Cruise line announces removal of all COVID restrictions – but not till next spring

By Linsey McNeill
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Celestyal has announced that it will remove all COVID restrictions for cruises from spring 2023.

It said that from 2 March, passengers will no longer need to show proof of vaccination or recovery or take a pre-departure test, unless required by local regulations.

However, it said all crew will be fully vaccinated. Also, it encourages all guests aged 12+ to be vaccinated.

The cruise line, which cruises around Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, will also continue to recommend that all guests take a COVID test prior to travelling, but it said it won’t require proof of test results from 2 March 2023.

Until next March, guests aged 12 and over boarding in Greece must be fully vaccinated, or show proof they’ve recently recovered from COVID, and take a PCR or antigen test prior to travelling. Self-tests aren’t allowed.

“The health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve is our top priority and we continue to monitor and adjust to the evolving global situation,” said Celestyal’s Chief Commercial Officer Leslie Peden.

“Our crew will continue to maintain our stringent hygiene protocols based upon the most up-to-date guidelines from the European Healthy Gateways, CLIA and Greek health authorities. We look forward to welcoming all guests for the immersive experience that we are known for and explore the unique destinations of the Greek Islands and Eastern Mediterranean.”

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