Travel Entry Requirements

Current Requirements for Embarking River Cruises with AmaWaterways Updated: June 17, 2021

Important Notice:

AmaWaterways River cruise ships are like floating hotels sailing through national waterways. Ship Embarking Regulations are therefore set by the Entry Regulations of each European Union country.

To determine what documents you will need for your river cruise, please consult the entry details below based on the country you will be originally entering into the European Union.

Airlines also have specific documents (ex: Digital Passenger Locator) that must be completed before your flight. Please consult your airline’s website. You will be required to fill out AmaWaterways Health and Contact Tracing Questionnaire 7 days before departure and this information will be revalidated upon embarkation. A link to this form will be in your pre-cruise check-in documents.

All entry requirement information is evolving quickly and we will be updating this page on a daily basis.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or 28 days for Johnson & Johnson) prior to their sailing date. U.S. and Canadian guests require a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours for their return flight. AmaWaterways will be facilitating these tests on board our ships (guests will incur a nominal fee depending on the type of test required: RT-PCR or Antigen).

Effective June 17, 2021, U.S. and Canada are designated as “Green” countries by the French government and as a result residents are allowed to enter France for tourist purposes under the following conditions:

Fully vaccinated travelers with the proof they have received vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – which are Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson – can enter the country without any COVID-19 tests before or after arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers - are allowed to enter but will require a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of departure OR Antigen Test within 48 hours.

Unvaccinated Children Children 10 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated nor tested.

Each traveler must fill outa health related document called “Statement of Honor” . It is required to be signed and presented to the airline at time of embarking for your flight and to border control authorities on arrival. Please find the this document under 2.2 Health control measures on the French Government website. https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Guests with pre-cruise land packages outside of France– please see the information pertaining to those European Union entry points.

Portugal The Portuguese Government has authorized the resumption of non-essential travel between certain countries including U.S.

To enter Portugal, foreign nationals must present a negative RT-PCR test, done 72 hours before departing to Portugal, OR an approved Rapid Antigen Test, made 24 hours before departing. (Children under 2 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.)

It is mandatory that all passengers complete an online form after completing their online airline check-in, proof of which will need to be presented at control points when entering Portugal.

Your airline may also require a Digital Passenger Locator Form be completed.

As of June 7, 2021 U.S. and Canada are designated as risk countries by the Spanish government however travelers are allowed to enter Spain with the documentation below https://www.spth.gob.es/info-pcr.

In addition, ALL guests (including children under the age of 12) must complete a Public Health Control Form (FCS) available from the website (https://www.spth.gob.es/more) or the app. ALL guests must complete and send this form to the Spanish health authorities 48 HOURS before the flight to receive an email with a QR Code (QR FAST CONTROL). You must have it printed or have it ready to display on your mobile phone in order to enter Spain.

Adults 18 years and older:
Fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after 2nd injection of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or 4 weeks after injection of Johnson & Johnson – no further tests required . Unvaccinated: Unvaccinated passengers must undergo a diagnostic test to enter Spain. The admitted tests will be: Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, eg RT-PCR, TMA, RT-LAMP) or Rapid antigen detection tests (RAT). The admitted tests are those authorized by the European Commission, which you can consult at the following link.

Passengers recovered from COVID19: may present a certificate of recovery ( see https://www.spth.gob.es/info-pcr for details). Children - between 12-18 years of age require a negative RT-PCR or antigen test within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Germany is expected to release details in the coming days. We will update the requirements as soon as we receive them.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

Hungary is expected to release details in the coming days. We will update the requirements as soon as we receive them.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

The Netherlands is expected to release details in the coming days. We will update the requirements as soon as we receive them.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

Switzerland is expected to release details in the coming days. We will update the requirements as soon as we receive them.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

The Czech Republic is expected to release details in the coming days. We will update the requirements as soon as we receive them.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

Austria is expected to release details in the coming days. We will update the requirements as soon as we receive them.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

Romania U.S. and Canada are on the “Green List” . Travelers arriving from countries classified as "green" can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement. https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ROU/7002

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

Turkey Travelers from the US and Canada are allowed to enter Turkey if they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before entrance to Turkey OR have had the disease and cured within the last 6 months.

