As part of our Health and Safety Protocols, Lindblad Expeditions requires two negative COVID-19 tests before boarding—this two-step testing adds increased protection and helps reduce the chance of a false negative result. You will need to take a PCR test prior to embarkation (details below), and the second test will be organized by Lindblad Expeditions prior to boarding. Please see Health & Safety Protocols for details.

Lindblad Expeditions' protocols require all guests, regardless of age and destination, to be fully vaccinated. Effective March 1, 2022, all guests 12 years of age and over who completed their primary vaccine series more than 5 months ago are required to present proof of booster prior to embarkation.

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United States

Alaska, California Coast, Pacific Northwest, and Columbia & Snake River

  • Lindblad Expeditions requires a negative PCR test result, taken no less than 72 hours (3 days) and no more than 120 hours (5 days) prior to the start of your program, for all travelers, regardless of age. You must submit your negative PCR test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected].

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Bahamas

  • Lindblad Expeditions protocols have been adjusted to meet Bahamian entry requirements. We will provide the exact day to take a clinically-certified rapid antigen test in the Communications Portal and guest documents. This test will satisfy both Lindblad and Bahamian entry requirements. You must submit your negative clinically-certified rapid antigen test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected].
  • Lindblad Expeditions will provide a PCR test in The Bahamas prior to embarking the vessel.
  • All travelers arriving in The Bahamas must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken no more than 72 hours (3 days) before entering the country. Airlines will verify that travelers have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding at the point of origin.
  • At the end of the voyage, all guests must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day prior to your first flight back to the United States. Lindblad Expeditions will provide this test on disembarkation day.

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Baja California

  • Lindblad Expeditions requires a negative PCR test result, taken no less than 72 hours (3 days) and no more than 120 hours (5 days) prior to the start of your program. You must submit your negative PCR test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected].
  • Mexico requires all visitors to complete a health declaration form prior to boarding a flight to Mexico. The form is available at https://www.vuelaseguro.com. More information will be included with your final documents prior to sailing.
  • At the end of the voyage, all guests must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day prior to your first flight back to the United States. Lindblad Expeditions will provide this test prior to disembarkation. If your return flight to the United States is after the scheduled day of disembarkation, you are responsible for arranging testing to satisfy re-entry into the United States.

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Belize

  • Lindblad Expeditions protocols have been adjusted to meet Belizean entry requirements. We will provide the exact day to take a PCR test in the Communications Portal and guest documents. This test will satisfy both Lindblad and Belizean entry requirements. You must submit your negative PCR test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected].
  • All travelers arriving in Belize must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours (4 days) before entering the country. Airlines will verify that travelers have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding at the point of origin.
  • All guests must complete the Health Questionnaire that will be distributed on your international flight. At the end of the voyage, all guests must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day prior to your first flight back to the United States. Lindblad Expeditions will provide this test on disembarkation day.

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Costa Rica & Panama

  • Lindblad Expeditions requires a negative PCR test result, taken no less than 72 hours (3 days) and no more than 120 hours (5 days) prior to the start of your program. You must submit your negative PCR test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected].
  • Costa Rica requires all visitors to complete a digital form 72 hours prior to arrival into Costa Rica. The form is called Health Pass and is available at https://salud.go.cr. If your voyage originates in Panama, you will complete this onboard. More information will be included with your final documents prior to sailing.
  • Panama requires all visitors to complete a digital form 72 hours prior to boarding your flight to Panama. The form is called Electronic Health Affidavit and is available at https://www.panamadigital.gob.pa/RegistroPacoViajero. If your voyage originates in Costa Rica, you will complete this onboard. More information will be included with your final documents prior to sailing.
  • At the end of the voyage, all guests must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day prior to your first flight back to the United States. Lindblad Expeditions will provide this test prior to disembarkation. If your return flight to the United States is after the scheduled day of disembarkation, you are responsible for arranging testing to satisfy re-entry into the United States.

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Peru & the Amazon

  • Lindblad Expeditions requires a negative PCR test result, taken no less than 72 hours (3 days) and no more than 120 hours (5 days) prior to the start of your program. You must submit your negative PCR test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected]
  • In addition to a vaccine or PCR Test, the Peruvian Government requires that all travelers complete an Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization online, no more than 72 hours before departure. Details will be provided in your final documents.
  • Guests must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day prior to your first flight back to the United States. Lindblad Expeditions will provide this test prior to disembarkation. If your return flight to the United States is after the scheduled day of disembarkation, you are responsible for arranging testing to satisfy re-entry into the United States.

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Argentina (For Antarctica)

  • Lindblad Expeditions protocols have been adjusted to meet Argentina’s entry requirements. We will provide the exact day to take a PCR test in the communications portal and guest documents. You must submit your negative PCR test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected].
  • Argentina requires that guests get a PCR test 72 hours prior to departing on our charter flight.
  • Argentina requires all travellers complete an electronic entry affidavit 48 hours prior to entry. Information on this will be sent to you in your final documents. 
  • Guests must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day prior to your first flight back to the United States. Lindblad Expeditions will provide this test prior to disembarkation. If your return flight to the United States is after the scheduled day of disembarkation, you are responsible for arranging testing to satisfy re-entry into the United States.

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Galápagos

  • Lindblad Expeditions protocols have been adjusted to meet Ecuador's entry requirements. We will provide the exact day to take a rt-PCR test in the Communications Portal and guest documents. You must submit your negative rt-PCR test result via the Communications Portal at least 24 hours prior to departing for your expedition. If you are traveling and unable to upload it in time, please send it to us at [email protected].
  • As of December 1, 2021, all travelers arriving in Ecuador must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than three (3) days before entering the country.
  • Travelers must also present declaration of traveler health (the declaration is available on the Ministry of Public Health website). Airlines will verify that travelers have a negative COVID-19 test and vaccination card before boarding at the point of origin.
  • All guests must complete the Health Questionnaire that will be distributed on your international flight.
  • At the end of the voyage, all guests must have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day prior to your first flight back to the United States. Lindblad Expeditions will provide this test on return to Guayaquil on disembarkation day.