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Travel Alert Information

The wellbeing and vacation enjoyment of our guests is the paramount priority. All of our brands remain active with high hygiene standards, and the additional preventative on-trip protocol implemented and will continue to follow advice from government advisories and remains in touch with all our on the ground suppliers. 

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Learn more about our Travel Protocols > HERE

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For all bookings that included tickets to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play, please click here for details 

For all bookings that included tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo, please click here for details 

BRENDAN VACATIONS

Updated October 6, 2020
 
Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who have been impacted by this unprecedented, ongoing global crisis and we want you to know that the wellbeing of our guests and our teams has always been – and will always be – our first priority.
 
We are here and want to help you. Due to government mandates are our offices are now closed, and our teams working from home. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we navigate this ever-changing, global situation together and apologize that our response times are significantly higher than our usual standard.
 
To avoid long call-wait times, please call your Travel Agent or use this form to contact us. We will respond to all requests in order of departure date.
 
Have peace of mind knowing that there is no urgency for you to make any future travel decisions right now, your trip can be postponed and rebooked without any penalty, with these below options available to you.
 
 
 
Suspended Trips
 
Due to ongoing uncertainty, spiking cases of COVID-19, and in accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Brendan Vacations has suspended all Guided and FIT trips (Private Chauffeur, Lux Self-Drive, Self-Drive and Locally Hosted Rail) departing up and until February 28, 2021.
 
If you have a booked trip during this suspension period, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit (FTC) automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before December 31, 2022.
 
You are eligible to either:
 
Rebook now and change your travel dates or destination to any trip in 2020, 2021 and 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*
OR
 
Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**
Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Brendan Vacations or another TTC brand (Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Costsaver, Uniworld or U by Uniworld) on any destination or trip for travel before December 31, 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member. 
 
Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to March 16, 2020.

FTC Frequently Asked Questions:  HERE

 

For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo
 
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
 
 
All other bookings
 
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change your trip until 30 days prior to departure.
 
If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip, departing more than 30 days from today, you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.
 
Please also rest assured that our distancing and hygiene protocols on all of our trips meet requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Our new 3 step wellbeing approach adheres to the global safety protocols from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and is recognized by the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which outlines global safety and hygiene for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19. See all the details here.
 
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 World Health Organization and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
 
We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are vacationing with us.
 
In choosing to travel with Brendan Vacations, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
 
Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy. 
 
For all other queries:  Contact our team 
 
Terms & Conditions:
 
*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.
 
** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2084503-20

CONTIKI

Coronavirus travel update

Latest update January 20 2021, 10AM GMT:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, all Contiki trips due to depart on or before February 28, 2021 have now been suspended globally (with the exception of Viva Costa trip departures that are still scheduled to run from January 2021).


Our hearts go out to all who’ve been impacted by this unprecedented pandemic; we want you to know that the wellbeing of our travelers and our teams is – and always will be – our first priority.

If you have a booking with us, rest assured that your trip can be postponed and rebooked without any penalty at any time. Here are the options available to you:

For all trips departing before or on March 31, 2021

In accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Contiki has temporarily suspended all trips across the globe for trips departing up and until March 31 2021.

What are my options if my trip has been suspended?

If you have a trip booked during this suspension period, don’t worry, you’ll have a travel credit automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before 31 December, 2022.

You’re eligible to either:

- Rebook now and change your travel dates or destination to any trip in 2021 or 2022, without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

OR

- Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Contiki or another TTC brand (such as Costsaver or U by Uniworld or Busabout) on any destination or trip for travel before December 31, 2022.

Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to March 16, 2020.

For all other 2020 bookings

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip departing more than 30 days from today, we’re temporarily offering a change fee waiver, meaning that no fee will be charged for you to change your booking, on the land portion of the trip until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.

If your trip has been suspended and you’re unsure what to do next, we’ve put together some FAQs to help guide you.

 

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQS

 

*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply.

All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time.

 

COSTSAVER

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE

Updated 9 March 2021

It is hard to grasp how much our world has changed over the past year due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on our everyday lives and our ability to travel. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these challenging times together.


Suspended Trips
As the world begins to reopen and in accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, we are reviewing departures on a case-by-case basis.. Should your trip be impacted and unable to operate, your booking agent will contact you directly approximately 45-60 days prior to your trip’s planned start date.

If your booked trip is suspended, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit (FTC) automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before 31 December 2022.

