COVID-19 Travel Information
Although travel is resuming its usual operation, we acknowledge that some clients may still have queries regarding COVID-19 and its potential effects on their travel plans. To assist our travellers, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and hope that this information will be valuable. We are committed to regularly updating this page as needed.
If you are travelling soon, you can check the latest COVID-19 travel regulations, quarantine policies and border statuses for destinations through your countries government travel website:
AU - Smart Traveller
NZ - Safe Travel NZ
CA - Government of Canada
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there vaccination or testing requirements for your trips?
While it is not compulsory for travellers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel with Inspiring Vacations, we strongly advise that they receive the vaccine prior to their trip. It is important to be aware that airlines, third-party providers and authorities may have different guidelines depending on the destination.
travellers are responsible for adhering to these regulations throughout their journey, and no reimbursements will be issued if travellers are unable to participate in all or some parts of their trip due to noncompliance. Please be advised that our partner Hurtigruten trips and select cruises may necessitate proof of current COVID-19 vaccination, and additional information will be provided at the time of booking or within the final trip documents. Our vaccination policy may be subject to modification without prior notice.
Do I need travel insurance when travelling?
Although it is not mandatory, we strongly suggest that you acquire travel insurance prior to your trip that encompasses unanticipated circumstances, including accidents and illnesses such as COVID-19.
Should I travel with RAT tests?
We recommend that travellers travel with their own RAT tests as we cannot guarantee the accessibility of tests when on-trip.
What happens if someone on a trip shows symptoms of COVID-19?
Should a traveler feel unwell while on their trip, the Tour Leader will aid them in receiving medical attention, including COVID-19 testing if desired by the traveller. Any necessary or requested tests will be at the traveler's expense. It is advisable to bring your own rapid antigen tests from home, if possible.
In the event of a positive test result within the group, leaders and crew members are obligated to receive testing. While other travelers are not required to be tested, the Tour Leader can arrange testing for those who request it. Our aim is to continue the trip whenever feasible unless compelled to terminate the trip in compliance with local regulations.
Will there be changes made to the itinerary and inclusions of my trip due to COVID-19?
Our operations teams are constantly monitoring local updates, including potential closures or modifications to visiting locations, eateries, attractions, and other aspects. To align with guidance from local authorities or our health and safety procedures, we may have to adjust the activities or destinations on your itinerary. Maintaining an open mindset and being adaptable will enhance your overall travel experience.
Will I have to wear a mask when travelling?
Inspiring Vacations supports the use of masks as one way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We follow the guidance and requirements of local governments and individual businesses around mask wearing.
Can I get a refund if I am unwell before my trip and unable to travel?
If you are unwell prior to travelling, please contact us to make alternative arrangements.We will refer to the terms and conditions of your booking.
What happens if I test positive on my trip?
COVID-19 requirements are constantly evolving and differ from country to country and region to region. If you receive a positive test result while traveling with us, you must adhere to the regulations of the country you are in and may not be permitted to continue traveling with the group. In the event of local government requirements, you may be required to self-isolate for a specific number of days.
Our local team will do their best to help you make arrangements for lodging if local isolation is necessary. Any additional arrangements needed outside of the standard package will be at the travellers expense, so we ask that all payment records are obtained so you can make a claim through your travel insurance provider once you return home.
As COVID-19 still poses a risk to individual health, we ask that you assume personal responsibility for your own well-being and consider how your personal situation may affect the health and well-being of others. Inspiring Vacations reserves the right to prohibit you from continuing to travel with the group if your health status poses a risk to your safety or that of other travellers. We highly recommend obtaining travel insurance to cover circumstances like these. Please ensure that you are covered for the entire duration of your trip and that you have sufficient coverage for such eventualities.
What happens if I test positive before flying home, or upon re-entering my home country?
In the event that you test positive for Covid-19 before your return flight, the local government may require you to undergo quarantine in that country for a specified number of days. In such cases, your Tour Leader and our support team will comply with the advice of local authorities and assist you in making any necessary arrangements.
You and/or your insurance provider will be responsible for any costs incurred for quarantine while in the destination or upon returning home. It is therefore highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance before embarking on your trip. If you test positive for Covid-19 upon re-entering your home country after the completion of your trip, you will be required to follow the guidelines set forth by your local government.
Will everyone on my coach be tested?
All individuals traveling with Inspiring Vacations must adhere to the testing regulations mandated by airlines and/or authorities at their destination, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues.