Health & Safety
Updated: August 11th, 2023
The health and well-being of our travellers are of paramount importance to us. With this in mind, B&R has implemented specific health measures to help ensure safe and responsible travel with respect to infectious disease.
As regulations on international travel evolve, we ask that you remain open-minded and flexible. Those choosing to travel with us should do so with the mindset that things might not play out exactly as planned, meaning potential alterations to events, meals, lodging, transportation and activities. And while B&R and our Global Partners follow local safety guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission, there may be higher infection rates and/or lower vaccination rates in some areas we visit, and limits on the level of sophistication and availability of therapies, medical care and hospital beds.
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We hope the following information will help prepare you for your trip:
Before Your Trip
We will endeavour to notify you of trip-specific health guidelines before your departure. Depending on regional entry requirements, you may need to provide proof of medical tests, proof of current vaccinations, proof of medical insurance and/or other government-required forms. It is imperative that you arrive at your destination armed with this information. We cannot stress enough the importance of this. If you fail to comply with local health Rules and Regulations, you may be refused entry to the region and be unable to participate in your trip.
It is your responsibility to be aware of and to comply with all such requirements and laws. The rules change quickly and often–continue to inform yourself right up to and during your trip.
It remains the responsibility of each traveller to (i) carry and provide to local authorities and service providers such proof of vaccination, proof of medical testing, proof of medical insurance and all other government-mandated forms required by local authorities in the country(ies) of destination; and (ii) to ensure that they have the appropriate travel documents related to this trip for their nationality. B&R is not liable for any expenses or costs arising from any traveller being prohibited from entering a country scheduled to be visited on a trip.
In the event that you are required to quarantine unexpectedly, we recommend including extra medication and other necessities in your carry-on to cover an additional 14 days or such longer period of quarantine as may be imposed by local authorities.
We strongly recommend all our travellers purchase travel insurance. Now more than ever, it is important to be covered should you need to leave your trip due to injury or infection. B&R offers coverage through Cavalry Insurance. A summary of the Cavalry Elite cancellation and medical insurance will be included with your confirmation package and can be found here or by request.
On Your Trip
YOUR ON-TRIP HEALTH
Any traveller with a positive COVID-19 test result will be required to follow all local health protocols. We will do our best to assist you, however, any costs associated with cancellations, delays or medical needs are your responsibility.
For the safety of the rest of the group, our Guides, partners and suppliers, any travellers with a positive COVID-19 test who refuses to follow local protocols may be asked to leave the trip.
LOCAL HEALTH PROTOCOLS
To keep your group, your Guides and the communities you visit safe, we ask that you kindly follow all local health protocols and regulations where you travel. If you are unable to do so, you may be required to leave your trip. Local guidelines may include (but are not limited to):
o Maintaining physical distance
o Hand washing and sanitizing
o COVID-19 tests for suspected exposure
o Required self-isolation and/or quarantine
If you are travelling with children, please ensure they follow local health protocols. If they are unable to do so, both you and your children may be required to leave your trip.
Due to health and safety concerns, B&R may, at its discretion, need to modify your trip and its activities. These modifications would be as necessary to keep your group and Guides safe while on the road. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Once a trip is on the road, we have fully committed to all payments (hotels, local guides, restaurants, transfers etc.) and therefore will not refund travellers should their trip be cut short or altered due to illness, failure to comply with local health protocols, or any other reason.