Is It Safe To Visit The Galapagos Islands During The Covid-19 Pandemic?
The Covid-19 pandemic might have sabotaged tourism activities worldwide, but thanks to the continued vaccine rollout, the industry is rising from the ashes once again. Even better, your dream of visiting the spectacular Galapagos Islands can be a reality. A great news is that all inhabitants of Galapagos will be fully vaccinated by the end of May and they have prepared to welcome you in the safest and most accommodating way possible without the fear of Covid-19. Here is how Galapagos travel industry is prepared:
Domestic flights and ground transportation
Airports and transportation entities have implemented effective measures and drills to ensure that only Covid-19 free passengers and personnel go through their terminals. Some of these measures include:
• Adopting contact-free admittance procedures to limit personal interactions
• Providing their staff with the approved personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Screening incoming passengers
• Enforcing social distancing
• Subjecting their staff to regular screening
• Maximizing personal space
The best Galapagos cruise ships are once again at your disposal so you can safely enjoy a cruise of your lifetime. Even better, you do not have to worry about contacting Covid-19. Strict safety precautions have been put in place to ensure you have a stress-free cruising experience. Some of the new safety precautions are:
• Arming crew with the necessary PPE
• Non-touch thermal scans will be conducted for all passengers and crew members
• Hand sanitizers available for passengers
• Social distancing for crew and guests
• Adjusting meals, disembarking, and boarding schedules to accommodate small groups of guests per session
Hotels and restaurants
Hotels and restaurants are also at the forefront to ensure that visitors are as safe as possible. They have embraced the recommended safety precautions with a highlight on social distancing and PPE use. Other precautions includes:
• Disinfecting their facilities
• Training their staff on how to handle screening devices
• Fitting their ventilation systems with ultraviolet filters
• Increasing spaces between tables in restaurants
• Offering room service in hotels
Visiting sites and attractions
You must keep in mind the most of the visitor sites and attractions are uninhabited and extra precautions have been put in place for all incoming visitors. Each guide can only accommodate a total of 16 guests, and no more than six groups should be in an attraction at one time. Social distancing rules will also apply.
The Galapagos Islands are not only open but are also safe for adventure, and with most people having been locked up during the pandemic, most of our tour packages are filling up quickly. However, that is not a cause for worry; there are always some fantastic Galapagos last minute deals for latecomers to enjoy.
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