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The well-being 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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If you’re traveling again soon, you can check what travel restrictions are in place at your destination. See the latest travel regulations, quarantine policies, border statuses, and Coronavirus travel advice by country and plan your trip accordingly. Simply select your departure and travel destination, as well as your passport to see the latest travel guidance on each country’s restrictions and requirements before you depart.

TRAVEL VACCINATION POLICY

The well-being of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid. Children under 16 must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice.

BRENDAN VACATIONS

Updated July 8, 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 Brendan Vacations or another TTC brand (Trafalgar, Costsaver, 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. Learn more about Future Travel Credits here.

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 60 days prior to departure.^

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip, departing more than 60 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 60 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. 

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:
 

^Effective immediately and until further notice, we are temporarily offering a waiver for the change penalty until 30 days prior to departure for new 2021 bookings should guests wish to change their dates or travel to a different destination. This applies to land bookings only and does not apply to group bookings. This penalty waiver allows you to change the destination and/or trip you are traveling on. 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. Discounts and promotions are subject to availability on the new trip. Normal penalties apply for full cancellation without re-booking or cancellations within 30 days of departure. Please note, airlines may impose different change policies, and if you declined travel insurance, you are responsible for any airline cancellation penalties. Temporary changes to standard terms and conditions apply to new Guided Vacation bookings until further notice and may be removed at any time. For new 2022 and 2023 bookings, standard payment and cancellation policies apply; guest may change trip and/or date up until 60 days prior to departure without penalties (groups and special departures including Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, etc. incur change penalties at an earlier date; see booking conditions for details). Other conditions apply.

*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 March 11, 2021 3:30PM GMT:

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 April 30, 2021

In accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Contiki has temporarily suspended all trips across the globe for trips departing before April 30 2021 and selected departures from May to September 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 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.

***Exceptions apply to this cancellation policy for the following trips – Africa, Special Trips and Detour. 

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: July 8, 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 TOURS

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 journey departing up until December 31, 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your journey. 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, Brendan Vacations, Costsaver, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, 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.

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 60 days prior to departure.^

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip, departing more than 60 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 60 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. 

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 well-being. 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 instructions 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
Please click here to get in contact with us.
 
Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time.

^Effective immediately and until further notice, we are temporarily offering a waiver for the change penalty until 30 days prior to departure for new 2021 bookings should guests wish to change their dates or travel to a different destination. This applies to land bookings only and does not apply to group bookings. This penalty waiver allows you to change the destination and/or trip you are traveling on. 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. Discounts and promotions are subject to availability on the new trip. Normal penalties apply for full cancellation without re-booking or cancellations within 30 days of departure. Please note, airlines may impose different change policies, and if you declined travel insurance, you are responsible for any airline cancellation penalties. Temporary changes to standard terms and conditions apply to new Guided Vacation bookings until further notice and may be removed at any time. For new 2022 and 2023 bookings, standard payment and cancellation policies apply; guest may change trip and/or date up until 60 days prior to departure without penalties (groups and special departures including Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, etc. incur change penalties at an earlier date; see booking conditions for details). Other conditions apply.

*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

LION WORLD TRAVEL

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE FOR AFRICA
OPTION TO POSTPONE YOUR SAFARI UP TO DECEMBER 2022*
Originally Posted: March 13, 2020
Last Updated: February 24, 2022 @ 9:50am
 
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 1-888-292-4885 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 in 2022. 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.

We have departures on all of our Exclusive Vacation Packages for 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. Price increases and fees can be expected for other safaris in 2022 and 2023. 

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:
  • Contact your Africa Specialist to discuss options if you are considering delaying your travels
  • Postponing travel: be aware that the itinerary and inclusions may change year to year, and re-bookings are subject to price increases
  • 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.
 
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. 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:

  • Fully vaccinated travelers must show proof of vaccination upon entry
  • Visitors entering Botswana who are not fully vaccinated are required to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their departure for Botswana, and must receive a Covid vaccination at their port of entry in Botswana, administered by the Ministry of Health
  • 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 travelers need proof that they are fully vaccinated and must have a valid vaccination certificate (must be printed)
  • All passengers on international flights must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, done within 72 hours of arrival in Kenya.
  • 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.
  • Tourist visas must be done ahead of arrival, using the e-visa portal.
  • A random selection of people will also be tested upon arrival. Anyone testing positive will need to quarantine for 14 days.
  • 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.
  • Prior to departure, everyone leaving Kenya must have a negative PCR test taken in country, with a Trusted Travel (TT) code, or have a Rapid Antigen Test done at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon departure.
  • Additional COVID-19 tracing and reporting may be required.

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 midnight to 4:00am

Namibia:

  • All passengers (even fully vaccinated) arriving on international flights must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from the country of departure, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival in Namibia. No quarantine or additional testing will be required upon arrival.
  • Visitors to Namibia must have their negative PCR test results loaded onto the Trusted Traveler program or verified by the Global Haven system prior to arrival.
  • Travelers must fill out the Namibia COVID-19 Surveillance Form as well as the Health Questionnaire for Tourism to Namibia before they arrive.
  • Any non-Namibian travelers who arrive with a negative test that is older than 72 hours 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 Namibian Dollars fine and 10 years in prison.

South Africa:

  • 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 PCR 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.
  • Arriving travelers must complete the Domestic Travel Questionnaire form and Traveller Health Questionnaire from the Department of Health.
  • Prior to leaving South Africa, all travelers must also complete the Exit Screening Questionnaire from the Department of Health.
  • 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. 
  • Wearing of masks are mandatory in public places (fines and possible imprisonment up to 6 months for non-compliance), maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters where possible.

Tanzania and Zanzibar:

  • Travelers are required to complete an Online Public 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 a negative COVID-19 certificate upon arrival into Tanzania, taken within the prior 96 hours.
  • Any arriving travelers may be required to undergo enhanced health screening and take a Rapid Antigen Test at a cost of approximately $10 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.
  • The online visa portal for Tanzania can be found here.
  • When departing, travelers must complete a Rapid Antigen test at the airport and obtain a negative result. 

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 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
  • Departing Zambia: Travelers must use an authorized Trusted Traveler laboratory for their COVID-19 PCR test. Travelers will get a Trusted Travel code from the laboratory where the test was performed. Travelers must create an account at Trusted Travel – Africa CDC. This is where your results will be uploaded. You will then get a QR code to display on your phone and show to authorities at the airport to allow your departure. Tests must be taken within the past 72 hours, and tests taken outside of Zambia (even within this 72 hour window) are not valid, and another test must be taken in Zambia.

Zimbabwe including Victoria Falls:

  • Upon arrival, all visitors will be tested for COVID-19.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers do not have to quarantine with a negative result. All other travelers must complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine. If your test is positive, your mandatory quarantine will be extended to 14 days.
  • 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.
  • There is a curfew in effect from midnight to 5:30am daily. 

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. Certain airlines do not accept cloth masks, and require travelers to wear surgical / KN95 masks while flying. 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 must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within 1 day of your flight departure to return into the US. All travelers entering the US will be given an Attestation Form to confirm they meet the entry requirements. This will distributed/collected by the airline, and can also be found on the CDC website.

LUXURY GOLD

You’re Free To Change or Postpone Your Luxury Gold Vacation
Updated: July 6, 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 TOURS

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 journey departing up until December 31, 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your journey. 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, Brendan Vacations, Costsaver, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, 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.

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 60 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.

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