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Covid Travel Requirements

The below provides an overview of Tauck's requirements and those of the countries we visit, along with our supplier partners who have implemented their own Covid policies that may go beyond Tauck's requirements. The trip-specific guidelines are for U.S. travelers.

Up-to-date destination entry requirements will be posted 60 days prior to the first seasonal departure for each tour or cruise series. For journeys not yet posted below, please visit our Travel Updates page. As entry requirement change frequently, please check this page often.

Tauck's Covid Requirements - (Effective January 1, 2023)

  • Vaccination Requirement: All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you must have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid.
  • Requirements for Minors: Though highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • Tauck Travel Agreements: Tauck requires all guests to sign our Travel Well Pledge. Your Tauck Director will provide this document for your signature on the first day of your trip, and will check your proof of vaccination and booster/or proof of recovery. Additional information can be found at here.

To ensure the safety of your fellow travelers and the communities we visit, all guests must follow health and safety protocols, such as wearing a mask, when necessitated by local health guidance or our supplier partners. Your Tauck Director will keep you informed of these local requirements.

Although not required by Tauck, many countries still require a pre-travel Covid test.  It is important that you carefully check the most recent entry requirements (listed below) for your tour or cruise. 

Destination Requirements

Africa

Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari. The below travel requirements are mandated by Tanzania and Kenya and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • Tauck will arrange and cover the cost of any required testing, and will assist with filling out any required forms, as we cross borders while on your tour.

For entry into Tanzania:

  • Tanzania requires proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days following the final dose). We highly recommend that guests bring proof of vaccination with a QR code. While the CDC vaccination card is mostly accepted, there may be delays at the border if you do not have a QR code. Many insurance providers and healthcare facilities can create a digital certificate with a QR code. Alternatively, you can use the online service https://gogetdoc.com/vaxyes. You will see a green box saying "Get Yours." Click this box. Once you enter your email address, you will be emailed a pin code to continue. You will need to enter your personal details and upload the vaccination records. 
  • US citizens can purchase a Tanzania tourist visa can be purchased upon arrival, or online at: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/. The cost for single entry is $100 USD per person. 

For entry into Kenya:

  • Please note that a Yellow Fever vaccination or a doctor's note is still required to enter Kenya.
  • All visitors must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination with a QR code. This must be obtained by filling out the required information at https://globalhaven.org/. This will generate a printable certificate with a QR code, which we also recommend you save electronically on your phone. It is recommended that you fill this out before you leave home.
  • Additionally, all visitors must fill out the required information at https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ to get a Traveler's QR code. Click "Register" for new travel. When asked for airline, select "Other" from the drop-down menu. Under flight number, write "Road Entrance-Namanga." Under seat number, write "0". For the destination city, write "Amboseli." Please save this QR code form on your phone as well as printing a copy to bring with you.
  • US Citizens must purchase their Kenya tourist visa online at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html. The cost for single entry is $51 USD per person.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

South Africa: An Elegant Adventure

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on South Africa: An Elegant Adventure. The below travel requirements are mandated by South Africa and Zimbabwe and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into South Africa:

  • South Africa does not require visas for US citizens.
  • Passports must have two consecutive open pages for entry and exit and must be valid at least six months after travel in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

For entry into Zimbabwe:

  • The visa required for Zimbabwe will be purchased by the Tauck Director for each guest.
  • Passports must have an additional open page for Zimbabwe and another open page if post-staying in South Africa.
  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival to Zimbabwe.
  • All travelers will need to fill out a contract tracing document on arrival to Zimbabwe, listing their passport information and travel details.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari. The below travel requirements are mandated by Tanzania and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • Tauck will arrange and cover the cost of any required testing, and will assist with filling out any required forms, as we cross borders while on your Tauck trip. 

For entry into Tanzania

  • Tanzania requires proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days following the final dose). We highly recommend that guests bring proof of vaccination with a QR code. While the CDC vaccination card is mostly accepted, there may be delays at the border if you do not have a QR code. Many insurance providers and healthcare facilities can create a digital certificate with a QR code. Alternatively, you can use the online service https://gogetdoc.com/vaxyes. You will see a green box saying "Get Yours." Click this box. Once you enter your email address, you will be emailed a pin code to continue. You will need to enter your personal details and upload the vaccination records.
  • US citizens can purchase a Tanzania tourist visa can be purchased upon arrival, or online at: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/. The cost for single entry is $100 USD per person. 

