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Travel Resumption

The latest updates for travel resumption to commence from 2nd August

The UK government has confirmed that from the 2nd August, international cruise holidays will be able to resume. This is alongside the easing of quarantine restrictions for fully-vaccinated travellers from the EU and US. Following the evidence from the summer's restart cruises, the government has led with the announcement to support the further safe restart of international cruise travel. 

We advise you to remain up-to-date with the latest rules for travelling abroad by reviewing our requirements information below and visiting the GOV.uk website for further i nformation.

This guidance provides information on the traffic light system and how it will work to allow travel to resume in 2021, along with the requirements for PCR and Antigen testing by GOV.uk and all cruise lines.

Country Requirements

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Travel Alerts

You can sign up for travel alerts and destination specific information at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. This includes any visa requirements, e ntry restrictions, screening or quarantine requirements for your destination. 

We advise you to monitor the traffic light system throughout the period leading up to your holiday and specifically at the following intervals:

  • Before and at the time of booking
  • When you receive and check your tickets
  • Two weeks before departure
  • One week before departure
  • 48 hours before departure
  • 48 hours before your return to the UK

To keep up-to-date with the latest information on the traffic light system, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

PCR Testing

PCR tests can be ordered if required to be arranged and paid for by guests before travel. Please check the above grid for your cruise line requirements. Many cruise lines require Antigen tests in place of PCR tests.

If you need to order a PCR test there are a number of providers available. You can find a full list of the providers available at Gov.uk where they have both local and national testing providers.

PCR testing is wholly the responsibility of the guest to arrange where not provided by the cruise line and Cruise118.com does not take responsibility for the timely completion of any tests that are arranged through a third party testing provider.

The FCDO still advises against overseas travel to many destinations including those classed as Amber, as well as overseas cruise travel. We expect this advice to change to bring it in line with the new travel advice and Amber guidelines.

In the meantime, we would advise you to check your travel insurance, and should the advice not change and you decide you do not want to travel you have the additional flexibility of the cruise lines' cruise with confidence policies.

Please check the up to date FCDO travel advice athttps://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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