EF's Rules of the Road

When travellers enroll on tour, they agree to EF’s Rules of the Road. If travellers do not conform to these regulations or any specific rules set by their Group Leader, they risk dismissal from the tour, returning home at their own expense with no refund for the missed tour portion. Decisions regarding tour dismissal are up to EF and/or the Group Leader.

All scheduled activities are obligatory. If any traveller is sick or has a physical ailment that might prevent them from participating in an activity, they must tell the Group Leader, who will notify the Tour Director.

If any traveller wants to visit friends or relatives while on tour, they must tell the Group Leader before the tour departs. The Group Leader must obtain the permission of the parents and school administration and give the details to their EF Tour Consultant by 30 days prior to departure.

Travellers are expected to respect any nightly curfew that the Group Leader may set for their own safety and security. Room checks will be conducted at the Group Leader’s discretion. Visitors or group members of the opposite sex are not permitted in travellers' room.

Travellers are required to pay for any phone calls or incidental personal expenses incurred at hotels. These will be payable the evening before departure at each hotel.

Hitchhiking and the driving or renting of any motor vehicle is strictly forbidden for all travellers.

Smoking is not allowed on buses, during meals, in hotel rooms or in any other shared, enclosed space.

Travellers under the age of 18 may not consume alcohol on tour. Travellers over the age of 18 (or older, if local laws require) may consume beer or wine in moderation. The consumption of hard liquor is strictly forbidden. Group Leaders and/or parents may prohibit all alcohol consumption at their discretion. Excessive drinking by any traveller will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from tour at the traveller’s own expense.

Illegal activities will not be tolerated and are punishable by immediate dismissal from the tour. If travellers are involved in any illegal activities, all costs to return home are at their expense. If the local authorities are involved, travellers will be subject to the laws of the country you are visiting.

Payment for damage done to hotel rooms or to buses is your responsibility. If you notice any damage upon arrival at a hotel, you should notify the Tour Director immediately.