[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text]The risk assessment information we are providing will help all travellers understand how Sondor is currently evaluating the situation in regard to running the tours. What is our methodology and approach so that we make sure all our guests feel safe and secure as they book one of our tours.


We are following the guidelines provided by Adventure Travel and Trade Association.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Does Albania have any tourism related COVID-19 restrictions for visitors” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620224758155{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]The destination does not have any travel related restrictions in place (domestic or international).[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is the current COVID-19 situation at the destination” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620225252205{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]

Cases in decline but with new cases occurring. Restrictions eased but potential for ‘second wave’ to occur if restrictions lifted further.

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There are regular international flights operating to the destination

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There is a test, trace and track program but may be limited to residents of country or contact tracing app function may be limited.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What would be the impact of running the trip to the local community in the destination” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620225389982{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]Trip may visit remote areas where cases have been low. Practices are in place, but health care system may not cope if there was a surge in cases. Trip limits interactions with all but essential people to reduce possible transmission.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is the Sondor’s assessment of the overall COVID-19 situation and viability of operating a trip in Albania” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620225496450{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]

Albania has active cases, but are low and decreasing, is under control and travel restrictions have eased. Trips will have limited to negligible impact on community.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is the type of group that the customer is travelling with” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620225650329{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]Our groups are divided into 3 categories:

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What COVID-19 precautions will the customer be asked prior to the trip starting” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620225872599{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]The customer provides a medical declaration on booking, along with a self-declaration that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms to Sondor immediately prior to departure. Customer advised on company policy that they are to adhere to certain measures while on the trip such as being honest if they feel any symptoms, practice distancing, good respiratory and hand hygiene measures.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Will the customer be able to obtain travel insurance” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620225934848{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]Travel insurances which cover all claims including due to COVID-19 should be obtained before travelling to Albania.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What type of transport will the guests be travelling in” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620225974443{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]Depending on the type of tour we run:


A small group from different households travelling in a vehicle that can operate at 50% capacity that has been sanitised before use and cleaned each day with one driver who has self-isolated/tested negatively, along with a health check for both driver and guests performed before setting off. PPE such as face coverings worn by driver and guests.


A group from the same household driven in a vehicle which has been sanitised before use and cleaned each day with one driver who has self-isolated/tested negatively, along with a health check for both driver and guests performed before setting off.


The customer will be self-driving in a personal or rented car that has been sanitised before use.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What type of accommodation is the guest staying in” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620226017637{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]


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The activity requires equipment that is used by the individual supplied to them for the duration. This equipment can be cleaned before and after use and not used by the other participants

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Sondor has an existing Safety Management System and it will be possible to implement COVID-19 measures into this framework

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Activity takes place 1-2 hours from a road extraction point at any point of the duration of trip. It is easy to keep patient socially distant from other members of the group if guest should stay with team

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is the overall assessment of nearest definitive medical care with Critical Care Unit/Intensive Care Unit at the destination” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620226359986{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]A regional hospital nearby that has some CCU capacity and equipment, but barely enough for only a small number of cases in the local population. Hospital with dedicated COVID ward situated in major cities many hours away.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is the staff’s day to day distancing habits and potential exposure preceding the trip” style=”square_outline” color=”juicy_pink” css=”.vc_custom_1620226494175{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}” el_class=”custom-faqs”]

Staff are asked to remain vigilant and ensure protection measures are put in place to reduce exposure risk prior to trip.

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If a guest or staff member shows any suspected symptoms from the health screening, they are immediately removed, along with anybody in their immediate travelling group, and isolated in accommodation they are staying with at the time. Testing is available to them which the company organises for them to have. Health screening continues with the rest of the group and upon commencement are asked if any symptoms have appeared