Windstar Cruises removes need for pre-cruise Covid test

Windstar Cruises removes need for pre-cruise Covid test

Windstar Cruises has revised its Covid-19 protocols and will no longer require a pre-cruise test for embarking guests, unless stipulated by one of the countries on the current scheduled itineraries.

The changes will come into effect for cruises departing on or after 6 September 2022.

The exception to the new procedure is that Windstar must follow the local rules and regulations of all the countries it visits, and currently Canada, Greece, Australia and New Zealand still require Covid pre-testing prior to boarding any ship in their respective waters.

As part of its Beyond Ordinary Care health and safety programme, Windstar will still require all guests to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination.

In addition, all Windstar crew are fully vaccinated and nearly all crew have received booster shots.

Windstar Cruises president Chris Prelog said: “Safety and wellness are our first concern, and these new procedures will simplify the process of sailing with us on a fully vaccinated ship.”

Windstar launched a new winter 2023 voyage in the Caribbean this month, and revealed it will operate its first ex-Miami sailings in December 2022.

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