Quark Expeditions’ S.A.F.E. COVID Policy
Quark Expeditions spared no expense or effort in developing Quark Expeditions’ S.A.F.E. COVID Policy, which cements our position as the leader in safe polar travel. A key feature of this industry-leading COVID policy is the adoption of breakthrough rapid onsite PCR testing, which is recognized around the world as the gold standard of COVID testing.
This efficient and quick test, plus additional pre-trip screening and onboard precautions that are part of our S.A.F.E. COVID Policy, will enable adventurers to safely explore the wonders of the Arctic.
S.A.F.E. represents our four-component approach that ensures passengers’ health and financial investment are protected in every way before and during their polar expedition. Our S.A.F.E. COVID Policy stands for:
- Science-led Safety Protocols: Onboard health and safety measures include the Gold Standard of rapid Covid-19 testing as well as mandatory vaccinations.
- Anytime Cancellation & Rebooking: guests can rebook their trip for any reason up to 30 days prior to the voyage. No questions asked! (For Antarctica 2021/2022 - all existing and new bookings made by November 1, 2021. For Arctic 2022 - All new bookings made as of May 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021).
- Free from crowds: Visitors to the Polar Regions will enjoy a naturally socially-distanced expedition in remote, wide-open spaces that are always crowd-free.
- Experience will not be compromised! Quark Expeditions is known for offering guests extraordinary off-ship excursions. Our guests will continue to have every opportunity to experience the glaciers, fjords, and wildlife from our Zodiacs and during on-shore excursions.