Health Matters

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Covid Related Policies

What are your vaccination requirements for tour guests?

From the 1st of January 2022, tour guests over the age of 18 are required to provide proof of a current and valid COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose administered more than two weeks prior to departure.

Additional vaccination requirements may vary from country to country. It is the duty of travelers to check any requirements which need to be fulfilled before travel, which includes transit destinations, on the destination country?s government websites.

What are the exemptions to the vaccination requirements?

Medical exemptions for adults will be considered on a case-by-case basis and require a medical certificate from a medical professional. Those with valid medical exemptions must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to the first day of the trip.

Please be aware that additional quarantine requirements for un-vaccinated travelers may apply, depending on destination and transit countries, and these should be considered before you travel so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

What if I object to vaccination and do not have a medical exemption?

We acknowledge and accept your right to choose what is best for you as an individual.

Whilst this is the case, we take our responsibility to our tour guests, host communities and global staff seriously and with this in mind, will not accept guests on our trips in the absence of a valid, current vaccination or suitable exemption.

What are the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements?

Pedalers does not impose any pre-departure testing rules with the exception of those mentioned for vaccination exempt travelers.

There maybe test required by the destination visited. It is the duty of travelers to check any requirements which need to be fulfilled before travel, which includes transit destinations, on the destination country?s government websites.

Facemasks and Social Distancing Policies

Pedalers believes that the wearing of face masks and observing social distancing aids in the reduction of the spread of Covid19.

Wearing facemasks is required during the following tour activities:
•   While riding in any support vehicle or public transportation used during the tour
•   While walking as group on a city tour, going to & from meals, through transportation hubs
•   During group meetings, orientation, hotel check-in, etc
•   Before dinner is served and while sitting around chatting after you have finished eating

Guests are asked to maintain social distancing:
•   At rest stops
•   At group meetings
•   While in public transportation hubs awaiting departure

Please note that in some destinations local rules may impose additional conditions, such as, in Madagascar masks must be worn at all times including while cycling, in Thailand your temperature will be checked when entering any store or restaurant, etc. Your guide team will update you during orientation of any changes or added local restrictions.

Single Traveler Policy

As a health precaution due to the current global situation with Covid19, Pedalers will not pair up single travelers to share a room or tent for the foreseeable future. Guests traveling by themselves will be required to book a Single Room and will be liable for the Single Supplement Fee. Single travelers joining with a friend for the tour may share a twin bedded room, but need to signup together on a single booking (they can pay separately).

Must Bring Personal Equipment

Pedalers has always asked guests to bring their own helmets for cycling tours, as we feel they can not be adequately cleaned between uses. This policy is now mandatory and we also require guests to bring their own cycling waterbottles to use during the tours. Guests without either of these can purchase those items once they reach most of our destinations, but we suggest looking at home first so as to have a bigger and better selection to choose from. Use of helmets IS required on all cycling tours or during the cycling portion of multi-sport tours.

Guests also need to bring their own facemask to wear. We suggest cloth ones that can be washed and reused, rather than a box of disposable masks.

Smaller Groups

To allow adequate social distancing in our support vans during transfers or when people would like to break from cycling, we now limit all scheduled departures to 8 guests maximum. Parties booking a private date can request a larger group allowance.

 

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