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Azamara drops embarkation Covid-19 test requirement

Azamara drops embarkation Covid-19 test requirement

Azamara has announced the removal of its Covid-19 embarkation testing requirement, effective from 25 July.

The cruise line did, however, clarify that it will be needed in ports where it is required in accordance with country regulations.

Azamara will still require proof of vaccination prior to embarkation, with the line adding in a statement that it recommends all guests departing from any port are tested at “their leisure prior to travel to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience”.

As part of its health and safety protocols, Azamara requires that all guests 12 years of age or older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing.

The line’s crew also must be fully vaccinated, and Covid-19 testing will continue to be available to guests on board as needed.

Full Azamara fleet sailing

Azamara president Carol Cabezas said: “The easing of our testing policy marks a step in the right direction towards a return to normalcy for the travel and cruising industry.

“Cruising is one of the safest ways to travel, and our existing health and safety protocols on board will ensure peace of mind for our guests and crew as we move forward.”

In late May, the line returned to full service across its fleet. A naming ceremony for new ship Azamara Onward was also held in the same month, in Monte Carlo.

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