Covid-19 Travel Protocol 


Resuming Our Journeys 


As travel slowly opens up again, and the world slowly emerges from the wake of COVID-19, we have put together a travel protocol for the safety of our travellers, as well as the communities with whom we come into contact with throughout our journeys. 

We follow the guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for guidance in how we are able to resume our journeys once again.  


We look forward to welcoming you back on our immersive journeys throughout the Himalayas! 


Vaccination Requirements 


Himalayan Hermitage requires all travellers to be fully vaccinated before joining a journey. Anyone signing up to a journey with us must provide proof of being fully vaccinated. Based on the guidelines from WHO, these are the following accepted vaccine types: Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Nuvaxovid, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin and Covavax. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines fully vaccinated as two weeks after receiving the following: 


  • a single-dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine
  • the second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine
  • The full series of an active COVID-19 vaccine in the US-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • The second dose of any “mix and match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart)


All travellers must provide proof of vaccination no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the journey. 


Based on the country and local requirements for the specific journey that you are joining, we will provide you with this specific information if relevant.    


Health Assessment 


Before the Journey 


Please make sure that you are familiar with our booking and cancellation policies prior to booking a journey with us. You will find this in our Terms & Conditions. Before embarking on a journey with us, you are confirming that you do not have any of the following symptoms:


  • Fever or body ache 
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue 
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting  


During the Journey


If any traveller should display any COVID symptoms during the journey, we will help organise a medical examination in order to determine whether they will be able to continue the journey or not. 


Travel Insurance


In order to join a Himalayan Hermitage journey, it is a requirement to be fully covered with a travel insurance, including medical coverage and evacuation insurance. Travellers will not be able to go without a travel insurance. Please visit World Nomads here as our recommended insurance company. 


Risk Acknowledgement    


By embarking on a journey with us you adhere to the risk involved with exposure to COVID-19 and that you voluntarily assume responsibility for your own health throughout the journey. This means making sure to keep good hygiene and following our safety measures. 

Prior to departure, we ask all travellers to sign a ‘Waiver & Release’ form, acknowledging all risks related to COVID-19 and traveling during the pandemic. 


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