COVID-19 Travel Update
Questions regarding booking and COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions? View our Travel Restrictions Search Tool and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page:
Updated: September 28, 2021
Dear fellow travelers,
The summer of 2021 is now behind us and it goes without saying, that there have been highs and lows. Here at Tripsite, we are purposing to focus on the highs, while being very realistic regarding the lows.
We celebrated as the international borders opened and we could assist many of you with your travel plans. We have loved to hear your stories as you returned, reaffirming our belief that the journey is worth the effort.
The reality is that travel has become more complicated during these times. It requires more research before you travel and an even greater spirit of flexibility than ever before.
We all have questions, hesitancy, and concerns, but as travelers helping travelers, we promise to address these with transparency and honesty.
Due to the changing entry and exit requirements for international travel, it is imperative that you stay up to date on the policies set by the country/countries that you are visiting, including reentry into your home country after your travels.
Please visit our Travel Restrictions Tool page and the country/countries government webpage for this information.
Below you will find a list of websites to assist you as you plan your travels.
We understand that the decision to travel or not to travel is complicated and multi-faceted. We have compiled a COVID-19 FAQ. We hope you find it useful. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us.
Our Tour Specialists have put together a list of destinations that are open for travel right now. Take advantage of tours that are off the beaten path, away from crowds, in private homes, or consider chartering a ship with family and friends.
Once again, it is important now more than ever to be fully informed. We advise that you gather and access all the information you can in your tour planning process including country policy, airline policy, and specific tour operator policy.
1. Be sure to understand the terms and conditions for the tour that you choose. The majority of our operators have implemented flexible booking and rebooking options. You can find a few of the tours listed here. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and we encourage you to contact us for specifics regarding a tour you may be interested in. (As always, cancellation on your part will incur penalties.)
2. Please contact us for the specific policy that applies to your reservation.
3. Speak with airline reps to determine their terms and conditions and rebooking policies.
4. Research travel insurance options thoroughly and understand any fine print in regards to pandemic situations and cancel for any reason clauses. Here is a link to our trusted travel insurance partners.
All the major airlines have issued official policies regarding cancellations and changes. For those of you with scheduled flights, contact your airline directly or for those planning travel, we advise not making airtravel plans until you understand the terms and conditions. (Please be patient, but persistent, as you reach out to airlines and insurance companies. The call volumes have increased dramatically!)
MORE ON TRAVEL INSURANCE
If you have purchased travel insurance, it is advised that you refer to the details of your specific policy. If you have obtained a plan with our partner RoamRight, you can speak with an experienced customer service representative at 1-866-891-6614.
If you have purchased a policy through another company, again, contact them directly with your specific questions and concerns. They are the experts.
We have added small boat active cruises with sensible and safe Covid protocols in place that are the perfect size for exclusive chartering for entire families or groups of friends. We are excited about our new tours in the US. Check out our self-guided hikes and cycling, which by their very nature, constitute social distancing. You can find general information about Health and Safety protocols here. Tour-specific information can be requested at any time.
In closing, we are proud to be part of this amazing community of adventurers and world travelers. Stay safe, stay connected, and stay thankful as we all look forward to future exploration!
A message of hope: Looking Forward - Travel in 2021 & Beyond.