Tauck is now requiring all guests ages 12 and over to present proof of being fully vaccinated at the start of their trip. The expanded vaccination requirement was instituted on Sept. 7, 2021 and applies to all of Tauck’s tours and cruises worldwide; expanding the policy that the company implemented earlier this year on its European tours and cruises.
According to Jeremy Palmer, Tauck’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, the move comes as entry requirements have been evolving rapidly around the world.
Said Palmer: “We’re seeing a steady increase in restaurants, museums and attractions requiring proof of vaccination to the point where unvaccinated travellers won’t be able to fully participate in their Tauck journeys. It’s become clear that a universal vaccination requirement is the best way to ensure our guests enjoy all of the incredible experiences we build into our tours and cruises.”
He added that over the past few months Tauck has safely hosted thousands of Tauck guests on more than 80 itineraries around the globe, earning high guest-satisfaction scores along the way. He also anticipated that the company’s customers – 97% of whom are already vaccinated – would appreciate the simplicity of the new policy.
In March 2020, Tauck paused its operations due to COVID-19 and began hosting guests again in January and February of this year on several departures of its “Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter” itinerary. In the months since, 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 may take advantage 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 their Travel Updates page on the company’s website.
Go to www.tauck.ca for more.