Safety Travel Protocols

Travel Safe With FFA!

Hello folklore travelers,

We know you can’t wait to get out there and explore as soon as it’s safe to, and we want to assure you that we’ve been working hard to give you peace of mind when the time comes for you to head off on your next festival adventure.

It’s that time of year... the time where you’d normally start to see endless articles about the best festival destinations to discover in 2021. But this year, the world looks very different. So, instead of just wondering where we’ll be travelling this year, take a moment to consider how we’ll travel. The world is changing, and festival trends are too.

Our new Safe Travels guidelines are designed to help you feel safe and stay healthy on your dream festival trip. Plus, we’ve received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, demonstrating we have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols. Check them out, so we can dance again!

Health and safety standards

The safety of our team, customers, guides, vendors and the wider local community remains our main priority and any return to operations will be done in a safe and responsible way. We are only operating tours in destinations where local governments have deemed it safe to resume group activities, and will continue to add new cities as they are approved.

1. Social distancing

It is mandatory to follow social distancing guidelines from local health authorities at all times. We will adjust itineraries to assist with physical distancing (e.g. picnics over crowded marketplaces or detouring to avoid an unexpected crowd). We visit less-crowded destinations and prioritize the availability of single supplements for travelers who do not wish to share a room.

2. Masks / Face covering

It is mandatory to follow up-to-date advice from local health authorities in each destination. We will advise customers that they should bring a mask to the tour and our guides to have spare masks to give to customers.

3. Accommodation sanitation

We are auditing all hotels/apartments and require them to detail their cleaning and sanitation protocols.

4. Selected restaurants

Where appropriate we’re including outdoor eating such as picnics on our itineraries, but when we visit a restaurant our group will always have our own table.

5. Transport

Our Team recommends that you use private transport where possible. All transport will adjust capacity in line with local legislation and must be thoroughly cleaned between guests with all high-touch surfaces in shared areas regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Where using public transport is unavoidable, local guidelines regarding distancing and PPE will be followed, and hand sanitizer will be used before entry and after exit.

6. Handpicked festival partners

We have long-term, trusting relationships with all our festival partners, who are all committed to adhering to our Safe Travels guidelines

7. FFA Super TEAM

Our team will be always there to make sure your wellbeing is prioritized – from sourcing hand sanitizer to knowing when are the least crowded times to visit attractions.

All staff have been trained, or re-trained, on the following areas before operating a festival:

  • COVID-19 Incident Management Processes
  • Locations of hospitals and testing facilities for the itinerary of each tour
  • Delivering a safety briefing at the start of the tour

We can’t wait to take you on a new festival adventure as soon as possible. The new festival dates for 2021 you can check in the section FESTIVALS on our webpage.

See you soon!