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Travel Updates
AFC Vacations Coronavirus Update (as of 13AUG21)
We are monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely with the safety and security of our guests and staff always our top priority.

Travel Updates
Domestic Travel (USA) has resumed and is operating.
Operations for many European itineraries resumed in August 2021.

As a result of continued restrictions in place for some international destinations, AFC has suspended operations for some international tours through the end of October 2021.  We have notified all travelers affected by suspended tour departures and continue to work with travelers to reschedule their trip to a later date or offer travel credit toward another AFC itinerary. We are in constant contact with suppliers, including airlines and ground operators, to evaluate the situation as it evolves, and will provide updates should the situation extend beyond the departures currently affected.

 
Domestic Travel Requirements (United States Tours)
For the safety of our guests and passengers, AFC Vacations is implementing new on tour requirements effective for all tours departing September 10, 2021 and after. All passengers traveling with AFC within the United States must provide any of the following:
• Proof of Vaccination against COVID-19. Proof must include the passenger name & final dose given at least 14-days before the tour departure date. Proof can be a photocopy or electronic vaccination record document issued by either: (a) the health authority that administered the vaccination (i.e. U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card); or (b) the participant’s medical provider that administered the vaccination, or (c) approved electronic certification from your county or health provider.
• Proof of Negative Covid-19 Test would include a verifiable negative/not detected diagnostic COVID PCR or Antigen Test with FDA Emergency Use Authorization, showing date and time of test, taken within 72 hours of the tour departure date. Electronic or Paper proof are acceptable.
• Proof of recovery from COVID-19 would include a copy of a positive test result dated within 3 months prior to the end of your tour, and also a copy of documentation from your health care provider that you were cleared to end isolation/quarantine. This written documentation must include your name and date of your positive test.

Vaccination Requirement for International Travel (International Tours including Canada & European River Cruises)
All passengers traveling with AFC Vacations to any country outside of the US regardless of destination or point of origin must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for tours departing on or after September 10, 2021. International destinations have introduced vaccination requirements for indoor experiences like restaurants, attractions, museums, theaters, etc. Even though the entry requirements for that destination may not require vaccination, vaccination will be required to travel on all international tours departing on or after September 10, 2021. At this time, a negative/not detected test result for COVID-19 administered in advance of returning to the United States is also required.

Depending upon your destination, there may be other and additional country-specific and/or airline requirements for testing prior to travel. Guests should monitor these requirements as well. AFC will continue to review and update our requirements as Domestic & International restrictions are updated.


Additional Travel Safety Requirements & FAQ
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AFC's Commitment to Wellness
Our Commitment to your Wellness!
Click below for information on AFC’s Commitment to Wellness which outlines some of the steps and initiatives we are taking with our partners to deliver an enjoyable yet safe travel experience for our valued guests.


Click here to read AFC's Commitment to your Wellness

For more information please visit the CDC website. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html


Cancellation & Rebooking Policies
AFC Revised Cancellation & Rebooking Policies
We share our travelers concerns about upcoming travel. As such, we have created revised rebooking and cancellation policies to provide flexibility on most programs to rebook when you can look forward to your trip without concern for your health and safety. Other than airline assessed fees, you may apply the full value of what you have paid toward Future Travel until 76 days prior to departure. Airline fees are based on your specific ticket, and typically fully non-refundable.  When you rebook, we will also work with your ticketed airline to attempt to secure Air Credit. While not guaranteed, if successful we will apply this value as an Air Credit toward Future Travel (Air Credit limitations & expiration dates apply and vary based on individual ticket and airline policies).  Please note, the Travel Protection Plan and most travel protection policies typically do not consider an event of this nature as a covered event.  Revised Cancellation and Rebooking Policies are not retroactive and do not apply to previously canceled/amended bookings. All re-bookings and cancellations are processed based on the policy in effect at the time the request to cancel/change a booking is received by AFC.  See below for specific destination and product line exclusions.

AFC Land Tours not applicable to Passion Play 2022 or other Programs involving overnight Cruises. 