You are eligible to either:

• Rebook now, and change your travel dates or destination to any trip departing up until 31 December 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

OR

• Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before 31 December 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Costsaver or another TTC brand (Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises or U by Uniworld River Cruises) on any destination or trip for travel before 31 December 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member.

FTC Frequently Asked Questions:  HERE

For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play
 
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo
 
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
 
All other bookings
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.
 
Please also rest assured that our distancing and hygiene protocols on all of our trips meet requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Our new 3 step wellbeing approach adheres to the global safety protocols from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and is recognized by the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which outlines global safety and hygiene for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19. See all the details here.
 
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 World Health Organization and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
 
We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are vacationing with us.
 
In choosing to travel with Costsaver, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
 
Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy.
 
For all other queries
 
Please click here to get in contact with us.
 
Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to 16 March 2020.
 
*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.
 
** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2077132-20 
 
Updated 27 October 2020

INSIGHT VACATIONS

YOU’RE FREE TO CHANGE OR POSTPONE YOUR INSIGHT VACATION
Updated: March 4, 2021
 
It is hard to grasp how much our world has changed over the past year due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on our everyday lives and our ability to travel. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these challenging times together.
 
 
SUSPENDED TRIPS

As the world begins to reopen and in accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, we are reviewing departures on a case-by-case basis. Should your trip be impacted and unable to operate, your booking agent will contact you directly approximately 45-60 days prior to your trip’s planned start date.

If your booked trip is suspended, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit (FTC) automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before December 31, 2022.

 
You are eligible to either:
 
  • Rebook now, and change your travel dates or destination to any trip departing up until December 31, 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*
OR
 
  • Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Insight Vacations or any other TTC brand (Luxury Gold, Trafalgar, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises or U by Uniworld River Cruises) on any destination or trip for travel before 31 December 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member. 

 

FTC Frequently Asked Questions:  HERE

 
FOR ALL SUSPENDED TRIPS THAT INCLUDE TICKETS TO THE 2020 OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
 
FOR ALL SUSPENDED TRIPS THAT INCLUDE TICKETS TO THE 2020 ROYAL MILITARY EDINBURGH TATTOO
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
 
ALL OTHER BOOKINGS
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.
 
Please also rest assured that our distancing and hygiene protocols on all of our trips meet requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Our new well-being approach adheres to the global safety protocols from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and is recognized by the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which outlines global safety and hygiene for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19. See all the details here.
 
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 World Health Organization and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
 
We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage or requests from our professional staff, once you are vacationing with us.
 
In choosing to travel with Insight Vacations, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
 
Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy.
 
 
FOR ALL OTHER QUERIES
Please click here to get in contact with us.
 
Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time.
*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.
 
** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2077132-20

LION WORLD TRAVEL

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE FOR AFRICA
OPTION TO POSTPONE YOUR SAFARI UP TO DECEMBER 2022*
Originally Posted: March 13, 2020
Last Updated: July 20, 2021 @ 10:10am
 
With the ongoing changes in travel due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the rapidness at which things are changing around us, we are continually adapting to serve the needs of our customers. Some countries in Africa have restricted foreign visitors, or now require additional screening/testing and quarantine periods or proof of vaccination as well as testing. The USA has also introduced testing requirements for travelers returning from international trips – Lion World Travel can assist with facilitating the testing within the destination. Additionally, airlines have reduced their number of departures.
 
Lion World Travel is monitoring news and guidelines coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and governmental departments in North America and Africa to ensure the safety of all of our guests.
 
Know that Lion World Travel is in constant contact with our suppliers throughout Africa. For concerned travelers, we are happy to say that for the majority of bookings, you now have the option to postpone travel to as late as December 9, 2022*. There are some exceptions, so please call us at 1 800 387 2706 to confirm what travel options you have if you want to change, postpone, or transfer your impacted trip with Lion World Travel.  
 
Future Travel Credits: Should you be uncertain about new travel dates or other changes to your booked vacation, we will gladly issue a travel credit for any future travel with Lion World Travel. Credit for issued airline tickets as well as all booked accommodations would remain with the same suppliers. Our Africa Specialists will be able to give you information specific to your booking. In some cases partial credits can be moved to other TTC brands.
 
If restrictions are still in place when the time comes for your safari, we can work with you to adapt your plans as needed. If you prefer to travel elsewhere than Africa for the time being, Lion World Travel is part of The Travel Corporation family of brands, providing travel and tour options around the world.
 
