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Covid-19: Safety and hygiene measures during our tours

Update: 2 March 2022

Travel and vacation are possible again

International travel is possible again and the availability of vaccines against Covid played a decisive role. In the summer of 2021, around 98% of our guests were fully vaccinated against Covid-19, so that – taking the applicable hygiene measures – they could start and enjoy their vacation carefree.

Here you can see how safe and relaxed travel with completely satisfied guests took place during our bike and boat trips with additional safety and hygiene measures.

What are the rules for 2022?

Health, safety, and wellbeing are paramount. We know that, for the time being, we all still need to be careful. That is why we continue to adhere to all the necessary hygiene and safety measures that are specified by the competent authorities for cruises in the individual travel countries.

For all tours, all travelers are subject to the rules that are imposed by the relevant authorities in the country of travel at the time of the trip. Currently (as of 1 March 2022) this means that fully vaccinated travelers* may travel to all countries in which Boat Bike Tours offers tours without an obligation to self-quarantine. And this means that if you are allowed to travel to and enter a country and you are healthy, you can also check in with us on board and enjoy your journey.
If you are ill, have tested positive or have symptoms that could indicate a Covid 19 infection, you are not allowed to start or continue the trip. Should such a situation arise unexpectedly, please contact Boat Bike Tours, your booking office or the responsible person on board immediately to find a suitable solution.

No self-quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers

As a result of the favorable development of the pandemic, all EU countries are now rapidly relaxing restrictive measures. However, to travelers from non-EU states in particular, some important rules still apply. Important for any traveler: fully vaccinated travelers who are not from a high-risk area may travel to any country in the EU if they have been fully vaccinated with an EU (EMA) approved vaccine: they do not need to be quarantined upon arrival. Depending on the country of origin and destination, some specific rules may still apply, such as a PCR test and/or a health certificate.
In order to give every traveler from every country the best possible idea of what rules apply to travelers from a particular country of origin, Boat Bike Tours has compiled important information from various governmental websites. You can find access to this comprehensive information by clicking THIS LINK

Should the conditions change in the course of 2022 and the authorities would change the requirements, we will adapt accordingly. If the required proof cannot be provided by the guest at the start of the trip, and the guest therefore may not enter the country and/or may not or cannot participate in the tour, we expressly point out that we are entitled to charge cancellation fees in accordance with our travel conditions. We strongly recommend all guests to inform themselves also in the meantime whether the requirements of the governments change. Meeting government requirements is the responsibility of every traveler.

How were the 2020 and 2021 seasons during Covid?

After the start of the pandemic, Boat Bike Tours has quickly and successfully found ways to adapt and resume its tours in order to continue to provide our guests with unforgettable and safe vacations. In the past two years we have adapted our travel concepts to the new situation and developed targeted measures. These have been specified in our safety and hygiene concept “Corona COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocol for cycling cruises 2021“. Thanks to these measures on board, we were able to make travel possible again in a safe, but also pleasant way.
Based on this clear protocol, the authorities allowed Boat Bike Tours to be the first passenger ship operator to resume operations in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2020 and 2021.
In this way we have proven that it is possible: Safe and relaxed travel despite Corona! And we are very proud that our guests have rated our trips on the independent Trustpilot platform with an average of 4.7 out of a maximum of 5 stars.
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What safety measures will be taken in 2022?

For the tours organized by Boat Bike Tours in 2022, the hygiene and safety measures for the prevention of infection (the so-called “Outbreak Prevention”) will be in line with governmental rules in the country of travel at the time of traveling. In the event of suspected cases of infection (“Outbreak Management”), action will be taken in accordance with the procedures for suspected infection with Covid-19 (see Protocol 2021). The Protocol that was used and implemented very successfully in 2020 and 2021 will thus remain active in the background.

For specific tours, organized by our partners, slightly different rules and/or protocols may apply, depending on the governmental rules in that country.

Boat Bike Tours ensures that safety and hygiene measures taken on board its ships will continue to offer the highest level of safety and recreational value in 2022.

Boat Bike Tours recommends vaccination against Covid-19

In all cases, the experiences from our 2021season have shown that a full vaccination in the figurative sense opens almost all doors and removes any hurdles to safe and comfortable travel. For the reasons mentioned above, Boat Bike Tours urgently recommends all travelers, for their own safety and the safety of others, to start their 2022 trip only with full Covid-19 vaccination protection.

If the situation or the requirements should change significantly, we will update this page.

Would you like to know more?

Do you have any questions for Boat Bike Tours about travel and Covid-19? Then check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. Is your question not answered there or is the answer unclear? Then you are also very welcome to contact us.

Update: 2 March 2022