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar. The below travel requirements are mandated by Tanzania and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.
  • Passports must have two consecutive open pages and be valid for at least six months after travel.

For entry into Tanzania

  • Tanzania requires proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days following the final dose). We highly recommend that guests bring proof of vaccination with a QR code. While the CDC vaccination card is mostly accepted, there may be delays at the border if you do not have a QR code. Many insurance providers and healthcare facilities can create a digital certificate with a QR code. Alternatively, you can use the online service https://gogetdoc.com/vaxyes. You will see a green box saying "Get Yours." Click this box. Once you enter your email address, you will be emailed a pin code to continue. You will need to enter your personal details and upload the vaccination records.
  • US citizens can purchase a Tanzania tourist visa can be purchased upon arrival, or online at: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/. The cost for single entry is $100 USD per person. 

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Wildlife Odyssey: South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Wildlife Odyssey: South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe. The below travel requirements are mandated by Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • Passports must have two consecutive open pages and be valid for at least six months after travel.

For entry into Zimbabwe:

  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival.
  • All travelers will need to fill out a contract tracing document on arrival to Zimbabwe, listing their passport information and travel details.
  • Tauck recommends that US citizens purchase their visa upon arrival. You will be required to show your passport in order to obtain your Zimbabwe visa, and it must be purchased in cash in U.S. dollars. The cost is currently $30 U.S. per person. If you plan to arrive early and cross over into Zambia and return to Zimbabwe prior to your Tauck itinerary, you may purchase the KAZA visa upon entry into Zimbabwe for $50. This visa allows you to go to Zambia and back to Zimbabwe on the same visa.

For entry into Botswana:

  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival.
  • All travelers will need to fill out a contract tracing document on arrival to Botswana, listing their passport information and travel details.
  • Botswana does not require visas for US citizens.

For entry into South Africa:

  • South Africa does not require visas for U.S. citizens.
  • South Africa requires all travelers to print and fill out an entry form at https://bit.ly/3nkYBpf no more than two days before entering the country. Travelers may be subject to temperature checks upon arrival.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.
Asia

A Portrait of India

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on A Portrait of India. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of India, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you must have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into India:

  • All travelers must bring proof of full Covid vaccination. Use the same proof as described above.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of Japan our ship partner Ponant and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Japan:

  • Tauck will need to collect all guests' passport information by 60 days before your tour start date. You can enter this information by accessing your MyAccount on www.tauck.com, or you will be contacted by our Journey Preparation Team to gather this information. We will use the passport information to apply for an ERFS (Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System) entry certificate on the guests' behalf via our ground operator, JTB (Japan Travel Bureau).
  • By 40 days before the tour start, Tauck will email the individual ERFS entry certificate back to each guest. Please make sure that you have an accurate email address on file. This can be updated on MyAccount.
  • All travelers need to show proof of travel insurance with sufficient compensation to cover medical costs related to Covid-19. Please note that Tauck's Guest Protection Plan covers Covid-related medical costs. However, many other insurance policies do not. If you have your own independent insurance, please ensure that Covid-related medical costs will be covered during your travels.
  • Please note that Covid protocols vary by province in Japan. Some provinces may require the quarantine of close contacts of a positive case, as well as the quarantine of the positive case him/herself. Some provinces may require isolation in a government-approved facility.
  • To embark your Ponant ship:

