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Important COVID-19 Travel Updates

Updated 02/24/2021, 11:12 AM PDT

 

COVID-19 Impacts to Travel Offerings

Several suppliers and destinations have temporarily suspended operations amid COVID-19 concerns.

Supplier Suspensions

The following suppliers have suspended cruise, tour, and/or package operations, with plans to resume operations on the dates listed below:

  • Abercrombie & Kent: Operations have resumed. Abercrombie & Kent is continuing to assess future travel operations on a destination by destination basis around the world. If your upcoming travel plans are affected, an A&K Travel Consultant will contact you or your travel professional to discuss postponing your journey, approximately 30-45 days prior to departure.
  • AmaWaterways River Cruise: May 1, 2021
  • Aqua Expeditions: Now Sailing
  • Avalon Waterways: May 1, 2021
  • Avanti Destinations: March 31, 2021
  • Azamara: July 1, 2021
  • Carnival Cruise Lines: Dates vary by itinerary. To check the status of your sailing, visit “Check the Status of My Sailing”.
  • Celebrity Cruises: May 1, 2021
    • The Apex Transatlantic sailing departing May 1, 2021, has been cancelled.
    • The 2021 Europe Season sailings on Edge and Constellation departing May through October 2021 have been cancelled.
  • CIE Tours: May 1, 2021
  • Club Med: Dates vary by location
    • Club Med Sandpiper Bay: Now Open
    • Club Med Cancún Yucatán: Now Open
    • Club Med Punta Cana: Now Open
    • Club Med Turkoise: Now Open
    • Club Med Val Thorens Sensations: February 28, 2021
    • Club Med Peisey-Vallandry: February 28, 2021
    • Club Med Valmorel: February 28, 2021
    • Club Med Pragelato-Vialattea: December 19, 2021
    • Club Med Ixtapa Pacific: December 11, 2021
    • Club Med Columbus Isle: December 11, 2021
  • Collette: Dates vary by itinerary. To check the live status of your tour, visit https://reservations.gocollette.com/tour-status.
    • 2021 departures to China will not operate.
    • The 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play has been postponed and rescheduled to begin in May 2022.
  • Cosmos: May 1, 2021
  • Costa Cruises: Dates vary by ship
    • Costa Deliziosa: May 29, 2021
    • Costa Diadema: June 4, 2021
    • Costa Favolosa: June 6, 2021
    • Costa Firenze: May 30, 2021
    • Costa Fortuna: June 5, 2021
    • Costa Fascinosa: June 7, 2021
    • Costa Luminosa: June 6, 2021
    • Costa Magica: May 29, 2021
    • Costa Pacifica: May 28, 2021
    • Costa Smeralda: June 1, 2021
    • Costa Toscana: December 26, 2021
  • Costsaver: February 28, 2021
    • All Australia and New Zealand trips have been suspended until June 30, 2021
  • Crystal Cruises: Dates vary by cruise type
    • All voyages aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity: July 1, 2021
    • All voyages aboard Crystal Esprit: August 1, 2021
    • River voyages aboard Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel: June 1, 2021
    • Expedition voyages aboard Crystal Endeavor suspended through August 2021
  • Cunard: Dates vary by ship
    • Cunard has reviewed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Framework for Conditional Sailing and is seeking additional clarification to fully understand the requirements. While they await further information, they have (temporarily) stopped selling all cruises eight days and longer which call upon a U.S. port and depart January 1 through November 1, 2021. For those who are currently booked on one of these cruises, they ask for your patience to receive further information from Cunard on whether your cruise is impacted. Please note, the cruises noted above have not been canceled and there is no action required from you at this time.
    • Queen Elizabeth sailings: June 4, 2021
    • Queen Mary 2 sailings: May 28, 2021
    • Queen Victoria sailings: May 17, 2021
  • Disney Cruise Line: June 1, 2021
    • Disney Magic: August 10, 2021
    • Select sailings longer than 7 nights have been cancelled.
  • Emerald Waterways: June 1, 2021
    • Asia river cruises and stand-alone land tour bookings suspended through May 31, 2021
  • G Adventures: March 31, 2021
  • Globus: May 1, 2021
  • Holland America Line: May 1, 2021
    • Cruises of 8 days or longer that call in the U.S. cancelled until November 1, 2021