If passengers cannot submit a vaccine certificate or the documents proving that they have had the disease, they will need to have negative result from a PCR test made within 72 hours before arrival to Turkey or negative rapid antigen test result with 48 hours. https://tr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (or 28 days for Johnson and Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

Additional Forms vary depending on the airline you are traveling with and guests must reconfirm with their airline 7 days before departure.

Egypt: As of June 1, 2021, all overseas travelers must present a printed negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The test has to be issued no more than 96 hours before the flight Egypt from citizens of US, Canada and UK (arriving from London Heathrow). Proof of Medical Travel Insurance with COVID coverage for the duration of your stay in Egypt is required for entry. We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or 28 days for Johnson & Johnson) prior to their sailing date. U.S. and Canadian guests require a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours for their return flight. AmaWaterways will be facilitating these tests on board our ships (guests will incur a nominal fee depending on the type of test required: RT-PCR or Antigen).

For the most up to date information click here

Travel Insurance: Proof of Medical Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage is required to enter the country.

Jordan is expected to release details in the coming days. Jordan entry regulations are changing frequently so it is important to check for updates. Passengers are required to visit this page portal prior to departure, complete the required form, and obtain the QR code which is mandatory to be presented prior to boarding and upon arrival. Passengers must have a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the first boarded flight and a Submit Passenger Health Declaration and Locator form before boarding their outbound flight to Amman which can be found on the Visit Jordan website. Furthermore, all citizens will require a negative COVD test taken within 72 hours of their arrival into Egypt. AmaWaterways will facilitate these tests while you are in Jordan. (guests will incur a nominal fee). We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or 28 days for Johnson & Johnson) prior to their arrival in Jordan. Proof of vaccination will be requested on arrival to avoid arrival testing at the Amman airport at your expense.

For the most up to date information click here

Travel Insurance: Proof of Medical Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage is required to enter the country.

Israel is expected to release details in the coming days. Israel entry regulations are changing frequently so it is important to check for updates. All travelers must be vaccinated before entering Israel and provide their vaccination certificate on arrival. You can payment on arrival or before traveling to Israel at a reduced rate. All passengers arriving in Israel must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test to airline staff in Cairo before flying to Tel Aviv. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure to Israel. AmaWaterways will facilitate these tests on board the AmaDahlia (guests will incur a nominal fee). Furthermore, guests must also pay for a COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport.

For the most up to date information click here

Travel Insurance: Proof of Medical Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage is required to enter the country.

Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is expected to release details in the coming days. Dubai entry regulations are changing frequently so it is important to check for updates. All passengers travelling to Dubai from any point of origin must hold a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate from a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. All citizens will require a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of their arrival into Egypt. AmaWaterways will facilitate these tests while you are in Dubai. (guests will incur a nominal fee). We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or 28 days for Johnson & Johnson) prior to their sailing date.

For the most up to date information click here

Travel Insurance: Proof of Medical Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage is required to enter the country.

All international travelers arriving at either airport provide valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or 28 days for Johnson & Johnson) prior to their sailing date. Please ensure your Travel Insurance includes COVID-19 coverage.

All international travelers arriving at either airport provide valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was obtained not more than 48 hours before the date of travel.

AmaWaterways will be facilitating these tests (guests will incur a nominal fee depending on the type of test required). Please ensure your Travel Insurance includes COVID-19 coverage.

All international travelers must present a printed original test certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for Botswana. We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or 28 days for Johnson & Johnson) prior to their sailing date. Please ensure your travel insurance includes COVID-19 coverage. 

A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required and must be obtained no later than 96 hours prior to arrival. AmaWaterways will be facilitating these tests (guests will incur a nominal fee depending on the type of test required). It is also mandatory for all passengers arriving in Kenya to complete the Travelers Health Surveillance Form:  https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/

Once completed, passengers will receive a QR code after the completing the form which will need to be shown to Immigration authorities. We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days (in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or 28 days for Johnson & Johnson) prior to their sailing date. Please ensure your travel insurance includes COVID-19 coverage.