Field Guides travel in the COVID era

Updated 9 February 2023

We are traveling on tours regularly, out enjoying fabulous birds and destinations with you on Field Guides tours. Here’s an update on our upcoming travel.

Travel to most foreign destinations (i.e., outside the US) has normalized. In addition to our diverse US tour schedule, over the past year we have operated and enjoyed great birding with our tour groups to destinations around the world. We watch developments for foreign destinations carefully and, based on current circumstances and trends, we expect most foreign tours on our schedule in the coming months to operate.

Please note that for travel on a Field Guides tour in the coming months, all participants will be required to confirm they will have completed a full COVID vaccination course at least two weeks prior to travel; this includes a booster.  Having a vaccinated and boostered group will greatly diminish but not eliminate the possibility of the group and individual participants having travel disrupted and being adversely affected by COVID-19. We are requiring all of our staff guides to be vaccinated. Note too that although most travel destinations do not require proof of vaccination and/or booster for entry, a few still do (this will be noted in the information you receive if traveling on one of our foreign tours). Entry requirements for a destination can of course change at any time.

Please note that for our upcoming tours we expect to have to follow some COVID-related pre-tour and on-tour protocols, even with vaccinated groups. To see the most recent update, visit our tour protocols page.

We accept bookings on tours where we have space available. If a particular departure of interest to you is listed as fully booked, we encourage you to add your name to the tour’s waitlist as space does often open up once the itinerary is released and a deposit or full payment is required.

From all of us at Field Guides, we look forward to traveling with you soon!

Stay focused, stay engaged, and most of all, stay healthy!

— From all of us at Field Guides


A good source of up-to-date information related to travel is the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 page at this link:

Additionally, there is a more general CDC health travel page with links to specific countries and the latest guidance and recommendations (including those related to COVID-19) at this link:

We will update this page as new information becomes available.