SAFE TRAVEL GUIDELINES & UPDATES
The AESU Team is ready to help you plan your next fun adventure. Currently, most European countries have eliminated travel restrictions relating to Covid-19.
Our travelers’ wellbeing is always a top priority, and to deliver a seamless travel experience, we highly recommend that all travelers booked with AESU be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel with us (see www.cdc.gov for guidelines including booster). Regardless of status, travelers must comply with vaccine/booster requirements by airlines and the countries they visit. No refunds are given if traveler cannot complete any portion of the trip due to failure to meet them. This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.
We want everyone who travels with AESU to have the best experience possible and feel that recommending all travelers to be vaccinated is the most responsible choice. In addition, this policy will also protect the communities we visit.
Please check your destination’s entry requirements, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues to ensure that you’re prepared for your journey. Guidelines are subject to change at any time.
CLICK on link for more COVID FAQs http://aesu.com/covid-faq
TRAVEL WITH AESU
Here is a quick rundown of what you can expect when traveling with AESU, including guidance from local governments, the World Travel & Tourism Council, US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Please keep in mind that protocols will be updated if necessary.
Change in social distancing
We’ll be asking our travelers and tour guides to maintain appropriate social distancing requirements that may be posted at certain venues.
BYOM (bring your own mask)
Please bring some disposable masks – preferably KN95. Depending on the procedures in place for each location, you may be required to wear a mask in the airport, when riding on public transportation, and in crowded public places. Your tour director will provide guidance as to current regulations and recommendations. Plan to bring extra hand sanitizer and/or disinfecting wipes with you so you have your own supply.
A Safe welcome
Most European countries have done away with requirement to complete a health screening questionnaire. Upon arrival, your tour director will go over current safety practices for your trip.
Extra cleanliness is key
All local suppliers including hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, and activity providers are enhancing disinfectant protocols for your added safety. All vehicles undergo rigorous daily cleaning. All hotels are vetted to ensure they meet or exceed government-mandated standards of cleanliness and service. All rooms are based on double or single occupancy and have en-suite bathrooms.
Follow and respect local restrictions
Safety guidelines, especially at major tourist sites, might be constantly changing. Our team will be monitoring the situation in each country and will make sure you know what to expect. Itineraries will be subject to change due to local factors.
Tour directors & local guides
Our guides receive enhanced health and safety training to be prepared for any on-trip issues. This allows them to focus on your well-being and comfort. Our local offices will also be available to assist with any emergencies. The AESU headquarters support team is available 24/7 to assist our tour directors and local experts to ensure seamless communication and a safe experience for everyone.
Possibility of self-quarantine
You are assuming the risk of possible travel disruptions including, but not limited to, not being allowed to board your flight or being quarantined if a possible COVID-19 test is required and you test positive. Any additional costs will be at your expense. If one of our travelers comes down with COVID-19 symptoms, they must act with integrity, remove themselves from the group, and get tested. As per AESU’s travel waiver, all travelers are required to agree to remove themselves if they are symptomatic (See full AESU Terms and Conditions at www.aesu.com). AESU will continue to review and update safety protocols and policies as changes in guidelines may occur. You will receive the latest updated information before you travel.
HEALTH AND SAFETY WAIVERS
See AESU’s website for full terms and conditions including personal responsibility waivers concerning Coronavirus/COVID-19.
TRAVEL INSURANCE is compulsory for all AESU trips in the event of tour cancellation for any reason. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. AESU’s suppliers have taken enhanced hygiene protocols for your safety, as well as that of our other guests and team members. We ask that you also take personal responsibility for your well-being and have travel insurance to cover you for any unforeseen circumstances. This begins with packing any personal protective items such as masks and hand sanitizers. Adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices and follow all safety requests from staff while traveling with AESU. In choosing to travel with AESU, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Let’s help keep each other healthy and safe. It is a beautiful world, and we remain passionate about the power of travel to change lives and open minds. We look forward to welcoming you on an AESU travel experience very soon.