Whitsundays COVID-19 Safety

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Whitsundays and the tours that operate daily in the region have undergone a few revisions. We know that the often-changing rules and restrictions can be confusing, so we’ve put together all the answers to your questions right here.

From cancellations queries, to onboard COVID plans, to travel restrictions, we’ve got you COVID covered! 

Airlie Beach Streets Whitsundays COVID social distancing

Whitsunday Tour COVID-Safety Plans

Local tour companies are back in full swing, with trips out to the stunning Whitsunday Islands available in abundance! Comprehensive COVID Safe Business Plans are implemented across the board on our boat tours, so you can enjoy this exquisite slice of paradise safely and responsibly! 

QLD Health outlines the requirements for tourism operators in the form of thorough COVID Safe Business Plans. These requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Regular, disinfectant cleaning routines
  • Strict hygiene practices
  • Social distancing requirements
  • Check-in barcodes
  • COVID-specific staff training 
  • Regular revision of the COVID Safe Business Plan
  • Declarations required for guests to prove they are fit for travel

Flexible Cancellations 

We know that booking a holiday amidst ever-shifting border closures and snap lockdowns may be a little nerve-wracking. Luckily for travellers, we have an array of vessels that operate on a free 24-hour cancellation policy. Just lookout for the yellow cancellation tick! Our team of local travel experts are here to help you manage your planned getaway in line with any changing circumstances. Simply plan your holiday, and take it whenever you can! 

Whitsunday Adventurer Catamaran, Whitsunday Islands

Travel Restrictions 

As we live and learn through this global pandemic, it’s clear that interstate travel restrictions are unpredictable and always seem to pop up at the worst times! Before you book a holiday, and in the days leading up to your trip, check out QLD Health’s current restrictions, especially if you’re travelling interstate. Remember to get in touch with our friendly travel agents if you have any questions regarding travelling to the Whitsundays.

Social Distancing 

It’s no doubt that the pandemic has made us all way more aware of our personal space, and the song lyrics “don’t stand, don’t stand so close to me,” have taken on a whole new meaning! Restaurants, cafes, bars and other local businesses in the region have shown fantastic responses to social distancing requirements as they happen. Rest assured, we’re making every effort to be safe, preventative and mindful here in the Whitsundays! 

Social distancing Airlie Beach Whitsundays

Further Questions

If you’re still unsure about your upcoming trip, planning a holiday or anything in between, our team of experienced travel experts will have the answers to even the hardest of questions.

Reach out to us via live chat, or call us on +61 7 4914 2425 for all of your COVID-19 related queries!