0-75 days prior to departure
Standard Terms & Conditions apply

76-180 days prior to departure
Standard Terms & Conditions apply with a Future Travel Credit issued in the amount of penalty.  FTC can be used towards a future trip with AFC.  If a Travel Protection Plan (TPP) has been purchased, and the TPP cost exceeds the penalty amount, the cost of TPP is refunded, and an FTC is issued for the amount of the penalty.

180+ days prior to departure
Standard Terms & Conditions apply with a Future Travel Credit issued in the amount of penalty (most programs $100 pp penalty, some exceptions).  FTC can be used towards a future trip with AFC.  The Travel Protection Plan (TPP), if purchased, is refundable until 180 days prior to departure.


Is TPP Refundable?
TPP (Travel Protection Plan) (if chosen) is refundable until 180 days prior to departure & cannot be added after Final Payment.


*Rebooking Terms – Land Tours
--New land or European River Cruise travel services using the FTC must depart prior to Dec 31, 2022*
--Future Travel Credit (FTC) may be applied towards one or more new bookings
--Future Travel Credit (FTC) may not be applied towards existing reservations
-- Unused Future Travel Credit (FTC) has no cash value
--Future Travel Credit (FTC) is transferable to a friend or family member with confirmation by original FTC owner.
--Travel Protection Plan (TPP) will carry over. TPP cost will be adjusted based on total value of the new booking.
--Any air credits available are not guaranteed and AFC will attempt to use any air credits. Air credit limitations & expiration dates apply, and vary based on air carrier, individual ticket and ticketing date (most expirations have been extended to 12/31/21 & some into 2022).
--FTC and Air credits (if applicable) are separate credits with different terms and expiration dates.
--Not applicable to Passion Play bookings.

AFC European River Cruise Charters
Temporary exceptions to Terms & Conditions vary by itinerary and departure date. Please contact us for details regarding your specific booking.

AFC Vacations Ocean Cruises

Temporary exceptions to Terms & Conditions vary by cruise line and departure date
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What happens if I need to cancel my booking for the Rescheduled departure date?
--Cancellations off the rescheduled departure will be processed based on the cancellation schedule for the rescheduled departure. Cancellation fees will also be assessed, as applicable, based on the number of days prior to departure for the rescheduled departure date.
--Funds from the original departure date have been applied to the rescheduled departure date in the form of Future Travel Credit (and air credit, where applicable). Refunds will also be paid in the form of Future Travel Credit (and air credit, where applicable).
--Future Travel Credit refunds can be applied to a different itinerary or departure date prior to Dec 31, 2022. Air credits have different terms and expiration dates and vary based on airline and ticketing date. Applicable rules for the issuing carrier apply.


Airline Updates
AFC Air Department Update – Airline Check In
Airlines are doing their utmost to ensure a safe flying experience. One of these measures is a Health Questionnaire with a few brief and simple medical declarations at time of check in. The personal nature of these questions inhibit AFC from answering the questions on your behalf. This makes us unable to perform the check-in procedure that we have done for many years. However, now in your documents we will provide a copy of your Airline E-ticket with the Flight Booking Reference (Airline Confirmation Number) that will enable you to check in online or at the airport directly with the carrier.


NEW! 2021 BROCHURE
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NEW TOURS!
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NEW United States & Canada Vacations – Many of you have told us that your first vacation will be closer to home in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We all love international travel and I personally cannot wait to get back out there, but we often forget how many incredible destinations and spectacular National Parks are just a short flight away. These are in addition to our regular line up of fantastic tours within the US.
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Desert Oasis & Southern California National Parks
New Orleans & the Mississippi Gulf Coast - On Sale!
New Orleans & Cajun Country
Southwest National Parks - On Sale!
New York City & the Hudson Valley
Cape Cod & the Islands
Coastal Maine Lighthouses & Landscapes
Great Canadian Cities & Niagara Falls
Waterways & Northwest National Parks
Classic New England
Magnolia Trail and the Heart of Texas
Hawaii Three Island Adventure
Red Rocks to the Rockies by Rail

If you do want an International Adventure, check out these new offerings
Seattle, San Juan Islands & Alaska Cruise
Normandy, Paris & Seine River Cruise
Wonders of the Danube River Cruise