Important information before you go
Please ensure you bring...
- Tour vouchers as supplied in your pre-departure documentation pack.
- 'On tour' luggage tags - as supplied in your pre-departure pack, your Albatross Tours luggage tags will be used by your Tour Manager to identify your luggage whilst on tour. Please attach them to your luggage on the first day prior to boarding your coach.
- Valid passport - Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. Currently, Australian, New Zealand and UK passport holders do not require any visas on any of our European tours.
- Travel insurance with specific COVID cover - It is a condition of travel on our tours, that you are covered by adequate International Travel Insurance. Please ensure you bring your insurance details with you.
- Are you taking prescribed medications? You will need a doctor's letter to cover prescribed drugs you are carrying with you.
- Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? It is possibly a good idea to take details of your optical prescription just in case you need to replace them.
Carry proof of your COVID vaccinations
You may be required to provide proof of vaccination status on entry to UK and/ or Europe. That document of proof is readily downloadable from your local government website.
- Make sure you have a printout of your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC Australia) or International Travel Vaccination Certificate (NZ).
- Always refer to Smart Traveller for Australian travellers and Safe Travel for our New Zealand travellers, as rules and regulations for entry to various European countries are constantly changing.
- Please ensure you check regularly as these are constantly changing and it is your responsibility to have these entry requirements completed or provided to our Tour Manager. Your Tour Manager is not responsible for completing these forms but will remind you the entry requirements while you are on tour.
In continental Europe few people wear cloth masks as protection against COVID-19 and instead are utilising surgical masks of a specific standard. Increasingly FFP2 masks are the required standard of use. In Australia we know these masks as KN95 or by N95 standard.
- FFP stands for “filtering face piece”. It is a European standard for mask efficiency, ranging from one, the lowest grade, to three, the highest. FFP2 masks filter at least 94% of all aerosols, including airborne viruses such as COVID-19.
- Please ensure that you have an adequate quantity of these masks to use while on your journey. These may be purchased before you leave Australia or locally once you have arrived in country.