The second wave of Covid-19 is here and along with everyone, the traveler community is extensively worried about the possibility of an upcoming lockdown. You might also be among one of the worried one’s and possibly that’s why you’re reading this.
Well! Not just you but many of our ex travelers, travel enthusiasts, and many more others have been asking us just one question ‘What is the current situation around travel in regards to the possibility of an upcoming lockdown?’
Well! This question cannot be answered in one simple sentence. But to answer that, we have clubbed in a set of frequently asked questions that we’ve been asked recently. Go through them one by one and we hope that you’ll get the answer that you’re looking for in them.
Will There be Another Lockdown?
At current, we do not have enough information to comment on the same as no such notice have been generated by the Government’s side.
Hopefully, we’re wishing for conditions to not deteriorate to a level where we have to undergo another lockdown. But even if it does get to a point where a second lockdown is introduced, we’re positive that travelling will not be restricted provided that you’re following proper guidelines.
I want to travel but I am worried about my safety, what should I do?
You’re worried for a cause and that’s very much understandable and we do acknowledge that the current situation might be a little bit alarming. But remember that the government has put no ban on travelling and there might be a reason behind the same.
All our fixed departures are running actively and not even one batch has been cancelled. Yes! There might be some roadblocks due to the night curfew and all the other procedures but that’s a very minor inconvenience on our part and our team is more than apt to handle it.
Additionally, about 3000+ travellers have booked with us in the past couple of months since we’ve reopened and out of those, not even one person was affected by Covid-19 as we had strict guidelines in place.
Still, it is advised to put your safety as your primary concern and if you’re going out then take all the necessary precautions if you’re travelling on your own. Otherwise, you can book with us and we’ll take care of the rest.
What if I booked a Trip and it get’s cancelled due to lockdown? Will I be refunded? Are There any Trips/Treks being Operated Currently?
We understand that you must be thinking twice before clicking that ‘Book Now’ button as no one wants to lose money where there’s a possibility for the same.
But we assure you that you’ll not even lose a dime on booking with us with our special cancellation policies for Covid-19 period. Yes! We’ll refund you fully if your booking gets cancelled due to the lockdown.
To see our cancellation policies you can check this link
What Regions Are Open for Travelling and How Many of Them Require a Covid Negative Certificate?
The regions that are currently listed under schedules for ‘fixed departure trips’ are as follows:
Ladakh [Need Covid Negative Certificate Valid Upto 72 Hours from Swabbing Process]
Spiti [Need Covid Negative Certificate Valid Upto 72 Hours from Swabbing Process]
Rajasthan [No Special Requirenment for Covid Negative Certificate]
Meghalaya [Need Covid Negative Certificate Valid Upto 72 Hours from Swabbing Process]
Himachal Pradesh [No Special Requirenment for Covid Negative Certificate]
Uttarakhand [Need Covid Negative Certificate Valid Upto 72 Hours from Swabbing Process]
Madhya Pradesh [No Special Requirenment for Covid Negative Certificate]
Kutch (Gujarat) [No Special Requirenment for Covid Negative Certificate]
Goa [No Special Requirenment for Covid Negative Certificate]
Sikkim [Need Covid Negative Certificate Valid Upto 72 Hours from Swabbing Process]
The reasons that we’re taking you to these states/places is that these are the safest states/places to travel. Along with that, these all are travel-centric states which promote tourism at par and are currently in the process of meeting the guidelines and doing their best efforts to facilitate tourism.
How Can I Be Assured That My Safety Is a Primary Concern at JustWravel?
We know COVID-19 is not fully under control and we also know that there might be a lot of questions in your mind.
Now, we can throw a set of documented guidelines at you. But it just won’t satisfy your inner curiosity and you’ll either not read that long paragraph or if you do, then you’ll still be left wondering about it.
So, in order to answer that. We want you to imagine going to your favorite place with JustWravel. And also imagine that along with you, there are 10 other responsible individuals who all are verified thoroughly regarding their current health conditions by our team personally.
And at every point in time, they all are following the required guidelines like wearing a mask, having proper sanitization, keeping their things separated, regular temperature checks, and more of what is to be followed.
Along with that, the vehicles used in the commute are frequently being cleaned at every point of boarding and deboarding. Hotels are checked for safety and a stash of extra masks, shields, sanitizers are stacked, to be used by you in times of need.
And most importantly, you and your fellow travelers are being eyed by a responsible trek leader and team members who make sure that not even one of you takes these guidelines lightly.
Now, we’re not saying all this from a theoretical point of view but we’ve actually gone out more than a dozen times and verified the same as well.
The last couple of months have taught us on how to operate during the corona times. Gradually, we molded ourselves to tend to every little aspect which needs to be catered.
Not only just us but the people who were there with us on the trips, do agree to this as well. Hence, we have been getting these positive reviews which you can read by clicking here.
So, we’d be taking care of all our wravelers in the best way we can, even if we have to be a little strict at times, which we usually stay away from.
As travelers who’re on a voyage in the current times, it will be our shared responsibility to take care of everything and everyone who surrounds us. Be it our fellow travelers, team members, or the local people.
And we believe that you are someone who can be trusted with that responsibility, aren’t you? Yes! We know you are.
I Don’t Want to Share the Journey With Any Stranger, Can the Packages Be Booked Privately?
We know and understand your discomfort which is why we facilitate you with the option of Private Bookings. In this manner, you can choose the individual who would travel with you and take them along for a ride.
It usually consists of a group of friends or family members that you’re comfortable traveling with and have a surety that they’re COVID-19 free.
I Need to Know In Detail About Your Anti-COVID-19 Policies/Guidelines for the Travel?
We are going to follow everything that can possibly decrease your chances of contracting coronavirus. Some of the most prominent guidelines are as follows:
As per the updated SOP, the guest will have to come with a COVID-19 negative test report (RT-PCR test), which is taken not earlier than 72 hours before entering the state.
There are no guidelines for the number of people in one vehicle, but we will take the necessary precaution of sanitizing the vehicle before picking up and maintaining small group size.
All the equipment will be sanitized before use. Every guest will be provided with one sleeping bag, mattress, and utensils that will be used throughout the trek.
If possible, we will try to stay in tents on day 1 to minimize the risk attached to staying in hotels. Rooms will be sanitized in case we are staying in a hotel.
To keep the locals safe, guests will not be allowed to venture into the villages unmonitored.
Accommodation during treks will be provided on the double sharing basis.
Along with that, every general guideline of the state would also be followed. And the vehicles that would be used while traveling, would be cleaned thoroughly after every stoppage in case of boarding and deboarding of guests.
Note: Call our travel experts to know from where you can get the RT- PCR Test done
What if My Plan Changes at the Last Moment and I Want a Cancellation?
These are uncertain times and even we have to handle things accordingly!
We have always kept the option of booking your trip with a booking amount and paying the full amount in parts, up until 7 days before the departure date.
As we also make advance payments to our taxi and local vendors as soon as we receive the confirmation from guests and you guys very well understand cancellations at the last moment hampers the cost of running a fixed departure, still to make it convenient for our guests.
Booking Amount - If you have paid the booking amount and need to cancel. You have the option to shift your batch or choose an alternate trip anytime within 12 months. If you are not sure about your travel plan ,you also have the option to transfer once to any of your known.
Full Amount - If you have made the complete payment and you wish to Cancel at the very last moment. We will refund the amount deducting the booking amount and that booking amount can be availed within 12 months on any trip or can also be transferred.I Want to Check Upcomig Trips I Want to Ask Something, Connect Me With a Handler