Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line, both serving Bermuda, are among the major cruise lines that recently announced changes to their Covid policies. Local destination restrictions.
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“Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced revisions to its SailSAFE health and safety protocols,” the company said in a statement.
“Guests aged 12 and over who have been vaccinated will no longer have pre-cruise COVID-19 related protocols, and guests who have not been vaccinated will be required to test negative COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to departure in accordance with local regulations. 19 You can pass inspection to board.This policy applies to all Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises sailings beginning September 3, 2022.
“Requirements may vary for guests traveling on voyages departing from or visiting certain regionally regulated destinations, including but not limited to Canada, Greece and Bermuda. We will continue to vaccinate all guests. We strongly encourage you to stay up-to-date on the protocol and test at your convenience prior to travel.”
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“Carnival Cruise Lines has announced a protocol update that recognizes the evolving nature of COVID-19 while meeting public health goals,” the company said in a statement.
“These changes will allow Americas Cruise Line to implement simple measures such as not screening vaccinated guests on voyages of less than 16 nights and eliminating the waiver application process for non-vaccinated guests. We are making it easier for more guests to sail with standardized vaccination and testing guidelines, which require you to present a negative test result upon boarding.
“All new guidelines are valid for cruises departing on or after September 6, 2022 and include:
- Passengers who have been vaccinated will still be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to embarkation. Pre-cruise testing is no longer required, except for cruises to Canada, Bermuda, Greece, Australia (subject to local guidelines) and voyages of 16 nights or more.
- Except for cruises in Australia or voyages of 16 nights or more, guests who have not been vaccinated may sail and do not need to apply for a vaccination waiver.
- Passengers who have not been vaccinated or who do not provide proof of vaccination must present a negative PCR or antigen test result within 3 days of boarding.
- All policies are subject to local destination regulations.
Bermuda also amends policy
Health Minister Kim Wilson announced yesterday that the amendments will go into effect on August 22, 2022, “allowing unvaccinated travelers to come to Bermuda.”
Minister said: Depending on how long it takes to travel to Bermuda, re-inspection may be required before disembarking in Bermuda. This is familiar territory for cruise lines, as Bermuda requires additional testing for already vaccinated travelers if the trip to Bermuda exceeds four days. ”
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