The easing of COVID-19 has resulted in a significant reduction in travel around the world in recent months. AIDA Cruises has relaxed its protocols gradually and responsibly as a result of these changes. On most AIDA cruises, proof of vaccination protection against COVID-19 can be omitted to start September 17, 2022.
This especially applies to trips that are shorter than 16 days. For voyages longer than 16 days or transatlantic cruises, guests over 18 years of age require full vaccination coverage. A person who has received three individual vaccinations or, as a recovered person, two individual vaccinations, is considered fully vaccinated. Children and young people under the age of 18 generally do not need vaccinations on AIDA cruises.
For Orient cruises, unvaccinated guests require either a certified PCR test or a certified proof of recovery. At Abu Dhabi Airport, children under the age of 16 and under the age of 12 in Dubai are exempt from the above conditions.
A prerequisite for every AIDA trip is a certified negative antigen test for all guests aged 3 and over. The earliest testing time is two days before boarding.
For added protection, guests are encouraged to wear a medical face mask indoors on board and to be fully vaccinated for all travel, although this is currently optional for many sailing areas.
Due to the highly dynamic situation surrounding COVID-19 around the world, adjustments to vaccination and testing regulations may occur despite careful planning.
NEW: Travel conditions for departures from September 17, 2022
Proof of vaccination protection against COVID-19 will no longer be required on many AIDA trips in the future. In order to protect the health of our guests and crew, the following regulations apply from September 17, 2022:
Certified negative antigen test for all guests 3 years and older
Children and young people under the age of 18 generally do not need vaccinations on AIDA cruises
Travel up to 15 days*: No COVID-19 vaccination is required for guests 18 and over
Travel longer than 16 days: full vaccination protection for guests aged 18 and over, including those who have recovered. A person who has received three individual vaccinations or, as a recovered person, two individual vaccinations, is considered fully vaccinated.
Orient travel: no vaccination required if a certified PCR test or certified proof of recovery can be submitted instead