We have always been a family of travellers at heart, exploring the world around us with equal parts wonder, good humour and curiosity. As a family business we understand that our family's name and reputation is at stake every time we create a travel experience. We take your trust very seriously and are excited to help you reconnect with the world again. The following information is here to assist and help you feel confident in travelling with Bunnik Tours, post pandemic.

Confidence in Booking & Confidence in Travelling

Booking with Confidence

Flexible Booking Conditions

In times of uncertainty, we understand the need for flexibility – that’s why when you book with us, creating your dream holiday is our highest priority. It’s important for us to get it right, as we are passionate about building unique and everlasting memories for you.

Be reassured that should you need to amend or cancel your travel plans, we are here to help. Simply contact one of our friendly Travel Specialists who are happy to assist and support you with minimal costs, if any.

Due to unforeseen circumstances where your tour is cancelled, we will endeavour to reaccommodate you on an alternate tour departure and in the event this doesn’t suit you, the below will apply:

  • Where credits have been utilised, your funds will be placed back into credit for future travel and is valid to be rebooked by 30 April 2023.

For further information, please see our Terms & Conditions or speak to your Travel Specialist.

New Protocols

COVID-19 SAFE TRAVEL Taskforce

In preparation for the relaunch of our international touring program, we have established a COVID-19 Safe Travel Taskforce to manage the ever-changing COVID-19 travel protocols here in Australia and overseas. The Adelaide based taskforce will be researching, obtaining, implementing and communicating all necessary information relating to COVID-19 throughout your experience with Bunnik Tours.

On Ground COVID-19 Marshals

In addition to our COVID-19 Taskforce, we have appointed a COVID-19 Marshall in both Europe and Asia. The purpose of these marshals is to ensure we travel safely, follow all required protocols and assist in the event of any issues on tour relating to COVID-19.

CATO & WTTC Accredited

Traveller safety is our highest priority. Bunnik Tours has therefore adopted the COVID Safe Travel Protocols released by the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure a high level of hygiene and safety on our tours.

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Pre-Tour Health & Insurance Requirements

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Effective 01 November 2021, it is a requirement that everyone travelling on a Bunnik Tour must be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Please see our FAQ’s section below or contact your Travel Specialist for further information.

COVID-19 PCR Test Requirements

Many airlines and destinations will require a negative COVID-19 PCR test before travel and before your return to Australia. Your Travel Specialist will be able to provide details of the tests required for your specific trip. Our local team and guides will be able to assist in arranging your COVID-19 PCR test at the end of your tour, prior to your return to Australia. Please note that all tests will be at your expense, and it is your responsibility to ensure you comply with all testing and reporting requirements. Please see our FAQ’s section below or contact your Travel Specialist for further information.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is, and always has been, compulsory for travel on our international tours. It is at your discretion as to what policy you take out, and whether COVID-19 related cover is included. However, please be aware that in some instances, COVID-19 cover will be a mandatory requirement to enter some countries. Please contact your Travel Specialist if you would like more information on travel insurance.

Alerts & Advice

Due to the global situation continuously changing, we encourage you to check a range of sources to ensure you have the most up-to date information regarding COVID-19.
Smartraveller
World Health Organisation COVID-19 Information
World Health Organisation Travel Advice

Travelling with Confidence

Group Sizes

It seems we were ahead of the times! Our group sizes have always been small, with a maximum of 20 passengers across most of our touring range, and in some instances, as small as 12. Where necessary, we will follow local government guidance on permitted group sizes and should this have any effect on the touring experience, your Travel Specialist will let you know prior to departure. Learn more on why we think smaller is better here!

Transport/Coach Sizes

In line with our small groups, we believe that more space in coaches means you can move around and see more. Although originally implemented for your comfort, this also now means that there is plenty of space to physically distance. We will be working with our local partners to ensure the cleanliness and regular sanitising of our vehicles are maintained whilst in use. See more on why we believe more space is better here!

Tips for staying healthy on tour

No matter where you are going on holiday, it is always a good idea to practice good sanitation so you can stay healthy and enjoy your tour! This is now more important than ever and although we will be working with our local partners to provide hand sanitiser on tour where possible, we encourage you to pack your own. A face mask may also be handy, to ensure you are prepared when needed. Follow these 5 simple steps to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

Our Team on the ground (Tour Guides/Directors, Drivers and Local Guides)

Bunnik Tours is working with our local partners to ensure all tour guides, tour directors, drivers and local guides are fully vaccinated to ensure your safety.

Our Airline Partners

As most of our tours include air, we feel it is important to assist you with airline, airport and government requirements surrounding COVID-19. Due to there being a magnitude of information that differs per airline and country, we will advise you according to your itinerary. Please speak to your Travel Specialist for more information.
Standard operations are, however, carried out per airline when it comes to cleanliness onboard, which includes flight attendants wearing masks, sanitising all surfaces between flights and physical distancing.

