We are excited to welcome you back to exciting programs with American Christian Tours. Our entire team is committed to your safety and wellbeing. Please view this message from Sabrina Carlson, President of American Christian Tours.
ACTS "Know Before You Go" Infographic
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ACTS "Travel Safely FAQ's" Infographic
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Information from the TSA (Transportation Safety Administration)
The TSA details proactive and protective measures that they have implemented at security checkpoints to make the screening process safer for passengers and their workforce.
Visit the TSA Website
Watch the TSA video:
View the printable TSA Infographic
“What to Know Before You Go.”:
Travel Industry Responses
Different members of the travel industry that American Christian Tours utilizes, from airlines to hotels, are providing insight to the new policies and procedures they are implementing to increase the level of cleanliness for travelers. Please take a minute to view the following responses.
As air travel resumes and restrictions ease around the globe, your health and safety are Boeing's top priority. Boeing continues working across the industry to enhance health safeguards and develop new solutions. Read Plan Here
How Air Filtration Works on Planes
from Delta Airlines
IHG - Holiday Inn
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to bring a mask?
Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow passengers to remain hands-free
Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
Be secured (with ties or ear loops)
Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable
Should I bring my own hand sanitizer?
Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout your travels including on the motorcoach. If you choose to bring you own, review the TSA rules:
What will food service be like?
What if I get sick while on the tour program?
While on the travel program please monitor your health. If symptoms develop, you will be separated from the group and connected with medical care. Based on the counsel of medical personnel, appropriate measures will be taken to provide for your well-being. As has been our standard practice over the past 36 years, ACTS will work with our traveler(s) to secure alternative transportation if traveling with the group is not possible due to a medical reason.
What if I’m not feeling well the day before our group leaves for our tour program?
Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of illness.
Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
Contact your organizer as soon as you determine that you are not able to travel.
Will we be able to visit everything on our itinerary?
How have you prepared the ACTS staff to provide support for our well-being?
Our professional and highly trained Program Leaders are knowledgeable of CDC guidelines and will model and encourage healthy practices throughout the Program. Ample encouragement and time will be provided to all group members for proper hygiene, and especially handwashing; hand sanitizer will also be readily available. Program Leaders will remind and encourage passengers to follow all necessary distancing guidelines as appropriate for the group. ACTS staff will monitor their own health daily and only lead Education Travel Programs if they are symptom-free. We have back-up staff ready should the need arise.
Will there be health screenings each day?
Groups will be encouraged to have a staff member dedicated to monitoring their own participants. Monitoring at the discretion of the group organizer could include temperature readings, and alertness of symptoms.
Are there new guidelines for traveling by air?
Yes, there are new TSA guidelines and procedures for 2020 summer and fall travel. Please carefully review them before going to the airport. Note specifically the points regarding separating food and packing smart. A face mask will be required in the airport and on the flight.
What are airlines doing for the well-being of passengers?
All airline companies are following federally mandated guidelines with the traveler’s safety as the top priority. Specific disinfecting and sanitization procedures have been developed by each carrier to provide for the well-being of those travelling. Each major airline company has produced resources to share with the travelling public detailing their specific processes. Links to these resources can be found at www.acts-tours.com/travelsafely.
What sanitization procedures are practiced at our hotels?
The hotel industry has committed to a very aggressive sanitization and disinfection process to provide a clean and healthy environment allowing you to travel with confidence. They are also employing innovative measures to allow for touchless services. The major franchise hotels used by ACTS have created resources that detail their sanitization processes of rooms, common spaces, and food service areas. Find the weblink to these resources at www.acts-tours.com/travelsafely.
What steps are motorcoach companies taking to provide for a clean environment on the coach?
Motorcoach companies are regulated by federal agencies and specific trade associations that are collaborating to provide for the safety and well-being of passengers. Each company with whom we partner is taking additional sanitization measures. Before any group boards the motorcoach for the first time, the coach will be thoroughly sanitized from previous passengers. The motorcoach will not be used by any other traveler/group for the duration of the trip. Hand sanitizer will be readily available to all passengers throughout each day. Each evening the coach will be cleaned and sanitized.