Costa Cruises is simplifying their COVID-19 protocols and procedures for cruises within the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and United Arab Emirates.
Beginning with cruises that depart on or after October 8, 2022, absolutely vaccinated friends will now not require pre-cruise testing, and unvaccinated friends will likely be allowed on board with a destructive pre-embarkation antigen or PCR take a look at. The brand new protocols apply to itineraries within the Mediterranean, Caribbean and United Arab Emirates.
“As one of many first cruise traces to renew crusing after the lockdown, Costa Cruises has confirmed the effectiveness of its stringent COVID-19 protocols and procedures for greater than a 12 months,” stated Scott Knutson, vp of gross sales and commerce advertising and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “Now, with the overall easing of pandemic restrictions throughout the cruise and journey industries, we’re taking prudent steps to take away a few of the burdens and limitations to taking a Costa cruise in our hottest markets.”
On Mediterranean cruises as much as 14 nights (excluding Greece), pre-cruise testing shouldn’t be required for absolutely vaccinated friends. Unvaccinated friends or those that are partially vaccinated should present outcomes of a destructive antigen or molecular PCR take a look at taken inside 48 hours of embarkation.
All cruises in Greece proceed to be accessible solely to totally vaccinated, partially vaccinated and recovered friends who’ve offered a destructive antigen or PCR take a look at taken inside 48 hours of embarkation.
For cruises visiting Morocco, friends who should not absolutely vaccinated will likely be required to take a further COVID-19 take a look at on board 48 hours previous to entry into the nation.
On Caribbean cruises as much as 14 nights, pre-cruise testing is now not required for absolutely vaccinated friends. Company who’re partially vaccinated or unvaccinated should present outcomes of a destructive antigen or PCR take a look at taken inside 48 hours of embarkation.
Unvaccinated friends trying to get pleasure from shore excursions in Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Maarten will want a destructive antigen or PCR take a look at carried out 24 or 48 hours previous to the ship’s arrival. The checks might be executed on board Costa ships for a further cost.
Cruises within the UAE, Oman and Qatar are at present accessible solely to totally vaccinated friends, with no pre-embarkation testing required.
On cruises to the locations talked about, the total vaccination requirement applies solely to friends ages 12 and older. The pre-embarkation testing requirement applies to friends ages 5 years and older. Onboard masks use is beneficial however now not obligatory on cruises within the Mediterranean, Caribbean and UAE.