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Preparing for departure

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.

COVID-19 Risks

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.

COVID-19 Recovery

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

I represent that I will be fully vaccinated by the time of my departure. Under certain circumstances, receiving a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of my departure may be an acceptable replacement for this vaccination requirement. EF will have previously notified me in writing if this exception applied to my tour itinerary and, if so, I represent I will meet all such requirements by the time of my departure.

COVID-19 Exposure

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 not travel unless I can meet one or more of  THESE  requirements.


I agree to immediately contact EF Go Ahead Tours if I experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to travel, including:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Advisories and Guidelines

I  understand and will follow the travel guidelines of my local or state public health authorities, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control related to travel in general and any that apply specifically to the locations I will visit on my Tour Program and my return home after my Tour Program.


I will consult and follow the requirements and guidelines from the airline carriers, connecting airport authorities and arrival airport authorities.

On the road

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 Go Ahead Tours 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 Go Ahead Tours 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.

Mask Wearing

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 Go Ahead Tours 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.

Coming home from tour

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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control requirements.

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.

COVID-19 Diagnoses

I  agree to notify EF Go Ahead Tours immediately if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of the end of my Tour Program.