(Note: 206 Tours standard practice is to contact pilgrims more than 60 days prior to departure).
Our offices remain open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. EST to assist you.
Israel – as of August 2021: Israel is in the process of launching their “Pilot Program” thereby allowing US Pilgrimage Groups to begin returning as early as September. 206 Tours is closely monitoring what will be required of the pilgrims prior to departure. Be assured that the safety of our pilgrims is always our first priority.
- Cancel For Any Reason Plan – available at an additional cost. This plan allows you to cancel your trip anytime, up until 48 hours prior to departure, and receive a full refund of trip costs paid to 206 Tours, minus the non-refundable insurance and waiver premiums. Learn more here.
- Cleanliness and Health Protocols are in place throughout – Buses, Hotels, Restaurants, Airlines, Museums, Churches / Basilicas / Shrines etc.
- Social Distancing will be practiced on the Bus, at Restaurants, during Masses, in the Hotels etc.
- Our Tour Guides will be prepared to handle the latest Health Guidelines and Initiatives
Options for Postponed Pilgrimages
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!
You may purchase travel insurance, up to 72 hours prior to your departure, via Phone or Email email@example.com. Full payment of Insurance Premium will be due at the time it is applied. A brief outline of insurance cost, coverage, and restrictions can be found here: www.206tours.com/insurance
Book with Confidence! Cancel for Any Reason (Get 100% MONEY BACK)!
In addition to Travel Insurance, our “Cancel for Any Reason” Plan assures that your pilgrimage is confirmed with confidence! Cancel up until 48 hours prior to departure, and get 100% money back (except insurance premiums). To add, please contact us via Phone or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief outline of this plan can be found here: www.206tours.com/cancelforanyreason. Cost of the Plan: Additional $299 Per Person if purchased at the time of registration, or within 24 hours of Registration. Additional $349 Per Person if purchased outside of 24 hours of initial registration
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.
COVID & TRAVEL FAQs
Q: What if I am positive for COVID while abroad. What is the protocol?
A: If one has travel insurance – In the event one tests positive abroad this person will need to follow the guidelines of the health officials of the country visiting. If a mandatory quarantine is required due to COVID, the travel insurance will need to be contacted. The insurance will cover only if symptoms of COVID are visible and a health professional determines you are ill due to COVID19. The travel insurance will assist with return flights and accommodation and of course, 206 Tours will be at the pilgrim’s disposal 24/ 7.
If one does NOT have travel insurance – In the event one tests positive abroad this person will need to 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. 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: 206 Tours does not have access to the health requirements of each country. A 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers two years of age and over prior to boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. For more information, click here.