    • Alaska cruises for the following ships have been cancelled:
      • Eurodam and Oosterdam through the first week of June (roundtrip from Seattle)
      • Koningsdam through mid-May (roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
      • Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam through mid-May (roundtrip Vancouver and between Vancouver and Whittier, Alaska)
      • Zuiderdam through early June (roundtrip from Vancouver)
    • Mediterranean cruises for the following ships have been cancelled:
      • Volendam through early June (between Venice and Civitavecchia [Rome], Italy)
      • Westerdam through early June (roundtrip from Venice or between Venice and Piraeus [Athens], Greece)
    • All Canada/New England cruises on Zaandam have been cancelled through August (between Boston, Massachusetts, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
    • The following ships will be leaving the Holland America Line fleet: Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam, and Veendam. Holland America Line’s newbuild Ryndam will be renamed to Rotterdam. Guests who are currently booked on a cruise aboard these ships will be contacted by Holland America Line with more information.
  • Hurtigruten: Dates vary by ship and location
  • Insight Vacations: Dates vary by location
    • All Europe and Britain itineraries have been suspended until February 28, 2021
  • Intrepid Travel: May 1, 2021
  • Kensington Tours: For those traveling before February 28, 2021, Kensington’s Destination Experts will be in direct contact to discuss the options available to you and provide the latest updates regarding the destination you are traveling to.
  • Lindblad Expeditions: Sailings resumed on September 20
  • Luxury Gold: Dates vary by location
    • All Europe and Britain itineraries have been suspended until February 28, 2021
  • Monograms: May 1, 2021
    • Some domestic departures for the U.S. market have continued
  • MSC Cruises: Dates vary by ship
    • MSC Armonia: April 30, 2021
      • Tampa cruises from November 11, 2020 – April 27, 2021 have been cancelled
    • MSC Bellissima: November 22, 2020
    • MSC Divina: April 30, 2021
      • Miami departures from January 29, 2021 – August 22, 2021 have been cancelled
      • New York departures from September 3, 2021 – October 31, 2021 have been cancelled
    • MSC Fantasia: April 4, 2021
    • MSC Grandiosa: March 20, 2021
      • MSC Grandiosa has resumed sailing with guests who are residents in Schengen countries only.
    • MSC Lirica: October 31, 2020
    • MSC Magnifica: February 13, 2021
      • MSC Magnifica will start sailing on October 19 for guests who are residents in Schengen countries only.
    • MSC Meraviglia: April 30, 2021
      • All 2020 & 2021 New York cruises have been cancelled
    • MSC Musica: March 22, 2021
    • MSC Opera: March 9, 2021
    • MSC Orchestra: January 31, 2021
    • MSC Poesia: April 28, 2021
    • MSC Preziosa: March 21, 2021
      • Grand Voyages departing March 27 through April 14, 2021, have been cancelled
    • MSC Seaside: March 28, 2021
      • Orlando (Port Canaveral) departures to the Caribbean and The Bahamas have been cancelled through December 31, 2020
      • Miami departures from October 31, 2020 – March 20, 2021 have been cancelled
    • MSC Seaview: March 10, 2021
      • Grand Voyages departing March 13 through March 28, 2021, have been cancelled
    • MSC Sinfonia: April 4, 2021
    • MSC Splendida: November 14, 2020
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines: June 1, 2021
  • Oceania Cruises: June 1, 2021
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises: June 6, 2021
  • Ponant: If you have a cruise booked and are concerned that it may be cancelled, please contact the Ponant Reservations Department immediately via 1-888-400-1082 or email USReservations@ponant.com.
  • Princess Cruises: May 15, 2021
    • As a result of the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, the company has found it necessary to cancel the following voyages:
      • Alaska seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruises, sailing between Vancouver, B.C. and Anchorage (Whittier)
      • Pacific Coastals that start or end in Vancouver, B.C.
      • Canadian Adventure sailing roundtrip from Southampton, UK
