COVID-19 Latest Information for Travellers
HEDONISTIC HIKING: COVID-19 LATEST INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS
Last updated: August 2021
Although international travel is still banned for Australians we continue to keep in touch with our many suppliers and colleagues in Europe, and our friends around the world, and have received wonderful, positive messages of support. After a challenging winter, Europe has seen a busy summer season in 2021 with visitors from within Europe and from the USA.
See our Health and Safety procedures to ensure the wellbeing of our guests, and give reassurance that they can travel with confidence. When our European tours resume we will update these to reflect the most up-to-date guidance.
Proof of vaccination (or proof of exemption) will be required for all guests wishing to join our European tours. Many European countries have a “Green Pass” system which only allows vaccinated guests into restaurants, bars, museums and other public spaces. More information will be provided to guests when we are ready to travel.
Whilst we remain in Australia we will continue to offer a programme of hikes here in Victoria. You can see all the tour dates here. In spite of the many domestic lockdowns we have been able to offer full flexibility with regard to our bookings and been able to re-schedule tours or offer credits when necessary.
We are pleased that so many guests are carrying over their trips with us to future dates and all tour credits are valid until 31 December 2022. We have reviewed our Terms & Conditions in line with CATO guidelines (Council for Australian Tour Operators) for both European and Australian tours, and anyone making a booking now for a European tour in 2022 and 2023 will be charged 0% deposit at this stage.
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