(For tours departing Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2024. You can also view our Health and Safety Pledge for 2023.)
To help safeguard your health and wellbeing as well as that of your fellow tour members, RSE staff, and RSE tour partners, we are asking all tour members to agree to the conditions outlined in this Health and Safety Pledge. Please indicate your agreement by checking the box next to each item and signing below; by doing so, you assume certain obligations and responsibilities to Rick Steves' Europe and your fellow tour members.
☐ I agree to take personal responsibility for my own health and wellbeing while on tour. If I am asked to attest to my health on tour, I will do so honestly. If I exhibit symptoms of any contagious illness, I will notify my guide, quarantine myself, and, if requested by RSE, be seen by a health professional or be tested for contagious illnesses at my own expense as a condition of continuing on the tour. I understand that I may be eligible to receive a credit under the RSE Creditable Event policy for any portion of the tour I miss while properly managing my health.
☐ I agree to follow all safety precautions and health directives set by my guide, by RSE, or by local officials. I understand that these safety precautions may include (but are not limited to) maintaining proper social distancing, the use of face masks (covering my nose and mouth), proper handwashing, the use of hand sanitizer, etc. If exempt from wearing a face mask or other such requirement due to health impairment or disability, I will carry proof, such as a doctor's note, to show if requested.
☐ I agree to comply with CDC and local health authority guidance with regard to travel, isolation, and quarantine if I or any of my travel companions test positive for COVID-19 or other contagious illness prior to joining or while on tour.
☐ I understand that I will need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or countries and/or tour venues. It is my responsibility to be aware of and to comply with airline carriers', countries', and tour venues' requirements and present valid documentation for my flight and/or entry.
☐ I understand that noncompliance with the conditions listed on this Health and Safety Pledge by myself or those traveling with me will result in our party not being able to continue on the tour.
IMPORTANT: Each tour member must complete, sign, and submit this form prior to participating in this tour.