Vaccination and testing policy

View our COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy.

COVID-19 vaccination and testing are no longer required for the majority of our holidays.

COVID-19 vaccination and testing are no longer mandatory for guests travelling on our holidays, apart from those booked on cruise J301 (See policy for cruise J301 below).

While vaccination is no longer required for the majority of our holidays, we still highly recommend that all guests travelling on our ships are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters when eligible and where available.

If you're displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or feel unwell in the days leading up to your holiday, we highly recommend that you take a COVID-19 test before you travel and only travel to the ship if this is negative. If you’re symptomatic on the day of embarkation, we ask that you declare this to terminal or check-in staff. 


COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy for cruise number J301

Below is our vaccination and testing policy for guests travelling on Arcadia's World Cruise, Classic Southern Hemisphere Journeys or Exotic fly-cruises (cruise number J301).


COVID-19 vaccinations required

COVID-19 test required

(to be organised by the guest)

Fully vaccinated*

Plus a booster if eligible (a minimum of 14 days prior to travel)^

All guests

Proof of vaccination for holidays with COVID-19 vaccination requirements


Our vaccination and testing policy is reviewed on a regular basis and may be changed or enhanced at any time. In this instance, impacted guests will be contacted directly in advance of travel. At the time of travel, some ports may stipulate specific vaccine or testing policies for guests going ashore that differ from this policy.