At Adventure Student Travel we are working diligently to ensure all our travelers are safe, healthy, and up to date on current travel safety guidelines, especially during this uncertain time of Covid 19.
We are excited and hopeful for future travel, and we want to inform our travelers of our current safety recommendations by our industry partners and health officials in general.
First and foremost, it is important to recognize that travel safety guidelines are consistently evolving as time goes on, and as such so are our company's recommendations. Adventure Student Travel works closely with professionals in the motorcoach industry, hotel industry, and attraction and entertainment industry and we ensure that our partners are working as safely and efficiently as possible right now. That being said, please be aware that each specific industry will enforce their own safety rules and regulations.
Because we customize each trip and cater to group needs specifically, the safety guidelines may change with each and every group, but we do have some basic recommendations to keep your students safe and healthy during your next well-deserved outing. We are extremely hopeful for the upcoming travel season and confident in the guidelines set aside by our industry partners.
Here are a few basic travel safety recommendations to keep in mind before and during your trip:
- Request an additional ‘isolation’ room in case of student infection.
- Ensure contactless meals (room service) when possible and avoid buffets.
- Request a private banquet room for your group if possible.
- Clean your own room and carry your own luggage to avoid additional unnecessary contact. Many housekeepers are not entering rooms daily unless it is specifically requested.
- Allow for additional loading and unloading time for cleaning and sanitizing routines.
- To avoid more student to student contact, load from back to front, and unload from front to back.
- Adhere to assigned seating throughout the trip.
- Pack a 12oz sanitizer for the trip, as TSA is now allowing that in your carry on.
- Arrive earlier to accommodate for new TSA contactless practices and boarding routines.
- Bring an empty bottle for your own water past security to avoid extra contact, as well as snacks for the flight.
- Be prepared for reduced capacity operations, try to put your students in smaller groups or pods.
- Designate a meeting point inside and outside of the attraction.
- Be prepared for possible itinerary alternates in the case of a timed entry or max capacity.
- Have an isolation plan for any student denied entry (due to temperature, no mask, etc) to an attraction.
**All attractions will have their own safety guidelines and restrictions, so be prepared for change on this one.
- Request a private dining space for your group when possible.
- Opt-in for boxed lunch or to-go options whenever possible. Utilize grassy outside areas, picnic seating, and parks with your students.
- Avoid buffets in general.
We would like to note that your group will have a Post Departure Protection Plan provided on your behalf, but that an additional Cancel For Any Reason Protection Plan is available if you choose and is highly recommended.
Basic CDC Covid 19 Guidelines to Keep in Mind:
- Wash your hands often for 20 seconds and sanitize throughout the day.
- Avoid close contact with others, stick to the 6-foot social distancing rule, especially with strangers while traveling.
- Wear face protection. Pack extra masks during travel.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect commonly used objects frequently.
- Monitor your health and be aware of common Covid symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Please be prepared for changes along the way, and know that we are consistently checking guidelines and staying up to date with any travel industry or safety changes.