WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ARCTIC KINGDOM AND COVID-19

We aim to deliver a safe & seamless experience that meets the quality and high standards you expect from an Arctic Kingdom trip. You may have many questions about how to arrive and depart from Canada and how we will manage the spread of COVID-19 on our trips. This page is designed to walk you through the process and answer those questions. If you need additional assistance, please contact your Client Services Specialist.

Welcome back to the North!

Your Safety and Working Together Against COVID-19


Arctic Kingdom operates trips that are ideal for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

  • Small groups
  • Remote, uncrowded locations
  • Lots and lots of open space outdoors

Here is how we will keep our guests, communities, and staff  safe:

  • We have developed and implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 Prevention and Control plan in all our camps
  • We have partnered with Canadian company Sirius MedX who will provide us with 24/7 professional medical consultation and will manage all COVID related incidents to ensure our guests and staff remain safe and get the required medical care.
  • Rapid antigen testing will be available in all our camps for individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms
  • Each day, we will conduct guest and staff health screenings to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Handwashing stations in all common areas
  • Increased cleaning of high-touch areas in common space
  • Masks may be required during flights, close contact transportation, and indoor public spaces depending on the current local regulations
  • Our partner hotels are following current public health guidelines
  • We will get outside! We aim to be outside viewing wildlife, hiking, kayaking, snorkelling and enjoying all the Arctic has to offer

 

Vaccination Requirements


Vaccinations are not a requirement to participate on our safaris. However, travellers are responsible to follow Federal and local vaccine mandates, whether for air travel, entry into Canada and/or entry into provinces and territories. Refunds and deferrals will not be permitted for travellers who cannot travel on our safaris and insurance is highly recommended.

As of June 14, 2022, Canada lifted all vaccine mandates for domestic air travel and activities, but it is still a requirement to be fully vaccinated with at least 2 doses of an approved Health Canada vaccine, to enter Canada by land or air. It is the traveller’s responsibility to stay up to date with this information and ensure compliance with any and all requirements. The most current information can be found on the Travel Canada website.

COVID Testing


Rapid antigen tests will be available in all our camps for prevention and control of COVID-19.

If you need a COVID test to return to your home country, please contact your Client Service Specialist to provide you with current options.

Travel to Canada


Current travel regulations are frequently changing. For the most current information, please refer to the Travel Canada website.

FAQs


Do I need to be vaccinated to participate on an Arctic Kingdom trip?

Not at this time. Currently, Canada has lifted all domestic vaccine mandates. However, it is still a requirement for travellers to be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. Arctic Kingdom strongly recommends all guests be vaccinated against COVID-19. If current vaccine mandates are changed, refunds or deferrals will not be permitted for guests who cannot travel on our safaris.

What vaccines are Health Canada approved?

For the most complete list, please see the Travel Canada website.

Do I need special insurance?

Not all insurance covers costs related to COVID-19. It is important to confirm that your medical and evacuation insurance covers any costs due to COVID.

What are the possible COVID related costs?

Such costs could include but are not limited to, charter flight costs out of camp, extended accommodation in the Arctic Kingdom camp or a local hotel, COVID testing, and medical expenses.

How do I get a COVID test in Canada?

COVID testing services are frequently changing. Please contact your Client Services Representative to assist you on the most current available options.

Do I need a negative COVID test to participate on a trip?

No, a negative COVID test is no longer required for travel or participation.

Do I need a negative COVID test to depart Canada?

Each country has their own rules. It is important to determine the re-entry requirements for your own country, including the type of test that is required.

What happens if I test positive before departure?

You will not be able to board any flight. Your results will be reported to the local public health unit, and you will be required to isolate.

What happens if I test positive in camp?

You will immediately be put in isolation, and we will contact our partner Sirius MedX. Depending on the local guidelines, you may be required to isolate in camp or in a local hotel. You will not be permitted to board any scheduled flights until you are able to complete your mandatory isolation. Arctic Kingdom will assist with all necessary arrangements.