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Safeguarding your health on your Cox & Kings holiday

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As the world’s longest established travel company, Cox & Kings is unsurpassed at delivering expertly managed small group and tailor-made travel experiences — and uniquely qualified to protect your wellbeing when travelling in the wake of COVID-19.

For over 260 years, Cox & Kings has defined the art of providing security and comfort in the world’s most inspiring destinations. We put your health and wellbeing first wherever we take you, leaving you free to explore with the peace of mind that comes with having the world’s foremost experts at your side.

Long-standing relationships with a global network of partners working behind the scene

Cox & Kings benefits from being part of the Abercrombie & Kent global family with more than 55 local offices around the globe. Over the years, Cox & Kings has also sought out and developed working relationships with the finest local agents on the ground. We have long-standing relationships with our suppliers, including restaurants, hotels, boats and transportation providers. These partners know our exacting standards and have been fully vetted by our staff to make sure they comply with all local regulations regarding health and hygiene.

We’re adhering to best practices for cleanliness and disinfection

We follow the guidelines established by the leading health experts (including the World Health Organization)
to minimise any opportunity for Coronavirus exposure during your journey. We’ll have hand sanitiser readily
available, ensure enhanced cleaning in hotels and restaurants, and sanitise vehicles at every arrival and
departure (with a focus on high-frequency touchpoints such as door handles).

We’re committed to facilitating physical distancing

Cox & Kings private and small group journeys are well-suited to exploring with safe physical distancing in place:
we never overfill vehicles and we adhere to local guidelines on physical distancing with clients’ safety and
comfort as paramount. Moving forward, you’ll see your guides greet you with smiles instead of handshakes,
along with no-contact check-in/check-outs in many hotels and group dining arranged to allow for plenty of space
from other guests.

Travel in a small group or in your own private party

Cox and Kings small groups average just 14 guests, making it much easier to maintain cleaning and hygiene
procedures and ensure adequate physical distance between guests. On a custom tailor-made holiday, your
group size is completely up to you, of course, and you travel only with the people you choose on most activities.

Wearing personal protective equipment on your holiday

On some Cox & Kings holidays, you may be requested to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face
masks and gloves, in accordance with local health regulations. We encourage you to bring your own PPE, and you
are free to wear it even where local requirements do not make it mandatory. Your local Cox & Kings team will
also have a supply of PPE on hand where required.

Our tour guides and local guides are trained in health and safety

In addition to being experts in your region’s culture, history and wildlife, your guides are fully versed in your
destination’s health regulations as well as Cox & Kings’ practices and protocols. They oversee the many
procedures that go into making your journey safe, from confirming the restaurants included in your itinerary are
freshly cleaned before you arrive to ensuring your luggage is always handled carefully between destinations.

All guides and staff follow rigorous health and safety procedures

Everyone involved in running your journey — from the guides you travel with to the drivers, baggage handlers
and others behind the scenes — observes a strict, round-the-clock health and safety regimen. That includes
regular staff health and temperature monitoring, as well as wearing PPE where necessary and in compliance
with local guidelines.

We facilitate in-country COVID-19 testing and provide round-the-clock support

Cox & Kings’ worldwide network of local offices has the contacts and knowledge to support you throughout your journey, from coordinating COVID-19 testing for travelling between countries and returning home to answering any questions you have during your journey. We’re experienced in handling emergencies and providing our guests with 24/7 support should a health issue arise. If you would like an approximate cost of testing at your destination, please speak to your A&K Travel specialist. 

Accredited by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Cox & Kings meets or exceeds the travel industry’s latest global health & safety protocols.


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