Road Scholar’s Health & Safety Roadmap

Your well-being is our top priority — now more than ever. 

We are taking precautions to help protect the health and well-being of participants, while still providing an enriching and enjoyable experience. Here are some of the enhanced measures we are currently planning for your next Road Scholar learning adventure.

Updated June 1, 2022



For the greatest peace of mind and protection, we require all Road Scholar participants (including children) and Group Leaders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and have one booster shot, if eligible. 


Face masks

Face masks are a simple and effective way to prevent illness. Participants must bring their own face masks to the program and be prepared to wear them in certain locations, settings, or when instructed. To maximize protection against COVID-19 and reduce the risk of transmission, participants are encouraged to wear a mask indoors in public, especially if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission, or have a weakened immune system or an underlying medical condition.


Health checks

Prior to every program, participants must review and acknowledge our pre-program health screening checklist, which ensures you’re healthy to travel. When you arrive, our experienced Group Leaders will conduct a verbal health screening check for any symptoms of illness, and then remain vigilant for signs of illness throughout your program.


Enhanced cleaning

All modes of transportation will be cleaned regularly, and hand sanitizer will available when boarding and disembarking vehicles.  We’ll work closely with our restaurant and hotel partners to ensure they have enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices in place.



Physical distancing can help limit the spread of illness. In addition to following local physical distancing guidelines, your group may be separated into smaller groups for activities and meals. You will also have your own personal listening device, which will enable you to listen to your instructor at a comfortable distance.


24/7 emergency assistance

We have always included the Road Scholar Assurance Plan in the cost of your program, so you will have 24-hour assistance in the event of an emergency during your program and insurance for emergency medical evacuation.

What We'll Expect From You

We will do everything we can to care for you, but it is also up to you and your fellow participants to do your part in following all the necessary precautions.

Our Group Leaders strive to make the program experience as safe and rewarding as possible, and will make decisions with the best interests of the group in mind. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in following their guidance and instruction.


Have more questions?

Please click here for more information about the steps we are taking to keep your program experience as safe as possible, as well as helpful information about how to prepare for your upcoming program and what to expect once you're there.



Please be aware that these measures, protocols, policies and requirements are subject to change. Road Scholar reserves the right to update, change, modify, or revise any measure, protocol, policy or requirement at any time. Please also be aware that protocols, policies and requirements may be different in certain areas due to local guidance, requirements or restrictions.