- Traveling with GEEO
- Educator Resources
- About Us
- Traveling with GEEO
- Educator Resources
- About Us
At GEEO, our goal is to provide educators and their guests the opportunity to see new places and experience exciting and unique adventures but to do so in a safe and responsible manner. Because COVID-19 remains a concern, we all need to be cautious and flexible. Since the summer of 2021, GEEO has been able to send nearly 300 people abroad with only about 1% of travelers reporting a COVID infection during or after their trip. We will continue to proceed carefully and adjust our plans as required to keep our travelers as safe as possible. The information below details how we intend to move forward with our programming while this pandemic is still a factor.
All GEEO participants are required to:
We also recommend that GEEO participants:
We will determine which trips are possible to run using these parameters:
Current Program Status
Please visit our trip status page. We have labeled each trip green, yellow, or red. The green trips are all expected to run, barring any new developments. The yellow trips have an issue that makes us less confident, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we think they will need to be canceled. The red trips are most likely going to be canceled.
Testing in the US and Abroad
Postponing Your Trip
It is OK if you change your mind about traveling between the time of booking and 61 days before departure. You can cancel your booking, and your deposit will be put on file for future use. Cancelations 60 days or closer to departure will follow our regular cancelation policy. If we charge the final payment for a program but then need to suspend that program due to changing circumstances, those funds will not be refunded. Instead, those funds would be held as a travel credit and can be used towards future travel within the following 24 months.
New G Adventures Health and Safety Procedures
Our tour operator partner G Adventures has implemented new health and safety procedures that aim to keep you safe from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, without taking away from having the time of your life. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as we continue to monitor local public health recommendations, but what won’t change is our commitment to keeping you safe as you explore our big, beautiful world.
The new policies are built around five pillars:
Smaller is better
Our groups have always been small (on average 12 travelers) to encourage connections, access places overlooked by larger groups, and give travelers plenty of personal space — even before physical distancing. We will continue to foster connections with newly created measures to keep everyone safe.
Our Tour Leaders
Our tour leaders are responsible for our travelers having the time of their lives, which includes keeping them safe and happy. With local knowledge, 24/7 support from our field staff around the globe, and new health and safety training, our tour leaders will continue to do everything they can to ensure that our travelers enjoy their adventure in whatever way makes them most comfortable.
Whether on the road or the high seas, our private vehicles and boats will now feature daily assigned seating and undergo daily deep cleaning of all surfaces. We will replace public transport on our itineraries with private transport when possible.
We have always selected our accommodation partners carefully, and now we are working with them to create new procedures to further protect our travelers’ health and safety. Because we travel in small groups, we stay at smaller hotels — which means fewer guests. Not only does this give travelers the opportunity to spend quality time together (with appropriate distancing), but they’ll come in contact with fewer people, too.
Good (and safe) eats
Food is half the reason we travel (let alone leave the house), so we know how crucial it is that our travelers feel safe whenever we stop for a meal. We will continue to only include eating experiences on tour where good hygiene is maintained and physical distancing can now be practiced.
The GEEO staff and board are committed to continuing to help teachers travel and bring the world to their classrooms for many years to come. Global education and compassion for our neighbors around the world are more important than ever, and we’re grateful for your dedication to our mission.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all navigate this changing world. Feel free to reach out by email or call us at 1-877-600-0105 with any questions.
|Program Name||Countries Visited||U.S. Embassy COVID-19 Information|
|Hiking the Azores 3/12/2022||Portugal||https://pt.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Jordan 4/9/2022 w/ UNC-Duke||Jordan||https://jo.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Costa Rica 4/16/2022||Costa Rica||https://cr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Central Europe 6/26/2022||Germany||https://de.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Scotland For Families 6/29/2022||United Kingdom||https://uk.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/|
|Heart of the Silk Road 7/2/22 w/ UPenn||Uzbekistan||https://uz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Alaska||United States (Alaska)||https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||https://ba.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Budapest to Bulgaria||Hungary||https://hu.usembassy.gov/covid-19/|
|Armenia and Georgia 7/15/2022||Armenia||https://am.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/|
|Morocco 7/15/2022 w U Michigan||Morocco||https://ma.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Bangkok to Hanoi||Thailand||https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/|
|Costa Rica 7/16/2022||Costa Rica||https://cr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Ireland w/ UT Austin||Ireland||https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Moorish Spain 7/16/2022 w/ UT Austin||Spain||https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Maldives 7/19/2022 w/ UT Austin||Maldives||https://mv.usmission.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Scotland 7/24/2022||United Kingdom||https://uk.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/|
|India and Nepal 7/28/2022 w/ UW-Madison||India||https://in.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Egypt 7/31/2022 w/ Portland State||Egypt||https://eg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/|
|Chile and Argentina||Chile||https://cl.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Hiking in Madeira||Portugal||https://pt.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Belize and Tikal||Belize||https://bz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Galapagos Islands 12/25/2022||Ecuador||https://ec.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-ecu-2/|
|Moorish Spain 12/26/2022||Spain||https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/|
|Egypt with LW5S||Egypt||https://eg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/|