The Globus family of brands has introduced important updates to its pre-trip Health & Safety Protocols, including requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to join the company’s upcoming international tours, river cruises and independent vacation packages
TORONTO — The Globus family of brands – consisting of Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways and Monograms – is providing more details about its COVID-19 policies.
First announced in February 2021, Globus family of brands will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to join the company’s upcoming international tours, river cruises and independent vacation packages.
“As part of our commitment to provide sustainable, responsible travel across the globe – while keeping in line with current and anticipated destination policies – we are instituting a new requirement for travellers embarking on international vacations,” said Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for the Globus family of brands. “They will now need to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for international vacations.”
With the new policy in place, travellers ages 12 and older must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, completed at least 14 days prior to embarkation. The Globus family of brands will accept vaccines authorized or approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC), Health Canada or an official government body.
Those who do not comply, will not be able to join a planned international vacation with Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways or Monograms.
The new protocol will take effect for international vacations departing July 15 through October 31, 2021.
The company plans to revert back to its policy of proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or immunity for travel after October 31, 2021.
“While we do not anticipate that Canadians will have the opportunity to travel internationally with us for most of the summer, we’re ready and providing ample time to prepare for their next, best vacation,” said Bishop. “This international travel policy provides our guests the safest return to travel, follows the latest requirements of many countries and ensures more seamless movement between destinations.”
The Globus family of brands also provides travellers a complimentary Peace of Mind Travel Plan. If guests are unable to go on their vacation due to COVID-19 restrictions, they have the flexibility to move their plans to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in the Globus family of brands’ travel portfolio, without penalty.