COVID-19 Travel Updates

Important cancellation policy and news updates from our Supplier Partners

***These policies are subject to change. Please consult with the appropriate government agency for the most accurate travel information.***

Breaking News


The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.

Travel Ban Updates in Europe 

The new travel plan issued by the United States will go into effect on Friday, March 13th 2020. 


Airline Updates

There have been a lot of airline policy updates. Email our air team info@montecitovillagetravel.com if you have a change or cancellation question on air.


Coronavirus Updates

 

Preferred Partner cancellation and payment policy changes to accommodate worried travelers:

***These are subject to change. Please check with an advisor or contact the supplier directly for the latest policies***

AmaWaterways New Cancellation Policy as of 3/23:  Latest Information on Ama Waterways

Anantara: Travel Updates

Aqua Expeditions as of 3/23: Ensuring the highest safety standard

Avalon Waterways as of 3/23: Travel Policy for Upcoming & Future Travel | Avalon Assurance Travel Update

Azamara as of 3/26: Coronavirus Travel Advisory | Cruise with Confidence

Belmond as of 3/24: Coronavirus Updates 

Celebrity Cruises as of 3/17: Travel Alert – Coronavirus | Cruise with Confidence

Crystal Cruises: Travel Alert – Coronavirus | New Cancellation Guidelines

Cunard: Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Delta Vacations: Latest Coronavirus Updates

Four Seasons: Coronavirus Updates

Globus: Coronavirus Updates

Hilton: Updated News on Cancellation Waivers

Holland America Line: Current Travel Health Advisories | Book with Confidence Program

Hurtigruten: Coronavirus Update

World of Hyatt: Traveling with Flexibility and Care

IHG: Travel Advisory 

The Moorings: Coronavirus Policy Update

Norwegian Cruise Line: Travel Alert | Coronavirus Procedures | Peace of Mind

Marriott: News on Coronavirus 

Oceania Cruises: Coronavirus Statement

Paul Gauguin: Travel Advisory

PONANT: Covid-19 virus

Princess Cruises: Travel Health Advisories – Coronavirus

Quark Expeditions: Important Coronavirus Information

Rail Europe: Travel Advisory 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises as of 3/12: CORONAVIRUS | Final Payment Deferment | Regent Reassurance

Rosewood: Coronavirus Updates

Royal Caribbean: Cruise with Confidence | NOVEL CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ALERTS

Seabourn: Current Travel Health Advisories | Book with Confidence Program

SeaDream: Covid-19 Health Advisory

Silversea: REPROTECTION OVERVIEW | Travel Health Advisory | Cruise with Confidence | Message from President/CEO

StarClippers as of 3/13: Travel Health Updates

UnCruise Adventures: Travel Updates

Uniworld: Health and Safety Update | Change to cancellation policy for 2020 cruises

Viking: Coronavirus Update

Villas of Distinction: Peace of Mind Policy

Virgin Voyages: Set Sail Safely

Windstar: Travel Health Advisory | Travel Assurance Policy

Tauck: Coronavirus Update

Trafalgar and Brendan: Coronavirus Update

Trails of Indochina: COVID-19 Update: Quarantined Hotels and Visa Policy Changes in Vietnam

Travel Guard Insurance as of 3/13: Coronavirus Advisory

Travelex Insurance: Coronavirus Coverage Update

Most Recent Travel Advisories


Special Precautions While Traveling

In order to stay safe while traveling, the CDC recommends to avoid contact with individuals who appear ill and to avoid touching your face. Be sure to wash your hands often, especially prior to eating as well as after coughing and sneezing.  is also recommended to practice social distancing, which involves avoiding groups and maintaining distance from others. If you do fall ill and have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, the CDC recommends to seek medical attention right away and to avoid contact with others to ensure the illness does not spread. 

Health and Safety Recommendations 

In order to stay safe and healthy during this difficult time, the CDC recommends that everyone follow the appropriate prevention and treatment steps:

  • Avoid close contact with those who are ill.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill.
  • Be sure to cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then be sure to directly throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • It is also recommended to refrain from touching your face without clean hands as well as utilizing hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol in order to prevent the spread of unwanted germs. 

Treatment

According to the CDC there is currently no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. Therefore, those who have the virus should receive supportive care right away to assist with relieving symptoms. The CDC also recommends that anyone who believes they may have been exposed to the Coronavirus should contact their healthcare provider immediately. The CDC advises that the best prevention is continued preventive behaviors including staying home when ill, trying to cover all coughs and sneezes, frequent hand washing and keeping frequently touched surfaces clean. The CDC also notes that older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk.

In order to continue to decrease the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial that everyone remain updated on news regarding the virus as well as maintain the proper precautions listed above. The CDC is working 24/7 to not only provide the most updated information regarding the Coronavirus but to also protect the health of everyone. 

CDC Recommendations

If you are currently healthy, the CDC recommends that you do not wear a face mask to protect yourself from respiratory diseases. It is, however, highly recommended that those who are currently exhibiting symptoms should be wearing face masks in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. It is also vital that those caring for others who are ill such as health workers and individuals looking after those who are showing symptoms wear face masks to prevent further spread of the virus.

It is recommended that if you think you may be showing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a fever or respiratory illness, be sure to contact your doctor immediately. Through staying healthy, eliminating unnecessary germs and eliminating panic, we will weather this storm together. As stated earlier, the World Health Organization has not placed any travel restrictions. Traveling is continuing to decrease in price due to current conditions. 

 

***These policies are subject to change. Please consult with the appropriate government agency for the most accurate travel information.***

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Please send us a message if you have any additional questions regarding the virus. Our advisors will be happy to help.