Safety On Secret Atlas Expeditions

Updated: 18th July 2023

Secret Atlas Health & Safety

We have the Health and Safety of our guests, guides, crew at heart. 

As COVID-19 is now an established and ongoing health issue which no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern by WHO, there is no longer any vaccination, testing or masking requirements on our expeditions.

We follow the guidelines and protocols laid out by authorities in the regions where our expeditions take place.

There is currently no requirement to obtain a negative test prior to travel to any of our embarkation ports in Svalbard, Greenland, Argentina or the Falkland Islands.

We advise all travellers to have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid prior to travel, although this is no longer mandatory. Unvaccinated travellers do so at their own risk.

We urge you to take out the necessary travel insurance which covers you in the event you have to cancel your trip due to illness prior to your expedition.

Before Your journey

Please take out adequate travel insurance that covers your trip, you can see our travel insurance checklist here of all the things we recommend you cover. 

We highly recommend that you are vaccinated against Covid-19 or fully recovered before commencing your travels.

Continue to practice good hygiene measures such as regular hand washing and mask wearing if you choose to do so in public areas. 

We recommend taking an antigen self-test before leaving your home if you show symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms of Covid to help you rule out any possible infection prior to travel.

During Your Voyage

On the vessel please practice good hygiene procedures such as regular hand washing. 

If you develop symptoms of Covid-19 during your voyage we recommend you isolate yourself until your symptoms have passed. 

Our ships will be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure a healthy environment. Hand sanitiser will be supplied in guest areas. 

On Polar Pioneer departures to South Georgia and Antarctica there is a doctor onboard who can assist in the case you feel unwell. 

In the unlikely event of a medical emergency our normal safety procedures will be followed.


Travel insurance is mandatory on all our departures. You should take out comprehensive travel insurance that covers interruptions to your trip as protection against an emergency, which may force you to leave a trip while it is in progress. It is also strongly advised to have cancellation insurance, should get sick or test positive before travelling. 

Please make sure these insurances cover Covid-19 related matters. 

See our travel insurance page