Below are details on our guest Travel Agreement, Covid Travel Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions for guests traveling in 2023.
All guests traveling with Tauck in 2023 will have to sign an important agreement on the first day of their land tour or cruise. By signing the Travel Well Pledge, you assume personal responsibility for your own health, to help protect the well-being of fellow travelers, the Tauck staff, our supplier partners and the places we visit. A hard copy of this document will be provided for your signature by your Tauck Director.
Please note that your Tauck Director will provide a copy of this document for your signature on the first day of your trip. Preview these agreement below:
Travel Well Pledge
Please complete and submit this form to your Tauck Director on the first day of your trip.
By joining a Tauck journey, it's important that every guest assumes personal responsibility for their own health to help protect the well-being of their fellow travelers, the Tauck staff, our supplier partners and the places we visit. To assist us in this important goal, we are implementing this Travel Well Pledge.
Please complete and submit this form to your Tauck Director on the first day of your trip.
Trip Start Date: _____________
Name of Trip: ____________________________________
Name (as shown in passport): ________________________
_____ I confirm that I am fully vaccinated. Additionally, I have had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid.
_____ I understand that Tauck cannot guarantee that I, or those I'm traveling with, will not become infected with Covid-19. As such, I agree to hold Tauck harmless and voluntarily assume all risks and related expenses in the event that I, or any member of my traveling party, becomes infected with Covid-19.
I pledge that the above declarations are true and understand that any dishonest answers may have serious public health implications. I agree to take personal responsibility for my health and well-being, to follow Covid-19 protocols – such as wearing a mask and social distancing – as mandated by our supplier partners and local authorities. I understand that noncompliance with these measures by myself or my traveling party will result in our party not being able to continue on this Tauck journey.
Guardian Signature: ________________________________
(Required if above person is under 18 years of age)
Will Tauck change its mandatory vaccination policy for 2024 travel?
For 2024 tours and cruises, Tauck has no remaining Covid requirements. There is no vaccination requirement or travel pledge to be signed. This 2024 policy could change if there is a surge in infection rates or other factors that could impact the safety of our guests and employees. As always by traveling with Tauck, guests agree to take personal accountability for their own health and to respect the well-being of their fellow travelers.
What will the health & safety protocols be on my 2023 tour or cruise?
For all 2023 trips, all Tauck guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Additionally, you must had at least one booster dose and/or have proof of recovery from Covid.
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 does not require pre-trip testing, masking or social distancing. However, health and safety protocols vary country-by-country and destination guidelines supersede our requirements.
Tauck and our suppliers are committed to following local health guidance. Our Covid Travel Requirements page will continue to have the most up-to-date information which will also be reflected in your Personal Travel Documents and communicated by your Tauck Director on tour.
Do guests booking a 2023 tour or cruise still have to sign Tauck's Travel Well Pledge?
Yes, Tauck's Travel Well Pledge will remain in effect for all 2023 travel. We can make no exception to this policy.
Do all 2023 Tauck guests need to be vaccinated for Covid?
For 2023 travel, 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. There are no exceptions to this requirement. Some destinations may have expiration periods for vaccination and booster doses, so please check the entry requirements for the destinations you will be visiting here.
What vaccines are accepted by Tauck?
The below vaccines accepted by Tauck have been approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (in bold) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO):
With the exception of the FDA approved vaccines, not all of the above vaccines are accepted by all countries visited by Tauck, so please ensure that your vaccine is accepted by the countries you will be traveling to if they require proof of being fully vaccinated.
What if I received my booster over 270 days prior to the start of my trip? Is my vaccination still up to date?
Yes. Under Tauck's requirement, the booster is still valid after 270-days.
However, we are aware that there is a validity period for boosters by a few countries on some of our itineraries. The CDC has approved a 2nd booster shot and this dose may be needed to comply with these destination requirements. Please check the entry requirements for the destinations you will be visiting here.
If I'm fully recovered from Covid and fully vaccinated, what proof of recovery must I have to travel with Tauck?
If fully recovered from COVID-19, you must carry with you a signed letter or document from a licensed healthcare provider stating that you are cleared for travel. Please note that, although this proof of recovery will satisfy Tauck's requirements, we cannot guarantee that it will meet with local requirements. It is therefore possible that you may be denied entry to certain venues that are not part of your Tauck itinerary, such as museums and restaurants.
What is the requirement for unvaccinated minors under age 12?
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. If a child age 11 or under is vaccinated but not boosted, they must also present a negative test prior to their Tauck trip.
What proof of being up to date with my Covid vaccinations do I need to bring on my Tauck trip?
All Tauck guests age 12 and over must bring a certificate, such as the CDC Covid Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are up to date with your COVID vaccinations, including having received booster shot if more than 270 days have passed since your final required dose of your initial vaccination series.
We strongly recommend that you bring both physical and digital copies of your vaccination record. While Tauck will accept either as proof, it's possible that some destinations or venues may not. A photo of your CDC Covid Record Card on your smart phone or tablet is a good backup. Conversely, if you have only been provided with a digital record of your COVID vaccinations, we strongly recommend that you bring a printout or copy of your vaccination record in addition to your digital record.
Are Self-Test Kit results accepted for unvaccinated minors?
Unvaccinated minors, under the age of 12, must bring a laboratory-issued, negative result from a Covid PCR test taken within 3 days of departing for their Tauck trip. Laboratory-issued Antigen tests are now also accepted as long as they are taken within 2-days of departing for their Tauck journey. If guests use a self-test, the test must have a telehealth component and they must present an official document from the issuing health practitioner (e.g. the Abbott BinaxNOW self-test system). We recommend that, in addition to the original paper copy of your documentation, you also bring a photograph of your proof on a mobile device as a backup.
If I already had Covid and have recovered, do I still need to be vaccinated to travel with Tauck?
Yes, you are required to be fully vaccinated regardless of whether you have had and recovered from Covid. Unfortunately, we can make no exception to this requirement. If you have not received a booster, then you must carry with you a signed letter or document from a licensed healthcare provider stating that you are cleared for travel.
Are there other requirements that I need to be aware of?
Please check requirements for the destinations(s) you will be visiting, which may be different than Tauck's. Destination-specific guidelines can be found in on our Covid-19 Entry Requirements page on tauck.com. Destination Entry Requirements are also included in your electronic Personal Travel Documents.
Do I have to wear a mask and socially distance on my tour or cruise?
The need for masking and social distancing largely depends on where you are traveling. And although recommended in public spaces, wearing a mask is no longer a Tauck requirement. Please note that masks must be worn whenever required by local health guidance or our supplier partners. Likewise, social distancing is no longer required, unless local regulations deem otherwise.
Will our Tauck Director be vaccinated?
Yes. Our Tauck Directors will adhere to the same guidelines our guests follow and we anticipate our staff will be fully vaccinated.
What happens if I or another guest test positive for Covid while on a Tauck cruise or tour?
Each situation is unique and every destination has different protocols in place to deal with Covid cases. What we can confirm is that we follow the expertise and guidelines of the local health authorities where we are traveling and work closely with our incredible network of supplier partners, office staff, and global response team to take care of our guests.
Here's what you can expect if you or another guest, test positive: