Royal Caribbean announces Covid -19 protocol for Australian cruises

Royal Caribbean has released its health protocols for cruise ships sailing from Australia during the upcoming cruise season.

These include government mandates and day-of-boarding requirements.

Royal Caribbean has announced that protocols will likely change between now and when the sailing takes place.

Health policy
All guests must review and acknowledge that they have read and agree to their obligation to comply with the Australian Government Protocol and Royal Caribbean’s additional terms and conditions.

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Additional conditions
Australian Government Report
All guests, including Australian citizens, must ensure they meet the requirements for entry into Australia’s international borders, including vaccination status, visas and travel waiver requirements.

Vaccination requirements
According to Australian federal and state government cruise guidelines, at least 95% of guests must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

All guests over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination approved by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Authority) at the terminal in order to sail.

Full vaccination requires guests to have all doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to sailing.

Children under the age of 11 and passengers who have an exception from medical treatment can travel; however, there is a limit to the number of unvaccinated passengers who may travel on each cruise departure.

If you are traveling with children under the age of 12 who have not been vaccinated, or if someone in your travel group has not been vaccinated due to a medical exemption, please be sure to inform Royal Caribbean of your vaccination status by contacting your travel advisor and completing our form sent on the 7th day after that you have made a reservation or call your local office directly.
Tests – before the cruise
Prior to the day of embarkation, all guests traveling with us may be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test on their baggage in order to meet the requirements for embarkation as per the Australian Federal and State Governments. The form.

Note: More information on testing requirements will be available closer to your release.

Masks may be required at the cruise terminal.

On board, masks may be optional for vaccinated passengers and recommended for unvaccinated children while on board.

Skins may be required for some destinations. Guests under the age of 2 will not be required to wear a mask.

Restaurants and other places
Tables and chairs in all dining areas on board are frequently disinfected.

Landing conditions are subject to change as circumstances develop and we will continue to update booked guests on any requirements for their next departure via email.