    • 8-day and longer cruises to and from the U.S.: November 1, 2021
    • Japan cruises: June 25, 2021
    • Australia and New Zealand cruises: June 1, 2021
    • The Island Princess 2021 World Cruise sailing from North America and the Pacific Princess 2021 Circle South America sailing from Australia have been cancelled
    • Pacific Princess, Sun Princess, Sea Princess, Star Princess, and are leaving the Princess Cruises fleet. Due to the imminent departure of these ships from the fleet, the following sailings have been cancelled:
      • Pacific Princess sailings from June 28, 2021 through March 28, 2022
      • Sun Princess sailings from December 28, 2020 through August 14, 2021
      • Sea Princess sailings from December 23, 2020 through November 9, 2021
      • Star Princess sailings from December 21, 2020 through May 3, 2021
  • Quark Expeditions: May 1, 2021
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises: June 1, 2021
    • The Full 2021 World Cruise has been cancelled
  • Rocky Mountaineer: April 2021
  • Royal Caribbean International: May 1, 2021
    • The above date excludes sailings onboard Quantum of the Seas in Singapore and Spectrum of the Seas in China.
    • Alaska sailings departing April 25 to October 14, 2021 aboard Quantum of the Seas have been cancelled.
  • Scenic Luxury Cruises: June 1, 2021
  • Seabourn Cruises: Dates vary by ship
    • Seabourn has reviewed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Framework for Conditional Sailing and is seeking additional clarification to fully understand the requirements. While they wait further information, they have (temporarily) stopped selling all cruises eight days and longer which call upon a U.S. port and depart January 1 through November 1, 2021. For those who are currently booked on one of these cruises, they ask for your patience to receive further information from Seabourn on whether you cruise is impacted.
    • As a result of the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, the brand is cancelling its 2021 Alaska/British Columbia departures. The cancellation announcement applies to a total of 19 voyages scheduled aboard Seabourn Odyssey in summer 2021 between Vancouver, Canada and Juneau, Alaska, including one Pacific Coast voyage at the end of the season.
    • Seabourn Odyssey: November 6, 2021
    • Seabourn Encore: May 29, 2021
    • Seabourn Ovation: May 1, 2021
    • Seabourn Quest: May 10, 2021
      • Voyages longer than 7 days calling on a U.S. port cancelled from July 22, 2021 – November 6, 2021.
    • Seabourn Sojourn: May 24, 2021
    • Seabourn Venture: December 1, 2021
  • Silversea Cruises: Dates vary by ship
    • Silver Cloud: May 5, 2021
    • Silver Dawn: November 9, 2021
    • Silver Explorer: May 28, 2021
    • Silver Moon: May 4, 2021
    • Silver Muse: June 3, 2021
    • Silver Origin: May 1, 2021
    • Silver Shadow: May 15, 2021
    • Silver Spirit: May 5, 2021
    • Silver Whisper: June 20, 2021
    • Silver Wind: November 20, 2021
  • Star Clippers: Dates vary by ship
    • Royal Clipper: May 1, 2021
    • Star Flyer: May 22, 2021
    • Star Clipper: September 11, 2021
  • Tauck Tours: April 1, 2021
    • The 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play has been postponed until 2022. Tauck will be reaching out to affected travelers to discuss itinerary changes.
  • Trafalgar: February 28, 2021
    • All Australia and New Zealand itineraries have been suspended until March 31, 2021
  • Universal Orlando Resort: Open since June 5, 2020
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Closed until further notice
    • Notice: Any ticket purchased for a date during park closure will automatically be changed to one valid until December 16, 2021.
    • Select CityWalk venues are now open for limited operations from 12-8pm daily. Individual venue hours may vary.
  • Uniworld: January 1, 2021
  • Viking Ocean Cruises: June 1, 2021
  • Viking River Cruises: June 1, 2021
  • Virgin Voyages: Dates vary by ship
    • Scarlet Lady: May 9, 2021
    • Valiant Lady: November 14, 2021
  • Windstar Cruises: Dates vary by ship
    • Wind Spirit: June 10, 2021
    • Star Breeze: June 19, 2021
    • Star Legend: July 4, 2021
    • Wind Star: June 19, 2021
    • Wind Surf: June 29, 2021
    • Star Pride: July 14, 2021

