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Health and Safety Pledge

(Covers tours departing Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2023. You can also view our Health and Safety Pledge for 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 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 that upon arrival and prior to my joining my tour, if requested, I will be able to present an authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (such as a CDC issued vaccine card or equivalent) showing I am fully vaccinated* per the CDC guidance (or the CDC’s equivalent in my country of origin) as published 30 days prior to my tour’s departure.

☐   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. If following the CDC guidance requires me to cancel or leave my tour, I will do so and I understand that I may be eligible for a credit under RSE’s Creditable Event policy.

☐   I understand that I will also 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.

*"Fully vaccinated" as defined by the CDC guidance 30 days prior to the tour's departure.

IMPORTANT: Each tour member must  complete, sign, and submit this form prior to participating in this tour.