    • All travelers age 17 and over must be fully vaccinated with all required doses of EU-approved vaccines. If more than 9 months have passed since the final dose of a 2-dose vaccine, a booster shot is required. If your vaccination consists of a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster is required after four months of this dose and it must be a mRNA booster. Getting a second booster is advised but not necessary at this time.
    • Travelers age 12 through 16 must be vaccinated with at least one dose with no time limit to its validity at present.  Travelers under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated.
    • Note that although Ponant requires only one dose of vaccine for guests age 12 through 16, Tauck requires guests age 12 and over to be fully vaccinated.
    • All travelers age 6 and over must bring proof of a negative result from a PCR test taken within 3 days or a laboratory-issued antigen test taken within 1 day of embarkation. This test will be organized by Tauck on tour at no additional cost to the guest.
    • In lieu of a negative test result and/or a booster shot, guests who have recently recovered from Covid-19 may present a Certificate of Recovery and proof of a laboratory-issued positive PCR or antigen test result (self-tests not accepted) taken between 11 days and 4 months prior to the sail date in order to board.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

India's Golden Triangle, Udaipur & Mumbai

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on India's Golden Triangle, Udaipur & Mumbai. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of India, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you must have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into India:

  • All travelers must bring proof of full Covid vaccination. Use the same proof as described above.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Northern India & Nepal

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Northern India & Nepal. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of India and Nepal, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you must have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into India:

  • All travelers must bring proof of full Covid vaccination. Use the same proof as described above.

For entry into Nepal:

  • All travelers must bring proof of full Covid vaccination. Use the same proof as described above.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Vietnam:

  • All travelers must bring proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days since the last dose), such as the CDC Vaccination Record Card. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you must have received two doses to be considered fully vaccinated.
  • All travelers must bring proof of travel/health insurance covering the cost of treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with Covid, including in-patient hospitalization, hospital isolation, hotel isolation, or related quarantine. The insurance policy should also cover the whole duration that travelers are planning to stay in Thailand, plus at least 10 extra days as a precautionary measure in the event that the traveler's test result returns as positive. Tauck's Guest Protection Plan will cover this requirement.

For entry to Cambodia:

  • All travelers must bring proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days since the last dose). Use the same proof as described above.
  • Travel insurance is required. See the requirements under Vietnam above, which will fulfill the requirements for Cambodia.

For entry into Thailand:

  • Thailand no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Australia and New Zealand

Australia Adventure: Adelaide, Tasmania & Sydney

*Please note that the visa process for Australia has changed. Contact Tauck's Journey Preparation Team for details.

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Australia Adventure: Adelaide, Tasmania & Sydney. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of Australia and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Australia:

  • Travelers age 12 and over must bring proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days since the last dose), such as the CDC Vaccination Record Card. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only people who received two doses are considered fully vaccinated.
  • Although not required, It is recommended that guests self-test before flying to Australia. 

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Grand Australia & New Zealand

*Please note that the visa process for Australia and New Zealand has changed. Contact Tauck's Journey Preparation Team for details.

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Grand Australia: Australia & New Zealand. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Australia and New Zealand, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into Australia:

  • Travelers age 12 and over must bring proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days since the last dose), such as the CDC Vaccination Record Card. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only people who received two doses are considered fully vaccinated.
  • Although not required, It is recommended that guests self-test before flying to Australia.

For entry into New Zealand:

  • Travelers age 16 and over must bring proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days since the last dose). Use the same proof as described above.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

New Zealand: A North & South Island Adventure

*Please note that the visa process for Australia and New Zealand has changed. Contact Tauck's Journey Preparation Team for details.

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on New Zealand: A North & South Island Adventure. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of New Zealand, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into New Zealand:

  • Travelers age 16 and over must bring proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days since the last dose), such as the CDC Vaccination Record Card. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, only people who received two doses are considered fully vaccinated.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Canada

Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of Canada, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into Canada

  • Canada no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

The final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents.

