Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Plan

Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Plan


Students again have an opportunity to positively impact lives and communities around the world with Rustic Pathways. Rooted in the principles of global responsibility and community, all Rustic Pathways programs implement our signature Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Program.

Part of leading that charge is protecting the wellbeing of our students. Our Rustic Pathways COVID safety board, in conjunction with the best advice of health experts, updates guidance on a regular basis. For specific COVID protocols for any of the 19 countries we explore, contact your Personal Travel Advisor.

Auditing and Vaccination Social distancing
  • Rustic Pathways encourages students to maintain up-to-date vaccination
  • Global staff are fully vaccinated
  • Symptom screening for clients and employees
  • Maintain social distancing whenever possible, particularly indoors
  • Special care to distancing whenever interacting with local community members
Enhanced Cleanliness and Increased Ventilation Review and Verification (pre-program and on program)
  • Fans and screened windows provide ample access to fresh air
  • Air quality monitors used indoors to ensure student safety
  • Program activities engage students outdoors in fresh air
  • Increased disinfection of private accomodation and public surfaces with EPA approved products
  • Rooms disinfected daily
  • Masks available to each student upon request, starting from airport arrival.
  • Required masking during long periods of indoor activity
  • Adherence to local mask guidelines and policies
  • Rustic Pathways employees will be masked at all times based on local requirements and personal choice
Boosted Client Comfort Engaged Team
  • Whether as an arrival requirement or as a client convenience, Rustic Pathways can arrange access to COVID testing
  • Screening of all Rustic Pathways clients and employees
  • Daily temperature screening to monitor for symptoms
  • Adherence to all local requirements, policies and guidelines
  • Leaders and staff undergo regular training grounded in care, courtesy and respect
  • Training focuses on empowering the team to act and respond when incidents may occur