The Travel Corporations’ (TTC) guided tour brands: Trafalgar, Contiki, Insight Vacations, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations and Luxury Gold, announced an extension of the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all adult guests until the end of 2022.
The policy, which came into effect on 01SEP 2021 and now remains in place until 31DEC 2022, requires all eligible guests to be fully vaccinated and show proof before departure. Guests must have received two doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines from either Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca or one dose from Johnson & Johnson, with the final dose being administered a minimum of 15 days prior to their departure.
“Further to our vaccine policy announcement and following a positive response from valued Travel Advisors, partners and guests, we have extended the policy to last at least through the end of 2022,” says Jeff Element, President of The Travel Corporation Canada.
“The wellbeing of our guests and teams on the road remain our top priority, and we’re proud to continue delivering the seamless and incredible travel experiences we are known for, while ensuring clients’ peace of mind,” he concludes.
Clients booked with the brands will need to provide proof of vaccination to their Wellbeing Director, Travel Director, Trip Manager or Travelling Concierge prior to joining the tour and upon arrival to their destination. They will additionally need to comply with specific PCR testing requirements imposed by airlines and/or the destinations, which may differ from country to country.
As part of TTC brands’ arrival protocols, Travel or Wellbeing Directors will complete temperature checks and guests will be required to complete a health questionnaire. Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or missing/incomplete testing or vaccination documents will be referred for additional testing before being allowed to join the group. Travel and Wellbeing Directors, along with restaurants and other vendors, may also conduct additional screenings throughout the trip whenever the need arises.
TTC guided tours will be operated in accordance with a set of enhanced hygiene, physical distancing and on-road protocols, adapting to and complying with all requirements by relevant government authorities.