Travel Alert

UPDATED 25th NOVEMBER 2021, 12:00PM AEST

Australia and New Zealand Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys) temporarily paused until 1 December 2021.

In response to the continued uncertainty around internal borders and travel due to COVID-19, AAT Kings has temporarily paused Australian Guided Holidays departures from now until 1 December 2021. This decision will affect AAT Kings Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys).

Unfortunately, the current operating environment has meant that we cannot deliver our usual high standard of guest experience for group touring. Despite most of our tours already being impacted by cancellations due to lockdowns and restrictions, we hope that by being proactive it provides some level of certainty to you with regards to your travel with us in the short-term.

If your travel plans are impacted by this decision, your Travel Agent or one of our AAT Kings Reservations team will be in contact with you directly. Please bear with us as we work through these calls in order of departing tour. Current Australian bookings from now to 1 December 2021 have automatically been moved to Future Travel Credit. However, we will be able to discuss your personal circumstances when we contact you.

AAT Kings New Zealand Guided Holidays and AAT Kings Charters, and Day Tours and Short Breaks programs in the NT will continue to operate in the meantime.

Australia and New Zealand Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements from 1 December 2021.

Effective immediately, all guest booked to travel with AAT Kings on a Guided Holiday (First Choice and Best Buys) tour are required to be fully vaccinated to travel. 

The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid. Children under 16 must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice. This requirement will apply to all AAT Kings Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys) tours. It will not apply to guests of AAT Kings Short Breaks and Day Tours at this time although this will be under constant review, and subject to medical and government advice.

We thank you in advance for your support during this time and we can’t wait to get back to doing what we do best - providing you with memorable experiences and unforgettable travel moments.

 

Entry into the Northern Territory:

Please be advised that the Northern Territory Government has recently announced new requirements for entry into the Northern Territory.  Effective immediately, all eligible guests are required to be fully vaccinated prior to entry into the Northern Territory. 

 

New Zealand:

· Selected AAT Kings tours operating from October 2021.

 

AAT Kings Day Tours & Short Breaks:

Due to current travel restrictions implemented by the Australian & New Zealand Government, we have reviewed the operation of our tours as per below.

If your travel plans are impacted by this decision, your Travel Agent or one of our AAT Kings Reservations team will be in contact with you directly. Please bear with us as we work through these calls in order of departing tour

· Sydney & Melbourne - Suspended until 31 December 2021.

· AAT Kings Day Tours & Short Breaks tours (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia) please see below updates:

 

Short Breaks SUSPENDED until March 2022

 Date  Tour Code  Tour Name
 Effective 13/09/2021  DK40T  3 Day Kakadu & Tiwi Island Explorer
 Effective 13/09/2021  DK48  3 Day Kakadu & Litchfield National Park
 Effective 13/09/2021  DJ59  4 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land & Gunlom Falls Adventure
 Effective 13/09/2021  DK70  3 Day Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer
 Effective 30/08/2021  DG42  3 Day Kakadu & Katherine Gorge
 Effective 30/08/2021  DG45  4 Day Tropical Top End

 

Darwin Day Tours – REVISED SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE 13/09/2021 – 30/11/2021

 Date  Tour Code  Tour Name
Departing Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun  D4  Kakadu National Park Explorer
Departing Tue, Thu & Sat  D5  Litchfield National Park Waterfalls
Departing Mon & Wed  D11  Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls
Departing Wed, Fri & Sun  D2  Darwin City Sights
Departing Wed, Fri & Sun  D7  Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure
Departing Wed, Fri & Sun  D27  Darwin City Sights & Jumping Crocs
Departing Thu & Fri  TFER  Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Tour

 

Darwin Day Tours – REVISED SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE 1/12/2021 – 28/02/2022

 Date  Tour Code  Tour Name
Departing Tue, Fri & Sat  D4  Kakadu National Park Explorer
Departing Tue, Thu & Sun  D5  Litchfield National Park Waterfalls
Departing Mon  D11  Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls
Departing Wed & Sun  D2  Darwin City Sights
Departing Mon, Wed & Sat  D7  Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure
Departing Wed  D27  Darwin City Sights & Jumping Crocs

 

Darwin Short Break Tours – REVISED SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE 13/09/2021 – 30/11/2021

Date Tour Code Tour Name
Departing Mon & Thu  DK40  2 Day Kakadu & East Alligator River
Departing Mon & Thu  DK50  2 Day Kakadu & Arnhem Land

Darwin Short Break Tours – REVISED SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE 1/12/2021 – 28/02/2022

Date Tour Code Tour Name
Not operating  DK40  2 Day Kakadu & East Alligator River
Not operating  DK50  2 Day Kakadu & Arnhem Land

 

IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING BOOKING WITH US

Our Reservations Team is on hand to answer any questions you may have, with the most up to date information available from both the Australian Government and World Health Organisation.

If you have an upcoming booking with us up to and including the suspension dates stated above, please contact your travel agent and if you have any further queries, please contact us directly via email info@aatkings.com or call 1-866-240-1659.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

AAT Kings is a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC) leaders in travel for 100 years. Stable and highly solvent – TTC’s financial strength and integrity allows us to provide you with the comfort of knowing your monies are safe with us and give you the peace of mind that goes beyond our commitment to you having a great holiday with us. See our Chief Executive, Brett Tollman’s, letter of reassurance here.

Need a quick guide for travel restrictions?

Use the handy Sherpa Travel service below for a quick guide to restrictions, however please check via the Australian State/Territory or Federal Australian and New Zealand government health authority travel advice website for the most recent information before leaving home.


To use the Sherpa Travel service below:

  1. Select your Departure and Arrival Airport
  2. Select your Passport Nationality

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