VACCINE REQUIREMENT AND LATEST TRAVEL UPDATES (Updated October 15, 2021)

COVID-19 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.

As vaccines have become commonly accessible and billions of people around the globe have received their shots, being fully vaccinated is now an almost universal requirement for entry into countries as well as many public attractions and accommodations.

Tauck's COVID-19 Requirements

  • Tauck requires all guests ages 12 and older to be vaccinated and to carry proof, such as the CDC Vaccination Record Card, with them at all times while traveling with Tauck.
  • Based on the experience of thousands of guests who have traveled with us this year, we highly recommend that all guests traveling internationally take a PCR test within 72 hours of departing to help ensure smooth travels.
  • Tauck requires all guests to sign a Travel Well Pledge and a Waiver of Liability for COVID-19 on the first day of their trip. Additional information on these agreements can be found here.

Please note that the United States continues to require a PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of your return flight. Your Tauck Director will help make the arrangements.

We cannot predict how destination entry requirements will change over the next several months, although we like the trends we are seeing. Policies are becoming more simplified and consistent thanks to the ubiquitous vaccination requirement across destinations. Things are still evolving, however. Please know that we will begin adding travel requirements for journeys currently not being operated 60 days before the first departure of the tour or cruise. In the meanwhile, an excellent source for entry requirements not listed below is the CIBT Entry Guide. This is also a valuable resource for non-U.S. travelers.

 

Destination 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 Steamboat Company,  and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Louisiana are currently required to wear a mask indoors. Vaccinated guests are not exempt from this requirement.
  • American Queen Steamboat Company has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement and only fully vaccinated guests will be permitted to board the American Duchess for this cruise.
  • Guests will have to present a government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days after final required dose) prior to embarking the American Duchess.
  • American Queen Steamboat company requires all passengers to take a mandatory COVID-19 test on the day before boarding the riverboat. A negative result is required to embark. The test will be arranged and administered by the American Queen Steamboat Company at no cost to the guests.

New Orleans and Mississippi River Country

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on the New Orleans and Mississippi River Country river cruise. The below travel requirements are mandated by the state of Louisiana and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Louisiana are currently required to wear a mask indoors. Vaccinated guests are not exempt from this requirement.

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:

  • Prior to travel, all guests 18 and over must create an online user account and registers with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels program at https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/.
  • All travelers must present one of the following forms of proof for entry to Hawaii: 1) Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose); or 2) Proof of a negative NAAT COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the final leg of their trip to Hawaii. The test must be conducted by a Hawaii Safe Travels Trusted Partner.
  • The proof of vaccination or negative test result must be uploaded on the Safe Travels site prior to departure.
  • All vaccinated guests must also have with them the physical copy of the vaccination card, no digital images will be accepted.
  • Please visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/ for complete information.
  • 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:

  • For visitors who are not vaccinated, The National Park Service has implemented a mandatory mask requirement when indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. Mask requirements for fully vaccinated visitors varies from park to park, but you can expect masks to be required indoors for vaccinated visitors in the more popular parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Yosemite and the major parks in the southwest such as the Grand Canyon.
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 travelers age 12 and over must bring proof, such as the CDC Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days after receiving the final dose). The approved vaccines are Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
  • Additionally, all travelers must provide proof of a negative molecular COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of the flight to Canada (which may not be the first leg of your route). Children under age 5 are exempt from this requirement. Antigen tests are NOT accepted. Accepted tests include PCR, RT-PCR, NAAT, and RT-LAMP. Vaccinated guests are not exempt from this requirement.
  • All travelers age 5 and older must register to ArriveCAN, which takes 1-4 business days to process. The online application form can be found at https://arrivecan.cbsa-asfc.cloud-nuage.canada.ca/welcome. The application requires the details of your first dose and second dose (if applicable), and a photo of the proof, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. After registering your details, you will receive a reference number and barcode, which you must present upon arrival to Canada. Regarding the request for a “quarantine plan,” please answer “yes” to the questions and provide the address of the first night’s hotel on tour.
  • All passengers are subject to random COVID-19 testing upon arrival to Canada.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Europe

A Sicilian Odyssey

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For entry to Italy:

  • American travelers must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose) with an EU-approved vaccine
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app with a QR code to bring on the flight.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

A Week In... Naples, Capri & Amalfi

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For entry to Italy:

  • American travelers must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose) with an EU-approved vaccine
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app with a QR code to bring on the flight.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

A Week in... The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on A Week in... The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of Italy and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For Entry to Italy

  • American travelers must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose) with an EU-approved vaccine
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app with a QR code to bring on the flight.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

A Week In... Portugal

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For entry to Portugal:

  • Please note Tauck requires guests to be fully vaccinated per the above.
  • All travelers must bring proof of a negative NAAT (including RT-PCR) COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the time of departure to Portugal, or a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the time of departure to Portugal (note that Tauck requires a PCR test for unvaccinated guests). Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. This result must be shown at the time of boarding the flight to Portugal and also at the border control upon arrival in Portugal.
  • All travelers must complete the Passenger Locator Card online at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card within 48 hours before travel.
  • There may be temperature checks upon arrival.
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests. 

