Azamara is scrapping its COVID-19 pre-embarkation testing requirement starting July 25, 2022, excluding ports where it is still required in accordance with country regulations.
Azamara will still require proof of vaccination prior to embarkation in order to ensure the health and safety of its guests and crew. The line recommends that all guests departing from any port get tested at their leisure before their trip to ensure a comfortable travel experience; however, those results will not be required to board an Azamara vessel. The pre-cruise testing is still necessary for travelers embarking in a port where these protocols remain. In those cases, guests will still need to produce a negative COVID-19 test before sailing.
“The easing of our testing policy marks a step in the right direction towards a return to normalcy for the travel and cruising industry,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara. “Cruising is one of the safest ways to travel, and our existing health and safety protocols onboard will ensure peace of mind for our guests and crew as we move forward.”
Azamara maintains a strong commitment to wellness via its “Explore Well at Sea” program, keeping guests’ safety a top priority. The company still requires that all guests 12 years and above must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to sailing with all required COVID-19 vaccine doses. The line’s crew are also required to be fully vaccinated. COVID-19 testing will continue to be available to guests onboard as needed.