Updated 7th September 2021, 1pm AEST

Australia and New Zealand Inspiring Journeys temporarily paused until 1 December 2021.

In response to the continued uncertainty around internal borders and travel due to COVID-19, Inspiring Journeys has temporarily paused Australian Guided Holidays departures from now until 1 December 2021.

Unfortunately, the current operating environment has meant that we cannot deliver our usual high standard of guest experience for group touring. Despite most of our tours already being impacted by cancellations due to lockdowns and restrictions, we hope that by being proactive it provides some level of certainty to you with regards to your travel with us in the short-term.

If your travel plans are impacted by this decision, your Travel Agent or one of our Inspiring Journeys Reservations team will be in contact with you directly. Please bear with us as we work through these calls in order of departing tour. Current Australian bookings from now to 1 December 2021 have automatically been moved to Future Travel Credit. However, we will be able to discuss your personal circumstances when we contact you.

Inspiring Journeys COVID-19 Vaccination requirements from 1 December 2021.

Effective immediately, all guest booked to travel with Inspiring Journeys are required to be fully vaccinated to travel. 

The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid. Children under 16 must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice. 

We thank you in advance for your support during this time and we can’t wait to get back to doing what we do best - providing you with memorable experiences and unforgettable travel moments.

New Zealand:

· Selected journeys operating from October 2021

Your Wellbeing

At Inspiring Journeys protecting our guests, our team and our communities is our highest priority. As we navigate our way through these unpredictable times, our focus has never strayed from our guests and our extended Inspiring Journeys family. We are committed to your wellbeing and ensuring we provide you with the best possible experience when you travel with us.

Additional pre-journey protocols are currently in place to ensure your wellbeing:

· All Guided Holiday guests are required to complete a mandatory Travel Declaration before departing on one of our journeys

Those entering New Zealand (including from Australia) may need to obtain a negative PCR or RT-PCR pre-departure COVID test, it is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure compliance with advised government requirements when travelling internationally.

While International travel between New Zealand and Australia is now possible, both governments advise you to exercise increased caution when travelling to and around New Zealand or Australia. While the COVID-19 risk to you may be considered low, outbreaks can occur and authorities could implement measures at short notice, which may impact your ability to move freely. It is possible that either government could close borders with limited notice, which may cause disruption to your travel. This is at your own risk, and cannot be the responsibility of AAT Kings Tours Pty Ltd.

 

New Zealand:

· Selected journeys operating from September 2021

Your Wellbeing

At Inspiring Journeys protecting our guests, our team and our communities is our highest priority. As we navigate our way through these unpredictable times, our focus has never strayed from our guests and our extended Inspiring Journeys family. We are committed to your wellbeing and ensuring we provide you with the best possible experience when you travel with us.

Additional pre-journey protocols are currently in place to ensure your wellbeing:

· All Guided Holiday guests are required to complete a mandatory Travel Declaration before departing on one of our journeys

Those entering New Zealand (including from Australia) may need to obtain a negative PCR or RT-PCR pre-departure COVID test, it is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure compliance with advised government requirements when travelling internationally.

While International travel between New Zealand and Australia is now possible, both governments advise you to exercise increased caution when travelling to and around New Zealand or Australia. While the COVID-19 risk to you may be considered low, outbreaks can occur and authorities could implement measures at short notice, which may impact your ability to move freely. It is possible that either government could close borders with limited notice, which may cause disruption to your travel. This is at your own risk, and cannot be the responsibility of AAT Kings Tours Pty Ltd.

IF YOU HAVE AN AFFECTED BOOKING WITH US

Our Reservations Team is on hand to answer any questions you may have, with the most up to date information available from both the Australian Government and World Health Organisation.

If you have an upcoming booking with us departing during the suspended date period, please contact your travel agent and if you have any further queries, please contact us directly via email info@aatkings.com or call 1-866-240-1659.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Inspiring Journeys is a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC) leaders in travel for 100 years. Stable and highly solvent – TTC’s financial strength and integrity allows us to provide you with the comfort of knowing your monies are safe with us and give you the peace of mind that goes beyond our commitment to you having a great holiday with us. See our Chief Executive, Brett Tollman’s, letter of reassurance here.

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