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

A Week In... Puglia

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For Entry to Italy

  • American travelers must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose) with an EU-approved vaccine
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app with a QR code to bring on the flight.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

A Week In... Spain

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For Entry to Spain:

  • Please note Tauck requires guests to be fully vaccinated per the above.
  • All travelers are required to submit a Health Control Form within 48 hours prior to arrival to Spain. This form can be filled out online or downloaded at https://www.spth.gob.es/. After completing the form, an individualized QR code will be generated, which the traveler must present to the airline before boarding, as well as at the health controls upon entry to Spain.
  • If you are arriving to Spain from a flight from the United States, the above is the only requirement for entry. This is also valid for flights with connections, as long as the original departure city is in the United States
  • If you are traveling in another country in Europe before arriving to Spain, all travelers over the age of 12 must bring one of the following forms of proof: 1) Proof, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID 19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose), or 2) Proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to travel.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For Entry to Italy

  • American travelers must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose) with an EU-approved vaccine
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app with a QR code to bring on the flight.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

Adriatic Treasures: Croatia to Venice

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For entry to Croatia:

  • All guests must provide proof, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final required dose at least 14 days, but less than 270 days, prior to entry to Croatia.
  • Additionally, all guests must fill out a Passenger Locator Form at https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ prior to their departure flight.

For entry to Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Slovenia:

  • All guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Use the same proof as described above.

For entry to Italy:

  • Italy is currently open to Americans who show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Use the same proof as described above.  
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. Tauck will organize and cover the cost of this test on tour.
  • Finally, all travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/. Your Tauck Director can assist you with this on tour.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Christmas Markets Along the Danube: Eastbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Christmas Markets Along the Danube: Eastbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Germany and Austria, and our shipping partner Scylla and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • All travelers from the USA must also fill out an entry form within 10 days of travel. This form can be found at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. After filling out the form you will receive a PDF confirmation, which you must bring with you to present upon check-in for your flight.
  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Germany and Austria are open to American travelers (including minors) who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (use the same proof as described above).
  • Current COVID-19 protocols in the countries we visit may require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Christmas Markets Along the Danube: Westbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Christmas Markets Along the Danube: Westbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Austria and Germany, and our shipping partner Scylla and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Austria and Germany are open to American travelers (including minors) who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (use the same proof as described above).
  • Current COVID-19 protocols in the countries we visit may require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Holiday Magic: A Danube Family River Cruise: Eastbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Holiday Magic: Danube Family River Cruise: Eastbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For entry to Germany:

  • Germany is open to American travelers who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose), such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Documentation can be either digital or printed. Children under the age of 12 years are exempt if they travel with at least one vaccinated parent. Please note that Tauck requires unvaccinated persons to provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 3 days of the tour start date.
  • All travelers from the USA must also fill out an entry form within 10 days of travel. This form can be found at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. After filling out the form you will receive a PDF confirmation, which you must bring with you to present upon check-in for your flight.
For entry to Austria, Slovakia and Hungary:
  • Austria and Slovakia are currently open to American travelers (including minors) who bring one of the following forms of proof: 1) Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (with a CDC or EU approved vaccine and the final dose taken at least 14 days prior to entry). Please note that for Austria, the validity of vaccination ends 270 days after the second dose; or 2) Proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or from an antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of arrival. Any testing that must take place to cross borders on tour will be organized and paid for by Tauck.
  • Hungary’s land and river borders are open to American travelers without further restrictions.

For return to the US:

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests. The final entry requirements will be clearly outlined in your Personal Travel Documents

Holiday Magic: A Danube Family River Cruise: Westbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Holiday Magic: Danube Family River Cruise: Westbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Austria and Germany and our shipping partner Scylla and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For entry to Austria:

  • Austria is currently open to American travelers (including minors) who bring one of the following forms of proof: 1) Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination must be with an EU-approved vaccine (14 after receiving the final dose). Please note that for Austria, the validity of vaccination ends 270 days after the second dose; or, 2) Proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or from an antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of arrival (note that Tauck requires a PCR test for unvaccinated guests).

For entry to Hungary, Slovakia and Germany:

  • Hungary’s land and river borders are currently open to American travelers without further entry requirements.
  • Slovakia is currently open to American travelers (including minors) who bring one of the following forms of proof: 1) Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (use the same proof as described above; or, 2) Proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or from an antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of arrival. Any testing that must take place to cross borders on the cruise will be organized and paid for by Tauck.
  • Germany is open to American travelers who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose), such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Documentation can be either digital or printed. Children under the age of 12 years are exempt if they travel with at least one vaccinated parent. Please note that Tauck requires unvaccinated persons to provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 3 days of the tour start date.

For return to the US:

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Classic Italy

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For Entry to Italy

  • American travelers must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose) with an EU-approved vaccine
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app with a QR code to bring on the flight.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

Exploring the Douro, Plus Lisbon & Madrid - Westbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Exploring the Douro, plus Lisbon & Madrid. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Spain and Portugal, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times. In cases where the US CDC card is not accepted, you may have to take a rapid test onsite before entry.

For entry to Spain:

  • All travelers are required to submit a Health Control Form within 48 hours prior to arrival to Spain. This form can be filled out online or downloaded at https://www.spth.gob.es/. After completing the form, an individualized QR code will be generated, which the traveler must present to the airline before boarding, as well as at the health controls upon entry to Spain.
  • If you are arriving to Spain on a flight from the United States, the above is the only requirement for entry. This is also valid for flights with connections, as long as the original departure city is in the United States
  • If you are traveling in another European country before arriving to Spain, all travelers over the age of 12 must bring one of the following forms of proof: 1) Proof, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID 19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose), or, 2) Proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to travel.

For Entry to Portugal:

  • At this time, there are no additional requirements to cross the land border between Spain and Portugal.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times. In cases where the US CDC card is not accepted, you may have to take a rapid test onsite before entry.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Exploring the Douro, Plus Lisbon & Madrid - Eastbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Exploring the Douro, plus Lisbon & Madrid. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Spain and Portugal, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times. In cases where the US CDC card is not accepted, you may have to take a rapid test onsite before entry.

