Princess Cruises has removed its Covid-19 vaccination and testing requirements on most voyages from October 21. Guests sailing with Princess Cruises will no longer have to provide a negative test result, regardless of their vaccination status.
The cruise line had previously removed the need for test results for those vaccinated on September 6, and has now been updated to include unvaccinated guests. Children under five do not require pre-travel testing.
The change applies to all itineraries sailing from the US and European homeports except destinations where government regulations, such as Australia and New Zealand, may still have their own requirements.
A small number of sailings that the cruise line calls “enhanced guidelines voyages” also continue to have their own vaccination and testing requirements.
Transport Canada has lifted its Covid-19 requirements for cruise guests to enter the country effective from October 1. Visitors are also no longer required to upload their information into the ArriveCAN app.
For Australia and New Zealand cruises, guests 12 to 17 years old must be fully vaccinated (no booster), while those 18 and above are required to have received primary series of Covid-19 vaccines including one booster dose, if eligible, received any time before embarkation.
Guests not meeting the above conditions will require a medical exemption and have different testing requirements.