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Cancellation Policy

If The Happy Traveler US cancels the trip for any reason you will receive a full refund on all monies paid to The Happy Traveler US. If you wish to cancel your participation in this trip, you need to inform The Happy Traveler US in writing or by e-mail. The cancellation date is the day The Happy Traveler US has received your written notice.

December 1, 2022... Full Refund available no penalty

December 2, 2022............. All monies refunded less $800 plus any other *non-recoverable costs

March 15, 2023................... Penalty is $1,950.00 plus any other *non-recoverable costs

April 15, 2023 .................... Penalty is $2,500 plus any other *non-recoverable costs

May 16, 2023 ......................No refund available

Please note: After May 16, 2023, and once the trip has begun there will be no refund of any part of the trip due to illness or non-participation of any sort

*A non-recoverable cost is anything that was prepaid without the possibility of The Happy Traveler US procuring a refund, such as the nonrefundable purchase of pre-paid museum tickets or entrances to historical sites and the like or accommodations that require advance deposits or payments.

However, by purchasing travel insurance these “non-recoverable costs” may be remitted to you from your travel insurance company.


Covid-19 and other health issues, Policy

Trip participants must follow the health and Covid policies of all countries visited and in the USA. At the time of writing (October 2022) these countries have no vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements for travelers or Covid-positive individuals. The Happy Traveler US will inform participants of any changes in Covid-related restrictions before the trip.

• If a trip participant contracts Covid-19 or becomes ill during the tour they will NOT be required to leave the group. Please consult with Rosemary Swade and Dimitrji Wentner to decide for themselves what their best course of action should be. Such actions might include leaving the group, or continuing the trip with social distancing, mask-wearing, and skipping group meals.

• The Happy Traveler US or Rosemary Swade or Club Europe will not refund trip participants for any portion of the trip missed due to Covid or any other reason. If a participant must stay in a location longer than the scheduled itinerary for any reason The Happy Traveler US or Rosemary Swade or Club Europe will not be responsible for any accommodations, transportation, air, or any other costs the participant may incur.

• Participants should seek reimbursement from their travel insurance carrier for any medical costs, or for trip cancellation or trip interruption. Travel insurance claims require written advice from a physician that you should cancel your trip.

The Happy Traveler US Responsibility 

The program participant agrees that The Happy Traveler US assumes no liability whatsoever for loss of property, injury, accident, illness, death, irregularity, or any delays during the duration of the tour. In addition, the program participant agrees to hold The Happy Travelers US harmless for damage and delay due to equipment problems, quarantine, declared or undeclared war and insurrection, terrorist and criminal activity, revolt, civil disturbance, hostility, military action, strikes, labor unrest, any “act of God” or nature and for any act of any third party. The participant, by registering for this tour, agrees that The Happy Traveler US is not responsible for delay, rerouting, omission, and additional expense resulting from the passenger’s improper travel documents such as passport, visa, and health document. Any losses and expenses related to such circumstances are within the responsibility of the program participants and not of The Happy Traveler US. The Happy Traveler US is not responsible for acts of any government authority. The Happy Traveler US reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and contents and to substitute accommodation providers as deemed necessary. The Happy Traveler US reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a program participant as well as to refuse to retain any participant’s membership in the program. Participants that do not participate in an activity or entry, or who leave the tour early or arrive late, for any reason, will not be entitled to any refund. By registering for this tour, the participant agrees to all such terms and conditions.

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