Cruising the Great Lakes: Toronto to Chicago

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Cruising the Great Lakes: Toronto to Chicago. The below travel requirements are mandated by the United Kingdom and our ship partner Ponant and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception. These requirements pertain only to U.S. travelers:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

To embark your Ponant ship:

  • All travelers age 17 and over must be fully vaccinated with all required doses of EU-approved vaccines. If more than 9 months have passed since the final dose of a 2-dose vaccine, a booster shot is required. If your vaccination consists of a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster is required after four months of this dose and it must be a mRNA booster. Getting a second booster is advised but not necessary at this time.
  • Note that although Ponant requires only one dose of vaccine for guests ages 12 through 16, Tauck requires guests age 12 and over to be fully vaccinated.
  • All travelers age 6 and over must bring proof of a negative result from a PCR test taken within 3 days or a laboratory-issued antigen test taken within 1 day of embarkation. This test will be organized by Tauck on tour at no additional cost to the guest.
  • In lieu of a negative test result and/or a booster shot, guests who have recently recovered from Covid-19 may present a Certificate of Recovery and proof of a laboratory-issued positive PCR or antigen test result (self-tests not accepted) taken between 11 days and 4 months prior to the sail date in order to board.

For entry into Canada:

  • Canada no longer has any specific Covid destination entry requirements.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

The final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Europe - Land Journeys

A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome

There are no specific Covid destination requirements for this tour.

The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento

There are no specific Covid destination requirements for this tour.

Europe - River Cruising

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

There are no specific Covid destination entry requirements for travelers arriving from the US.

We encourage guests to pack N95 or FFP2 (European equivalent) masks. Germany currently requires FFP2 or N95 masks on long-distance public transport such as trains, and some areas of the country also require masking in taxis, and other modes of public transportation.

Christmas Markets Along the Danube - Eastbound

There are no specific Covid destination entry requirements for travelers arriving from the US.

We encourage guests to pack N95 or FFP2 (European equivalent) masks. Germany currently requires FFP2 or N95 masks on long-distance public transport such as trains, and some areas of the country also require masking in taxis, and other modes of public transportation.

Christmas Markets Along the Danube - Westbound

There are no specific Covid destination entry requirements for travelers arriving from the US.

We encourage guests to pack N95 or FFP2 (European equivalent) masks. Germany currently requires FFP2 or N95 masks on long-distance public transport such as trains, and some areas of the country also require masking in taxis, and other modes of public transportation.

Holiday Magic: A Danube Family River Cruise: Eastbound

There are no specific Covid destination entry requirements for travelers arriving from the US.

We encourage guests to pack N95 or FFP2 (European equivalent) masks. Germany currently requires FFP2 or N95 masks on long-distance public transport such as trains, and some areas of the country also require masking in taxis, and other modes of public transportation.

Holiday Magic: A Danube Family River Cruise: Westbound

There are no specific Covid destination entry requirements for travelers arriving from the US.

We encourage guests to pack N95 or FFP2 (European equivalent) masks. Germany currently requires FFP2 or N95 masks on long-distance public transport such as trains, and some areas of the country also require masking in taxis, and other modes of public transportation.

Yuletide Spirit: Brussels to Amsterdam: Northbound

There are no specific Covid destination entry requirements for travelers arriving from the US.

We encourage guests to pack N95 or FFP2 (European equivalent) masks. Germany currently requires FFP2 or N95 masks on long-distance public transport such as trains, and some areas of the country also require masking in taxis, and other modes of public transportation.

Yuletide Spirit: Brussels to Amsterdam: Southbound

There are no specific Covid destination entry requirements for travelers arriving from the US.

We encourage guests to pack N95 or FFP2 (European equivalent) masks. Germany currently requires FFP2 or N95 masks on long-distance public transport such as trains, and some areas of the country also require masking in taxis, and other modes of public transportation.

Europe - Small Ship Cruising
Latin America

Antarctica

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Antarctica. The below travel requirements are mandated by Argentina and our ship partner Ponant and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into Argentina:

  • Argentina no longer has any specific Covid destination entry requirements.

To embark your Ponant ship:

  • In compliance with the Antarctic Treaty and the rules of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators, a Medical Health Questionnaire must be returned to Tauck, completed in full and signed by your physician, no later than 90 days prior to tour departure. This form is available on your "My Account" account upon receipt of your tour deposit. 
  • All travelers age 17 and over must be fully vaccinated with all required doses of EU-approved vaccines. If more than 9 months have passed since the final dose of a 2-dose vaccine, a booster shot is required. If your vaccination consists of a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster is required after four months of this dose and it must be a mRNA booster. Getting a second booster is advised but not necessary at this time.
  • Travelers age 12 through 16 must be vaccinated with at least one dose with no time limit to its validity at present.  Travelers under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated.
  • Note that although Ponant requires only one dose of vaccine for guests age 12 through 16, Tauck requires guests age 12 and over to be fully vaccinated.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

The final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents.

Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests. Please be aware that the below requirements are mandated by Costa Rica and apply to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Costa Rica:

  • All guests ages 12 and over must bring proof, such as the CDC Covid Vaccination Card, of full vaccination against Covid, with the last required dose received at least 14 days before entry to Costa Rica. Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are accepted.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Cruising the Galápagos Islands

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Cruising the Galápagos Islands. The below travel requirements are mandated by Ecuador, the Galápagos National Park, our cruise partner Metropolitan Touring and the CDC; they apply to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry to Ecuador

  • All guests must complete a Health Declaration and have a printed copy of it for your flight to Ecuador or submit the form online by using this link: https://declaracionsalud-viajero.msp.gob.ec/. One form is needed per person. For the section titled "Contact Information," please complete the following information:  City:  Guayaquil;  State:  Guayas; Contact phone number:  +593 4-371-7800 (hotel number); Hotel or Place Name:  Hotel Wyndham Guayaquil; Address:  Numa Pompilio Llona S-N, Guayaquil 090013
  • All guests will undergo a medical screening upon arrival in Ecuador, including a temperature check.

Requirements for Galápagos National Park and Metropolitan Touring:

  • All guests will need to show proof of travel insurance with medical coverage. If you have purchased Tauck's Cruise Protection plan, it fulfills the requirement. You will need to print a copy of your policy, which is on the last page of your Personal Documents. Your Tauck Director will provide additional documentation for you and identify you as the beneficiary of the insurance. If you did not purchase Tauck's Cruise Protection plan, you will need documentation showing travel insurance with medical coverage, or primary care medical insurance, with coverage in Ecuador. No minimum benefit is required.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Essence of South America

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Essence of South America. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Chile and Argentina and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: 

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into Brazil:

  • All guests must show proof of full vaccination against Covid (two weeks after the final required dose). Proof of recovery from Covid will not be accepted in place of vaccination.

For entry into Chile:

  • All guests must show proof of full vaccination against Covid (two weeks after the final required dose). Additionally, all travelers ages 18 and over are required to have a booster shot if their initial vaccination is 6 months or older.
  • Travelers may be subject to random testing upon arrival in Chile.

For entry into Argentina:

  • Argentina no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland. The below travel requirements are mandated by Ecuador, the Galápagos National Park, our cruise partner Metropolitan Touring and the CDC. They apply to all Tauck guests without exception:

The requirements specified here are for US travelers.

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Ecuador:

  • All guests must complete a Health Declaration and have a printed copy of it for your flight to Ecuador or submit the form online by using this link: {https://declaracionsalud-viajero.msp.gob.ec/}. One form is needed per person. For the section titled "Contact Information," please complete the following information:  City:  Guayaquil;  State:  Guayas; Contact phone number:  +593 4-371-7800 (hotel number); Hotel or Place Name:  Hotel Wyndham Guayaquil; Address:  Numa Pompilio Llona S-N, Guayaquil 090013  
  • All guests will undergo a medical screening upon arrival in Ecuador, including a temperature check.

Requirements for Galápagos National Park and Metropolitan Touring:

  • All guests will need to show proof of travel insurance with medical coverage. If you have purchased Tauck's Cruise Protection plan, it fulfills the requirement. You will need to print a copy of your policy, which is on the last page of your Personal Documents. Your Tauck Director will provide additional documentation for you on tour and identify you as the beneficiary of the insurance. If you did not purchase Tauck's Cruise Protection plan, you will need documentation showing travel insurance with medical coverage, or primary care medical insurance, with coverage in Ecuador. No minimum benefit is required.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Patagonia

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Patagonia. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Chile and Argentina and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: 

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Chile:

  • All guests must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (two week after the final required dose). Your vaccination must be validated with your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. All travelers age 18 and over are required to have a booster shot if their initial vaccination is 6 months or older in order for their vaccination to be considered valid.
  • Travelers may be subject to random testing upon arrival in Chile.