We have added more departures on our Exclusive Vacation Packages for 2021 and 2022, giving travelers more options to choose their new departure dates from. For the vast majority of 2021 re-bookings, we are able to get travelers on the exact same safari, without a price increase for travel within the same season. Most safaris have 2022 dates available as well, however price increases should be expected.
 
In addition to the information on this page, we encourage you to read "Your Well-being, Our Top Priority", which outlines some of the health, safety and well-being initiatives we have in place to safeguard all of our Lion World Travel guests. We want everyone who books with us to enjoy their dream trip to Africa! If you have any questions at all, and wish to postpone your safari, our Africa Specialists are here to answer your call.
 
See below for some important details before you consider re-booking your African safari.
 
* IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • If you choose to postpone travel to 2021: almost all Exclusive Vacation Packages can be re-booked on the same safari, during the same season, with no penalties or extra costs.
  • If you choose to postpone travel to 2022: please be aware that the itinerary and inclusions may change, and 2022 re-bookings might be subject to price increases. We will contact you with dates and prices for 2022 safaris as soon as they are available.
  • Provided that you talk to us at least 30 days before your originally booked departure, most of our Exclusive Vacation Packages can be re-scheduled to a future date of the same safari and season (for any departure up to December 9, 2022, based on availability.)
  • Requests to postpone an Exclusive Vacation Packages received less than 30 days to departure may be subject to change fees
  • If deciding to re-schedule your Exclusive Vacation Package, you have up to 60 days from the date you notified us of your intention to postpone your travel, to advise us what your new preferred date of travel is, or to advise us you will re-book to travel in 2022 when dates are available.
  • For postponing custom and private safari bookings, please contact us to review your options
  • Postponed trips may incur change or cancellation fees from airlines, and some of our accommodation suppliers in Africa
  • Standard cancellation penalties still apply to all bookings. You can view our booking terms and conditions here.
  • Future Travel Credits: Airfare portions of travel credits are valid until December 31, 2021 in most cases; while land travel portions of travel credits are valid until December 31, 2022. 
  • If the newly chosen date is priced higher than the originally booked departure, travelers are responsible to pay the difference.
  • This offer is valid until further notice, and this policy may change at any time
 
COUNTRY-SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS AND TRAVEL ALERTS IN AFRICA:
The information below is provided to help you determine what entry requirements and restrictions may be in place for your destination(s).
 

Note that country regulations are changing frequently. In general, wearing masks in public and maintaining social distancing is required wherever you go. Failure to follow these protocols can result in fines. We have made efforts to keep these guidelines as up to date as possible, but there are sometimes communication delays from the authorities in Africa. Please note Sherpa uses the most recently updated information from countries across the world. You may find information supplied by different government sites may vary at times, so be sure to check for the most recent local updates too.

Botswana:

  • All visitors entering Botswana are required to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their departure for Botswana, and all visitors must do a rapid COVID antigen test upon arrival in Botswana.
  • With a negative test, visitors are not required to quarantine.
  • If positive, travelers are liable for the cost of food and lodging during quarantine – please check your travel insurance policy as some providers plans will cover these costs. An additional COVID-19 test is required on day 10 of the quarantine period at the travelers expense.
  • Travelers coming from high risk countries may be required to quarantine at a designated facility. A COVID test will be done on day 7 before they may be released to travel.
  • All travelers exiting Botswana are required to present a PCR negative test result not older than 72 hours from the time of exit from Botswana. Some camps will arrange for this to be done in camp – additional costs will apply.

Kenya:

  • All passengers on international flights must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate on arrival, obtained no later than 96 hours prior to departure from their home country.
  • All arriving passengers on international flights must have a body temperature that is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F); must NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms.
  • It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Kenya to complete the Travelers Health Surveillance Form by the Ministry of Health. The form is available here and must be completed online prior to embarkation.
  • Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form and will be required to display it to a Port Health Official to proceed through immigration.
  • Strict infection prevention and control measures have to be followed: social distancing, good hand hygiene, and the wearing of masks remain mandatory.
  • There is a daily curfew from 10:00pm to 4:00am in Nairobi. 
  • Prior to departure, everyone leaving Kenya must have a negative PCR test taken in country, with a Trusted Travel (TT) code, if their next destinations require proof of a negative PCR test.