For entry to Portugal:

  • All travelers, including vaccinated travelers, must bring proof of a negative NAAT (including RT-PCR) COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the time of departure to Portugal, or a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the time of departure to Portugal. This result must be shown when boarding the flight to Portugal and also at the border control upon arrival in Portugal.
  • All travelers must complete the Passenger Locator Card online at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card within 48 hours before travel. Your Tauck Director can assist you on tour. 
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times. In cases where the US CDC card is not accepted, you may have to take a rapid test onsite before entry.
  • For the welcome dinner at Queluz Palace, all guests must show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the welcome dinner, or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of the welcome dinner. The welcome dinner begins at 7:00pm on Day 1 of the tour. If the test taken to enter Portugal is within the required timeframe, you may use this same test result for entry to the Palace. If your test taken to enter Portugal is not within this timeframe, you may need to take a second test before entry to the palace. Tauck will organize and cover the cost of this test.

For Entry to Spain:

  • All travelers are required to submit a Health Control Form within 48 hours prior to arrival to Spain. This form can be filled out online or downloaded at https://www.spth.gob.es/. Your Tauck Directors can assist you with filling out this form.
  • All travelers over the age of 12 must bring one of the following forms of proof: 1) Proof, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID 19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose), or 2) Proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to travel. Tauck will arrange and cover the costs of any COVID test required for border crossing on tour.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Impressions from the Seine: Paris to Normandy

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Impressions from the Seine: Paris to Normandy. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of France, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: apply to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For entry to France:

  • France is open to American travelers who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Use the same proof as described above. Vaccination must be with an EU-approved vaccine (2 weeks since receiving the final dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca, or 4 weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson).
  • All travelers must fill out and bring a health declaration, which can be downloaded at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel.
  • A Pass Sanitaire (QR Code) issued by France is not a requirement for traveling with Tauck. However, certain restaurants, museums and activities not included in your Tauck trip may not be possible without the pass. You can apply for the pass at https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For return to the US:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

Rendezvous on the Seine

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Rendezvous on the Seine. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of France, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: apply to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For entry to France:

  • France is open to American travelers who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Use the same proof as described above. Vaccination must be with an EU-approved vaccine (2 weeks since receiving the final dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca, or 4 weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson).
  • All travelers must fill out and bring a health declaration, which can be downloaded at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel.
  • A Pass Sanitaire (QR Code) issued by France is not a requirement for traveling with Tauck. However, certain restaurants, museums and activities not included in your Tauck trip may not be possible without the pass. You can apply for the pass at https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For return to the US:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

Rhine Enchantment, Milan to Amsterdam

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Rhine Enchantment, Milan to Amsterdam. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • Scylla is requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination from Tauck guests. Guests must bring a government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final required dose at least 14 days prior to the start of this tour. 
  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols in the countries we visit may require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For entry to Italy:

  • American travelers must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, in the form of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose) with an EU-approved vaccine.
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app to bring on the flight.

For entry to Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands:

  • Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands are open to American travelers who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (use the same proof as described above).
  • At this time there are no additional requirements for river passage between the countries on this tour. However, this is subject to change at any time. Any COVID-19 testing required for crossing country borders on tour will be organized and paid for by Tauck.
  • As of 24 October, a Swiss digital COVID certificate will be needed to enter indoor dining venues and some leisure facilities in Switzerland. Your Tauck Director will assist with obtaining this certificate on tour.
  • A digital COVID-19 certificate may be required to enter dining venues and some leisure facilities in the Netherlands (not required for take-out or museums). This does not affect any of the sightseeing included on your Tauck itinerary, and the certificate is not required for travel. If you wish to have more options for your free time, your Tauck Directors can assist you with organizing an optional COVID-19 test at your own cost.

For return to the US:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the U.S. after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Savoring France: Paris, Lyon & Provence

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Savoring France: Paris, Lyon & Provence. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of France, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: apply to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We also highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For entry to France:

  • France is open to American travelers who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Use the same proof as described above. Vaccination must be with an EU-approved vaccine (2 weeks since receiving the final dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca, or 4 weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson).
  • All travelers must fill out and bring a health declaration, which can be downloaded at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel.
  • A Pass Sanitaire (QR Code) issued by France is not a requirement for traveling with Tauck. However, certain restaurants, museums and activities not included in your Tauck trip may not be possible without the pass. You can apply for the pass at https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For return to the US:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

Spain & Portugal

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For Entry to Portugal:

  • Please note Tauck requires guests to be fully vaccinated per the above.
  • All travelers must bring proof of a negative NAAT (including RT-PCR) COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the time of departure to Portugal, or a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the time of departure to Portugal. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from Portugal's testing requirements. This result must be shown when boarding the flight to Portugal and also at the border control upon arrival.
  • All travelers must complete the Passenger Locator Card online at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card within 48 hours before travel.
  • There may be temperature checks upon arrival.

For Entry to Spain:

  • Please note Tauck requires guests to be fully vaccinated per the above.
  • All travelers are required to submit a Health Control Form within 48 hours prior to arrival to Spain. This form can be filled out online or downloaded at https://www.spth.gob.es/. Your Tauck Directors can assist you with filling out this form.
  • All travelers over the age of 12 must bring one of the following forms of proof: 1) Proof, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID 19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose), or 2) Proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to travel. Tauck will arrange and cover the costs of any COVID test required for border crossing on tour.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

The Blue Danube: Eastbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on The Blue Danube - Eastbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times. In cases where the US CDC card is not accepted, you may have to take a rapid test onsite before entry.

For entry to the Czech Republic:

  • The Czech Republic is open to American travelers who show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 72 hours of arrival in the Czech Republic. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://plf.uzis.cz/Guests should enter “United States” or “Spojené Staty” in the search field for Nationality and Countries Visited in the Last 14 Days. For Main Place of Stay in the Czech Republic, enter “Praha,” and use the hotel address. For means of transport (by flight), select  "Letadlo”.

