Covid-19 & Tour Safety

Covid-19 & Tour Safety

Rio Photo Tours responsibilities during Covid-19

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to protect our participants, guides, and the communities we visit:

  • Our guides are either vaccinated against Covid-19 or hold a certificate of previous COVID-19 infection. 
  • Our private tours  (generally less than 3 participants) already help provide a safe environment to enjoy the tours – we will now also social distance whenever possible, keeping our customers away from other tours and crowds
  • We will regularly disinfect common touchpoints in our vehicles (such as handles) with hospital-grade wipes, alcohol, or bleach-based cleaner
  • We’ve also introduced a special cancellation and refund policy for our phototours to allow more flexibility. 

Customers responsibilities during Covid-19

Keeping you safe for our photo tours. We ask all participants to comply with the following measures to ensure their safety and that of others:

  • Do not attend a tour if you, or someone you have been in contact with, have had Covid-19 in the previous 14 days
  • Before any tour provide one of the following:
  • Certificate of vaccination against COVID-19
  • Certificate of previous COVID-19 infection
  • Advise your guide immediately if you are feeling unwell or start to exhibit symptoms during a tour, and follow any instructions they provide
  • Have Travel Insurance in place in case of illness or an emergency – and while government travel restrictions and border entry rules can change at short notice, we highly recommend that your insurance includes Trip Cancellation coverage
  • Bring a supply of face masks which are to be worn indoors, such as in shops and other service outlets
  • Carry hand sanitizer with you and use it frequently
  • Maintain a distance of at least 2-meters away from individuals who are not part of your photo tour
  • Don’t touch other participants camera gear
  • Adhere to all regulations, restrictions, and safety measures implemented by authorities in the region of travel
  • Stay up to date on government travel restrictions for your country of destination, plus returning to your home country – rules can change with short notice regarding destination entry requirements, Covid-19 testing, and quarantine measures.