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Health and Safety Measures for Travelling in 2021

Here at Sakura LLC, the safety and well-being of our travelers and travel crew is our priority. 

As the world adapts to new regulations, the tourism and hospitality industry is taking extra precautions regarding how to travel safely. We will be implementing a number of enhanced health and safety protocols on our trips. These additional precautions have been introduced to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and to help ensure that our travelers and the Sakura Travel Agency team are as safe and protected as possible while on tour.

Health and Safety on our Transport (coaches, minibuses and other vehicles)

Elevated hygiene and safety procedures will be put into place on all our transport. Our safe and comfortable transport are cleaned and sanitized before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.

In addition to the existing daily cleaning measures, facemasks will be compulsory while on the coach. While our travelers are expected to pack their own masks and any necessary personal protective gear - facemasks and hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol will be available to travelers and staff at all times. Transport boarding will also be adjusted in line with social distancing measures.

Safety Measures for Social Distancing on Tour

In line with precautions from various government authorities, such as the World Health Organization, the Georgia's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), social distancing and facemasks will be necessary on coach tours. Please also take note that our travelers will be asked to fill in a health declaration form prior to travelling with us.

There will be changes in all walks of life due to the Coronavirus - including in the realm of travel. Carrying out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums and more, will be necessary to help ensure the safety of yourself, the other travelers in your group and our travel crew. This extends to the use of facemasks on board the transport and where necessary when visiting different destinations. We ask that our travelers familiarize themselves with the best way to use, clean and store face masks (especially if they are reusable). Travelers should bring their own facemasks for use throughout the journey as well as spares. Always remember to practice good hygiene and wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

 Travel tip: Plastic bags are good for storing used facemasks.

Our Travel Crew are Trained and Here to Help  

Our travel crew, which includes your tour leaders, guides and drivers, have previously been trained for important health and hygiene needs while on tour. In addition to this, our crew will have received additional, in-depth health and hygiene training prior to embarking on any future tours. This training is in line with guidelines set out by public health authorities. You can rest assured you will be in capable hands during your trip. For any of your pre-tour or post-tour queries, our excellent Customer Service team is available to help.

Trusted Partners & Service Providers Meet Increased Standards  

As the world opens up for travel again, we are ensuring that our trusted partners and service providers meet our updated standards and health and hygiene requirements. In addition to ensuring the comfort and quality of our accommodation and activities for our travelers, our hotels, restaurants, local guides and companies are being carefully assessed. This is to ensure that they are up to date with the increased hygiene standards and that we are confident that they will consistently follow the necessary regulations in the future.

Along with the measures above, we ask our travelers to take personal responsibility for their own well-being and safety. On top of the usual travel hygiene practices, make sure to keep general coronavirus safety precautions in mind; wash your hands regularly, keep your distance, and be prepared with masks, sanitizer and any other personal protection equipment you may require.

Our team will communicate information, guidelines and recommendations with passengers prior to travel.

Our team is regularly reviewing government tourism and travel updates and ensuring our tours run in accordance with the prevailing public health advice, and recommendations by the World Health Organization, the Georgia's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), and the Ministry of Health of Georgia.

We are hoping to make this adjustment to the “new normal” of travel as stress-free as possible!

Useful links: 

World Health Organization - Georgia

World Health Organization travel advice

Georgia's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC)

Ministry of Health of Georgia

Georgia Border Crossing Regulations

Armenia Border Crossing Regulations

Azerbaijan Border Crossing Regulations

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