Mozambique:

  • All arriving travelers are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted in their country of origin within 72 hours of departure for Mozambique.
  • All travelers will undergo temperature screening upon arrival.
  • Tourism visas are once again available upon arrival with proof of a return ticket and hotel booking, however it is highly recommended to obtain your visa from the Mozambican Embassy prior to arrival.
  • There is a daily curfew in Maputo, provincial capitals, and many other cities from 10:00pm - 4:00am
  • Businesses will be open from 9:00am – 7:00pm on Monday – Saturday, and 9:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday. Restaurants may remain open until 9:00pm every day.

Namibia:

  • All passengers arriving on international flights must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result, from the country of departure, no older than 7 days. 
  • All arriving travelers must submit their full itinerary on arrival. Health screening and temperature checks will be conducted upon arrival.
  • Travelers must complete a Health Questionnaire for Tourism to Namibia before they arrive.
  • Any non-Namibian travelers who arrive with a negative test that is older than 7 days will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost and will only be released if the results of this test return negative. Travelers may be placed under mandatory Government quarantine at approved facilities at their own cost.
  • Results for tests done in Namibia can take up to 48 hours to obtain.
  • Correct wearing of face masks in public places, including vehicles, aircraft and other means of shared transport is compulsory.
  • Penalties for transgression of these protocols is subject to up to a $100,000 Naimibian Dollars fine and 10 years in prison.
  • Restaurants may only sell alcohol for takeaway between 9:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday – no sale of alcohol is allowed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, except at hotels and resorts with guests.
  • There is a nationwide curfew between 9:00pm and 4:00am daily.

South Africa:

  • On June 28, 2021 South Africa went into lockdown with the following added restrictions: no indoor or outdoor public gatherings, no alcohol sales, no leisure travel in and out of Gauteng province, and restaurants will only be permitted to sell food for take-away or delivery.
  • International borders and airports are open to international travel subject to necessary health protocols listed below.
  • On arrival, travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 CR test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure. Where a traveler has not done a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure, they will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at their own cost.
  • All travelers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 PCR test is conducted.
  • All travelers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app. International travelers are required to have mandatory travel insurance, and must cover the cost of a COVID-19 PCR test (for those showing symptoms) and their own quarantine costs, if required.
  • If a flight arrives within the curfew hours, passengers will be able to show proof of their boarding passes or tickets for their flights if stopped by law enforcement en-route to the airport or hotel. 
  • A curfew is in place from 9:00pm to 4:00am daily. 
  • Wearing of masks are mandatory in public places (Fines and possible imprisonment up to 6 months for non-compliance), maintain a social distance of 2 meters where possible.

Tanzania and Zanzibar:

  • Mainland Tanzania, and Zanzibar Island are open to tourism.
  • Travelers are required to complete an Online Health Surveillance Form within the 24 hours prior to their arrival in Tanzania. Once completed, travelers will receive a Unique Health Code (UHC) to show to health officials upon their arrival.
  • All travelers are required to produce the negative COVID-19 certificate upon arrival into Tanzania, taken within the 72 hours of their arrival.
  • Any arriving travelers may be required to undergo enhanced health screening and take a Rapid Antigen Test at a cost of approximately $25 per person upon arrival. Should the tests be positive, quarantine at the travelers own expense will be required.
  • While in Tanzania, visitors will be expected to adhere to full protective measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Zambia:

  • Visitor and Business Visas are being issued in advance, not upon arrival.
  • All arriving passengers must have a certificate of a negative PCR COVID-19 test that has been conducted within 72 hours of arriving in Zambia. Visitors coming into the country without evidence of a negative CoV-2PCR test conducted with the previous 72 days will not be allowed to enter the country.
  • Travelers from “High Risk” countries may be asked to undergo additional COVID-19 testing with rapid antigen test upon arrival in Zambia. All travelers from “High Risk” countries will be required to undergo a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days, after arrival in Zambia.
  • All travelers from countries other than “High Risk” with and Negative CoV-2PCR test who have complete documentation of vaccination will be exempted from quarantine.
  • Visitors will be expected to adhere to COVID-19 regulations like physical distancing, wearing face masks, and personal hygiene.
  • All international visitors are subject to temperature and symptom screening on arrival. If you show any signs of COVID-19, you will have to quarantine for 14 days.
  • PCR testing can be done in Livingstone but must be sent to Lusaka for processing, express tests for results within 48 hours cost approximately US$150 per person

Zimbabwe including Victoria Falls:

