COVID-19 Update

October 12, 2022

Effective October 12, 2022 Nagel Tours has lifted the requirement for vaccinations for Canadian travel.  However it is a requirement of the US government for those that would like to travel with us into the United States to be fully vaccinated.  There are currently no requirements for COVID 19 testing to enter the US at a land border crossing.  Please be sure to have an up-to-date copy of your Canada proof of vaccination with QR code which you can get from your home province.  A sample copy of what one looks like can be found here.

September 30, 2022

We are happy to report that effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer be required to submit public health information through ArriveCAN app or website. Transport Canada has also lifted travel requirement to wear masks on airplanes or trains, and in airports. In keeping with this development, Nagel Tours will remove the mask mandate on our tours as of October 1, 2022.  Masking for all travellers is strongly recommended, as COVID-19 is ongoing.  Some businesses you visit during your trip may still require that masks be worn. Please bring an adequate mask supply from home. The nature of travel right now is that we all need to remain flexible in case restrictions change.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Travel

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What is the maximum capacity on your tours?

Our maximum capacity for our tours is normally 50 passengers. 

What is your COVID-19 vaccination policy for travellers on your tours? Will we need proof of vaccination?

Effective October 12, 2022 Nagel Tours has lifted the requirement for vaccinations for Canadian travel.  However it is still a requirement of the US government for those that would like to travel with us into the United States to be fully vaccinated.  There are currently no requirements for COVID 19 testing to enter the US at a land border crossing.   Please be sure to have an up-to-date copy of your Canada proof of vaccination with QR code which you can get from your home province.  A sample copy of what one looks like can be found here.

Will you do any pre-screening of the people joining your tours regarding COVID-19 symptoms?

Guests on our tours will be required to fill out and bring along a pre-departure Pre-Screening Questionnaire that must be given to the Tour Director before boarding the Motor Coach on the first day of tour. You will receive this form with your pre-tour documents or you can download a copy for yourself here.  If you feel ill or are showing symptoms of Covid-19 before departure, please stay home and travel with us when you are feeling better.

What is your policy regarding the wearing of face masks?

Transport Canada has lifted the travel requirement to wear masks on airplanes or trains, and in airports effective October 1, 2022. In keeping with this development, Nagel Tours will remove the mask mandate on our tours as of October 1, 2022.  Masking for all travellers is strongly recommended, as COVID-19 is ongoing.  Some businesses you visit during your trip may still require that masks be worn. Please bring an adequate mask supply from home. The nature of travel right now is that we all need to remain flexible in case restrictions change. 

What happens if travellers fall ill while on tour?

We will require travellers to self-monitor for symptoms and inform the Tour Director should they begin to feel ill while on tour.  We will have temperature sensor equipment available to check for fever should it be required. Should guests fall ill while on tour, they will be required to isolate from the group and seek medical care.  We recommend that travellers investigate the appropriate insurance coverage for themselves to ensure that they are protected against hardship should they become ill while on tour.  Our reservations agents can help you in this regard if you do not have adequate insurance already arranged – inquire at time of booking.

What will be required of travellers returning to Canada from abroad?

All passengers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States, meaning completed the full course of vaccine doses a minimum of 14 days before departure.  Please bring a copy of your proof of COVID-19 vaccination with you to show your Tour Director prior to departure.   You must be prepared to show your vaccine record at the border if requested, however, COVID-19 tests are not required to enter at a land border crossing.  Important: the government-issued Canada QR code is the required proof of vaccination. The Canada logo is displayed in the upper right corner of the page.  Your home province will provide this document to you. Alberta residents may print the wallet size card out from https://covidrecords.alberta.ca/home.  You will need to either have the printed version in your possession at all times or have a digital version saved on your phone. 

What special precautions will be taken while we are on tour to help provide a safe and healthy environment?

We will continue with our cleaning and disinfecting protocols as outlined in our Extreme Clean Commitment, which you can see here.  We now know that Covid-19 is transmitted predominantly through airborne particulates and the improvements that we have made to our coach heating and air conditioning systems with UVC light disinfection, air filtration and the built-in fresh air recirculation provided on our Motor Coaches helps to ensure the safety of our guests while onboard.  Attractions and accommodations will all have their own protocols that they follow to ensure cleanliness and safety in their facilities as well.