How do the Niseko Military Leave traffic lights work?

Running a military tour company is tricky at the best of times.

Organizing tours during a worldwide pandemic means you would have to be nearly batshit crazy. Fortunately growing up in Australia we had a diet rich in lead paint chips so we are in.

To come up with the balance between meeting the needs of your SOFA status and the rapidly changing green/red zones, the needs of our suppliers in being able to manage their business and staffing levels and finally the needs of us in being able to provide for our families, we have devised a traffic light system.

Red means the trip is currently not available for booking due to restrictions or supplier problems.

Amber means the trip is expected to go ahead.

If you are more than 50 per cent confident that you wish to attend, we invite you to enrol with a small fully refundable deposit (select partial payment on the payment gateway). This gives you the confidence that your position on the trip is secure and you can these clear your leave with your command. We do not suggest booking your flights at this time.

Green means the trip will be running (unless Covid restrictions change). When the light turns to green we invite you to book your flights and also complete your final payment. 

Like all our trips this trip is covered by our Covid Guarantee, meaning that if Hokkaido goes red zone or your command dictates that travel is not possible, you will get a full refund from us.

Please note that we have no control over airlines cancelation policies. This is why we recommend always booking no-change fee fairs and also waiting until this trip goes traffic light green. 

We hope this traffic light system helps lead to less disruption and travel costs for adventure travellers during this difficult time.