The latest cruise line to provide us with an update is Azamara. Beginning 25 July 2022, Azamara will no longer require guests to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding, excluding those countries where embarkation testing is still mandatory in accordance with national regulations.
Azamara released the following information regarding their new policy:
Important Note: Certain governments and airlines require proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test before entry or flight departure. Please have them check with their airline, local health authority or government travel agency regarding any requirements they may have when exiting or entering the countries they will visit.
Azamara Testing Requirements
Prior to Embarkation: Some ports still require embarkation testing in accordance with country regulations. To view those ports where testing is required, please click here. Although Azamara no longer requires COVID-19 embarkation testing, we recommend that our guests take a COVID-19 test prior to travelling.
Prior to Disembarking: Guests who are required to present a negative COVID-19 test as a pre-requisite to returning home can take the test on board ($59 USD for Antigen and $85 USD for PCR). For more information, please ask them to contact Guest Relations while onboard.
To ensure the safety and health of our guests and crew members, all guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing with all required COVID-19 vaccine doses. Children under 12 do not need to be vaccinated. All our crew members are fully vaccinated, have received booster shots when eligible, and are tested frequently.
All guests are required to bring proof of vaccination, such as their COVID-19 vaccination record card, with the final dose of the vaccine completed at least 14 days before sailing.
All vaccinated guests eligible for a booster, are required to have their booster dose in order to sail with Azamara. However, a second booster is not required.
Azamara currently only accepts guests that are vaccinated with WHO-approved vaccines.
A COVID-19 recovery letter does not negate our vaccination requirements as stated above.
See our Explore Well At Sea page for the latest Covid-19 Vaccine and Booster guidelines. Please note that vaccine requirements may vary on the country they are visiting. Although we are continually adding, monitoring and adjusting information on vaccination requirements as public health conditions evolve, we suggest visiting the country’s government site for the most up-to-date information.
We take great pride in bringing every Azamara guest unforgettable experiences both onboard our ships and within our destinations. We can assure them that their future Azamara cruise will deliver the highest standards of service and quality for which we are known.// END - About the Author ?>