocols are needed for summer 2022.

We require all participants and staff to be vaccinated prior to their program.

We invite you to return to this page in the fall to view our updated protocols and look forward to welcoming you on one of our many programs for summer 2022.

Safe Travels for the New Normal

Westcoast Connection has been awarded the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council. This stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travelers to recognize companies globally, which have adopted proper, standardized health and hygiene protocols. Nothing is more important than our travelers’ physical safety and comfort.

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Westcoast Connection was built on making a tremendous investment in trip planning, safety protocols, staff training, and many other areas to eliminate as much preventable risk as possible. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and use multiple sources to stay educated and make informed decisions, including the: U.S. Department of State, Travel Advisories, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO, UK Government) and Smart Traveller (Australian Government).

We also consult organizations we are members of, including the National Tour Association (NTA) and Student Youth & Travel Association (SYTA). Additionally, we subscribe to alerts and information from Crisis24, a leading provider of safety and risk management information.