Travel Updates

Latest update – March 27, 2020 6:00p.m. EST

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel currently due to the global impact of COVID-19. While this advisory is not a restriction from traveling overseas, American returning from all restricted countries are required to travel through the following 13 airports:

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia

Upon arrival, travelers will proceed to standard customs processing. They will then continue to enhanced entry screening where the passenger will be asked about their medical history, current condition, and asked for contact information for local health authorities. Passengers will then be given written guidance about COVID-19 and directed to proceed to their final destination, and immediately home-quarantine in accordance with CDC best practices. Read more

Useful Resources

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American Airlines News
United Airlines Safety Update
Delta Airlines News
Air Lingus News
Air Canada News
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For Clients with Travel in 2020

For our clients whose travel plans include a departure in March or April, 2020, if you need to postpone your existing bookings, we’ll make our best effort to work with our suppliers to minimize, or avoid, penalties when it’s possible. Please contact us for assistance.

Flexibility for bookings

As a reminder, when you book with Authentic Vacations our Risk-Free Booking Policy is automatically included for you, our client. Simply put, should you need to change your travel dates, you can reschedule your trip up to 30-days prior to your departure date for ANY REASON. And, you may rebook your trip within one year of original departure with no penalties from Authentic Vacations. Your deposit and any payments made will be credited towards your rebooked tour, with absolutely no cancellation or change fees applied.

While Authentic Vacations does not charge you a cancellation or change fee when you rebook your travel plans, there could be rate, fare and cancellation differences imposed by suppliers, such as host inns or airlines. Please know we are here to work with our suppliers on your behalf. Our constant goal is to minimize, or eliminate, these types of penalties for date changes whenever possible.

We want your travels to be stress-free, filled with relaxation and wonder.

Future Bookings

Book with Peace of Mind with our Risk-Free Booking Policy

Authentic Vacations’ goal is to provide our customers the peace of mind necessary to enjoy their travel. We acknowledge the concerns surrounding the coronavirus, and we want to ensure that every one of you, our valued customers, is protected.

What does the Risk-Free Booking Policy include?

You can reschedule your trip up to 30 days prior to your departure date for ANY REASON. Your deposit and all additional payments will be credited towards the re-booked tour, with absolutely no cancellation or change fees applied. We want your travels to be stress-free and happy. See more

How does the Risk-Free Booking Policy cover me during the COVID-19 situation?

If the US government puts temporary travel restrictions on traveling to and within your destination, we will re-book the land portion of your tours on the dates you choose, within one year of your original departure date. This is absolutely free of charge.

Does this policy apply for airfare and land travel?

It only applies to the land portion booked with Authentic Vacations. But, this can be a good time to look for deals on airfare. Speak with one of our Destination Experts to find the best airfare and flight options.

Additional Special Value-Add Offer Just for You!

Right now, we’d like to offer you $100 off per person / $200 per couple with any tour value of $2,000 or more. Simply book your trip by March 31, 2020, for any future dates in 2020 or 2021, with a $100 deposit, to receive this benefit. (You read the low deposit amount correctly.)

This is valid for all self-drive, chauffeur tours, and small group tours over the value of $2000. Please note: This is not valid for any large guided bus tours. A discount of $100 per person / $200 per couple will be applied to the final package price. We only require a $100 deposit to lock in the best discount of the year. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.