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Collette’s Online Travel
Requirements Resource

To help guests and travel professionals navigate the ever-changing list of international travel and testing requirements today, we have compiled the resources below to provide you with travel information and COVID-related requirements right at your fingertips.

International Travel
Entry Requirements
for Your Destination

Vaccination Requirement for International Travel

As many international destinations have introduced vaccination requirements for indoor experiences (museums, restaurants, attractions, etc.) even though the entry requirements for that destination do not require vaccination, vaccination will be required to travel on all international tours starting on September 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022. We will continue to review and update our policies as restrictions are lifted.

International Travel – Requirements for Departing and Returning to the U.S.

Collette has partnered with CIBT to create a self-service online resource for every destination that we travel to. This tool is continually updated with the latest information on COVID-specific travel and health requirements (vaccination documentation, testing, exemptions, arrival forms, etc.), visas, and other considerations for every destination that Collette services.

Destination-specific information may change frequently and without prior notice. It is each traveler’s responsibility to check this resource frequently, including prior to tour departure, for changes that may be applicable to the destination.

Use this document for further instructions: “How Does the CIBT Entry Guide Work?”


Travel entry requirements are provided by a third party source, and Collette is not responsible for content of the information provided.



International Travel – Mandatory COVID Testing Prior to U.S. Re-Entry

All travelers must present a negative COVID test result administered in advance of returning to the U.S. Travelers are responsible for making their own arrangements for return testing. These newly available testing options take less time away from your tour, and they’re flexible to allow you to test during your trip when the time is right for you. Whether you’re doing just the base tour or extending your stay requiring testing at a different time, you’ll be able to utilize these new options. Collette will provide comprehensive instructions on how to utilize these tests, and rest assured, your Tour Manager is trained and will be there to assist you. There are two options available:

  1.  (Recommended) Purchase a self-test kit to bring on tour. Major U.S. airlines (American, United) have partnered with Optum and eMed to assist passengers with re-entry testing. These companies sell test kits directly from their websites: Optum 2-pack or Optum 3-pack, eMed 6-pack. Please note that only test kits sold through these providers are approved for returning to the United States. While you may find other types of test kits for sale at retail (Walmart, CVS, etc.), please make sure to purchase your test kits only from the links provided to ensure you are traveling with the correct type of test kit. For specific directions, including how to order, register for, and use the Optum/eMed test kits, please refer to this user guide. A smartphone with a camera and Wi-Fi capability is required for these options.
  2. Make your own arrangements in your destination. For guests that opt for this, please be advised that in-country testing may be more expensive per-person, appointment availability may be limited, and pre-registration and documentation may be required to schedule a test.

Domestic Travel Requirements

Please note this update in our policy: Full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to travel on all domestic tours starting on November 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022*. We will continue to review and update our policies as requirements are lifted.

If your trip departs November 1, 2021 or after:

All guests traveling with Collette within the United States, regardless of destination or point of origin, must be able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Upon filling out and turning in the Wellness Declaration to the Tour Manager prior to joining the tour, each guest will be asked to show the Tour Manager their:

  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19. This is your official vaccination certificate (electronic or paper) and it must identify your name and date of vaccination with final dose given at least 14-days before the start date of your tour.

If your trip departs before November 1, 2021:

All guests traveling with Collette within the United States, regardless of destination or point of origin, must be able to provide either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, proof of documented recovery from COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test in order to join the tour. Each guest will be asked to show the Tour Manager one of the following:

  • Proof of Negative Covid-19 Test would include a verifiable negative FDA- approved diagnostic COVID test (electronic or paper) showing date and time of test, taken within 72 hours of the start date of your tour.
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 would include both a copy of a positive test result dated within 3 months prior to the end of your tour and also written documentation from your health care provider that you have been cleared to end quarantine. This written documentation must include your name and the date your positive test was performed
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is your official vaccination certificate (electronic or paper) and must identify your name and date of vaccination with final dose given at least 14-days before the start date of your tour.

*Please note that certain states are requiring full vaccination sooner than November 1, 2021. Please review the tours below to see how this may impact you.

On the following tours, travelers must be vaccinated as of September 2021:
• America’s Music Cities (featuring New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville)
• Hawaiian Adventure
• Pacific Northwest & California (featuring Washington, Oregon and California)
• Spotlight on New York

On the following tours, travelers must be vaccinated as of October 2021:
• Spotlight on New Orleans
• Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls & New York City

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