Action required: You must read and agree to the following terms by signing the bottom of this document by 72 hours prior to your flight departure. We are here to explore your options if you cannot meet these terms for any reason.
To promote the health and safety of all group members on tour during the COVID-19 pandemic, I agree to commit to the following measures and requirements in advance of my departure.
Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic involves certain inherent risks related to the chance of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19. I understand and acknowledge that it is not possible to eliminate all such risks related to COVID-19 during travel on my Tour Program. I will speak directly to my own physician with questions pertaining to my individual health and regarding travel at this time.
If I have tested positive for COVID-19 within a 90-day period prior to departure, I have met all CDC guidelines for leaving isolation and/or have received proof of recovery documentation from my physician.
Pre-Departure COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing
I represent that I will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of my departure. The CDC defines fully vaccinated as two weeks after receiving the last recommended vaccine dose. I am aware that certain destinations may have wait periods longer than two weeks before those with a single-dose vaccine are considered fully vaccinated and that some destinations may require boosters or consider vaccines to be expired after a certain period of time.
I will also take a mandatory COVID-19 test (either PCR or antigen viral test in accordance with CDC requirements) and receive a negative result within 72 hours prior to my departure. I am aware that certain destinations may require a test closer than 72 hours prior to departure and I will ensure that I test in compliance with my tour destinations in such cases.
I will not be awaiting the results of any other COVID-19 tests at the time of departure.
I will carry my test results with me at all times throughout the duration of the Tour Program.
I agree to take all reasonable efforts to minimize my exposure to COVID-19 within the two weeks prior to my tour departure. If I am made aware that I have been in close contact (as defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) with a person diagnosed within COVID-19 within 14 days of my tour departure date, I will contact EF immediately to determine if I am eligible to depart on my tour as scheduled.
I agree to immediately contact EF if I experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to travel, including:
Participation and Entry Requirements
I understand that requirements, including country-specific entry requirements, may change prior to the departure of my tour. I will monitor applicable Tour Program requirements and ensure that I meet all requirements at the time of my Tour Program departure. Any testing required to enter my Tour Program’s destination(s) will be at my own expense.
I will consult and follow the requirements and guidelines from the airline carriers, connecting airport authorities and arrival airport authorities.
Staying healthy throughout the tour is a group effort, and therefore I agree to the following requirements to help keep myself and my fellow travelers as safe as possible on tour.
EF and Local Regulations
I agree to follow all local regulations, restrictions and advisories related to COVID-19 for my Tour Program. I also agree to follow all rules, requests and requirements from my Tour Director or EF staff for the health and well-being of myself, my fellow travelers, and suppliers. I understand that if I am unable or unwilling to comply with these requirements, I may be removed from the tour at my own expense.
Even if vaccinated against COVID-19, I will wear an acceptable mask at all times on tour when required by local law, other relevant authorities, or at the direction of my Tour Director or EF staff.
Health on Tour
I agree to monitor my health while on-tour for symptoms associated with COVID-19 every day throughout tour. If I develop symptoms of COVID-19 while on tour, I agree that I will not rejoin my group prior to informing my Tour Director or EF staff member.
Quarantine and/or Isolation On-Tour
I understand that if a tour member is diagnosed with COVID-19 while on the Tour Program, the person diagnosed with COVID-19 will be required to isolate and the remainder of the tour group will be required to quarantine on-tour AND take tests for COVID-19, in accordance with local guidelines. I agree to comply with EF and relevant authority quarantine and isolation requirements, including those that may exceed local guidelines.
There are a few important things I need to do at the end of tour; understanding and agreeing to these things will help my travel to and arrival back home go smoothly.
Pre-Return COVID-19 Testing [international tours only]
I will take a mandatory COVID-19 test (either PCR or antigen viral test) OR have documented proof of recovery from a medical professional, within 72 hours prior to my return flight departing to the US in accordance with CDC requirements. Any testing or quarantine requirements implemented by my local government will be at my own expense.
Advisories and Guidelines
I am familiar with and intend to follow the travel advisories and guidelines from my local, state and federal public health authorities upon my return home from my Tour Program, which may include (but are not limited to) COVID-19 testing and a quarantine period.
I agree to notify EF immediately if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of the end of my Tour Program.