Green Earth Travel COVID-19 Travel Waiver
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While there is always an inherent risk that you take when deciding to travel, the current pandemic (namely COVID-19) brings a new set of risks and challenges that need to be understood before you agree to book your upcoming getaway. Some of the new risks and considerations are laid out in the following waiver. By booking your upcoming getaway with Green Earth Travel you are agreeing to these additional terms and are bound by this agreement and any additional terms and conditions of the supplier applicable to your travel arrangements. You agree to hold Green Earth Travel harmless for any and all responsibility after acceptance of this waiver. If there are multiple people on the travel reservation, all consenting adults must sign this waiver and adhere to the following terms and conditions before services are rendered.
The US currently has issued a level four advisory for travel. While this is not a ban on travel it is a notice that repatriation will not be a quick response by our government and you may be stuck in a country responsible for your own care and accommodations and at personal additional expense. Green Earth Travel has no control over governmental or health authorities as it relates to safety protocols put in place which may include but are not limited to temperature checks, requirement to wear a face mask, required on-site COVID-19 tests at your own expense, mandated quarantines, or refusal of entry into destination. By signing this waiver, you agree to comply with all safety protocols put in place at time of travel.
You are traveling at your own risk, realizing that there is a possibility of exposure or contraction of the COVID-19 virus during travel. The result may require quarantine procedures as dictated by the governing body in the US or in the destination you are traveling to. Any additional expense incurred from these procedures are your responsibility. You will not hold Green Earth Travel liable for any financial, physical, mental, or emotional consequences that may arise.
If your plans are cancelled due to a force majeure, you are bound by the payment terms and conditions of each supplier. This may mean that your deposit will not be refunded, change/cancellation penalties will not be waived, or you may be required to accept a voucher for future use instead of a cash refund. This is not at our discretion to change or modify, this comes directly from suppliers such as airlines, tour operators, cruise lines, and hotels. However, we will continue to advocate for you through the process. The initial “plan to go” deposit paid to Green Earth Travel remains nonrefundable. Refunds from suppliers are considered cancellations and Plan To Go deposits are considered earned.
The bulk of our business is conducted via the use of credit or debit cards including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. You are required to provide written authorization to apply funds to arrangements in your name for every transaction for your trip. Your authorization, be it the full formal authorization or the shortened text version of authorization is a binding agreement for us to charge your card and as such, you waive any right to a chargeback in the case of a cancellation for any cause (except fraud), including a force majeure event and agree to the refund policies dictated by the travel supplier. In the event a client attempts to chargeback, reverse, or recollect a payment already made without our express written consent, we reserve the right to collect all additional costs, fees and expenses associated with such chargeback, reversal or recollection including, without limitation, attorney fees and Green Earth Travel hourly rate of $50 per hour.
Definition of force majeure is, in relation to our agency, any circumstances beyond our reasonable control including acts of God, explosion, civil disturbances, sickness, pandemics, quarantines, war or threat of war, acts of terrorism, sabotage, insurrection, riots, strikes, civil disturbances, government intervention, weather conditions, floods, forceful winds, defects in machinery and vehicles, delays or other unforeseeable event. Green Earth Travel shall not be deemed to be in breach of these terms and conditions or otherwise liable to you. If any supplier is affected by any force majeure they may vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to your trip as per their terms and conditions.
The current travel environment is changing rapidly and is extremely fluid. Green Earth Travel has provided you with the latest information at their disposal regarding the policies related to destination entry requirements as well as policies related to each travel component booked through Green Earth Travel. You agree to hold harmless Green Earth Travel if any changes occur between notice given and start of travel. Green Earth Travel recommends every passenger register with the www.travel.us.gov/STEP program. It is your responsibility to register independently as this is a government locator program designed to track US travelers abroad. It is also your responsibility to monitor recommendations from sources such as the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and make an informed decision regarding your travel plans.
The current pandemic may limit the services and amenities available in your destination. Experiences such as off site excursions and watersports may be limited or unavailable. Dining and beverage options may also be limited at the resort or cruise line's discretion. By signing this waiver you understand that these limitations are out of Green Earth Travel control and does not release you from payment terms and conditions from the travel suppliers.