COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Booking Policy

We appreciate that given the global Covid-19 climate, booking international adventure is a big deal. It’s important to us that you can sign up with confidence and fully understand, from the outset, what committing to Laureus Challenge 2022 presented by Sierra Space looks like. 

  • – A deposit payment of $2,000 USD is due upon sign up.
  • – A balance payment of US$2,850 is due in September.
  • – If prior to 16 October, your situation changes for whatever reason and you cannot take part in the challenge, you can:
    • Cancel your spot on the challenge by notifying our team and receive a refund of 2,850 USD (if payment has been received in full prior to cancellation).
    • Find a replacement person to take your spot on the challenge. Please note, it is your responsibility to notify our team of the change and manage transferring funds between you and your replacement.
  • – If between 17 October and 19 November, your situation changes for whatever reason and you cannot take part in the challenge, you will need to notify our team and forfeit your challenge fee.
  • – If you contract Covid-19 prior to the challenge and cannot attend and take part in the challenge you will receive a refund of $3,880.
  • – If you contract Covid-19 during the challenge, you will be taken to a hotel in Dubai to self-isolate (in accordance with Dubai Government regulations), this will be at your own cost/covered by your travel insurance policy. You will not receive a refund for your space on the Challenge.
  • – You will be required to self-test for Covid-19 (within 48 hours of arrival onsite). You will need to obtain a negative test result in order to attend and take part in the challenge. On arrival onsite you will be required to complete a declaration stating the test completed was negative.
  • – If for whatever reason, we need to postpone the challenge and it cannot be delivered on the assigned dates (14-19 November 2022), we will:
    • Communicate alternative dates to you as soon as practicably possible; and
    • Transfer all monies paid to the new dates or provide you with a full refund (on request).

In line with Dubai travel and testing requirements, all participants from all countries (GCC included) who are taking part in Laureus Challenge 2022 presented by Sierra Space, must fulfil one of the below requirements:

  1. Present a valid vaccination certificate(s) reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and includes a QR code
  2. Present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection to the time of boarding and the certificate must be issued by an approved health service provider with a QR code
  3. Present a valid medical certificate issued by the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from COVID-19 within 1 month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival


  • Printed or digital PCR test certificates or vaccination certificates are accepted in English or Arabic and must include a QR code. SMS certificates are not accepted.
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificates without a QR code will be accepted for travel to Dubai as long as the vaccination certificate is issued by test centres/organisations recognised/approved by the national health authorities of the country.
  • COVID-19 PCR test or vaccination certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the departure point.
  • PCR tests must be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA. Rapid antigen, antibody or any form of rapid lateral flow tests and home test kits will not be accepted.
  • NHS COVID-19 test certificates for travel from the United Kingdom to Dubai will not be accepted.

Finally, please rest assured that while you are onsite with us for Laureus Challenge 2022 presented by Sierra Space, we will take every precaution possible to avoid transmission of COVID-19 and any other transmittable disease or virus. Our onsite Covid-19 policies and protocols are in accordance with the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s health and safety guidelines as well as the World Travel and Tourism Council’s protocols