  • All travelers will be required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate, obtained from a recognized facility within 48 hours of departure for Zimbabwe.
  • As of June 29, 2021: Visitors arriving from, or transiting through, countries with Alpha or Delta COVID variants will be quarantined upon arrival at their own expense, even if they provide a negative PCR test upon arrival. These visitors will be tested on day 1, 3, 5, 10 before being released from quarantine.
  • All travelers will undergo health screening and temperature testing. Social distancing, hand sanitization and the wearing of masks are mandatory.
  • Travel between cities in Zimbabwe is suspended, except for food or medicine production purposes
  • Hotel and lodge restaurants are open to serve guests, all other restaurants are only open for takeaway service.
  • There is a curfew in effect from 6:30pm to 6:00am daily. Businesses are open from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

AIRLINE RESTRICTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS IN AFRICA:

Be aware that in addition to the country requirements above, certain airlines may require a negative PCR test before allowing you on a flight, even if one is not required to exit a country in Africa. Speak with one of our Africa Specialists to discuss what airline requirements may affect your travels.

RETURNING HOME TO THE US:

In addition to the above requirements, know that there are restrictions and possible quarantine requirements in place for when you return home from a foreign country.

All travelers returning to the United States (ages two years and older) must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within 72 hours of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the US may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. 

LUXURY GOLD

You’re Free To Change or Postpone Your Luxury Gold Vacation
Updated: March 4, 2021
 
It is hard to grasp how much our world has changed over the past year due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on our everyday lives and our ability to travel. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these challenging times together.
 
SUSPENDED JOURNEYS

As the world begins to reopen and in accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, we are reviewing departures on a case-by-case basis. Should your trip be impacted and unable to operate, your booking agent will contact you directly approximately 45-60 days prior to your trip’s planned start date.

If your booked trip is suspended, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit (FTC) automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before December 31, 2022.

You are eligible to either:

  • Rebook now, and change your travel dates or destination to any trip departing up until December 31, 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*
    OR
  • Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Luxury Gold or any other TTC brand (Insight Vacations, Trafalgar, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises or U by Uniworld River Cruises) on any destination or trip for travel before 31 December 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member. Learn more about Future Travel Credits here.

FTC Frequently Asked Questions:  HERE

 
FOR ALL SUSPENDED TRIPS THAT INCLUDE TICKETS TO THE 2020 ROYAL MILITARY EDINBURGH TATTOO
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
 
ALL OTHER BOOKINGS
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your journey to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.
 
Please also rest assured that our distancing and hygiene protocols on all of our journeys meet requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Our new well-being approach adheres to the global safety protocols from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and is recognized by the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which outlines global safety and hygiene for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19. See all the details here.
 
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 World Health Organization and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
 
We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-journey travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are vacationing with us.
 
In choosing to travel with Luxury Gold, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
 
Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy.
 
 
FOR ALL OTHER QUERIES
Please click here to get in contact with us.
 
Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time. 

*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all journeys and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a journey or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the journey or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to journey changes and/or cancellations.

**If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the journey and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new journey or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new journey or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new journey. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to journey changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2077132-20

TRAFALGAR

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE
YOU’RE FREE TO CHANGE OR POSTPONE YOUR VACATION

Updated 9 March 2021

It is hard to grasp how much our world has changed over the past year due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on our everyday lives and our ability to travel. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these challenging times together.


Suspended Trips
As the world begins to reopen and in accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, we are reviewing departures on a case-by-case basis.. Should your trip be impacted and unable to operate, your booking agent will contact you directly approximately 45-60 days prior to your trip’s planned start date.

If your booked trip is suspended, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit (FTC) automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before 31 December 2022.

You are eligible to either:

• Rebook now, and change your travel dates or destination to any trip departing up until 31 December 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

OR

• Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before 31 December 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Trafalgar or another TTC brand (Costsaver, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises or U by Uniworld River Cruises) on any destination or trip for travel before 31 December 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member.

FTC Frequently Asked Questions:  HERE

For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play
 
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo
 
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.
 
 
All other bookings
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.
 
Please also rest assured that our distancing and hygiene protocols on all of our trips meet requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Our new 3 step wellbeing approach adheres to the global safety protocols from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and is recognized by the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which outlines global safety and hygiene for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19. See all the details here.
 
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 World Health Organization and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
 
We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are vacationing with us.
 
In choosing to travel with Trafalgar, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
 
Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy.
 
For all other queries
 
Please click here to get in contact with us.
 
Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to 16 March 2020.
 
*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.
 
** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2077132-20