Let’s journey forward, where safety comes first

WorldStrides has built a 50-year-old reputation for industry-leading commitment to health and safety. Our experienced team is leading the way now in innovating and evolving to make sure your next travel experience is safe, and full of all the fun we are missing right now. We’re committed to your health, safety, and WorldClass Flexibility—for you, for your group, and for these unprecedented times.

Safety first, and always

Adaptations we’re making for health and safety.

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Travel in 2020 and 2021

Our flexible commitments to you for tours in the 2020-2021 school year.

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2022 and beyond risk-free deposits

Secure your spot early with total flexibility for the future.

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A team approach to our new normal

WorldStrides assembled a cross-functional team we call our Back to Travel Task Force in early Spring, and we have been working to help you travel with confidence ever since. This Task Force leverages decades of experience across our company to assess the safety of the destinations we travel, stay abreast of openings/closings, understand new protocols and regulations from our partners, and create trainings and detailed safety plans to manage the risk associated with COVID-19. The Back to Travel group, led by Chief Experience, Health and Safety Officer Terri Morgoglione, is also informed by the CDC and WHO guidelines, as well as the guidance of the team at The George Washington Department of Emergency Medicine who staff our Doctors on Call program. We are also closely monitoring the evolving standards of the education community and the travel industry, and will continue to update our plans as new information on COVID-19 comes to light.

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WorldStrides’ promise to you

If a member of your group is diagnosed with COVID-19 while on a WorldStrides program, we will be there every step of the way, from helping to secure the necessary care, to covering the costs associated with medically-required quarantine.

We need your help too. We will ask all participants to commit to care for your fellow participants by acknowledging any symptoms you may be experiencing prior to travel. If you are sick, stay home.

Adaptations for safety

WorldStrides will continue to rely on our deep network of safety resources, including our exclusive Doctors on Call program, 24/7 On Call center, and age-appropriate adult supervision to adapt in this changing environment. Our protocols detailed below will continue to evolve, and likely differ slightly from group to group, and city to city, because  we are committed to getting it right.

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Hygiene

We'll provide you with disposable masks to help you meet requirements for face coverings at sites we will visit or activities we do. We'll take breaks for frequent hand washing and provide hand sanitizer too.

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Adjusted itineraries

We're in-the-know with all the museums, performance venues,  sports arenas, companies and other sites we visit. We will adjust your schedule to maximize your experiences each day to account for new rules for capacity management, social distancing, masks, and more.

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Safety briefing

Our staff will brief you when you first arrive (or sometimes even before!) on new safety protocols, created in consultation with our Medical Director Dr. Neal Sikka.

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On the motorcoach

Our bus partners have new cleaning protocols and are establishing new guidelines, like loading and unloading procedures, to help keep drivers and participants safe.

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At the hotel

Our hotel partners are deep cleaning, and modifying everything from check-in to the way you use the elevator. We're also offering affordable rooming upgrades for participants who request different room occupancy.

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Meals

When we're selecting restaurants, we will use our local knowledge and strong relationships to choose spots following strict local guidelines and hygiene practices. We will work with restaurants to modify meal plans too, such as providing boxed lunches when possible.