For entry to Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary:

  • Austria, Germany, and Slovakia are currently open to American travelers (including minors) who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (use the same proof as mentioned above). Please note that for Austria, the validity of vaccination ends 360 days after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or 270 days after a one-dose vaccine.
  • Hungary’s land and river borders are open to American travelers without further requirements.

For return to the US:

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

The Blue Danube: Westbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on The Blue Danube - Westbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For entry to Hungary:

  • Hungary is open to American travelers who show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Hungary. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement.

For entry to Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic:

  • Slovakia, Austria and Germany are open to American travelers (including minors) who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (use the same proof as described above). Please note that for Austria, the validity of vaccination ends 360 days after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or 270 days after a one-dose vaccine.  
  • The Czech Republic is open to American travelers who show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://plf.uzis.cz/. Your Tauck Director will assist you with this on tour.

For return to the US::

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Treasures of Spain and Portugal - Eastbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Treasures of Spain and Portugal. The below travel requirements are mandated by Portugal, Spain and our ship partner Windstar; they are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

For Entry to Portugal:

  • All travelers must bring proof of a negative NAAT (including RT-PCR) COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the time of departure to Portugal, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the time of departure to Portugal. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. This result must be shown at the time of boarding and also at the border control upon entry into Portugal.
  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • All travelers must complete the Passenger Locator Card online at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card within 48 hours before travel. You will be emailed a QR code that you must keep with you, digitally or printed, throughout your journey.

Requirements for Windsurf:

  • Windstar requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination from Tauck guests. Guests must bring a government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final dose at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour. Windstar accepts currently approved U.S. and EU vaccines.
  • Windstar will administer a COVID-19 antigen test to all guests at the pier prior to embarkation. There will be no cost for the test. A negative test result is required to board.
  • Please note that Windstar is required to administer additional COVID-19 tests (currently for entry into Gibraltar and disembarkation in Barcelona) during the course of the cruise. They will organize and cover the cost of these tests.
  • Consistent with cruise industry guidelines, all shore excursions will operate as planned, but guests now must disembark and return to the ship together at the end of each excursion. While this regulation remains in place, your opportunities for independent exploration ashore will be restricted. Please note that this applies to your shipboard excursions only; your stays in Lisbon and Barcelona will not be affected.

For Entry to Spain:

  • All travelers are required to submit a Health Control Form within 48 hours prior to arrival to Spain. The form can be filled out online or downloaded at https://spthm.puertos.es/. After completing the form, an individualized QR code will be generated, which the traveler must present, digitally or printed, to the health controls upon entry to Spain and throughout your journey.
  • All guests 12 years and over must bring a government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final dose at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour.
  • Upon arrival in Barcelona all travelers must bring proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test (TRAg) taken within 12 hours of disembarkation at the port. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. This will be organized on board the ship at no additional cost.

For entry to Gibraltar:

  • All travelers must bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test or a Lateral Flow test taken within 72 hours of the time of arrival to Gibraltar. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. The test you receive at embarkation should serve to fulfill this requirement since we should arrive into Gibraltar within 72 hours of embarkation in Lisbon.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of your flight is required for entry into the U.S. after your trip. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. These tests will be available at the Tauck hotel for an additional cost per person, currently EUR 35 (subject to change) in cash or by credit card for an antigen test. Guests staying in Barcelona after the tour ends may also receive a COVID-19 antigen test, but must pay an extra EUR 50 for the lab technician to come to the hotel.

Masks are currently required in most vehicles, in public indoor spaces, and in some outdoor spaces in Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal, even for vaccinated guests. Aboard ship, guests will be required to wear masks when inside public spaces and outside whenever social distancing cannot be maintained; notable exceptions include when passengers are in their cabin, when eating or drinking, swimming, while using the steam room or sauna, or while receiving spa treatments.

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

Treasures of Spain and Portugal - Westbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Treasures of Spain and Portugal. The below travel requirements are mandated by Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and our ship partner Windstar, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception. The requirements specified here are for U.S. travelers.

For Entry to Spain:

  • All travelers are required to submit a Health Control Form within 48 hours prior to arrival to Spain. The form can be filled out online or downloaded at https://www.spth.gob.es/. After completing the form, an individualized QR code will be generated, which the traveler must present, digitally or printed, to the airline before boarding, at the health controls upon entry to Spain, and throughout your journey.
  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • All guests 12 years and over must bring a government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final dose at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour.

Requirements for Windsurf:

  • Windstar requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination from Tauck guests. Guests must bring a government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final dose at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour. Windstar accepts currently approved US and EU vaccines.
  • Windstar will administer a COVID-19 antigen test to all guests at the pier prior to embarkation. There will be no cost for the test. A negative test result is required to board.
  • Please note that Windstar is required to administer additional COVID-19 tests (currently for entry into Gibraltar and Portugal) during the course of the cruise. They will organize and cover the cost of these tests.
  • Consistent with cruise industry guidelines, all shore excursions will operate as planned, but guests now must disembark and return to the ship together at the end of each excursion. While this regulation remains in place, your opportunities for independent exploration ashore will be restricted. Please note that this applies to your shipboard excursions only; your stays in Barcelona and Lisbon will not be affected.

For entry to Gibraltar:

  • All travelers must bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test or a Lateral Flow test taken within 72 hours of the time of arrival to Gibraltar. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. This will be organized on board the ship at no additional cost.

