Pax Global Media
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) said Wednesday (July 6) that it will no longer require guests to complete pre-cruise COVID-19 testing unless required by local regulations.
The policy will go into effect across Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises beginning August 1, 2022, the company wrote in a statement posted to its website.
The pre-embarkation testing requirement will remain in place for guests currently travelling on voyages departing from destinations with local testing regulations, including but not limited to the United States, Canada, Greece and Bermuda.
"The relaxation of the testing policy is in line with the rest of the travel, leisure and hospitality industry worldwide as society continues to adapt and return to a state of normalcy," NCLH stated. "The company continues to strongly recommend all guests be up to date on vaccination protocols and test at their convenience prior to travel."
All voyages across the company’s three brands continue to operate under its SailSAFE health and safety program which will evolve along with the public health environment.
NCLH says it also follows applicable local protocols at the ports and destinations it visits.
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