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Enhanced Health & Safety Protocols

When you’re ready to travel with Holbrook, we’re here to support you with increased hygiene measures. Safety and security have always been our top priority, but now – more than ever – we are providing additional cleaning, monitoring, and physical distancing measures on all our programs. This policy will evolve over time as we monitor local situations and public health protocols. As always, we will make your experience in the field enriching and memorable. 

1. Health Screening

Upon arrival, we’ll be monitoring travelers with temperature checks at the start of the program. Should a traveler show symptoms of Covid-19, they will be required to self-isolate immediately and seek medical attention to ensure their health and the welfare of the group.

2. Leader Training

Our in-country group leaders have received training on enhanced safety guidelines, in addition to food-handling safety.

3. Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer

As of right now, face masks will be required for travelers during any provided transportation. We recommend that all guests bring their preferred face coverings and hand sanitizer. We’ll have a small supply on hand as a backup as well, but you should have these items in your carry-on for your international flights. In addition to face covering, washing hands and frequent use of hand sanitizer are simple and effective ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

4. Sanitation Measures

All coaches and modes of transport will be sanitized regularly, with all high-touch areas disinfected between each use. We are working closely with our hotel and restaurant partners to ensure compliance with local health and hygiene guidelines.

5. More Space in Vehicles

Where feasible, we are increasing the number of vehicles, or using larger vehicles, so that travelers will have plenty of space, including window seating for non-couples whenever possible. To further ensure safety, we’ll practice social distancing in all areas.

6. Dining and Meal Protocols

In addition to local health guidelines for serving food, we will provide options for larger and separate tables, dine al fresco where possible, and avoid buffet or family-style meals.

7. Protocol for Suspected and Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

If a participant reports feeling ill and having symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they will be asked to self-isolate immediately to protect their health and fellow participants. They will be required to take a Covid-19 test. If they test negative, they will be permitted to rejoin the group. If they test positive, they need to follow in-country quarantine provisions.

8. Quarantine Provisions While In-country

Any participant who tests positive for Covid-19 while in a country will be required to follow quarantine regulations for that country. Holbrook Travel’s field team will assist you with arrangements to conform to that country’s quarantine regulations. This includes:

  • Reservations at an approved hotel with meals, amenities, and internet service
  • Transfers to the quarantine hotel and to the airport after your quarantine restriction is lifted
  • Arranging for re-testing to achieve a negative test
  • A doctor’s note that you tested positive for insurance claim if required

Travelers are required to cover their individual quarantine expenses. Holbrook will assist with arranging services but will not cover any expenses.

Quarantine expenses are covered under many travel protection plans up to a specified amount. Travel protection can be purchased up until the time of departure. For more information contact your insurance provider. Holbrook Travel recommends the Trawick Safe Travels Voyager insurance program. Note: To cover the expense of in-country quarantine up to the specified amount, you only need to purchase post-departure travel protection; enter “$0” for the trip cost on the Trawick quote form.