Travel Safety & Hygiene Measures
Discover everything you need to know about the latest health and wellness protocols tour operators are implementing, and travel with confidence on your next tour.
New Safety and Hygiene Measures on Tour
Many of the destinations and operators you see on TourRadar are now working closely with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to introduce a specific set of guidelines and measures to keep travellers safe, healthy, and happy on their trips. Stringent hygiene protocols are in place at every part of your journey — from the moment you arrive at your accommodation to the transport you travel on and the attractions you visit — so you can have complete peace of mind on your next adventure.
High traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces will undergo deep cleaning and disinfecting throughout each trip.
Smaller group sizes make it easy to avoid large crowds and maintain a level of physical distancing on tour.
Expertly-Trained Tour Leaders
Armed with new health and safety training, knowledgeable guides will be there to ensure your wellbeing on the road.
Safe Holiday Destinations
The following destinations are a few that have adopted health and hygiene protocols as outlined by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Given their new protocols, these destinations have been awarded the WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp, which means you're safe to explore as you please.
PortugalWhether you’re visiting Lisbon or the Algarve, Portugal’s Clean and Safe stamp of approval has been awarded to attractions and activities across the country to ensure the safety of all visitors.
KenyaGet closer to nature and make your wildest safari dreams come true on a safe and unforgettable holiday to Kenya, where new hygiene measures take precedence across the country.
EgyptHundreds of hotels and tourism businesses across the country have received health and safety certificates, demonstrating they’ve met requirements set out by the Egyptian government and WHO.
SpainEnjoy cosmopolitan cities or venture off the beaten track for a tranquil escape in the Spanish countryside — either way, you’re guaranteed a safe and memorable holiday here.
MexicoTravel confidently through holiday hotspots like Cozumel, Cancun, and the Yucatan Peninsula knowing hygiene and safety measures are in place in these destinations.
TurkeyRest assured knowing you’re in good hands when you travel throughout Turkey, where the country’s Safe Tourism Certification Program is in place to ensure the wellbeing of all visitors.
South AfricaNo matter what you’re looking for in a safe vacation destination — be it outdoor adventures, world-class beaches, or breathtaking nature — you’ll find it in South Africa.
SloveniaWith the implementation of high hygienic standards and practices — known as the Green & Safe label — Slovenia has created a safe and healthy environment for holidaymakers.
BulgariaBulgaria has adopted strict rules to ensure the safety of businesses across the tourism industry, ensuring all visitors can travel safely and healthily throughout their stay in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are tour operators increasing the hygiene and safety of their trips?
Following recommendations from global health authorities and guidelines set out by the World Travel & Tourism Council, operators have implemented a number of stringent protocols to ensure the health and safety of travellers on tour. These measures include: pre-trip health screenings, enhanced cleaning at accommodation, meals, and on transport, hygiene equipment, frequent sanitization, on-trip distancing, and smaller group sizes, to name a few.
Will tour operators require screening or COVID-19 testing before travel?
Protocols will vary depending on the company you’re travelling with; however, you will likely be expected to complete a self-screening health form before joining your trip. If a traveller is displaying COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for the virus, they will not be permitted to join the trip until deemed fit for travel by a medical professional.
Will insurance cover me if I get COVID-19 when travelling?
A select number of insurance companies — such as World Nomads — are now covering some claims related to COVID-19, so you may be covered for emergency medical expenses and trip interruption. Be sure to read your insurance policy carefully, and confirm with your specific provider before travelling.
Will I have to wear a mask when travelling? Will you provide masks?
Masks may be required depending on local recommendations in the destination you’re visiting and per the guidelines set out by the company you’re travelling with. It’s recommended that travellers bring their own masks.