Travel is back in full swing, and every Inspiration traveler deserves exceptional and fulfilling experiences. We are committed to creating and delivering them. Inspiration does a lot behind the scenes to ensure a healthy and first-class travel environment for every traveler. Our international network of providers keeps us informed, and each of our events has been evaluated from start to finish. Below are just a few of the steps we are taking for you. We will continue to update this page as information becomes available.
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Air Travel & Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout airports. Masks are now optional for travelers on most flights. Deep sanitation of airplanes occurs every 24 hours, and surface cleaning occurs after every flight. Head to the bottom of the page, or visit your airline’s website, for specific information.
Self-Screening

We ask our travelers to monitor their health throughout their travels and we have protocols in place in the event someone becomes ill.
Cruises

Cruising is back! Cruise lines are continuing to work together and leading the way with groundbreaking innovations to keep passengers safe. They already have advanced medical facilities, staffed with doctors and medical personnel, that are being expanded for the safety and well-being of passengers. They are also known for being hypervigilant and acutely focused on cleaning, with hand-sanitizing stations throughout. 

While protocols can change at any time, we will keep this page updated and email current travelers the most up-to-date details before they depart. Specific cruise line information is below:                        

Holland America Line 

We are happy to announce that regardless of vaccination status, testing is not required for the cruises we have scheduled with Holland America Line. While this is subject to change based on the requirements of destinations, we will notify booked passengers of any changes to their cruise requirements.

This page will be updated with the most recent information, or you can click here to review Holland America Line’s most recent healthy travel information for guests


Norwegian Cruise Line 

Important update for Norwegian cruises embarking October 4, 2022, and beyond: With the relaxation of travel requirements around the world, we’re thrilled to welcome all guests back on our ships to cruise freely to the places they’ve been dreaming of—regardless of vaccination status and with no testing requirements.

Local regulations and requirements to enter may vary. You can click here to check Travel Requirements by country to understand any country-specific requirements.

Greece requirements for the upcoming Salem Media’s Deeper Faith Mediterranean Cruise, August 26 - September 4, 2023

  • Applicable to all sailings that call on Greece, regardless of embarkation port: Unvaccinated guests may be required to test occasionally throughout the voyage if deemed necessary by Greek authorities; guests would be responsible for the cost

Additional info regarding boosters from Norwegian Cruise Line:

  • To be considered fully vaccinated on itineraries that include  Greece, guests age 18 and over must have a booster if their original vaccine was received 270 days or more prior to embarkation
  • Guests who cannot meet the above requirement will need to follow the requirements for “unvaccinated” guests above

We will continue to keep this webpage updated as government regulations change. To review Norwegian’s most recent Sail Safe travel information, you can click here
Israel Tours*

It was so good to return to Israel in 2022! Excitement and joy were evident throughout the country as Israelis welcomed visitors to their beloved home.

Israel has progressive protocols and procedures. They have prioritized the health of every citizen and visitor. We are confident that our passengers’ health will be protected. Meanwhile, our partners in Israel continue to utilize the most up-to-date health and safety protocols available, including state-of-the-art Aura Air filtration systems on every motorcoach.

Israel has opened its borders for international travel and continues to review and update its protocols on a regular basis. Tourists of all ages are permitted to enter Israel, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, with no requirement for PCR tests before or after arrival, as well as no requirement to quarantine upon arrival. As of June 12, 2022, no testing is required to return to the U.S. either.

Requirements are as follows*: 

  • Proof of possessing a valid health insurance policy that covers COVID-19, before arrival
  • Masks may be required in some indoor locations

*Protocols can change at any time. We will keep this page updated and email current travelers the most up-to-date details before they depart. Additional testing requirements for COVID-19 may be added during the tour.
USA Tours

The motorcoaches on our guided tours are now operating at full capacity, and masks are no longer required. We do not require vaccinations or proof of vaccination status on any of our USA tours.
 

European Tours

We’re returning to the places we love in Europe. With our Italy tour right around the corner, we have worked tirelessly with foreign leaders to gain a comprehensive understanding of health protocols to ensure your safety and comfort. Our passengers can book and travel with confidence because we walk them through every pre-tour and tour requirement and protocol.


Italy

As of June 1, 2022, Italy has opened its borders for international travel. Tourists of all ages are permitted to enter Italy, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, with no requirement for PCR tests before or after arrival, as well as no requirement to quarantine upon arrival. The green pass is no longer required for EU member states or other countries. And as of June 12, 2022, no testing is required to return to the U.S.

Requirements are as follows*:

  • Masks are recommended in all indoor environments and highly recommended in crowded outdoor events; an FFP2/KN95 mask is required when using public transportation

*Protocols can change at any time. We will keep this page updated and email current travelers the most up-to-date details before they depart. Additional testing requirements for COVID-19 may be added during the tour.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
When it comes to maintaining a healthy environment, there are many small steps you can take to protect the well-being of your fellow travelers. Here are a few things you can do to help:

FAQS

What will happen if local or international health authorities change travel advisories or restrict travel while a cruise or tour is taking place?

If health authorities or governments recommend or implement restrictions for areas that are a part of the planned itinerary, we will make necessary adjustments to the cruise or tour to safeguard the well-being and enjoyment of our guests.

What if I test positive for COVID-19 right before my event? 

As always, we encourage each of our travelers to purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. On top of that, you can check the brochure and website of your specific event for the date by which you can cancel.

What if my event is postponed or canceled?

If Inspiration postpones your event until a later date, you may easily transfer your reservation to the future dates.

  • If the new travel dates don’t work in your schedule, you may transfer your reservation to any other Inspiration event without additional fees.

If Inspiration completely cancels your event and it is not rescheduled, all funds previously paid to Inspiration will be returned in the original form of payment. We ask that you be patient and allow 3–4 weeks for the refund process. 
HELPFUL LINKS
We recommend checking in with a variety of sources as the worldwide situation evolves. Stay up to date with the latest information about future departures, CDC travel guidelines and more with the following links:
Airline Health Protocols

American Airlines

Delta

Jet Blue

Southwest

United
Contact Us

Have a question? We’re here to help. 
Call 800 247 1899.
Health Screening Forms

We will send you any required forms prior to your departure so you can fill out any forms or health questionnaires required by the countries you will be visiting and by the cruise line. 
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