Q – 1.21.22 – We are booked on a tour with our local pastor to Germany this October. We are excited to spend time with him but it would be fair to say he is not an experienced traveler. He is using a travel agent who is using a company called Globus Tours. I guess, planning ahead, we are wanting to get all of our shots and papers ready as soon as possible. (We are first-time Europe travelers). Can you help us figure out who is responsible for getting us the information regarding what we will need to get ready for this trip, our Pastor, the travel agent, or Collette?
A – Legally, you are responsible for your own documentation. But in your scenario, the travel agent will update all of the tour members with the latest requirements from Globus, which is a well-regarded tour operator.
Please just read as much as you can in preparation but don’t be thinking about shots or certificates at this time. By the time that you are ready to travel, Germany may be a province of Italy. Things are changing rapidly. Start paying attention to what you will need in terms of shots in mid-August. Things will surely change between now and then with the likelihood that restrictions/requirements will be loosened.
The travel agent is making a nice commission on this booking, possibly sharing it with your pastor. You should request them to send you a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the trip.