Travel Entry Requirements

Current Requirements for travel with AmaWaterways Updated: September 28, 2022

Travel entry requirements related to Covid-19 continue to evolve and may still change, so please check back with your airline for updates as they can provide you with requirements specific to your country of entry. Travelers are also responsible for ensuring they meet the travel entry requirements of each country visited during their river cruise.

AmaWaterways is operating our river cruise ships with vaccination rates approaching 100%.

For 2022, we have in place an exemption process that may result in a small number of guests onboard who are not fully vaccinated due to religious, medical and other guest considerations. These guests will be required to complete, and have available to show at time of embarkation, a negative PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to embarkation or a Covid-19 recovery letter no older than 60 days prior to embarkation.

Starting in 2023, we anticipate that we will no longer need the above exemption process. However, all guests traveling with AmaWaterways remain responsible for ensuring they meet the travel entry requirements for each country they plan to visit before, during or after their river cruise. These requirements, as mandated by airlines and individual countries or regions, may change without notice and cancellation fees will apply should guests no longer meet the country entry requirements for their cruise or land program.

Itinerary Requirements Summary:

  • For Tulip Time and Best of Holland & Belgium cruises: guests are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter any of the countries along these itineraries.
  • For Rhine, Main and Moselle Cruises: guests with an approved vaccine are required to have a 3rd shot (booster) if the second shot was more than 270 days ago (Based on current requirements for entry by air into Luxembourg).
  • For Upper Danube Cruises (between Hungary and Germany): guests are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter any of the countries along these itineraries.
  • For Lower Danube Cruises (between Hungary and Romania): guests are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter any of the countries along these itineraries.
  • For cruises in Portugal and Spain: guests with an approved vaccine are required to have a 3rd shot (booster) if the second shot was more than 270 days ago. Those who do not meet this requirement must present a negative Covid-19 test. (Based on current requirements for entry by air into Spain).
  • For cruises in Portugal only: guests are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter Portugal.
  • For cruises in France: guests are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter France.
  • For cruises in Egypt: guests are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter Egypt.
  • For African Safari & Wildlife cruises: guests are required to be fully vaccinated with an EMA* or other** approved vaccine (Based on current requirements of Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe).
  • For cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia: guests are required to be fully vaccinated with an EMA* or other** approved vaccine. (Based on current requirements of Cambodia)

*European Medicine Agency (EMA): double doses - BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Covaxin, Covovax, Moderna, Nuvaxovid (Novavax). Johnson & Johnson (single dose).

**For guests with a non-EMA Covid-19 vaccine please ensure the validity of your vaccine(s) with all countries you will be visiting.

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