For entry into Argentina:

  • Argentina no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Peru and the Galápagos Islands

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Peru and the Galápagos Islands. The below travel requirements are mandated by Peru, Ecuador, the Galápagos National Park, and our cruise partner Metropolitan Touring. They apply to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into Peru:

  • All travelers must show proof of full Covid vaccination, such as the CDC Covid Vaccination Record Card, with the last required dose administered at least 14 days in advance of arrival to Peru.
  • The use of masks is optional in Peru; they are only required on public transportation and in health centers if a traveler has respiratory symptoms.

For entry into Ecuador:

  • All guests must complete a Health Declaration and have a printed copy of it for your flight to Ecuador or submit the form online by using this link: {https://declaracionsalud-viajero.msp.gob.ec/}. One form is needed per person. For the section titled "Contact Information," please complete the following information:  City:  Guayaquil;  State:  Guayas; Contact phone number:  +593 4-371-7800 (hotel number); Hotel or Place Name:  Hotel Wyndham Guayaquil; Address:  Numa Pompilio Llona S-N, Guayaquil 090013. Your Tauck Director can assist you with this on tour.
  • Guests may undergo a medical screening upon arrival in Ecuador, including a temperature check.

Requirements for Galápagos National Park and Metropolitan Touring:

  • All guests will need to show proof of travel insurance with medical coverage. If you have purchased Tauck's Cruise Protection plan, it fulfills the requirement. You will need to print a copy of your policy, which is on the last page of your Personal Documents. Your Tauck Director will provide additional documentation for you on tour and identify you as the beneficiary of the insurance. If you did not purchase Tauck's Cruise Protection plan, you will need documentation showing travel insurance with medical coverage, or primary care medical insurance, with coverage in Ecuador. No minimum benefit is required.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Eastbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Eastbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Costa Rica, Panama and our cruise partner Ponant, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception.

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you must have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into Costa Rica:

  • All guests ages 12 and over must bring proof, such as the CDC Covid Vaccination Card, of full vaccination against Covid, with the last required dose received at least 14 days before entry to Costa Rica. Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are accepted.

To embark your Ponant ship:

  • All travelers age 17 and over must be fully vaccinated with all required doses of EU-approved vaccines. If more than 9 months have passed since the final dose of a 2-dose vaccine, a booster shot is required. If your vaccination consists of a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster is required after four months of this dose and it must be a mRNA booster. Getting a second booster is advised but not necessary at this time.
  • Travelers ages 12 through 16 must be vaccinated with at least one dose with no time limit to its validity at present. Travelers under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated.
  • Note that although Ponant requires only one dose of vaccine for guests ages 12 through 16, Tauck requires guests age 12 and over to be fully vaccinated.

For entry into Panama:

  • There are no Covid entry requirements for Panama.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Westbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on The Panama Canal & Costa Rica - Westbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Costa Rica, Panama and our cruise partner Ponant, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception.

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you must have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into Panama:

  • There are no Covid entry requirements for Panama.

To embark your Ponant ship:

  • All travelers age 17 and over must be fully vaccinated with all required doses of EU-approved vaccines. If more than 9 months have passed since the final dose of a 2-dose vaccine, a booster shot is required. If your vaccination consists of a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster is required after four months of this dose and it must be a mRNA booster. Getting a second booster is advised but not necessary at this time.
  • Travelers ages 12 through 16 must be vaccinated with at least one dose with no time limit to its validity at present. Travelers under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated.
  • Note that although Ponant requires only one dose of vaccine for guests ages 12 through 16, Tauck requires guests age 12 and over to be fully vaccinated.

For entry into Costa Rica:

  • All guests ages 12 and over must bring proof, such as the CDC Covid Vaccination Card, of full vaccination against Covid, with the last required dose received at least 14 days before entry to Costa Rica. Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are accepted.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.
Middle East and North Africa

Egypt: Jewels of the Nile

There are no specific Covid destination requirements for this tour.

Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids. The below travel requirements are mandated by Jordan and Egypt and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Jordan:

For entry into Egypt:

  • There are no longer any specific Covid requirements to enter Egypt.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents.

Portrait of Arabia

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Portrait of Arabia: The Emirates, Qatar & Oman. The below travel requirements are mandated by United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman, and our ship partner Ponant and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.

For entry into United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman:

  • There are no Covid entry requirements.

To embark your Ponant ship:

  • All travelers age 17 and over must be fully vaccinated with all required doses of EU-approved vaccines. If more than 9 months have passed since the final dose of a 2-dose vaccine, a booster shot is required. If your vaccination consists of a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster is required after four months of this dose and it must be a mRNA booster. Getting a second booster is advised but not necessary at this time.
  • Travelers age 12 through 16 must be vaccinated with at least one dose with no time limit to its validity at present.  Travelers under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated.
  • Note that although Ponant requires only one dose of vaccine for guests age 12 through 16, Tauck requires guests age 12 and over to be fully vaccinated.

For return to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

The final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents.

Israel & Jordan

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Israel and Jordan. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Israel and Jordan and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: 

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Israel:

  • All guests must bring proof of valid health insurance with coverage for the treatment of Covid for the duration of their stay in Israel.

For entry into Jordan:

  • All travelers must fill out the Travel to Jordan Declaration Form and upload their proof of vaccination at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/form/ to receive a QR code for entry. Your Tauck Director will assist you with this on tour.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents.

Jerusalem, the Red Sea & Petra

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Jerusalem, the Red Sea & Petra. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Israel and Jordan and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: 

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry into Israel:

  • All guests must bring proof of valid health insurance with coverage for the treatment of Covid-19 for the duration of their stay in Israel.

For entry into Jordan:

  • All travelers must fill out the Travel to Jordan Declaration Form and upload their proof of vaccination at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/form/ to receive a QR code for entry. Your Tauck Director will assist you with this on tour.

For return to the United States:

  • The US no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.

Final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents.

Magic of Morocco

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Magic of Morocco. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of Morocco and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For entry to Morocco:

  • Morocco does not require visas for US citizens staying less than 90-days.
  • All travelers must present proof of full Covid vaccination, such as the CDC Covid Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and have received the final required dose no sooner than 14 days prior to arrival to Morocco.
  • All travelers must fill in a Health Passenger Form in advance of travel. This form is located at http://www.onda.ma/form.php, detailing passport information and travel details. For CNIE or CI/ID card number or residence permit number, write "not applicable." For the address and phone number in Morocco, guests should list the first hotel, La Tour Hassan Hotel, 26 Rue Chellah, Rabat, phone number +2125 3723 9000. At the bottom of the online form you will find an orange button. Click to print the form to sign and bring along for entry to Morocco. Please be aware that travelers may be subject to random rapid COVID testing at the airport for all international arrivals.

For exit from Morocco and entry to the United States:

  • The U.S. no longer has any specific Covid entry requirements.
United States

Life on the Mississippi

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on the Life on the Mississippi river cruise. The below travel requirements are mandated by our ship partner, American Queen Voyages,  and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey.

For embarking on the American Duchess:

  • American Queen Voyages has a mandatory Covid vaccination requirement and only fully vaccinated guests will be permitted to board the American Duchess for this cruise.

The Best of Hawaii

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on the The Best of Hawaii tour. The below travel requirements are mandated by Tauck and the state of Hawaii and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors age 11 and under is not required by Tauck. However, if unvaccinated they must present a negative result from either a PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
  • There are no longer any additional requirements for Hawaii.

The final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents.

Tours to National Parks

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us. The below requirements are mandated by the US National Park Service and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • 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. Please carry proof of vaccination with you at all times. Although highly recommended, vaccination for minors under age 12 is not required by Tauck; however, they must present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 3-days of departing for their Tauck trip. Antigen tests are also accepted as long as they are taken within 2-days of their departure.

For entry to National Park Service Facilities:

  • Regardless of location or vaccination status, the National Park Service requires all visitors to wear masks in all NPS buildings, crowded outdoor spaces and all forms of enclosed public transportation.
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