Travel Requirements, Resources & Recommendations
Waiver of Liability
All travelers are required to self-certify that they are healthy and fit to travel. Escorted tour participants must complete and sign our waiver of liability prior to joining the tour. By signing this waiver, you acknowledge your decision to travel is voluntary, assume personal responsibility for your own health, and agree to help protect the well-being of others including your fellow travelers, VBR staff and our partners and suppliers. You can view or download our waiver here.
Vacations By Rail relies on local, state, and federal guidelines when making decisions related to the operation of our tours. Our itineraries attract customers from around the world, and guests are responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate travel documentation, and they meet the entry requirements for the countries to which they are traveling. Please review the travel resources below for additional information. If your tour is operating and you elect to cancel or change travel dates, your reservation is subject to standard terms and conditions.
Vacations By Rail strongly recommends that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to cover all non-refundable trip expenses, trip delays and interruption with return transportation and a medical evacuation policy. If you would like more information or to request a quote, please contact a Rail Specialist prior to submitting final payment.
Travel Requirements & Restrictions
Please note that it is your responsibility to understand the requirements specific to your travel destination(s) as well as to your home state. We have provided links to some important travel resources below, which will provide guidance on current protocols and travel restrictions. Please plan accordingly.
Travel in the United States:
Visit the CDC web site for domestic and international travel health and safety guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. Additional travel requirements in the U.S. include:
- Travel to National Parks:
Some National Parks have adopted new policies and requirements due to COVID-19. Please visit the National Park Service web site to view the most up-to-date information and guidelines.
- Ocean Cruises:
If you are embarking on a rail & cruise vacation, please review the following CDC guidelines and check with the indvidual cruise line for specific vaccination and testing requirements.
Travel to/from Canada:
Visit the Canadian government web site for border updates, travel requirements, and health and safety guidelines for guests traveling to Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html
Travel to the UK:
Visit the UK government web site for entry requirements and
health and safety guidelines for guests traveling to England,
Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland:
Travel to Europe:
As of Monday, September 13, 2021, only fully vaccinated Americans and Canadians will be allowed to travel to Switzerland. Full details and up-to-date information on travel restrictions and requirements can be found here: https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-85035.html
Italy requires all visitors to provide documentation proving they meet one of the following conditions: a) have received two doses of an approved vaccine at least 14-days prior to arrival, b) have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180-days, or c) have tested negative for COVID-19 based on a molecular or antigen swab test within 72-hours prior to arrival in Italy. Full details and up-to-date information on travel restrictions and requirements can be found here:
Visit the U.S. Department of State web site to review entry
requirements and health and safety guidelines for specific European
Reliable travel information can also be found on official government, state and/or tourism board websites, including the links below.
We recommend that you check the sites for your specific destination(s) - don't forget to check your own state's requirements for your return from your trip.