At long last, the Canadian government has announced that as of June 20, it is suspending vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel on planes and trains, a positive step reflecting an improving public health situation in Canada. Following a successful vaccination campaign, 32 million eligible Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Cruise ship passengers and crew still require vaccination and the wearing of masks in enclosed and crowded spaces. All travellers by land and sea must still adhere to the rules of foreign destinations.
To ensure the smooth operation of our group programs, Craig Travel will continue to require all passengers on our group programs to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure. Some of our journeys will include nations and/or vendors that will have different vaccination requirements. These are changing on an ongoing basis. Craig Travel will monitor these details and provide to group members, any updated information as needed.
As you can appreciate and as we have all seen, the travel landscape is changing at a rapid pace and there will undoubtedly be further adjustments to advisories and travel requirements in the future. The requirement to be vaccinated and other related protocols are sure to be temporary. We know, from the ringing of our phones and the endless emails, you are as anxious as we are to return to the thrill of exploring the world and discovering new adventures. I am pleased to report that all of our spring groups that have returned home, had exceptionally positive comments and were thrilled with all aspects of their journeys.
Once again, we thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you onboard soon. I invite you to check our website often, as we are working hard to add new departures by land, sea and river each week! Be sure to check out our posts on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on our current tours and exciting new programs for 2023! There's a lot more to come!
Happy summer everyone!
Robert Craig, President
Photo credit: Janet Williams