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COVID-19 Safety Procedures

We put your safety first.


Safety is always our top priority, and we have been working hard to make sure that our return to travel will be as safe as it is fun! We strive to make your travel experience worry-free, so here are some of the ways we will be keeping everyone safe: 



  • Assigned Seating: Seat selection will be made at the time of booking, and you will maintain that seat for the duration of your tour. During the booking process, you will be able to view the seating plan online and choose the seat you would like. So, the sooner you book, the better chance you’ll have of getting your preferred seating location! 

  • Protection Plus: Book with confidence when you purchase our Protection Plus waiver! Protection Plus is available on all our 2022 motorcoach tours, and allows you to cancel for any reason right up until your tour’s departure time and receive a full refund on the price of your tour. Worried about waking up with the sniffles the morning of your tour? Protection Plus will have you covered! *Protection Plus is not available on tours that include cruises or airfare.

  • Mandatory face masks: Aboard our coaches, all passengers, staff and drivers are required to wear face masks during a multi-day tour. All passengers are to supply their own face masks, which must be properly worn at all times while onboard the coach. We strongly recommend the wearing of masks on our daytours and Casino Express departures.

  • Passenger Screening:

    You will not be permitted to board the coach if you have been advised that you should be isolating. Boarding will also be denied if you have any of the following symptoms that are not related to other conditions: 

    • Fever or chills 

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 

    • Cough, sore throat, trouble swallowing 

    • Runny nose/nasal congestion, decrease or loss of smell or taste 

    • Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain 

    • Feeling unwell, extreme fatigue, sore muscles, pink eye 

  • Protective barriers: Plexiglass barriers have been installed behind the drivers’ seats on our motor coaches for your safety.

  • Hand sanitizer: Hand sanitizer units have been installed on the entry doors or in the stepwell of our coaches, and in the rear of the coach in the onboard washroom. Frequent hand sanitizer use is strongly encouraged.

  • Deep cleaning and sanitizing: Our coaches undergo a thorough deep clean/sanitize after every departure, including the use of hospital-grade cleaning materials and disinfecting fogging machines.

  • Embarking/disembarking procedures: Due to social distancing, drivers are not permitted to assist passengers in boarding or disembarking the coach. When possible, passengers are encouraged to handle their own luggage to reduce touch points.


Vaccine Policy

The very best way we can ensure safety for all is to require that all passengers on our multi-day tours be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 dose minimum). It will now be mandatory for all passengers travelling on our multi-day tours to have completed their full round of COVID-19 vaccinations a minimum of 14 days prior to departure.


Effective January 4, 2022, the use of the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code will be required to board our coaches along with entry to any venue where vaccine certification is required. Proof of vaccination can be found here.


Did you know?
Unlike airplanes, motor coaches do not have recycled air in the interior. Motor coaches’ fresh air circulation systems provide a minimum of 6 fresh air exchanges per hour, approximately once every 10 minutes.



*Please note – the above information is current to the best practices available at the time. It will constantly be adapted as needed, to ensure that the highest standards of safety are being met.  


**While we are taking all precautions to ensure safety, there is an inherent risk to being exposed to COVID 19 whenever we are in settings with other people. By travelling, you are accepting this risk and understand that Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches cannot be responsible for any COVID-19 exposure that you may encounter during your tour, whether onboard the motorcoach or at any of the venues or locations visited. 




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Protection Plus

Available on all 2022 tours


Book with confidence with Protection Plus! Cancel for any reason right up until your tour’s departure time and receive a full refund on the price of your tour with our new Protection Plus waiver. Offered on all 2022 tour departures so you can plan your getaway risk-free!