For Entry to Portugal:

  • All travelers must bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of disembarkation into Portugal. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. This will be organized on board the ship at no additional cost.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of your flight is required for entry into the U.S. after your trip. Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from this requirement. These tests will be available at the Tauck hotel for an additional cost per person, currently EUR 30 (subject to change) in cash or by credit card for an antigen test. Guests staying in Lisbon after the tour ends may also receive a COVID-19 antigen test, but must pay an extra EUR 35 for the lab technician to come to the hotel.

Masks are currently required in most vehicles, in public indoor spaces, and in some outdoor spaces in Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal, even for vaccinated guests. Aboard ship, guests will be required to wear masks when inside public spaces and outside whenever social distancing cannot be maintained; notable exceptions include when passengers are in their cabin, when eating or drinking, swimming, while using the steam room or sauna, or while receiving spa treatments.

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

Venice & the Dalmatian Coast

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

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.

For entry to Italy:

  • Italy is open to American travelers who bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days since receiving the final dose).
  • All American travelers must also bring proof of a negative result from a PCR/NAAT or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Italy. These requirements apply to all travelers ages 6 and over.
  • All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and download the resultant digital form or app with a QR code to bring on the flight.

To embark Le Lyrial:

  • All guests must be fully vaccinated 14 days before embarkation to sail aboard our Ponant ship. Use the same proof you used to enter Italy.
  • Please note that Ponant may be required to administer additional COVID-19 tests during the course of the cruise. They will organize and cover the cost of these tests.

For entry to Croatia:

  • All guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final required dose at least 14 days, but less than 270 days, prior to entry to the country.

For return to the United States:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost (approximately $100 USD) to guests.

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

Villages and Vintages: Cruising the Douro River Valley

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Villages and Vintages: Cruising the Douro River Valley. The below travel requirements are mandated by the country of Portugal and our shipping partner Scylla and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception: 

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times. In cases where the US CDC card is not accepted, you may have to take a rapid test onsite before entry.

For entry to Portugal:

  • All travelers, including vaccinated travelers, must bring proof of a negative NAAT (including RT-PCR) COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the time of departure to Portugal, or a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of the time of departure to Portugal. This result must be shown at the time of boarding the flight to Portugal and also at the border control upon arrival in Portugal
  • All travelers must complete the Passenger Locator Card online at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card within 48 hours before travel. You will be emailed a QR code that you must keep with you, digitally or printed, throughout your journey.
  • There may be temperature checks upon arrival.

For entry to the US:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip, even for vaccinated persons. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Yuletide Spirit: Brussels to Amsterdam: Northbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Yuletide Spirit: Brussels to Amsterdam: Northbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of the Netherlands and Belgium, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols in the countries we visit may require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.

For entry to Belgium:

  • All passengers must fill in the passenger locator form at https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form within 48 hours of their arrival in Belgium.
  • Belgium is open to travelers flying from America (including minors) without the need for a negative test or proof of vaccination. Please note that individual airlines may have testing or vaccination requirements. Please check with the airline before flying.

For entry to the Netherlands:

  • We do not expect additional entry requirements between the Netherlands and Belgium. We will update as more information becomes available.

For return to the US:

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

Yuletide Spirit: Brussels to Amsterdam: Southbound

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Yuletide Spirit: Brussels to Amsterdam: Southbound. The below travel requirements are mandated by the countries of the Netherlands and Belgium, and our shipping partner Scylla, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

  • We highly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required in order to transit through some countries, even if your layover is brief. We strongly encourage guests to check the requirements for any transit/layover destinations that will be part of your journey. However, taking a PCR test within 72 hours of travel will help ensure smooth travels.
  • Current COVID-19 protocols in the countries we visit may require proof of vaccination or negative test to enter some hotels, restaurants and other venues. Therefore, we recommend that you carry your vaccination card with you at all times.
  • For entry to the Netherlands:

    • The Netherlands is open to travelers flying from America (including minors) without the need for a negative test or proof of vaccination. Please note that individual airlines may have testing or vaccination requirements. Please check with the airline before flying.
    • All travelers will need to fill in a health declaration, which will be provided by the airline.

    For entry to Belgium:

    • All passengers must fill in the passenger locator form at https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form within 48 hours of their arrival in Belgium. Your Tauck Directors can assist you with this on tour.
    • We do not expect additional entry requirements between the Netherlands and Belgium. We will update as more information becomes available.

    For return to the US:

    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this testing will be made by Tauck at an additional cost to guests.

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

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:

For entry to Tanzania

  • Tanzania requires all travelers to bring proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival. This test is required regardless of vaccination status.
  • A rapid COVID-19 test will be administered to all guests upon arrival in Tanzania. The cost is $25 per person. This can be prepaid (recommended to avoid standing in line to pay) on the site of the Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form noted below.
  • All guests are required to fill in a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form (https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/) within 24 hours of arrival to Tanzania. Guests will provide their passport information and travel details and can prepay their rapid COVID-19 test. They will receive a unique Health Code confirmation email that they will present upon arrival in Tanzania.
  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival.
  • 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 to Kenya

  • Please note that a Yellow Fever vaccination or a doctor’s note is still required to enter Kenya.
  • A negative PCR COVID-19 test result will be needed within 96 hours of arrival to Kenya on Day 7. Guests will stop at the Seronera airstrip, where a testing facility has been created, during their game drive on Day 6. The cost of this test will be covered by Tauck.
  • US Citizens must purchase their Kenya tourist visa online: http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html The cost for single entry is $51 USD per person.
  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival in Kenya.

For return to the United States:

  • All travelers departing Kenya must perform a PCR COVID-19 test. Additionally, all travelers flying into the US will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of departure. Guests will undergo a PCR COVID-19 test on Day 11 for flights home on Day 13. Guests with post-stays can do the test on Day 12 or 13. The cost is $150 USD per person and must be paid in cash.

