The COVID-19 pandemic, again, continues to affect international travel. International tourist arrivals were down 83 per cent in the first quarter of 2021. And widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the pace of the vaccination rollout have boosted hopes for a rebound. Many countries removed quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers. European Council approved the EU Digital Green Certificate to facilitate travel. We expect a rebound in international travel. And we are ready to welcome our guests again soon.
Although we all know that the pandemic will be over, safe travel requirements will stay in place. We at Brill Travel are ready to travel again.
2.Brill Travel`s commitment
To start with, we look ahead to travelling in the age of COVID-19. For this reason, health and wellness will have a critical influence in how we design and operate our tours. Your safety and well-being has never been more important than it is today.
2.1.What to expect travelling with us
2.1.1. A comprehensive approach for your well-being
2.1.2. Enhanced measures for confident travel
Our enhanced measures are in place to support your health and well-being as we start to travel again. And we appreciate your flexibility.
2.1.3 Strict adherence to health protocols
To start with, the only hotel, transportation, meal and/or activity suppliers we’ll work with are ones that are compliant with enhanced hygiene and social distancing standards. And all aligned with local regulations.
2.1.4 Extra sanitization of private motor coaches
Your bus will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before your group boards and regularly thereafter, with a specific focus on high-frequency touchpoints. All drivers will be trained in social distancing best practices.They know how to provide the safest possible environment. Hand sanitizer will always be available on our buses.
2.1.5 Hotels & restaurants with enhanced cleaning measures
Brill Travel will only partner with hotels and restaurants that adhere to strict guidelines, such as frequent cleaning of common areas and thoroughly disinfecting guest rooms between customers. Partner restaurants will follow enhanced protocols with staff trained in local health, hygiene, and physical contact guidelines.
We will adapt our meals to accommodate social distancing and reduce the number of shared surfaces as much as possible. We discourage travellers from sharing food and drinks with others on tour and, again, advise travellers to thoroughly wash their hands before eating.
2.1.6. On-tour experiences with physical distancing in mind
Portions of your tour may be adjusted as we continuously work with our partners and local venues, to provide the safest experience possible. Examples may include avoiding crowded locations and peak times, itinerary alterations to follow local guidance, and staggered timing for included activities
2.1.7 Smaller groups for your comfort
All our private tours are with a minimum group size of friends and family members. The only group tour is limited to 6-12 persons: The Rose Festival Tour
2.1.8 Expert local staff :
All local staff will be ready to explain social distancing and hygiene guidelines following these rules themselves. This may include the use of face masks in addition to frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use.
2.1.9 Ongoing around-the-clock support
Our team is ready to provide 24/7 support. We react quickly to unexpected circumstances, which may mean changing your itinerary at a moment’s notice when necessary—at no additional expense to you.
2.1.10 Detailed departure information:
You will receive details about COVID-19 protocols in advance of tour, and we will provide additional details upon arrival. While on tour, you will be kept updated on any relevant changes.
2.1.11 If a traveller is either diagnosed with COVID-19
While on tour or required to quarantine on account of COVID-19 , we will provide or arrange for the following, consistent with local requirements:
- Assistance connecting with local health care providers,
- Support & coordination with local authorities,
- Translation services on all guided tours,
- Communication between you and your family back home.
4. Preparation for Your Journey
4.1. Most important, please consider your responsibility to protect yourself and others.
4.2. Carry your own washable face mask, as local regulations still require it.
In addition, bring your own gloves and hand sanitizer. Should an unexpected situation arise, we will have extra hand sanitizer and single-use face masks available. Closely monitor your health while on tour. Should you feel ill during your journey, our local team is specifically trained in how to support you.
4.3. We recommend you to pack masks
Furthermore, include hand sanitizer, and anti-bacterial wipes in your carry-on bags. As always, keep any prescriptions in your carry-on as well, in case of any luggage delays.
Looking forward to meeting you soon.