PREPAREDNESS & SUPPORT
Out of an abundance of caution Backroads is:
- Requiring non-vaccinated guests to get tested before traveling with us on any trip regardless of regional entry requirements within 72 hours prior to travel - effective on departures as of May 1, 2021. See here for the testing site nearest you. You can learn more about at-home testing options here.
- Strongly recommending all guests* get vaccinated before traveling with us on any trip regardless of regional entry requirements. See here for CDC vaccine guidance.
- Working with our Trip Leaders to get tested before each trip and vaccinated as quickly as feasible.
*Not applicable to guests younger than 12.
On day one of your Backroads trip, all guests will have their temperature taken by a Backroads Trip Leader. Please understand that a reading of ≥100 degrees will mean we are unable to welcome you on the trip.
Face masks will be required any time physical distancing is not possible, or when specified by local policies. Face masks will be required for vans and indoors in public settings. We’re recommending that all guests bring their preferred face masks. We’ll have a small supply on hand if you forget. We'll make every effort to have hand sanitizer available, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own.
Staying Informed & Keeping You Up to Date
We’re always monitoring what’s happening in the world and how it impacts our trips. The COVID crisis is no exception. The latest recommendations from the CDC and WHO, along with local authorities where we travel, are guiding our decisions now and into the season. We’ll communicate any pertinent information related to your departure by email so you’re always in the loop.
24/7 Support & Prepared Trip Leaders
Our offices are staffed for emergencies, and we'll be there to provide support for you and our field team when needed. Our Trip Leaders, already trained in First Aid and CPR, will have a protocol to follow in case of any health issues. A new training program for our Trip Leaders will set them up to support you as we travel in these unusual times. They'll be proactive communicators and prepared to manage logistics around any adjustments needed during your trip.