General Global Gathering Information & FAQ's
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Where applicable, FCTG attendees will be covered for Travel Insurance for the period of the GG Event.
This will be either via a Company policy or via individual travel policies and will vary from country to country. Details on your Travel Insurance will be provided prior to departure but if you have any questions in the meantime, please refer to the Flight tab for your flight coordinators contact details.
It is your responsibility to obtain the relevant Visa or ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) required from your country of origin for entry into the USA. FCTG will not be responsible if you do not apply for a Visa or ESTA and are denied entry.
- To check your countries Visa requirements, please click here
- For a list of countries that are included in the Visa Waiver program, click here
- To apply for an ESTA, please click here
- 'Real-Time' ESTA approvals are no longer available
- You must apply for your ESTA no later than 72 hours before departing for the United States
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
If you have a medical exemption that it acceptable by the US Immigration authorities, we will consider your request for an exemption to attend the Global Gathering events. Please email the team with your documentation on the contact details below. Personal choice not to be vaccinated is not an acceptable reason for an exemption.
Pursuant to the USA Department Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”):
(a) non-U.S. citizen, non-immigrant passengers arriving from a foreign country to the USA by air requires proof of full vaccination. Please click here to see what qualifies as proof of vaccination. Accordingly, FCTG will require that all attendees of the FCTG Global Gathering are to be fully vaccinated pursuant to the CDC Requirements. Evidence of such vaccination must be provided prior to travel to the USA: (i) in accordance with government; and (ii) as proof of entry prior to boarding any aircraft to the USA. Any exception to the above requirements will require approval to ensure it meets the CDC Requirements for entry into the USA.
(b) all air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country are required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days before they board their flight. Please click here for more information.
All attendees agree that notwithstanding the above, in the event that the CDC modifies any of the requirements for entry to the USA, FCTG may amend these Terms to comply with such modifications or may in its sole discretion seek to continue the above restrictions as a requirement of attendance at the Global Gathering.
Click here to use the Sherpa platform to check your entry and transit COVID requirements.
COVID-19 and Public Safety
FCTG will ensure to the best of its abilities and in accordance with the State of Nevada laws that it meets all reasonable health and safety requirements as it relates to Covid-19 and public safety. However, all attendees understand that attending the FCTG Global Gathering is at their risk including without limitation contracting Covid-19 and/or being subject to government restrictions or quarantine.
Contracting COVID-19 Onsite
If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms once you have arrived into Las Vegas, it is your responsibility to isolate in your room and contact the Global Gathering events team or a Global Guardian who will organise for you to take a rapid antigen test. If you receive a positive result, you will need to isolate in your room for a minimum of 5 days as per the local guidelines (subject to Government guideline amendments). Different countries have varying requirements for re-entry regarding COVID and the appropriate arrangements will be made depending on your nation. The Global Gathering Team will make all the necessary arrangements to extend your stay in Las Vegas and will cover all the costs for accommodation, flights and F&B during this period.
Please note: Local COVID-19 guidelines can change at any time and FCTG will provide arrangements in line with Government requirements at the time.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Can my partner attend the Global Awards Functions?
No, partners are not permitted at any official Global Gathering & Awards function.
I will be under 21 at the time of the event, can I consume alcohol?
The US law is that you must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcohol. There is a possibility that there will be spot checks for ID (for anyone that looks under 30). Current photo ID is required. If you are unable to show that you are over 21 unfortunately you will not be able to consume alcohol.
Do I need to carry photo ID whilst at Global Gathering?
ID is required for the Welcome event on Thursday evening. It is not required for other main event functions unless you look under 30 (spot checks of ID could occur). The US law is that you must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Access to any bar/nightclub/casino usually requires photo ID regardless of how old you look. You will require current photo ID (drivers licence OK. We prefer you don't take your passport out in case it is misplaced).
Can I treat the additional time in Las Vegas or the USA as an educational & use educational leave?
Not generally, educational leave may only be used for pre-organised hosted company famils. All staff are required to abide by the Educational policy and need to be on Educational Leave not Annual Leave in order to participate.
Can I claim expenses as a tax deduction for costs (e.g. meals, taxi fares etc.) while travelling to/from or at Global Gathering where I'm not reimbursed by Flight Centre?
You may be eligible to claim these expenses as a tax deduction on your personal income tax return – please ask your tax agent/accountant for further details.
Why have I not received my Registration Summary or Final Event Email?
Ensure to check your junk or SPAM folders and quarantine emails. You will need to open the quarantine email, locate the email from GG@fcmtravel.com.au and click 'deliver' for the email to go to your Inbox.
Please add GG@fcmtravel.com.au to your contacts list so email correspondence (registration summary and final itinerary) will arrive in your Inbox.