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:

For Entry into South Africa:

  • South Africa does not require visas for US citizens.
  • Passports must have two consecutive open pages and be valid at least six months after travel for to South Africa and Zimbabwe.
  • South Africa requires all travelers to print and fill out an entrance and exit questionnaire at https://www.airports.co.za/Documents/ENTRY%20SCREENING%20THQ.pdf .
  • On arrival, travelers will need to present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from the time of their departure for South Africa. Vaccination does not exempt travelers from this requirement. Note that Tauck requires a PCR test for unvaccinated guests.
  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival to South Africa.

For Entry into Zimbabwe:

  • The visa required for Zimbabwe will be purchased by the Tauck Director for each guest.
  • All travelers arriving at Victoria Falls Airport are required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result obtained within 48 hours prior to arrival in Zimbabwe. Tauck will organize PCR tests in Johannesburg on Day 8 for the flight on Day 10 to Zimbabwe. Tauck will cover the cost of this test.
  • 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 exit from Johannesburg for flights home on Day 12, Tauck will organize a PCR COVID-19 test screening the morning of Day 11 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The cost of the test is $60 USD per person. This test will also fulfill the CDC requirement for entry into the United States.

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:

For entry to Tanzania

  • Tanzania requires all travelers to bring proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival. This test is required regardless of vaccination status.
  • A rapid COVID-19 test will be administered to all guests upon arrival in Tanzania. The cost is $25 per person. This can be prepaid (recommended to avoid standing in line to pay) on the site of the Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form noted below.
  • All guests are required to fill in a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form (https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/) within 24 hours of arrival to Tanzania. Guests will provide their passport information and travel details and can prepay their rapid COVID-19 test. They will receive a unique Health Code confirmation email that they will present upon arrival in Tanzania.
  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival.
  • 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:

  • For transit back to the US, Tauck will arrange PCR testing in the Serengeti for flights home on Day 10. The cost is $100 USD per person and must be paid in cash. The cost of this test is not covered by Tauck.

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:

For entry to Tanzania

  • Tanzania requires all travelers to bring proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival. This test is required regardless of vaccination status.
  • A rapid COVID-19 test will be administered to all guests upon arrival in Tanzania. The cost is $25 per person. This can be prepaid (recommended to avoid standing in line to pay) on the site of the Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form noted below.
  • All guests are required to fill in a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form (https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/) within 24 hours of arrival to Tanzania. Guests will provide their passport information and travel details and can prepay their rapid COVID-19 test. They will receive a unique Health Code confirmation email that they will present upon arrival in Tanzania.
  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival.
  • 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:

  • For departure from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam for international flights home on Day 10, or later, the airlines are requiring passengers to be at the airport 4 hours before flights depart for COVID-19 testing. The cost is $25 USD per person and should be paid in cash.
Middle East and North Africa

Egypt: Jewels of the Nile

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

  • Regardless of vaccination status, Tauck requires that all American travelers to Egypt bring proof of a negative result from a RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of the departure time of the last direct flight to Egypt. Egypt generally accepts proof of vaccination for entry into the country instead of a negative test, but they currently do not accept the US CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card as a valid form of proof.
  • The RT-PCR test result must be issued with an official stamp from a laboratory or with a QR code. The original paper certificate must be presented (no photocopies or digital images). Please note that Egypt does not accept other types of tests, such as ID NOW, PCR-NAA or any of the Antigen or Antibody tests.
  • For exit from Egypt, a negative PCR COVID-19 test result is required by the airlines to allow boarding. Tauck will organize this test for all guests. The cost is approximately $130 USD or EGP 2000 per person to be paid in cash or with credit card directly. This test will also fulfill the CDC requirement for entry into the United States, if the test is taken within 3 days of your departing flight.

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

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:

For entry to Jordan:

  • All travelers must bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days after receiving the final dose).
  • Additionally, all travelers must bring proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding the aircraft from the first point of departure to Jordan. Both forms of proof must be shown at time of boarding.
  • All guests must bring proof of valid health insurance. This must be shown at the time of boarding.
  • All travelers must fill out the Travel to Jordan Declaration Form at https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/form/ to receive a QR code for entry. The QR code is to be shown at the airline counter before boarding. All guests must upload their proof of vaccination on www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo in advance of departure.

For entry to Egypt:

  • Egypt requires all travelers to bring proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Tauck will organize and cover the cost of this test.
  • For exit from Egypt, a negative PCR COVID-19 test result is required by the airlines to allow boarding. Tauck will organize this test for all guests. The cost is approximately $130 USD or EGP 2000 per person to be paid in cash or with credit card directly. This test will also fulfill the CDC requirement for entry into the United States, if the test is taken within 3 days of your departing flight.

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:

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-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 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.
  • Additionally, we recommend that all travelers, including vaccinated travelers, bring proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, in case there are last-minute changes to entry policy.
  • 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 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.
  • All travelers will undergo a temperature check upon arrival.

For exit from Morocco and entry to the United States:

  • Guests will undergo a rapid COVID-19 test at the Four Seasons in Marrakech on the afternoon of Day 8, for flights out on Day 10. The cost is Dh1500 Moroccan Dirham (approximately $150 USD). This test will also fulfil the CDC requirement for entry into the United States, if taken within 3 days of departure to the US, but they require 24 hours to process.
  • For guests traveling on to other locations that might require a PCR test, these tests are also available for Dh700 Moroccan Dirham (approximately $70 USD).
  • Tests can be paid in local currency or credit card.
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:

For entry to Argentina:

  • Argentina is currently closed to non-resident foreign nationals. However, Tauck feels confident that the country will be open to tourists before our first Antarctica departure on 7 December 2021. Please check back here or our Travel Updates page to get the most current status.