FAQs

Vaccination Requirements

Who is required to be vaccinated?
Effective 01 November 2021, it is a requirement that everyone travelling on a Bunnik Tour must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Are you required to be fully vaccinated on both international and domestic Bunnik Tours?
Yes. Bunnik Tours requires all passengers travelling on all tours to be fully vaccinated.

Do you recognise all COVID-19 vaccines?
We recognise all vaccines that have been approved by the country in which the vaccine has been given. These include, but are not limited to, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna).

What do I need to provide as proof of my vaccination?
A digital copy of your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate is required if you are travelling on an international Bunnik Tour. A digital copy of your COVID-19 Digital Certificate is sufficient if you are only travelling domestically.

Can I be exempt from your mandatory vaccination policy?
In special circumstances, and where you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons, an exemption may be possible. Please speak to your Travel Specialist for further information.

COVID-19 PCR Test Requirements

Is a COVID-19 PCR test required?
Many airlines and destinations will require a negative COVID-19 PCR test before travel and before your return to Australia. Your Travel Specialist will be able to provide details of the tests required for your specific trip.  Our local team and guides will be able to assist in arranging your COVID-19 PCR test at the end of your tour, prior to your return to Australia.  Please note that all tests will be at your own expense, and it is your responsibility to ensure you comply with all testing and reporting requirements.

Who needs to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result?
All participants travelling on our international tours.

Do I need to pay for a COVID-19 PCR test?
Yes, the PCR test is at your own expense.

When must I get the COVID-19 PCR test?
The COVID-19 PCR test must be completed no more than 3 days before your first scheduled touring day. If you are completing pre tour arrangements or coming from another destination other than Australia, you must complete the test in the location you are coming from. In addition, should you extend your travel arrangements after a Bunnik Tour, you will be required to organise the COVID-19 PCR test within your last location before returning to Australia. Your Travel Specialist will be able to provide further information.

Which countries require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to enter?
Regulations are rapidly changing; therefore, it is suggested to double check the requirements online via the relevant government websites. Please speak to your Travel Specialist for more information.

Do airlines require a negative COVID-19 test result, and is it required to transit through an airport?
Due to regulations and rules changing rapidly, it is best to double check the requirements directly with the airline. Please speak to your Travel Specialist for more information.

General COVID-19 Safety

Will my tour leader/guides/drivers be vaccinated?
Bunnik Tours is working with our local partners to ensure all tour guides, tour directors, drivers and local guides are fully vaccinated to ensure your safety.

Do I have to wear a mask on tour?
This is dependent on local government rules and regulations and can differ between countries and locations. We recommend that you take a mask and wear it when you feel it necessary or when it is a requirement.

How is physical distancing handled?
Bunnik Tours will work with our local partners, in line with government rules and regulations, to ensure that physical distancing is adhered to at all possible times. In the instance where it may not be possible, slight adjustments may be made to itineraries to visit sights at times when they may be less crowded.

Will COVID-19 cover be mandatory within our insurance policy?
Although insurance is mandatory to travel on an international Bunnik Tour, we do not stipulate what your cover needs to include. However COVID-19 cover may be a mandatory requirement for entering and transiting through some countries. Please contact your Travel Specialist if you require more information.

If I or a tour member contracts COVID-19 whilst on tour, what would happen?
Bunnik Tours would do everything required to assist you and the rest of the group to access medical care as soon as possible. Along with our dedicated on ground COVID-19 Marshal, we would also work with our local partners to act on what is best based on the local regulations at the time. Although we would do all we can to assist you through the process and provide the support you may need, all expenses associated with testing, treatment or isolation requirements will need to be covered by you and/or your insurer.

General

Is sharing with a stranger still an option on your international tours?
We offer to share with a stranger on our international tours, however this is completely optional. Single supplements are available which will guarantee your own single room throughout your tour.

How do you decide when it is safe to operate a tour within each location?
As we begin to welcome you back onto our tours, we are working with our local partners to ensure destinations are safe for Australians to return to. We also ask that you perform a duty of care to yourself and understand the risks of travelling in general. Checking local testing and health requirements for each destination you are travelling to is also vitally important. This will ensure the safety of all on tour and result in a wonderful time had by all. Please speak to your Travel Specialist if you have any concerns.

What is required by the airlines?
Most airlines require proof of full vaccination and a negative COVID-19 PCR test. However, due to there being a magnitude of information, that differs per airline, we will advise you according to your itinerary. Please speak to your Travel Specialist for more information.

Why Bunnik?

About us

Our small group tours connect people, places, and cultures, which helps to break down barriers, creates lifelong memories and, best of all, shares the benefits of tourism with everyone. Read about our story here.

Booking with Confidence

We offer flexibility and reassurance, just some of the reasons why booking with Bunnik Tours is better.

Travelling with Confidence

We’re ready to welcome you back onto our tours and have everything in place to make sure it is a safe and enjoyable experience.

CATO & WTTC Accredited

Traveller safety is our highest priority. Bunnik Tours has therefore adopted the Covid Safe Travel Protocols released by the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure a high level of hygiene and safety on our tours.