(For tours departing Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2022)
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 COVID-19 Health and Safety Pledge. Please indicate your agreement by checking the box next to each item and signing below.
☐ I agree that if I test positive for COVID-19 during the 14 days prior to my tour departure date, I will notify RSE and acknowledge that I will not be able to join the tour. I understand that standard cancellation terms will apply.
☐ I agree that upon arrival and prior to my joining my tour, I will be able to present one of the following: an authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing date(s) and time(s) of vaccination(s) with the final dose having been given at least 14 days prior to my tour departure date OR a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of my tour departure date.
☐ I understand that I will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or countries which may differ from the vaccine/testing requirements listed above. It is my responsibility to be aware of and to comply with airline carriers' and countries' requirements and present valid documentation for my flight and/or entry.
☐ I understand there may be some restaurants, museums, transportation providers, etc. that require proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test before I will be allowed to enter. I understand that if I do not have the required proof, I will not be allowed entry and I will not receive a refund for any portion of the tour I miss as a result.
☐ 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 show symptoms of COVID-19 or any other contagious illness, I will notify my guide, quarantine myself, and, if requested by RSE, be seen by a health professional at my own expense as a condition of continuing on the tour. I understand that I will not receive a refund 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 maintaining proper social distancing, the use of face masks (covering my nose and mouth), regular temperature checks, 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 understand that noncompliance with the conditions listed on this COVID-19 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.