AmaWaterways will require all guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their river cruise, the company said on Wednesday (Aug. 4).
The decision was made following "recent changes in certain European countries that now require up to a 10-day quarantine period for unvaccinated travellers upon entry," the company said.
"Many countries have implemented procedures that strongly encourage travellers to be vaccinated and, in some cases, restrict access to certain venues unless they are vaccinated or can provide a negative COVID-19 test result valid for 24 hours," reads a news release.
Further details can be found on the Travel Update page of the company's website.
“AmaWaterways acknowledges that vaccination is an important tool in mitigating the health risks associated with COVID-19 worldwide,” said AmaWaterways President and Co-founder Rudi Schreiner. “In order to support this effort and safeguard the onboard experience, we will now only be allowing vaccinated guests on board our ships. The vast majority of our guests are already vaccinated and they, along with our travel advisor partners, have expressed support of this new policy as an added layer of protection to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests and crew on board.”
Guests who may be affected by this change are advised to contact their travel advisor for options or call our reservations center at 1 800-626-0126.
For full details and the most up to date information, visit AmaWaterways.ca/Travel-Updates.