Retreats & Covid 19

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Hello! Welcome.

Here you will find more detail in regards to understanding how we operate our healing retreats. We are not a travel tour company, we are a spiritual experience, based out of our private residence. We also offer international retreats year-round for a decade and it has helped us expand and also bring our clients to amazing places while receiving deep healing and awaking with Shaman Riz Mirza. Our terms and conditions are based on our unique business model so that is why we do not offer refunds, but we will work with you in helping you exchange your paid service for another service we provide, for example,  shamanic journeys if you do not want to wait to go on another paid-for trip. There will be travel insurance provided for all guests. 

To look at the contract in its entirety to join us on our Sacred Earth Retreats go here.

If you already signed up and accepted your terms & conditions during your checkout, then you are acknowledging these terms. If you were sent a one-page docu-sign it is acknowledging these terms. Please understand fully before accepting. This protects everyone.

MAKE SURE YOU READ YOUR TRAVEL CHECKLIST, GO HERE

Thank you so much!

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COVID

No one is responsible for getting Covid, us, you or anyone. If it happens, we have to work around it, work through it and adjust. There is no choice. You are responsible for your own decision to follow any rules, regulations or guidelines of any state, local government or country protocols. If you or Riz & Oriah Mirza cannot attend or enter an event (that has requirements) or country because of a positive Covid test, you/we are responsible for any fees that occur from this situation. We all have to take care of our own situation.  Please understand, we are all in this together. 

Japan 

 

Updated Feb 24th, 2022

Can I Travel To Japan Now? February 2022

Japan has announced that foreign business people and students can enter from March 1 with minimal or no quarantine (a proper visa will be required, though). Tourists are still barred from entry, but we are hoping for good news soon. Here are all the details on travel restrictions, flights, and entry procedures.

The latest news on Covid restrictions here.

 

Last update: February 21, 2022 (this page is updated every Monday).

  • Good news! From March business travelers and students will be allowed to enter Japan as long as they have the proper visa (apply in advance).

  • Quarantine for business travelers and students will be three days for some and eliminated for those from countries where Covid is controlled.

  • Tourists are still barred from entry but we hope to hear some good news soon.

  • The Omicron wave has peaked and is now declining in Japan.

  • We will update this page weekly on Mondays, Japan time.

  • Japan is still closed to tourists now, but will reopen in the future. We are planning for a trip in 2023!

Ireland

Hello lads and lassies!

 

After many moons of trying to figure out our retreats due to covid restrictions, and trying to organize the wave of rescheduling and cancellations left in it's wake...we have emerged! We are back to traveling this fine world with fine folks like you! We have looked at the best travel times to visit Ireland, and after spending time in the pouring rain during one retreat we have vowed to never do that again. We chose a good time, June 2022! The driest month in Ireland, since it is a pretty damp country. Summer Solstice is June 21st, a splendid time to join the fairies and leprechauns along with all the other magical beings that traverse its ancient lands. In Ireland, The Summer Solstice is also known as Midsummer, traditionally falls on June 21st, the longest day of the year. The most popular area to celebrate Midsummer is at the Hill of Tara, a very magical place that we love. Midsummer festivals and bonfires have been a tradition in Ireland since pagen times and continue to thrive. It dates back to ancient Ireland over 5,000 years ago and still celebrated today!

 

We have some new updates, please read it thoroughly.

 

As of Feb 2022, the current update on travel is this:

*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions. 

Entry and Exit Requirements      

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes     

  • Do vaccinated or recovered U.S. Citizen have to show a negative PCR test? No  

  • Do unvaccinated U.S. Citizen have to show a negative PCR test? Yes 

  • Effective December 5, 2021, anyone traveling to Ireland must  fill out a Passenger Locator Form before departure. 

  • If you have proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, you do not have to show a negative test result.  

  • If you do not have valid proof of vaccination, you will need to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country.   

  • For details on acceptable proof of vaccination, approved vaccines, and proof of recovery, please visit the Government of Ireland’s Rules for traveling to Ireland    

  • In situations where a person is required to present evidence of a negative (‘not detected’) RT-PCR test result prior to travel and is unable to do so due to a persistently positive RT-PCR test after recovery, then a positive RT-PCR test result will be acceptable which was taken no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days prior to arrival to the State.  

  • If you do not have valid proof of vaccination, you will need to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country.   

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes      

  • Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Health Service Executive (HSE) staff are present in the Dublin and Shannon airports to assist arriving passengers who have concerns related to COVID-19.  If you are in Ireland and believe you may have symptoms, please phone a doctor or dial 112 or 999 locally.  Members of the public with travel queries may contact traveladvice@dfa.ie.      

  • EU member states can exercise discretion in accepting CDC vaccination cards, so U.S. travelers should consult travel advisory information in each EU country to understand specific requirements.  As each country oversees its own immigration and public health measures, the U.S. Embassy in Ireland is unable to provide guidance on Irish immigration or public health requirements apart from that available here and at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html .    

  • Prospective visitors to Ireland may also wish to contact the Irish Consulate closest to them for further information: https://www.dfa.ie/embassies/irish-embassies-abroad/   

 

reference: https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Egypt

Egypt is a go and we are going 2/2/22, woohoo!

Here's what you need to know:

Travel Recommendations for Unvaccinated Travelers

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-2/coronavirus-egypt#unvax

Both the US and Egypt REQUIRES You MUST have a positive test 72 hours prior to entering their countries.

Before travel:

  • Get tested with a viral test 72 hours before we leave. Bring documentation.

During travel:

  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus). CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when traveling.

  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It's important to do this everywhere—both indoors and outdoors.

  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

Before you travel to the United States by air

All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months  before they board a flight to the United States.  

Travel Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized by emergency use by the World Health Organization:

  • You do NOT have to get tested before leaving the United States, unless your destination requires it.  

  • You do NOT have to self-quarantine after you arrive in the United States. Bring your legal proof that are vaccinated to airport/customs. Any illegal cards will be confiscated by authorities and you will fined/detained. Sacred Earth Retreats are not liable or responsible for this action in any way.

Before travel:

  • Make sure you understand and follow all airline and destination requirements related to travel, testing, masking, or quarantine, which may differ from U.S. requirements. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and may be required to return to the United States.

During travel:

  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).

  • Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Egypt, including mask wearing and social distancing.

Before you travel to the United States by air

All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery  from COVID-19 in the past 3 months  before they board a flight to the United States.  

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes.

    • All passengers traveling to Egypt (including Egyptians) must be in possession of negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken at a maximum of 72 hours before their flight departure time.

  • You will see travel restrictions due to terrorism but it will not be in the areas we are going to.

  • Travelers who arrive at any location in Egypt with a negative PCR test are not required to quarantine.

  • Anyone that tests positive for COVID-19 while in Egypt is required to quarantine for 14 days.

  • You are responsible for the extra hotel stay.