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INSIGHT’S COVID-19 TRAVEL PROTOCOLS

WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR WELL-BEING

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC), we’ve worked closely with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to guide and co-create the “New Normal Safe and Seamless Traveler Journey” global protocols.

Now more than ever, being able to travel the world with confidence is necessary. When on an Insight Vacations tour, take comfort in knowing that you will travel, from start to finish, with a select group of like-minded travellers. You and your companions will have access to a 24/7 support team from one destination to the next, taking all the necessary precautions as advised by your Well-Being Director. Your well-being has always been our top priority and with our comprehensive approach outlined below, you can have peace of mind that when you travel with us you are in good hands travelling together.

TRAVEL VACCINATION POLICY UPDATE

Effective immediately, all guest booked to travel with Insight Vacations are required to be fully vaccinated to travel.

The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. As part of this commitment, all guests traveling with Insight Vacations through at least December 31, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Please check your destination’s entry requirements, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues to ensure that you’re prepared for your journey. Children not eligible for vaccination and/or booster at the time of travel must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result, taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice.

Please note that guests will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destination visited, which may be more restrictive than above.

This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO YOUR WELL-BEING

ALWAYS-ON SUPPORT TEAM

Expertly Trained Travel Director

Your Travel Director has been trained in enhanced hygiene and distancing standards. Supported by your Well-Being Director, they will monitor compliance and guest well-being.

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Diligent Driver

Your driver has been trained to ensure your transportation and luggage is hygienically managed, so you can travel hassle-free. They’ll get you from one destination to the next with ease and sanitise all coach surfaces throughout your tour.

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Well-Being Director

A dedicated Well-Being Director, with the latest health authority and local government guidelines, will be available on all tours of more than 20 guests. They will ensure daily adherence to all well-being protocols and always be available to support guests.* This includes facilitating any mandatory COVID related testing with as little impact as possible to our guest experience.

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Global Around-the-clock Support Team

In addition to your dedicated on the road team, our operations and guest support teams remain available behind the scenes, in contact and on call 24/7.

*Well-Being Directors are available on 2022 departures with more than 20 guests and are not available on Australia and New Zealand tours. Well-Being Directors can be arranged for Custom Groups for a supplementary charge.

HYGIENE PROTOCOLS & DISTANCING

Smaller Groups, More Personal Space

With our smaller groups and uniquely reconfigured coaches with fewer seats, you benefit from more personal space.

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Air Filters

Air within the coach is completely filtered and changed on average every 2 to 3 minutes, faster than most hospital operating theaters, which is mandated at 3 to 4 minutes. Our air filtration system is designed to create an efficient vertical and safe airflow that helps ensure impurities, like Covid aerosols, are not spread.

Quality Assurance

Your Well-Being Director is responsible for the quality assurance of all hotels, restaurants and other venues you visit during each journey. Quality checks will ensure that all travel partners meet local regulations and the established TTC, WTTC and WHO well-being protocols.

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Hygiene Equipment

Hand sanitiser is accessible and freely available. We ask that you bring your own medical face mask as in some destinations it may be compulsory to wear a mask in certain settings or in public places. Your international carrier, departure airport or a transit airport may require that you wear a face mask, please check the requirements with your airline. Please note that airlines and other establishments may not accept washable cloth masks but only medical masks. On tour, in the case of emergency, personal protective equipment will be distributed to you.

Sanitised Surfaces

All frequently touched surfaces inside your coach — including handrails, doors, tables, overhead lockers — plus your luggage handles, will be disinfected multiple times each day.

Priority Access

Skip the lines with priority access at landmark sites.

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24/7 INCIDENT RESPONSE

Always Up To Date

Our teams are always up to date and continue to adjust to the changing regulations from health authorities and local governments. They make changes behind the scenes so you are able to enjoy your tour.

Incident Response Protocol

Should an incident arise on tour, rest assured that we have protocols in place. We will direct distancing and coordinate with local medical support and testing. We will liaise with local authorities to follow directives, which will vary across countries, and support you every step of the way.

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We have worked closely with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to guide and co-create their “New Normal Safe and Seamless Traveller Journey” global protocols.

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TOURCARE was created in collaboration between USTOA, CATO and ETOA (United States, Canadian and European Tour Operators Associations). These guidelines provide direction for tour operators across all touch-points of a tour – staff, suppliers, and passengers – to ensure that health and sanitisation protections are in place for each stakeholder and the communities visited. Sanitisation procedures recommended are those issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as well as local governmental health authorities.

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