YOUR COVID-19 TRAVEL QUESTIONS ANSWERED
As the world begins to open up and we can travel again, Insight Vacations understands that you may have a lot of questions. We have compiled a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions we have received to help you feel informed and confident when booking your tour and traveling with Insight Vacations. We are continually updating this page so that you have the most relevant information.
Check all the latest COVID-19 worldwide travel regulations and quarantine policies here.
Updated June 2021
Know Before You Go
VACCINES, TESTING AND QUARANTINE
BOOKINGS, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
WELL-BEING ON YOUR TOUR
YOUR VACATION EXPERIENCE
VACCINES, TESTING and QUARANTINE
Will I need to have had the COVID-19 vaccination to be allowed to travel with Insight Vacations?
How can I show you that I have been vaccinated?
Is there a specific brand of vaccine that I would need to take in order to be considered vaccinated by Insight Vacations, or in a specific destination?
How will Insight Vacations be assisting with any mandatory testing required pre, during and post travel?
I have already received my vaccination, will I still need to comply with testing?
Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the USA?
Can I use a home test kit to do my pre-travel PCR test?
How do I know what the country I am traveling to requires for my upcoming trip?
How much time will be taken out of my holiday for required Covid testing?
Will there be any intermittent testing on longer or multi-country tours?
What happens if I test positive before flying home, or upon re-entering my home country?
If someone in my group tests positive for COVID-19, who pays for the 14 days of quarantine in a hotel and the associated additional expenses like food, etc?
What extra steps do I need to take prior to traveling, and how much more will it cost me?
Bookings, Cancelations and Refunds
If I book my tour and I then need to change my booking, will my money be safe?
Are The Travel Corporation (TTC) and Insight Vacations financially sound?
If I rebook for 2022 and am still unable to travel then, can I get a refund?
If I don’t want to travel by 31 Dec 2022, can I roll my Future Travel Credit over to a later date?
What happens if I purchase a tour but then when I am due to travel, the region or country I am due to visit still has restrictions, or my tour is cancelled due to lockdown?
Will we be refunded for missed inclusions?
The CDC is currently not recommending foreign travel, and it is unclear how long this recommendation will last for. When are you likely to operate tours again?
What travel insurance do I need to purchase that protects me against COVID-related claims?
WELL-BEING ON YOUR TOUR
How will Insight Vacations take care of my health and well-being?
Will an entire tour group be considered a pod, or will we all have to distance from each other?
How are the coaches cleaned and maintained to ensure they are germ-free?
Will your tours be operating at full capacity, or how are you preparing your tours to ensure that social distancing is respected?
What happens if I fill out my Travel Declaration too far in advance, or don't fill it out on time?
Do minors need to complete the Travel Declaration?
Will travel requirements be subject to different guidelines if I am traveling in a private group?
Will I need to wear a mask the entire time on the tour?
Will I be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE)?
Will my tour be cancelled if someone in my tour group gets sick?
Certain attractions will be crowded, how are you going to minimise contact with other travelers who are not part of our group?
Will you be adjusting the time spent onboard the coach, or in between rest stops?
How will the Travel Director and Well-Being Director* practice social distancing themselves on the coach?
Will I be provided with a listening device for walking tours and how will these be cleaned after each use?
YOUR VACATION EXPERIENCE
How do you accommodate single travellers, and do you have any special savings or offers for single travellers?
Do you have small-group tours?
How do I travel exclusively with my bubble with Insight Vacations, and not with any other guests?
In addition to booking my tour, can I also book my air travel with you?
When should I book my air travel?
When will you start to run tours again?
Will you be offering definite departures for tours in 2022?
DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ARE VACCINATING AT DIFFERENT RATES AND MY COUNTRY IS FURTHER AHEAD IN THEIR VACCINATION ROLLOUT. HOW WILL THIS IMPACT YOUR TOURS WHEN YOU BEGIN TO OPERATE AGAIN?
Will I have a good time with these new protocols in place?
What happens if any of the sites or inclusions my group is due to visit are affected by closures while I am on tour?
If we are able to travel, what is the probability of the tour operating as normal? Will restaurants be closed, for example?
If I book my tour and then certain sites or experiences are suddenly required to close, how will you ensure my experience is not impacted?
When traveling with Insight Vacations, will I be required to stay exclusively with the group and therefore not be able to enjoy experiences outside of the itinerary on my own, because of risk of exposure?
How will the Be My Guest dining experiences be organised - will all guests be able to fit into the hosts properties, for example?
How will group dinners be affected by the new well-being policies?
How will the buffet style breakfasts be arranged in light of COVID?
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.
*Insight Vacations will include a Well-Being Director on tours with more than 20 traveling guests to all operating regions excluding Australia & New Zealand. Custom groups will have the option to include a Well-Being Director for a surcharge. In addition to the Travel Director and Driver Team, the Well-Being Director will be responsible for keeping up to date on the latest health authority and local government guidelines. They will also ensure adherence to well-being protocols on tours and will be a dedicated support to help guide our guests.