Treasures of Florence in February 2022 still attempting to go despite in past weeks:
Level 4 Travel Advisory for Italy - American citizens advised do not go! for any reason, and if you're in Italy, leave as soon as possible
Both OUTDOOR and Indoor mask mandates everywhere and
Mandatory KN95 masks in group settings
Although it's clear that RS desperately wants to not cancel, this trip is now not able to be run with safety or comfort or to RS standards.
Sure some people still want to go - we all want to travel - but WANT TO is not enough to override a Level 4 Travel Advisory and the pervasive reach of Covid.
RS needs to at least waive transfer-to-another-trip fees or penalties.
Forcing travelers to lose major money or go on an unsafe and uncomfortable trip when the world changes weeks before, is unethical, inappropriate and well, just plain wrong.
We're thrilled you're joining this program to Italy!
At this time your program is scheduled to operate as planned.
We plan to operate any program that we can deliver the quality experience that we promised. We will cancel a program if there are restrictions imposed that would impact our group or if we can no longer visit a major highlight.
We have been in consultation with an infectious disease medical expert who has reviewed all of our safety policies and protocols.Our Health & Safety Roadmap: https://www.roadscholar.org/practical-information/general-health-safety/safety-protocols/.
We will continue to offer and run programs in countries designated level 4 if:
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