Ponant has the following requirements:

  • All guests must be fully vaccinated 14 days before embarkation to sail aboard our Ponant ship.
  • Please note that Ponant may be required to administer additional COVID-19 tests during the course of the cruise. They will organize and cover the cost of these tests.

For return to the United States:

  • All travelers flying into the US will still need a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of their return flight. These tests will be available aboard ship at an additional cost.

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:

  • Health Pass Form - All guests must complete Costa Rica’s Health Pass online, available at https://salud.go.cr. This must be filled out within 72 hours/3 days before arriving in Costa Rica. After completion of the form, you will receive a QR code that must be carried on your mobile phone or printed out on paper to be allowed to pass through the entry airport.
  • As of 1 August 2021, Vaccinated guests will not have to bring proof of travel insurance but must bring proof, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card, of full vaccination against COVID-19, with the last required dose received at least 14 days before entry to Costa Rica. Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are accepted.
  • All unvaccinated guests aged 18 and over must have mandatory travel insurance providing the following benefits:
    • $50,000 USD for medical expenses, including COVID-19
    • $2,000 USD  for lodging expenses in the event of COVID-19 quarantine
    • Coverage must be valid for your entire stay in Costa Rica
  • For guests with Tauck’s Guest Protection plan, Tauck will purchase on your behalf a specifically designed coverage that will meet the COVID-19 insurance entry requirement for Costa Rica. This supplemental travel insurance will be purchased through the Aon's Pro Plus Plan. Tauck Guest Relations will call you and purchase this plan with you on the phone. You will subsequently receive an email confirmation to provide as proof on your Costa Rica Health Pass form.
  • For guests without Tauck’s Guest Protection Plan:
    • If your insurance covers these requirements, you must request a letter from the insurance company indicating your name, effective dates of the policy, and the amount of coverage as required above, and that the benefits specifically cover COVID-19.
    • If your insurance does not cover these requirements, you must purchase a supplement plan to meet the requirements. Costa Rica recommends one of the below Costa Rican insurance companies.
    • Visit www.visitcostarica.com to ensure your travel insurance meets all necessary entry requirements.
  • A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. This will take place on Day 6 in Liberia en route to your hotel. The cost of this test is $50 per person.

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:

Ecuador has the following entry requirements:

  • All guests must provide one of the following: 1) A government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final required dose at least14 days prior to entry to Ecuador, or 2) A negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival in Ecuador.
  • Please note that unvaccinated minors (age 2 or older) will need to provide proof of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ecuador.
  • All guests must complete a Health Declaration. This form will be distributed on the flight to Ecuador.
  • All guests will undergo a medical screening upon arrival in Ecuador, including a temperature check.

Galápagos National Park and our cruise partner, Metropolitan Touring, have additional requirements for entry/embarkation:

  • Fully vaccinated guests will need to show the proof of vaccination used to enter Ecuador.
  • All unvaccinated guests (including minors) must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the flight departure time to Galápagos National Park. If you are arriving in Ecuador such that the flight to the Galapagos on Day 2 is within 72 hours of the COVID-19 test you used for entry to Ecuador, you can use this same test to fulfill the requirement for the Galapagos. If not, you will need to take a PCR test after arrival. Our ship partner, Metropolitan Touring, will organize and administer this test at Tauck’s hotel at no additional cost to the guest.
  • 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 US:

  • All travelers returning to the US will still need a negative COVID-19 test. The cost of this test is covered by Metropolitan Touring and will be administered at Tauck’s hotel.

Hidden Galápagos & Peru

Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on Hidden Galapagos & Peru.The below requirements are mandated by the countries of Peru and Ecuador and our ship partner Silversea, and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:

Silversea Requirements:

  • Silversea is requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Guests must bring a government-issued certificate, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, indicating that you are fully vaccinated and received the final required dose at least14 days prior to the start of this tour.

For entry to Peru:

  • All travelers must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, with the last dose administered at least 14 days in advance of arrival to Peru.
  • All travelers must present a negative test result from an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure flight to Peru.
  • Guests must also fill out a sworn statement online within 72 hours of your flight. This form is required for each individual traveling, including minors.

Note: The form can be confusing. Please follow the instructions below when filling it out:

Instructions: Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization

  • Click the following link for the Health Affidavit that is required for your flight to Peru: https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/.
  • Nationality: Click “EE.UU” if you carry a U.S. passport.
  • Type of Document: click the “PAS” option in the dropdown menu, and enter your Passport Number in “Number of document” field. Then, click “Search” to go to the next section of this e-document.
  • Fill in your name, date of birth and gender
  • Date of Arrival in Peru: click the date that applies to your arrival in-country.
  • Country of Origin: click the “EE.UU” option, if you are American and traveling from the U.S.
  • Destination Department: click “Lima”
  • Destination Province: click “Lima”
  • Destination District: click “Miraflores”
  • Contact Phone Number: enter the number of our Lima hotel, Belmond Miraflores Park – Country Code: enter “51”; City Code: enter “01”; Contact Phone Number: enter “610 4000”
  • Contact Cell Phone Number: enter the number of our partner, Metropolitan Touring. Country Code: enter “51”; City Code: enter “01”; Contact Phone Number: enter “1715 5515”
  • Enter your personal email
  • For the following section, please enter your Tauck hotel in Lima’s physical address:
    • Address:
    • Av. Malecon de la Reserva 1035
    • Miraflores
    • Lima 18, Peru
    • Department: enter “Lima”
    • Province: enter “Lima”
    • District: enter “Miraflores”
  • The section regarding family members should be left blank.
  • Please complete the remainder of the form with your personal health information.
  • IMPORTANT: Please print a copy of the form and bring a paper copy with you on your flight to Peru. It is also a good idea to have a copy of it saved on your phone. Note that you will not receive an email confirmation after filling out the form which is why a printout is important.

