Covid-19 Terms of Travel for Caravan’s 2022 USA & Canada Tours
Dear Caravan Traveler,
We are happy to welcome you back this year for our 2022 tours, as we celebrate our 70th year.
Update as of July 22, 2022:
Due to the current Omicron surge, Caravan strongly recommends that all tour members wear a mask on the motorcoach.
For our USA & Canada Tours departing in 2022 only:
Please note that if you test positive for Covid-19 within 10 days BEFORE the start of your tour, please notify Caravan, with proof of your Covid-19 test results, and Caravan will waive all penalties for canceling your tour, both for you and anyone sharing your room, if they choose to cancel too.
Caravan encourages you to test before your tour departure, for your own safety and for the safety of your fellow travelers.
Please note that we are implementing additional Terms of Travel this year for Covid-19. These are in addition to the Terms of Travel posted in the “Terms of Travel” section on our web page.
If you choose to travel on a Caravan 2022 USA or Canada Tour, you are agreeing to all of our Terms of Travel, including these additional Terms of Travel for Covid-19 below:
You understand and agree that the rules on testing, vaccines, masks, and border crossings are subject to change by governments and local businesses, without prior notice. Caravan will follow whatever local rules and mandates are in effect at the time of your tour.
You agree to take personal responsibility for your health and safety, and to follow the current rules of the places you visit on this tour, including safety directives from your tour director. Caravan reserves the right to remove you from the tour if you do not comply, for the safety of your fellow tour members.
You must be fully vaccinated to join our USA and Canada Tours for 2022. We are sorry that we are unable to make any exceptions to this rule for 2022. Caravan’s Covid-19 policies are subject to change at any point. However, Caravan will not change the requirement that travelers on our 2022 USA and Canada Tours must be fully vaccinated. Currently, boosters are not required for travel in Canada. Please see the CDC website for guidance on boosters.
Caravan strongly recommends that you wear a mask on the motorcoach, both to protect yourself and to protect your fellow travelers. Caravan may decide, at any time during your tour, based on changing circumstances, that masks will be required on the motorcoach. Please see the CDC for guidance on masking: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0503-covid-19-travel.html
You must comply with all local, tribal, and national and local business requirements regarding mask wearing. These requirements are subject to change without advance notice. You will be required to wear a mask at some locations along your tour route.
Changing Covid-19 rules and staffing issues may result in the unannounced closure of public buildings, restaurants, tourist facilities, and changes to your planned itinerary. Please be prepared for modified food services in the national parks.
Some restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, buildings or facilities may require temperature checks, masking, proof of vaccination and/or social distancing for entry.
You may have to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 at any time during the tour. Please be sure to have your proof of vaccination available at all times.
You may have to undergo Covid-19 testing or quarantine, even if you are vaccinated and asymptomatic for Covid-19.
If you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, you must advise your tour director right away.
You are responsible for all expenses due to Covid-19, including but not limited to medical expenses, testing fees, quarantine, evacuation expenses, additional air or hotel expenses, and any and all expenses due to long-Covid and its unknown long-term effects. Please check with your insurance to see if you need to pay upfront for any Covid-19 related expenses, so that you are prepared with sufficient credit cards and/or cash, etc., if so needed. Caravan cannot pay for any of your Covid-19 related expenses either during or after your tour. While you are responsible for all Covid-19 related expenses, our experienced team at Caravan will help you with the logistics of arranging lodging and travel, if you need to quarantine at any time during your tour.
You assume all risks of the potential for exposure to Covid-19. You are aware that you can contract Covid-19 even if you are vaccinated and boosted. You are aware that older people and people with underlying health conditions, diabetes, organ transplants, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and other co-morbidities are at a greater risk for contracting severe Covid-19 and dying from Covid-19. You are aware that anyone can become ill with Covid-19 and can become seriously ill or die, at any age. You are aware that Caravan cannot eliminate the risk that you may come down with Covid-19 while traveling with Caravan, and you voluntarily assume all risks related to Covid-19 and its unknown long-term effects.
Parents and guardians assume all risk from Covid-19 for children/minors traveling on a Caravan Tour.
You understand that if you do not comply with any of the conditions herein, that you cannot join or continue on a Caravan Tour.
Canada requires that you submit your contact and travel information, along with your proof of vaccination, in the ArriveCAN system within 72 hours before arrival to Canada. At this time, pre-entry tests are no longer required for vaccinated travelers. In addition, thru June 30th, Canada is temporarily suspending mandatory random arrival testing at all airports for travelers who qualify as fully vaccinated. Please visit the website https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid for the most up-to-date Information on the Canadian government’s current rules for entry and to submit your information to ArriveCAN.
Returning to the United States:
The CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from Canada to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test before they board their flight. The CDC states that they may reinstitute this measure if necessary to protect the public’s health; if so, Caravan will be happy to assist in the logistics of arranging the Covid-19 test, at a cost of approximately $50 or less, paid for by the traveler. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/index.html for the most up-to-date information.