LATEST TRAVEL UPDATES AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS (UPDATED DAILY)

Updated May 5, 2022

Travel Updates

Travel Updates will keep you informed on the operating status of tours or cruises by destination, and provide up-to-date information on our travel policies. To learn about Tauck's universal vaccination requirement and destination-specific Covid policies, please visit our Covid Travel Requirements page.

Tour & Cruise Status by Destination

We continue to make every effort to provide the most up-to-date information on the status of your tour or cruise. However, please know that as we share the below updates, we recognize there are events outside our control that we cannot predict or prevent. While access to certain destinations and itinerary elements may evolve over time, what won't change is our commitment to do everything possible to deliver the quality experience and peace of mind you expect when traveling with Tauck. We hope you share a spirit of adventure with us.

 

UNITED STATES

All tours and cruises are operating.

 

CANADA

All tours are operating with the exception of select departures of Grand Canadian Rockies – Due to a critical maintenance issue on VIA Rail's train, The Canadian, we have reluctantly been forced to cancel the following departures: 5/28, 6/18, 7/9, 7/30, 8/20, 9/3, 9/10. Please note that we are in the process of contacting all impacted guests and will review options at that time.

 

EUROPE

We are closely monitoring any potential impact from the tragic crisis in Ukraine on our tours and cruises in Europe. With the exception to Russia, as noted below, all tours and cruises are operating normally. Tauck President Jennifer Tombaugh recently returned from Europe and shared her travel experience, which can be found on our blog here.

  • Russia: All departures of our Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures tour have been cancelled. Tauck will still operate our 2022 St. Petersburg and the Baltic Sea cruises. However, due to the current Russia-Ukraine crisis, we will be replacing our visit to St. Petersburg with calls in Visby, Sweden, Riga, Latvia, and Lübeck, Germany. The new northbound and southbound itineraries can be found here.

 

LATIN AMERICA

All tours and cruises are operating.

 

AFRICA

All tours are operating.

 

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

All tours and cruises are operating with the following exception:

  • Israel & Jordan: Due to Covid restrictions and operational challenges, we are unable to operate our Jerusalem, Red Sea & Petra tour through May 2022. We plan to operate all later departures of Jerusalem, Red Sea & Petra tour.

 

ASIA

At this time, we are unable to operate several itineraries due to current travel restrictions.

  • Japan: Due to strict border regulations for non-resident foreigners, we have been forced to cancel all 2022 departures of Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun. Additionally, we are unable to operate our Essence of Japan journeys through June 30th. The remaining 2022 departures of Essence of Japan are still scheduled to operate as planned. We are hopeful for good news in the coming months and we are ready to operate should entry be allowed.
  • Singapore & Indonesia: Unfortunately, due to internal travel restrictions within Southeast Asia we unable to operate our departures of Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali through the end of July. The remaining 2022 departures of this tour are expected to operate as planned.
  • Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to operate our tours to Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand due to current entry restrictions and operational challenges. As a result, we have had to cancel all tours through August 31, 2022. For all guests departing September 2022 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour.

 

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

Although Australia is starting to open up its borders, we are unable to operate our itineraries within the current travel restrictions. Due to these challenges, all trips to Australia and New Zealand are cancelled through August 31, 2022. For all guests departing on September 1, 2022 or later, we will notify you before your final payment is due to confirm the status of your tour or cruise.

 

 

Travel Policy Updates For Our Guests

Important Health & Safety Policy Update

All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be up to date with their vaccinations for Covid. If over 270 days have passed since your initial vaccination series, you must have a booster shot. No booster shot is required if you can show proof of having recovered from Covid within 180 days of travel.

Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors under age 12 is not required by Tauck; however, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 3-days, or an antigen test taken within 2-days, of departing for their Tauck trip.

Additional information regarding all COVID-19 travel requirements can be found here.

For travel scheduled for January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022

2022 FINAL PAYMENT

For all land tours, final payment is due 60 days before trip departure and 120 days for river cruises, small ship cruises and rail journeys.

Please note: Final payment for Life on the Mississippi and Grand Alaska is 120 days before trip departure.


2022 TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

If you have to cancel your trip, regardless of reason, cancellation of confirmed bookings results in costly penalties and fees from hotels, ship operators and other travel providers. Applicable fees are tour specific and dependent on the timing before your trip's departure. Please refer to your specific tour or to the applicable General Information page for details: https://www.tauck.com/guest-travel/general-information  

Customer Protection: Our UK-based agents comply with the bonding requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and provide full financial protection for the package holidays that we sell in the UK. For flight-based holidays, this is through the Air Travel Organiser's Licence (details of which are available from the UK-based agent with whom you book). When you buy a package holiday that doesn't include a flight, protection of your monies paid to our UK-based agent will be provided by way of a bond.

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