Destination Suspensions

  • Australia: Australia has barred all non-residents and non-Australians from entering the country.
  • Bahamas: A negative COVID-19 test and Travel Health Visa Application are required to enter the country.
  • Brazil: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory for Brazil. Brazil requires all air travelers to provide a Traveler’s Health Declaration and negative COVID-19 test. Land and sea borders are closed until further notice.
  • Canada: All non-essential travel to Canada is restricted. Air travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test for entry.
  • China: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for China. A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry. Entering travelers must quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
  • Costa Rica: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Costa Rica. Air travelers must provide proof of medical insurance policy and complete an online Health Pass.
  • El Salvador: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for El Salvador. Travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Travelers who have been in the United Kingdom or South Africa within the last 30 days are not allowed entry.
  • European Union: United States citizens on non-essential travel are restricted from entering most European Union countries.
  • French Polynesia: Effective February 1, 2021, travel to French Polynesia is temporarily suspended for tourists from all origins until further notice.
  • India: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory for India. All travelers entering India must quarantine upon arrival.
  • Indonesia: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory for Indonesia. Valid visas/residence permits and a negative COVID-19 test are required for entry.
  • Israel: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Israel. Non-citizens and non-residents are barred from entering the country.
  • Japan: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Japan. Non-essential travel to Japan is not permitted.
  • Malaysia: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Malaysia. U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter the country. All travelers to Malaysia are required to quarantine for 14 days and undergo COVID-19 testing.
  • Mauritius: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution advisory for Mauritius. A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry.
  • Mexico: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Mexico. Nonessential travel across the Mexico-U.S. land border has been temporarily restricted.
  • New Zealand: Non-citizens and non-residents are barred from entering the country.
  • Panama: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Panama. A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry.
  • Peru: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Peru. A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry. Many lockdown measures are in place throughout Peru.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago. Nationals and non-nationals are barred from entering the country.
  • Russia: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory for Russia. Foreign nationals are not permitted entry into Russia.
  • Saudi Arabia: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Saudi Arabia. Only travelers with residence permits and valid entry/exit visas are permitted to enter. The Saudi government is not issuing tourist and other category visas at this time.
  • Seychelles: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution advisory for Seychelles. Cruise ships are not permitted entry into Seychelles waters until further notice. U.S. citizens are barred from entering the country. Travelers from approved countries must provide a negative COVID-19 test for entry.
  • Singapore: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution advisory for Singapore. Short-term visitors are not allowed entry unless they have a valid approval letter. Permanent residents returning to Singapore will be issued a Stay-Home Notice.
  • South Africa: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for South Africa. Travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test for entry.
  • Thailand: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution advisory for Thailand. Travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test for entry.
  • United Arab Emirates: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for the United Arab Emirates. Travelers entering the United Arab Emirates must have a tourist visa and proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • United Kingdom: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for the United Kingdom. Travelers to the United Kingdom must provide journey and contact details, and most visitors are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Effective August 6, The United States Department of State has lifted its Global Level 4 Health Advisory, which advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. The Department is returning to its previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions), in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for more information. The Department continues to recommend U.S. citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.
  • Vietnam: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution advisory for Vietnam. U.S. citizens and all foreigners are not permitted to enter the country.
  • Zimbabwe: Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Zimbabwe. A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry.

Information from Suppliers

In light of concerns in the travel industry regarding the Coronavirus, Boca Express Travel has created a repository of the latest travel advisory updates from our suppliers for your convenience. We will continue to review and modify this list as we receive updates.

Abercrombie & Kent

https://www.abercrombiekent.com/coronavirus-update

African Travel, Inc.

AmaWaterways

https://www.amawaterways.com/travel-updates

Aqua Expeditions

https://www.aquaexpeditions.com/book-with-flexibility/

Avalon Waterways

Avanti Destinations

https://www.avantidestinations.com/Web_covid19_resource_center.jsp

Azamara

Carnival Cruise Line

https://www.carnival.com/health-and-sailing-update

Celebrity Cruises

CIE Tours International

https://www.cietours.com/global/travel-update

Club Med

Collette Tours

Cosmos

Costa Cruises

Costsaver

Crystal Cruises

Cunard

Delta Vacations

Disney Cruise Line

https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/guest-services/advisory/

Emerald Waterways

https://www.emeraldwaterways.com/travel-advisory

G Adventures

Globus

Hilton Hotels

https://www.hilton.com/en/corporate/coronavirus/

Holland America Line

Hurtigruten

Insight Vacations

Intrepid Travel

Journese

https://www.journese.com/alerts/

Kensington Tours

Lindblad Expeditions

https://www.expeditions.com/covid19-message/

Luxury Gold

Marriott Bonvoy

https://marriott-re-2019ncovc.com/

Micato Safaris

https://www.micato.com/why-safari-with-micato/covid-19-policy/

Monograms

MSC

MT Sobek

Norwegian Cruise Line

Oceania Cruises

Paul Gauguin

https://www.pgcruises.com/travel-advisory

Pleasant Holidays

https://www.pleasantholidays.com/Travel-Alerts#CoronavirusTravelAlert

Ponant

https://us.ponant.com/blog/covid-19-biosecurity-measures/

Princess Cruises

Quark Expeditions

Regent Seven Seas

Rocky Mountaineer

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Scenic

https://www.scenicusa.com/coronavirus-update

Seabourn

Silversea Cruises

Swain Destinations

https://www.swaindestinations.com/about/wttc-safetravels

Star Clippers

https://www.starclippers.com/us-dom/travel-health-us.html

Tauck

Trafalgar

Travel2

https://travel2-us.com/presidents-desk-latest-on-covid-19/

Universal Orlando Resort

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/terms-of-service/operations-update

Universal Studios Hollywood

https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/web/en/us/Safety-and-Travel-Update

Uniworld

https://www.uniworld.com/en/already-booked/travel-information/

Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking River Cruises

Virgin Voyages

Windstar Cruises