    • All persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear two disposable masks (preferably surgical) at all times during their flight to Peru, on their flights within Peru and on their flight from Peru to Ecuador, and while in all Peru airports, trains and public transit. Reusable face masks are not acceptable for international flights to Peru. You MUST bring the masks with you on tour.
    • For the trains and bus to/from Machu Picchu, double masks AND a face shield must be worn at all times. Tauck will provide these face shields on tour.
    • Masks are currently required in most vehicles, indoor spaces, and some outdoor spaces in Peru and Ecuador, even for vaccinated guests. Masks are required in all public spaces on the Metropolitan Touring ship.
    • Your Tauck Director will provide further instructions on tour regarding when and where various masks are required throughout your journey.

    For entry to Ecuador and the Galápagos National Park:

    • For entry into Ecuador on Day 7 and to the Galapagos on Day 8, guests will need to show the proof of vaccination described above.
    • Galapagos National park requires a PCR test administered within 72 hours of the flight to Galapagos. This PCR test will be given in Peru within the required window and will satisfy this requirement.
    • 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.
    • All guests must complete a Health Declaration. This form will be distributed on the flight to Ecuador.
    • All guests will undergo a medical screening upon arrival in Ecuador, including a temperature check.

    For return to the US:

    • A negative result from a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of your flight is required for entry into the US after your trip. Arrangements for this test will be made by our our cruise partner, Silversea, at no cost to the guest.

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:

Note: this trip requires that all guests are fully vaccinated due to entry requirements for the Galápagos National Park.

For entry to Peru:

  • All travelers must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, such as the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, with the last required dose administered at least 14 days in advance of arrival to Peru.
  • All travelers must present a negative test result from an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure flight to Peru.
  • Guests must also fill out a sworn statement online within 72 hours of your flight. This form is required for each individual traveling, including minors.

The form is confusing so please follow the following instructions when filling it out:

Instructions: Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization

  • Click the following link for the Health Affidavit that is required for your flight to Peru: https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/.
  • Nationality: Click “EE.UU” if you carry a U.S. passport.
  • Type of Document: click the “PAS” option in the dropdown menu, and enter your Passport Number in “Number of document” field. Then, click “Search” to go to the next section of this e-document.
  • Fill in your name, date of birth and gender
  • Date of Arrival in Peru: click the date that applies to your arrival in-country.
  • Country of Origin: click the “EE.UU” option, if you are American and traveling from the U.S.
  • Destination Department: click “Lima”
  • Destination Province: click “Lima”
  • Destination District: click “Miraflores”
  • Contact Phone Number: enter the number of our Lima hotel, Belmond Miraflores Park – Country Code: enter “51”; City Code: enter “01”; Contact Phone Number: enter “610 4000”
  • Contact Cell Phone Number: enter the number of our partner, Metropolitan Touring. Country Code: enter “51”; City Code: enter “01”; Contact Phone Number: enter “1715 5515”
  • Enter your personal email
  • For the following section, please enter your Tauck hotel in Lima’s physical address:
    • Address:
    • Av. Malecon de la Reserva 1035
    • Miraflores
    • Lima 18, Peru
    • Department: enter “Lima”
    • Province: enter “Lima”
    • District: enter “Miraflores”
  • The section regarding family members should be left blank.
  • Please complete the remainder of the form with your personal health information.
  • IMPORTANT: Please print a copy of the form and bring a paper copy with you on your flight to Peru. It is also a good idea to have a copy of it saved on your phone. Note that you will not receive an email confirmation after filling out the form which is why a printout is important.

    • IMPORTANT: All persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear two disposable masks (preferably surgical) at all times during their flight to Peru, on their flights within Peru and on their flight from Peru to Ecuador, and while in all Peru airports, trains and public transit. Reusable face masks are not acceptable for international flights to Peru. You MUST bring the masks with you on tour.
    • For the trains and bus to/from Machu Picchu, double masks AND a face shield must be worn at all times. Tauck will provide these face shields on tour.
    • Masks are currently required in most vehicles, indoor spaces, and some outdoor spaces in Peru and Ecuador, even for vaccinated guests. Masks are required in all public spaces on the Metropolitan Touring ship.
    • Your Tauck Director will provide further instructions on tour regarding when and where various masks are required throughout your journey.

    For entry to Ecuador:

    • Although mainland Ecuador’s ports of entry (Quito and Guayaquil) require a negative PCR COVID-19 test OR proof of full vaccination, all guests must be fully vaccinated and take a PCR test at least 72 hours before flying to Galapagos National Park. The test will be facilitated by Tauck on-tour at no cost to the guest.
    • Please note that unvaccinated minors will need to provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to entry to Ecuador. Tauck will arrange and cover the cost of this test on tour.
    • All guests must complete a Health Declaration. This form will be distributed on the flight to Ecuador.
    • All guests will undergo a medical screening upon arrival in Ecuador, including a temperature check.

    Requirements for Galápagos National Park and Metropolitan Touring:

    • All travelers ages 16 and over need to be fully vaccinated to enter the national park. You can use the same proof used to enter Ecuador. (Note that Tauck requires all guests ages 12 and over to be fully vaccinated).
    • Unvaccinated travelers ages 15 and younger may visit Galapagos National Park, but will need to show proof of a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours. The PCR test administered in Peru for entry to Ecuador will be taken within the required window and will satisfy this requirement.
    • 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 US:

    • All travelers returning to the US will still need a negative COVID-19 test. The cost of this test is covered by Metropolitan Touring and will be administered at Tauck’s hotel.
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