We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other guests, and staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Antelope Canyon.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By visiting Antelope Canyon you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Help keep each other healthy.
At Antelope Canyon Tours the safety, health, and well-being of our guests and crew members is our number one priority.
There have been no reported cases of the virus in our operations, we are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) statements regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and following the guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments.
Our Procedure Changes:
We have increased the frequency and focus of our cleaning procedures with our tour vehicles, our office, and our gift shop. Using hospital-grade cleaners and disinfectants, we have elevated the cleaning and sanitizing frequencies of high-touch areas (such as handrails and doorknobs) and other surfaces. During our tours, we will, while supplies last, provide hand sanitizer and we have our bathroom facilities here in the office with soap and water.
Other measures to increase safety include:
- Temperature Checks, if needed
- Wellness Checks our crew, daily to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free
- Cleansing tour vehicles between each departure with EPA registered hospital-type disinfectant.
- Social Distancing where possible
- Reduce passengers on tour trucks/vans (Examples of our tour vehicles can be found in our Gallery.)
- New hike up and over, this is to avoid the two-way traffic within the canyon – we are now walking through the canyon one-way. You will still get to walk through the Awesome Antelope Canyon as we have always done, just not turning around and walking back the same way we came – cannot do that anymore.
- Requiring masks during tours
- If you don’t have a mask, we will have masks available for purchase
- If you are unable to wear a mask we kindly ask you to book when the Navajo Nation no longer has a mask mandate*.
- Mask is required regardless if you’ve been vaccinated or not, mask but be worn 100% of the time and you cannot remove your mask to take a photo – if this upsets you please revisit us when the Navajo Nation no longer has a mask mandate.
- Tours to Vermilion Cliffs, masks are required for the drive to and from, while we are hiking masks should be worn only when social distancing is not possible.
*The Navajo Nation is a sovereign nation, the Navajo Nation does have a mask mandate, everyone on tour will have to wear a mask, anyone refusing to wear a mask will be taken off the tour with no refund.
Protecting yourself from cold, flu, influenza and coronavirus:
Some ways to protect yourself include:
- Avoid close contact (such as handshakes, hugs etc) with people, especially those who are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
Antelope Canyon Tours remains fully committed to following the recommendations and instructions of the CDC and other U.S. governmental agencies. We place the health and welfare of our guests above all else. If you’ve recently traveled to areas impacted by the virus and or are feeling unwell please consider everyone else on tour and in the community – we can see about rescheduling (limited availability) or cancelling with full or partial refund. Any updates from Antelope Canyon Tours will be provided by email or posted on our website.
For more information on protecting yourself from coronavirus, please review the information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information on facts and figures, you can visit the World Health Organization’s Coronavirus Disease situation reports.