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AmaWaterways to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for All Onboard Guests

AmaWaterways to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for All Onboard Guests

As COVID-19-related protocols and country entry regulations continue to evolve, AmaWaterways today announced an important travel policy update.


Effective immediately, the company will require all guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their river cruise. The decision was made following recent changes in certain European countries that now require up to a 10-day quarantine period for unvaccinated travelers upon entry. Many countries have implemented procedures that strongly encourage travelers to be vaccinated and, in some cases, restrict access to certain venues unless they are vaccinated or can provide a negative COVID-19 test result valid for 24 hours.


Further details can be found on the Travel Update page of the website. Guests who may be affected by this change should contact their travel advisor for options or call our reservations center at 1 800-626-0126.


“AmaWaterways acknowledges that vaccination is an important tool in mitigating the health risks associated with COVID-19 worldwide,” said AmaWaterways President and Co-founder Rudi Schreiner. “In order to support this effort and safeguard the onboard experience, we will now only be allowing vaccinated guests on board our ships. The vast majority of our guests are already vaccinated and they, along with our travel advisor partners, have expressed support of this new policy as an added layer of protection to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests and crew on board.”