ISLANDHOPPING TOURS 2021 – Information to the current situation (Updated 20.04.2021)

Current Entry Requirements & Hygiene and Safety Concept for Islandhopping tours


Dear Islandhoppers,

The cycling season 2021 is taking shape. We would therefore like to inform you of the current entry requirements for tourists to Croatia, Greece and Turkey as these travel destinations have announced their strategies for travel in 2021. We will do our best to keep this information up to date for you but cannot guarantee its accuracy. For the most accurate information, please visit the official government websites of the travel destination which you plan to visit.

Entry requirements for Croatia

Croatia has opened its borders to travelers and welcomes you this summer without quarantine restrictions on arrival under the following conditions*:

– With proof of a vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior, or equally for a single shot vaccination OR

– With documentation of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test no older than 48 hours (from time of swab), signed by a licensed health worker. Rapid antigen tests must be repeated within 10 days of staying in the country.

– In addition, proof of paid accommodation/travel package provided by the tour operator must be declared and all arrivals must register their visit prior to arrival under the following link: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

* Passengers from the countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute of Public Health to which special epidemiological measures apply are obliged to present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and have to stay in self-isolation for 14 days. Currently Status:
– South Africa
– Brazil
– Zanzibar

Full details for travelling to Croatia in 2021 can be found here: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

 

Entry Requirements for Greece

The Greek authorities have announced that the country will commence tourism from the 14.05.2021. International tourists will be able to enter Greece without quarantine restrictions under the following conditions:

– With proof of a vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior, or equally for a single shot vaccination OR

– With documentation of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours. The test result must include the traveler’s personal details and must be signed by a trained health professional. Random tests will also be carried out at the airport on arrival – quarantine expenses as a result of these tests will be covered by the Greek government.

– In addition, all visitors travelling to Greece must fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before arrival on the website travel.gov.gr

Full details for travelling to Greece in 2021 can be found here: https://travel.gov.gr/#/

 

Entry Requirements for Turkey

Turkey has opened its borders to travelers and welcomes you this summer without quarantine restrictions on arrival under the following conditions*:

– With documentation of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours. The test result must include the traveler’s personal details and must be signed by a trained health professional.

– In addition, all visitors travelling to Turkey must register their visit at least 72 hours before arrival with the Turkish Ministry of Health under the following link: https://register.health.gov.tr/

* Entry into Turkey has been suspended for travelers who have visited Denmark, UK, Brazil, or South Africa in the past 10 days prior to arrival. For further updates please use the following link: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php 

 

Hygiene and Safety Concept for Islandhopping Tours

It is our biggest wish at Islandhopping to be able to operate our tours without any restrictions; however, the global situation has had a great influence on all of our daily lives and will continue to do so for this season. Throughout 2021, Islandhopping will adhere to the respective country regulations and hygiene measures, as far as they are ethically justifiable and logistically possible, and will inform you prior to the start of your trip about the regulations that will apply to you on your visit.

Regardless of the country-specific regulations, the following hygiene standards will apply to all Islandhopping tours in all destinations: Islandhopping Hygiene Concept. These measures are based on our functional hygiene concept from 2020, which proved successful in preventing any infections from being transmitted on our trips without compromising the usual friendly atmosphere on board.   

Early tour dates and destinations in which tours cannot take place in 2021


– Our Lofoten tour in Norway will not take place in 2021.

– Our tour dates for 2022 are online and bookable. These offer great alternatives for anyone affected directly by travel restrictions in 2021 to rebook, and for enthusiastic Islandhopper’s to secure themselves their preferred travel date for the next season.

 

Our current booking and cancellation terms


The following is available to all guests booked on a tour with Islandhopping before the 15.05.2021:

– Rebook free of charge to a later tour date in 2021 or 2022 (on the same boat / trip subject to availability)

We want to be sure that once our destinations allow travel, we also have enough participants booked to allow the tours to take place. Therefore we will be offering the following booking conditions for all new bookings on Islandhopping original departures between the end of May and the end of August:

– Book now and pay later. Full payment is due 30 days before the tour
– Free cancellation and rebooking to a later tour in 2021 up to 30 days before the tour

We would like to ask you not to cancel your booking with us prematurely! A free cancellation of your booking is possible if the trip has to be canceled by the tour operator, an official travel warning has been issued for the period of your trip or if quarantine measures are in effect upon your arrival or departure. The requirement to present a negative test result when travelling does not entitle a free cancellation.

As no one can predict further developments, and as changes can occur at short notice, we ask for your patience. We assure you that great considerations is taken in deciding whether a trip can be carried out or not and, if necessary, we will cancel the departure ourselves. In this case, we will take up direct contact with all effected guest and inform them of their options.

Updates and additional information


This section will be kept up to date with further developments. If you have any questions please write to us at: info@islandhopping.com

You can also request a personal call per email and we will arrange a suitable time to get in contact.

Thank you for your understanding, patience and loyalty! Stay optimistic and healthy!

Your Islandhopping Team

Any questions?

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Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com