Travel Updates: A Message from our President Kathleen Writer

UPDATE: 07/29/2021

Travel Updates: A Message from our President
To our valued customers,
We are delighted to share that Ireland is now welcoming American visitors once again! We’ve been waiting a very long time for this great news to happen!
While travel can begin again, keep in mind, a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) is required for entry along with proof of vaccination. Those that are unvaccinated will be required to self-isolate for 14-days.

England and Scotland also announced yesterday they too will welcome vaccinated travelers, also requiring negative COVID-19 testing. There rules/restrictions can vary from Ireland’s rules. No news yes on Norther Ireland or Wales, but we expect these areas to follow England’s new rules soon.

Many other areas are also allowing American travelers with negative testing and vaccination. If you would like to know about a specific destination, we welcome you to call our office at 800-833-4373 and we would be happy to relay the current status relating to the country you wish to travel too.

Sadly, COVID-19 is still not gone. We know our suppliers overseas have given extra to ensure their services/hotels/restaurants etc. are not only meeting but exceeding the highest in cleanliness and safety standards.

Masks in most instances are still mandated. This unfortunately is beyond our control, and we must adhere to the requirements of the local governments. We are their guests.
Note airlines and countries may require negative PCR testing with a minimum of 3-days prior to departing or returning. It is best to check with your airline / country of travel before you depart to ensure you are aware of all requirements.

For 2022, we are continually developing new adventures and offerings for you to choose from, to bring you the best of Ireland and beyond. We have made some small itinerary changes to our signature Ireland escorted tours, but know for 2022, ALL tours have been designated “small group” to give you confidence and peace of mind!

Keep in mind, every country is requiring a Passenger Location Form to be completed on arrival. This will track where you are traveling at all times. Each country has a different form. These forms can be found on the internet with a quick search or give us a call and we will point you in the right direction.

All airlines presently are requiring a negative COVID test before boarding, which will require a negative RT-PCR test here in the US and abroad.

We will also be updating this page regularly in order to keep you informed on any news and/or changes for travel.

We are so very excited to see that things will be on the move again. We can’t wait to have you travel with us and we look forward to providing the best service as always!

Those still hoping to travel in 2021, we are taking bookings for the fall. Should any new 2021 bookings be affected by COVID, we will be just as fair and just a flexible. With Celtic Tours, you can always book with confidence.

If you have a booking with us for travel in 2021 and are concerned about traveling, give us a call. We will gladly discus your options. We are only a phone call away!

Celtic Tours is proudly entering its 49th year! We wish to continue offering you fantastic service and products that bring your client's vacations of a lifetime. We would not be here without the dedicated travel advisors' support throughout the United States and Canada.

We look forward to continuing this relationship into 2021 and beyond. 

Regarding airfare: Flights are under airline rules and restrictions. We must follow their rules on all flight cancellations and re-bookings. Some airlines have restrictions on when re-bookings need to be completed and for what date.

Each airline is different. Please call and or email to determine what rules and regulations affect your current flight (if booked with Celtic Tours). Celtic Tours is not responsible for any booked airfare penalties that may apply to any booking.

Please feel free to reach out by phone (800-833-4373) or email: or with any questions or concerns or to find out the status of your booking. For general information requests, please send them to

Our 2022 brochure is now available! Please click here to request your copy: Brochure Request.
Our office hours are currently Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
We are continually updating our website with new and tried and true tours for 2021 and into 2022. Please visit for new tours and updates. Thank you again! We appreciate you. 

Warmest Regards,
Kathleen Writer
Celtic Tours World Vacations