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In line with evolving standards domestically and abroad, Holiday Vacations’ tours departing after July 1, 2023 will no longer require guests to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Certain destinations may continue to have vaccination requirements for entry. All travelers must comply with those requirements, including specific vaccines and boosters.
This update to our COVID-19 policy comes after much deliberation. Holiday Vacations’ top priority is, and always has been, safeguarding your health, safety, and travel investment so you can focus on the joy of new experiences – not anxieties or worries.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Holiday Vacations has followed the guidance of the CDC and other government agencies to protect our family of travelers and staff. Following that guidance, we continue to recommend that all guests and employees stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Required Travel Policy Forms for Booked Guests
These forms must be submitted to Holiday Vacations by the final payment date of the tour. Online form submission constitutes a legally binding statement.
Learn more about the included protections for every Holiday Vacations tour as well as our optional enhancements that ensure that no aspect of your trip is unprotected or left to chance. You have always been protected when you travel with Holiday Vacations with a fully refundable low $200 deposit*. With the events of the last year, we’ve decided to elevate this philosophy further by offering additional enhancements to provide even more peace of mind as we all begin to travel again. In addition, you can learn all about the health and safety measures that we are taking to ensure you can travel worry-free.
*Fully refundable up until the final payment date of the booked tour(s).
Whether you are thinking of making a reservation or have already booked, you can be confident that our built-in booking flexibility will protect your investment, just like it always has.
If you want your coverage to go beyond the basics and include additional coverage that’s relevant to you and your vacation, enhanced protection through Trawick International ensures you can travel with complete peace of mind.
The US Department of State and the CDC urge people to purchase travel insurance, now more than ever. Covid-19 has changed many things about our lives, including when and how we travel. Trawick International provides valuable coverage should you or a family member contract coronavirus before or during your trip.
In addition, Trawick International also covers:
Ask about adding Trawick International for enhanced protection when you book your next trip with Holiday Vacations.
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Does Holiday Vacations require COVID-19 vaccinations by the guests and tour directors?
No. For tours starting on or after July 1, 2023, Holiday Vacations does not require guests or Tour Directors to be vaccinated. However, some of the destinations we travel to do have requirements in place. Guests must have their COVID-19 and possibly other vaccinations as required by the destinations to which they are traveling. Holiday Vacations has followed the guidelines of the CDC through the pandemic and continues to do so. We recommend that all travelers stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.
If I am past my final payment date, can I cancel due to the COVID mandate change?
The announcement shared with booked guests who are traveling after July 1, 2023 allowed every person at least nearly two weeks before the final payment date of their tour. If you elect to cancel, you should do so before that final payment. If you request to cancel due to these policy changes post-final payment date, applicable standard cancellation fees apply.
Where can I locate entry requirements for my destination?
Entry requirements for destination can be found on the U.S. State Department website. Clicking the link for COVID-19 Country Specific Information under the box for Country Information. This website is kept up to date, and should be checked regularly.
Do I have to wear a mask while on tour?
Holiday Vacations does not require guests to wear masks. However, Holiday Vacations requires all guests to comply with local laws and regulations of the places we visit. If our destination requires masks in any situations, guests must comply.
What happens if a guest gets symptoms of COVID-19 while on tour?
While on tour, guests who develop COVID type symptoms will be asked to take a COVID-19 test. A negative test result requires no further action. Guests who test positive will not be able to continue with the tour group and will be asked to comply with CDC or destination guidelines regarding isolation and travel. Unplanned expenses incurred due to illness are the responsibility of the traveler and/or their personal travel insurance.
Does travel insurance cover me if I get COVID-19 on tour and am unable to continue with the group?
Our Trawick Travel Insurance policy covers COVID-19 as most other illnesses. Claims involving injuries or illnesses are best supported with official documentation by a medical professional. Holiday Vacations recommends that all travelers purchase travel insurance.
What happens to me if someone else on the tour gets COVID-19?
Most guests on the tour would continue to be identified as not a close contact. The CDC now recommends that if someone was a close contact and had direct exposure to a person who tested positive, they continue with normal activities, wear a mask, and monitor for symptoms. If a guest develops symptoms for COVID-19 whether knowingly exposed or not, we will request that they get tested for COVID-19.
What are the visa & vaccine requirements by country?
Every country has different requirements for entry. While most countries and Holiday Vacations do not require any vaccinations or visa, guests must comply and adhere with the requirements of individual countries to travel. To help you navigate requirements for your tour, go to https://cibtvisas.com/health-requirements.
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.