Tauck Requiring Vaccinations on All Tours and Cruises

Expanding a policy implemented earlier this year on its European tours and cruises, Tauck now requires all travelers aged 12 and above to provide proof of being fully vaccinated at the start of their trip. The expanded vaccination requirement was announced on September 7, and applies to all of Tauck’s tours and cruises worldwide.

Jeremy Palmer, Tauck’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a press note that the move comes as entry requirements have been evolving rapidly across the world. He opined that there has been a steady increase in restaurants, museums and tourist attractions requiring proof of vaccination, to the point where unvaccinated travelers won’t be able to fully participate in their Tauck journeys. He added that a universal vaccination requirement is the best way to ensure that guests enjoy all the experiences that Tauck has to offer on tours and cruises.

Palmer added that Tauck has safely hosted thousands of guests on more than 80 itineraries around the globe over the past few months. The tour operator had paused its operations due to COVID-19 in March 2020, and began hosting guests again in January and February of this year on several departures of its “Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter” itinerary. Since then, Tauck has successfully resumed operating its tours and cruises in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere.

Guests who are impacted by the policy change can avail of Tauck’s "2021 Flexible Booking Policy," which waives all change penalties when their booking is transferred to another Tauck trip operating in 2021 or 2022. Information on Tauck’s policies is available on the Travel Updates page on the company’s website.

Palmer also urged travelers to be prepared and stay flexible. “Being prepared can be as simple as keeping proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test result handy,” he said.

For more details, call Tauck at 800-468-2825, or visit www.tauck.com 

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