COVID-19 Release, Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability & Indemnity Agreement
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus* (COVID-19, “Coronavirus”) is a known and rapidly evolving pandemic that is affecting travel worldwide, with continued spread and impacts expected.
You are fully aware of the current global COVID-19, outbreak, the current travel restrictions, and inherent risks involved if choosing to travel.
You understand that it is your responsibility to check the latest travel information regarding this virus outbreak with the CDC. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
You understand that it is your responsibility to have travel insurance to ensure you have coverage for all medical needs and trip cancellation, but also understands that concerns or fear of travel is not a covered reason for cancellation relating to COVID-19, and will be denied. You hold MY STYLE OF TRAVEL harmless for your election to not purchase travel insurance or any denial of claim by travel insurer as it relates to COVID-19 or any other claim under the policy.
Travel insurance generally only covers unforeseen events. Most insurers classified COVID-19 as a 'known event' late January 2020. Please note that most policies have a specific clause stating they do not cover epidemics and pandemics, especially when travel warnings are in place.
You understand that you are bound by the terms of the insurance policy as it relates to COVID-19.
You are aware of the travel warnings, travel restrictions and rules and understands the risks, is accepting of these and knows that you hold MY STYLE OF TRAVEL harmless for any travel restrictions, death, illness, cancellations by suppliers, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tour agencies or any other travel provider, financial loss, quarantining rules or measures put in place at airports or destinations you are traveling through. You further agree to hold MY STYLE OF TRAVEL harmless for any financial penalties or fees imposed by the by suppliers, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tour agencies or any other travel provider due to cancellations or postponements due to COVID-19, and agree not to institute a credit card dispute or “charge back” to MY STYLE OF TRAVEL for said penalties or fees.
You are aware that additional screening procedures and restrictions may take place at airports and in public areas. You are aware that these restrictions may include mandatory face coverings and/or temperature checks in airports, hotels, cruise ships, trains or other means of transport.
You are aware that Immigration restrictions may be put in place before or during your travels that may impede your ability to enter or exit your destination as planned.
You are aware that it is your personal decision to travel and is doing so with full knowledge of current travel recommendations and travel restrictions with regards to the COVID-19, and takes full responsibility for his/her actions with regards to this.
You and/or your travel group should be aware that COVID-19 and the health and security measures around COVID-19 may impact elements of your trip and influence the operation of some travel services. The country you and your group reside in, the country or countries you are travelling to or via, and the airline(s) you are travelling on may all have strict requirements on travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.
These requirements may include but are not limited to:
Wearing of masks at airports, while in flight and when out in public.
Active testing for COVID-19 that may include blood testing before permission is granted to board any flight or enter a country.
Being able to show proof of health via formalized means (Certificate or similar)
Subject to screening on arrival at your destination country or any transit countries.
Subject to quarantine periods in any country subject to screening results.
Changing restrictions on sightseeing, due to closures or other public health concerns.
Subject to limitation/restrictions on travel to the destination by your country of residence/citizenship.
Possible compulsory quarantine on return to your country of residence/citizenship.
COVID-19 is causing constant and ongoing changes in the application of the above types of measures and the way an airline, airport or country chooses to deal with the threat of COVID is constantly changing.
It is the individuals responsibility to keep themselves informed of all requirements in relation to their
trip and any COVID-19 based restrictions, and we suggest these are constantly monitored right up until departure, as they can change at any time. The same applies to any travel companions and all members of a group who may be travelling.
MY STYLE OF TRAVEL is not liable for any loss due to failure to read and understand this information, as the considerations included in this document may be critical to your upcoming trip.