|Currently there are no destination specific travel restrictions affecting any of our travel programs. All itineraries can operate as planned, although destination specific requirements regarding health and safety may apply, and vary based on guidelines by destination countries, regional- , state-, and local authorities.|
The AFC Policy regarding a vaccination requirement on United States programs is scheduled to run through Dec 31, 2022 with no plans to extend the policy. Exceptions apply.*
The AFC Policy regarding a vaccination requirement on INTERNATIONAL TOURS INCLUDING CANADA & EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES is scheduled to run through April 30, 2023 with no plans to extend the policy.
If the current environment changes and destinations and/or a significant subset of vendors or certain key suppliers require vaccination AFC may extend, reinstate or modify current vaccine requirements for all tour participants on affected itineraries. Some exceptions could apply as AFC has no control over local government, country or vendor policies regarding extension of or reinstatement of vaccination requirements.
Vaccination Requirement for Domestic Travel (United States Tours) - expires Dec 31, 2022
As announced on January 6, 2022, for the safety of our guests and passengers, AFC Vacations has implemented new on tour requirements. All passengers traveling with AFC within the United States must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Passengers will be asked to show the Tour Manager the following when joining their tour:
• Proof of Vaccination against COVID-19. Proof must include the passenger’s name & final dose given at least 14 days before the tour departure date. Proof can be a photocopy or electronic vaccination record document issued by either: (a) the health authority that administered the vaccination (i.e. U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card); or (b) the participant’s medical provider that administered the vaccination, or (c) approved electronic certification from your county, state or health provider.
Effective October 7, 2022, unvaccinated passengers with special circumstances may apply for an exception on domestic tours that operate entirely within the USA. If the special circumstances exception is approved, the impacted passenger must show a negative test result administered within 3 days (72 hours) of departure.
Vaccination Requirement for International Travel - expires April 30, 2023 (International Tours including Canada & European River Cruises)
All passengers traveling with AFC Vacations to any country outside of the US regardless of destination or point of origin must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. International destinations have introduced vaccination requirements for indoor experiences like restaurants, attractions, museums, theaters, etc. Even though the entry requirements for that destination may not require vaccination, vaccination will be required to travel on all international tours in 2022.
Some vendors such as cruise lines in Europe may define Full Vaccination as including a Booster (3rd shot).
At this time, a negative/not detected test result for COVID-19 administered in advance of returning to the United States is NO LONGER REQUIRED.
*Are there any exceptions for individuals who cannot take a vaccine or who do not want to be vaccinated on International tours including Canada or European River Cruises?
Effective December 9, 2022, unvaccinated passengers with special circumstances may apply for an exception on international tours and European river cruises. If the special circumstances exception is approved, the impacted passenger must show a negative test result administered within 3 days (72 hours) of departure.
Statement on Face Masks/Face Coverings (update as of 4/19/22)
Use of Face Masks on Motorcoaches & Airplanes in the USA (update as of 4/19/22)
Face masks are now optional while riding on an AFC motorcoach in the U.S.A. Face masks are now optional for most air carriers* when flying in the U.S.A. While mask usage is still recommended, we know that everyone has different comfort levels when it comes to health and safety.
International Travel - Use of Face Masks on Motorcoaches & Airplanes (update as of 4/19/22)
Face mask requirements for International air travel & international motorcoach touring will be dependent on the requirements of the air carrier* and destination country mandates and requirements. In most cases mask requirements are recommended but optional. Some exceptions apply especially with international air travel.
*All information is subject to change at any time, and can vary by country and airline.