29 Jul 2021

COVID-19: cruise ship travel

International cruise sailings to restart COVID-19: cruise ship travel
  • This updates the news item of 20 May 2021

It has been announced that international cruise sailings are to restart following monitoring of the COVID-19 risks through the restart of domestic cruise industry earlier in 2021.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has updated their guidance on what to consider ahead of booking a cruise.

Advice for travellers

If you have future cruise travel plans, you are advised contact your cruise line, travel operator, or the travel company you booked with, for further advice. Also, check the general travel guidance on GOV.UK website along with the country specific FCDO foreign travel advice and our Country Information pages.

All travellers are encouraged to understand the risks associated with cruise travel should confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 occur during the cruise.

Advice for health professionals

Health professionals who are asked about cruise ship travel are advised to direct members of the public to the FCDO advice and the travel operator for more information.

The government advice on cruise ship travel will continue to be reviewed according to the latest medical information.

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