Travel Updates

Travel Requirements
Flexible Booking Policy
Health & Safety Protocols

Travel Requirements

Starting on December 6, air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day (24 hours) of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please visit the CDC for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, including types of accepted tests for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine or testing requirements for countries you are transiting through. Find out what is required before travelling to the United States by air.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order, which took effect November 8, 2021, requiring all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States remains in effect. Travelers should monitor the CDC website on international travel for the latest guidance regarding testing requirements.

Exceptions to the CDC Order requiring all air passengers to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States are extremely limited to the following groups:

Flexible Booking Policy

In addition to any charges levied by the ferries, airlines and/or hotel (upgrades), the Affordable World provisional fees will be assessed per person when you cancel or change the departure date of your existing reservation. The provisional cancellation and departure date change fees are valid for requests received after June 01, 2021 for new 2021-2022 reservations booked on or after June 01, 2021. A written request of cancellation or departure date changes must be received by Affordable World. Oral requests will not be accepted.

We have upgraded our health and safety protocols to help protect everyone who travels and works with us. We continually review these procedures—and local measures across different regions—to ensure we are on top of the changing situation in all our destinations. Our vigilance means you can book with confidence and make the most of your trip knowing everything possible is being done to make it stress-free and enjoyable.

As well upgrading our health and safety procedures, we have made our booking policies more flexible by adding change and cancellation policies that make it easier for you to cancel or alter your plans in the run-up to your vacation if needed. Together, these changes mean you can look forward to your trip without worrying about the ‘what ifs.’

Health & Safety Protocols

We have also worked closely with our partners in destinations to help make your vacation and journeys healthy and happy. While we have always selected suppliers with rigorous health and safety procedures, the pandemic has required them all to rethink and ramp up their hygiene and safety standards further. We are proud that all those we work alongside—from hotels, river ships, airlines, and transport companies to attractions, restaurants, and tour hosts—have maximized their efforts. Each has taken additional steps beyond their usual high standards to reinforce hygiene, health and safety precautions so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.

We have also listed government and travel operator resources that detail COVID-related rules and advice for international travelers—click the links to read more about a specific destination or travel company to help prepare for your trip. The protocols listed on these resources can change, so check them regularly for updates.

Most countries have imposed travel and immigration restrictions due to COVID-19. All customers are requested to check relevant travel advisories to and from the countries to which they are travelling. This is a dynamic situation and it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure there are no entry restrictions at their travel destination. IATA Travel Centre provides a list of travel advisories relating to COVID-19 here. Affordable World is not responsible if you are denied entrance for any reason at any foreign country, even if you hold a valid passport and entry visa. Visa and entry requirements may change at any time.

Can’t find the information you need?

Contact us