WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR YOU, WE WILL BE READY
“The health and safety of our guests and staff is of utmost importance to us. During our 25 years of operation, we have always employed stringent safety and sanitization protocols on each of our excursions, and we will continue to do so when we are able to resume our trips – implementing the following special measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.“
Steve Sandberg | President & Founder
Friends of the 261
Health questionnaire to be submitted for all guests and staff prior to arrival. Daily temperature checks for guests and staff.
Guests and staff to sanitize hands upon entry and exit to the train and all public spaces on board.
Observe safe distances between guests and staff wherever possible. Dining times will be staggered.
Will be available on the train and during excursions. To be worn by guests and staff in places where social spacing cannot be observed, with the exception of dining.
A specialized deep clean of the train will be undertaken immediately prior to guests’ arrival and cleaned continually throughout, using hospital grade disinfectant.
ON BOARD EMT
A US-registered EMT travels on board every excursion, available for medical emergencies 24 hours a day.
All public spaces and touch points, including door handles and handrails, will be regularly disinfected. Disinfectant wipes also available for guest use.
Guests will enjoy their experience in small social bubbles, assigned by car.
AIR QUALITY & FILTRATION
We have installed the latest Hyper HEPA air purification technology from Swiss manufacturer IQ Air, ensuring the highest levels of air filtration. Monitors provide real-time data to both indoor and outdoor conditions.
Passengers will be sent via email, a COVID-19 questionnaire. ALL passengers must fill out this questionnaire to ride any of the 261 excursions.
Please note, these protocols are subject to change. We will continue to develop our health and safety policy in line with the requirements issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the government and health authorities in our operating countries. All guests will receive full and detailed information explaining our new measures, shortly before their departure.