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Health & Wellbeing

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What is Botanica Doing?

We’ll look after you with strict pre-departure health screenings, industry-leading hygiene practices and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols.

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Reduced Group Sizes

Our small group offerings align themselves with social distancing as we have fewer guests in communal areas at one time.

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Increased Sanitation Measures

Continuous measures are being taken to ensure the shared spaces and transportation on tour are cleaned and disinfected regularly.

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Health & Hygiene Training

All crew receive professional training and are equipped to escalate illness cases. Our local operations team can also provide support.

Our Health and Safety protocols on tour

as at 12 June 2020

Botanica always has the safety and wellbeing of guests’ front of mind, and now even more so with the approaching return to travel. And as part of the APT Travel Group, you’re travelling with an Australian company with the most experience, most awards for excellence and most comprehensive domestic travel options.

We have been responding to the ever-changing Covid-19 climate by implementing a number of new measures to elevate our health and hygiene protocols giving travellers assurance they can travel confidently with Botanica.

We have adopted the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) recommendations and have actioned our increased health screenings and protocols for all our cruises, both on board and prior to boarding for all passengers and crew, working with the local authorities as well as our own staff to ensure this is being adhered to.

We are adhering to all requirements and recommendations of IG RiverCruise (the industry association representing European River Cruising) to assure the highest level of passenger and crew health and hygiene on our European River Cruises. 

We are also liaising with our land suppliers in all of our destinations to ensure their health and safety protocols are of the highest standard, such as hotel sanitisation, coach cleaning processes and more. 

These measures will remain in effect as long as needed, and we will continue to adapt as we evaluate the situation and continue to consult with government health authorities, CLIA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the relevant local authorities in all of the areas we operate around the world. 

We know that our travellers will venture out into the world again and we are pleased to be enacting these measures to give you peace of mind that we are providing the best Safe Travel Protocols across all our tours and cruises to allow you to travel well with Botanica. 

*Social distancing requirements will be adhered to as necessary. We are continuing to monitor all directives in the regions we operate and will comply with the Government regulations applicable. We may make changes to this protocol as required and increase guest numbers when we are able to resume our usual touring procedures. 

Botanica Assurance

Experienced & Innovative

Part of the APT Travel Group, we are proud to be an Australian-owned family business at the forefront of innovation.

Recognised & Trusted

We are a multi award-winning travel operator with over 20 years' experience and a 70% repeat travel rate.

Security & Confidence

For your peace of mind, we offer freedom and flexibility with our booking security and protection promise and client funded protection.