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The health and safety of our guests and Tour Host Teams has always been our highest priority. This is why we choose to travel by private planes in many locations and with our own Tour Doctor. We also always exercise the highest discretion in the service providers we engage. However, we realise that during this extraordinary time, additional measures will be required.

  • At this time we are requesting that all guests complete a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 24 hours prior to joining the tour. If you are unable to travel due to a positive result, you will receive a Captain’s Choice credit. 
  • The journeys are designed for small groups - most have less than 35 guests. This will assist with physical distancing throughout the trip.
  • Our Private Plane journeys depart from/to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, meaning that many guests won’t need to board a commercial flight.
  • Each guest will be provided with a personal hand sanitiser. Masks will be available throughout your journey from the Tour Doctor should you wish to take this additional measure.
  • Captain's Choice is an approved COVID Ready business by the Australian Tourism Export Council. This identifies our journeys as operating inline with the NCCC COVIDsafe and other relevant state based guidelines. 

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  • A Tour Doctor, along with a Tour Manager, escort our journeys. They are on hand at all times, to assist any guest requiring assistance.
  • The Tour Doctors will be equipped with masks and other hygienic equipment to assist with cleanliness throughout the journey.
  • We have privately chartered planes to travel throughout Australia and New Zealand. Where available, we will use private terminals and avoid normal check-in procedures.
  • The aircraft is cleaned each day with an antimicrobial cleaner that eliminates up to 99.9% of microbes and lasts more than 24 hours. An additional broad-spectrum disinfectant mist spray is used throughout the cabin. On the planes, there is a constant airflow cycle bringing in fresh air.
  • We will be asking guests to minimise movement throughout the cabin once seated.
  • All flights are direct. For individual flight times, please see the journey page on our website.
  • We are continuing to assess the need for any further plane protocols and will share these with guests closer to departure.
  • Between now and departure we will be asking for and assessing the Covid Safe plans for all operators and service providers we are engaging, to ensure they meet our high standards.
  • Physical distancing will be taken into consideration at all times, including dining.
  • Coaches will not be filled to capacity, to facilitate more personal space on board.
  • The Tour Host Team will be supported 24/7 by our Melbourne based Captain’s Choice operations and service teams.