At DDT Contracting Services, Inc. (DDT CSI) the health, well-being, and safety of our clients are always top priorities.
COVID-19 has changed so much about our lives—how we work, how we communicate, how we move around our communities, and how we think about the world. This has been a different—and difficult—time for every single one of us and we cannot express how grateful we are for the support and patience of our Agents, Capos and Leaders, as well as you, our travelers, and their families, throughout these changing times.
We want to make sure you know we’ve been closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 around the world and are working tirelessly to provide safety, flexibility, and value as we focus on the future of travel with DDT Contracting Services, Inc (DDT). As we navigate these unprecedented times together, we know some of you have outstanding questions regarding your travel plans that have been or might be affected. We have never stopped believing in the power of travel, and we truly hope you’re able to experience its benefits in the future—whether you choose to travel with your original group or on one of the many new, flexible experiences we’ve created in light of COVID-19. No matter what, we’re here to help as much as we can.
Keep in mind that DDT will follow the specific rules and regulations of each particular Country per trip. Since we go to multiple places each year, we need you to look at the guidelines of that Country and let us know if you are able to abide by its mandated travel restrictions. Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible/or hold/stop/slow a group trip if someone hasn’t complied with that particular Country’s policies for Covid-19 or its variants.
DDT Contracting Services, Inc. COVID Policy
Please note that our policy is based on information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
COVID has had a disastrous effect on the Planet. Millions have died and hundreds of thousands are affected by it until this day. COVID has turned the Travel Industry upside down. It appears that COVID may be here to stay, and we will need to learn to live with it. As far as traveling with DDT, keep in mind that every Country has its own policy for COVID. DDT will always be in compliance with the Country’s policies that we visit and adhere to the CDC Guidelines.
As the CDC does, we also highly recommend that you get vaccinated in order to travel. Many Countries are putting MANDATORY Vaccination requirements for entry.
It is incumbent on each client to check the COVID travel restrictions for each destination that we go to, and they book and make a determination if you can travel there with their specific restrictions in place.
DDT cannot be held responsible if you are not allowed to travel to/through a location. DDT will not be able to stop a trip in motion for clients who test positive and are forced to isolate themselves. Nor can DDT be forced to pay for the lodging and accommodations in such instances. It is the responsibility of the client to have safeguards in place in case of these occurrences.
We highly urge you to obtain trip protection to ensure that you are covered in the event that you are not allowed to travel–even if it’s not purchased through us. Thank you.
CDC International Travel Requirements
The following information is provided from the CDC website.
Details About Travel Requirements
Quick Reference: Requirements to Travel to the U.S. by Air
Before You Travel
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination
- Cruise Ship Travel
- Travel FAQs
- Families and COVID-19
- Activities, Gatherings & Holidays
Make Sure to Plan Ahead
Check the current COVID-19 situation at your destination.
Make sure you understand and follow all state, local, and territorial travel restrictions, including mask-wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state or territorial and local health department’s website where you are, along your route, and where you are going.
If traveling by air, check if your airline requires any testing, vaccination, or other documents.
Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel.
Do NOT travel if…
You are sick.
You tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t ended isolation.
> After you end isolation, avoid travel until a full 5 days after your symptoms started or the date of your positive test if you had no symptoms.
> If you must travel on days 6 through 10, properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during days 6 through 10.
You had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and haven’t ended quarantine.
> Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact and make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling. If you don’t get tested, delay travel until a full 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19.
> If you must travel before the 10 days are completed, properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during the 10 days. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.
> If your test comes back positive while you are at your destination, you will need to isolate and postpone your return until it’s safe for you to end isolation. Your travel companions may need to quarantine.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and train stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).
Protect Yourself and Others
- Follow all state and local health recommendations and requirements at your destination, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet (2 meters) apart from others.
- Travelers 2 years of age or older should wear masks in indoor public places if they are:
- not fully vaccinated
- fully vaccinated and in an area with substantial or high COVID-19 transmission
- fully vaccinated and with weakened immune systems
- If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
- In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
- In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
You might have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. You might feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still be infected and spread the virus to others. People who are not fully vaccinated are more likely to get COVID-19 and spread it to others. For this reason, CDC recommends taking the following precautions after returning from travel.
Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.
If you are NOT fully vaccinated
RECOMMENDED – Self-quarantine and get tested after travel:
If Your Test is Positive
If You Recently Recovered from COVID-19 You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. You should still follow all other travel recommendations. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms after travel, isolate and consult with a healthcare provider for testing recommendations.