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 Insurance / 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 Insurance Available
We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance when traveling abroad!
- Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance can be purchased up to 72 hours prior to your departure, via Phone or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment of Insurance Premium will be due at the time it is applied. Details: www.206tours.com/insurance
- Book with Confidence! Cancel for Any Reason (Get 100% MONEY BACK)!
Our “Cancel for Any Reason” Plan allows pilgrims to cancel up until 48 hours prior to departure, and get 100% money back (minus insurance premiums). The plan is available for $399 per person and must be added within 48 hours of initial booking and in addition to the Travel Insurance. To add, please contact us via Phone or Email: email@example.com. Details: www.206tours.com/cancelforanyreason.
Thank you all for your patience and prayers as we finally prepare to resume pilgrimages. 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.
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 insurance, must follow the guidelines of the health officials of the country visiting & contact the Travel Insurance Agency. A Licensed Travel Insurance Agent will assist with necessary arrangements. A traveler who tests positive and does not have travel insurance 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 Insurance Agency. 206 Tours will be at pilgrim’s disposal 24/ 7. 206 Tours highly recommends that ALL pilgrims purchase travel insurance 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: Would a US citizen who tests positive for COVID-19 abroad be able to return to the US?
A: Airlines do not allow pilgrims to board with a positive COVID test. As per the state department, a Negative COVID-19 test is required for all air passengers coming to the United States, as detailed above. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. For more information, click here.
Q: What if my pre-travel test is positive?
Should your result prior to traveling be positive for the Covid-19 virus, you will not be able to enter the country. As per our terms and conditions, any monies paid would be non-refundable within 30 days prior to departure. If you purchased travel insurance, you may file a claim to see if any refund is available, be sure to provide a doctor’s letter/order. 206 Tours highly recommends all travelers secure travel insurance.
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 countries 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