Official Entry Requirements
Requirements are subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date and accurate travel information regarding border requirements, (ex. Proof of vaccination, pre-travel testing, required documents, etc.) check the official government or embassy website of the country you’re traveling to:
Exceptions: Please note that some private suppliers (airlines, cruise ships, hotels, bus companies, museums, etc.) may implement their own requirements. For example, the Greek Isles cruise requires a vaccine even though Greece does not. Requirements by Airline: Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines
Return to the United States:
For all travel updates from the United States Department of State, check here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html
As of June 2022 | The CDC and United States dropped the pre-travel testing requirement for return to the US.
Requirements for Non-US Citizens: If you are not a US citizen, or, are a US citizen but are traveling from another country, you are required to check on rules and regulations with the country you are visiting, as well as requirements for the return to any non- US country. For The Latest International Entry Requirements, you can visit: https://cibtvisas.com/health-requirements
Options for Postponed Pilgrimages
If a tour postponement is necessary, 206 Tours will contact all postponed pilgrims, via email, with the following two options:
Transfer your Registration (including Travel Protection/ Cancel For Any Reason Premiums) at 100% credit to either:
- NEW Dates confirmed by your Group Leader or Priest
- Any Future Pilgrimage
Terms and Conditions (www.206tours.com/terms) will apply to your “New” Tour. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via Phone or Email.
Optional Protection Available
We highly recommend purchasing Travel Protection when traveling abroad! There are two options to protect your pilgrimage.
1. Travel Protection (Through Travel Insured International)
Travel Protection can be purchased up to 72 hours prior to your departure, via Phone or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment of Protection Cost will be due at the time it is applied. Details: www.206tours.com/insurance
2. Book with Confidence! Travel Insurance Plus Cancel for Any Reason (Get 100% MONEY BACK)!
Our “Cancel for Any Reason” Waiver (CFAR) allows pilgrims to cancel up until 48 hours prior to departure, and get 100% money back (minus protection costs). The waiver is available for $399 per person and must be added within 48 hours of initial booking and in addition to the Travel Protection offered through Travel Insured International. To add, please contact us via Phone or Email: email@example.com. Details: www.206tours.com/cancelforanyreason. *CFAR is not available on select departures.
Thank you all for your patience and prayers as we navigate changing regulations. As a Tour Operator, we must adhere to the rules and regulations set by governing bodies. Likewise, if an individual wishes to travel, then they must accept all requirements, as well as acknowledge that protocols and procedures are subject to change at any time. 206 Tours is not initiating these rules – we are simply following the guidelines in order to continue to provide high-quality pilgrimages to all our clients who are ready to travel. We expect many new protocols will be temporary and hope all operations will be easier in the coming months.
Pilgrims will be advised by 206 Tours, should any update arise that directly affects their upcoming departure. Travel requirements vary by country and may change often.
COVID & TRAVEL FAQs
Q: What testing is required to travel?
A: Check the official website (linked by country above) for each country you’re traveling to prior to departure. Your 206 Tours Account Manager will email you the current requirements in the days ahead of travel. It’s important to note that if a Negative Covid-19 Diagnostic Test Result is required ahead of travel, the result must be printed, and the name shown must exactly match the name on your passport. Be sure to tell the testing site that you are getting tested ahead of travel and that all requirements must be met.
Q: What if I am positive for COVID while abroad. What is the protocol?
A: A traveler who tests positive, and has valid travel protection, must follow the guidelines of the health officials of the country visiting & contact the Travel Protection Agency. A Licensed Travel Protection Agent will assist with necessary arrangements. A traveler who tests positive and does not have travel protection must follow the guidelines of the health officials of the country visiting. If a mandatory quarantine is required due to COVID, 206 Tours will assist in arranging accommodations and return flights for you once cleared to travel. The cost involved will be the sole responsibility of the pilgrim or mitigated by the Travel Protection Agency. 206 Tours will be at pilgrim’s disposal 24/ 7. 206 Tours highly recommends that ALL pilgrims purchase travel protection prior to their departure.
Q: What are the mandatory quarantine protocols per country when a US traveler tests positive?
A: Quarantine protocols are subject to change – a local health official will advise accordingly what is required if one tests positive.
Q: What happens if the country I plan on visiting requires a vaccination after I have paid in full if I am unvaccinated?
Countries may change entry requirements at any time. 206 Tours is not responsible for these travel requirements, however, must adhere to the mandates put in place by local governments in our to operate tours. If you are unvaccinated and a vaccine requirement becomes mandated after you have paid in full, you will be unable to enter the country’s border. In this event, unvaccinated travelers will have two options:
Option 1: So long as your departure is more than 60 days away, you can opt to re-book to a different tour at a $150 transfer fee.
Option 2: Cancel as per our terms and conditions. Refunds will be processed in accordance with our cancellation terms which were agreed to upon booking, detailed here: www.206tours.com/terms