AIDA Cruises is the latest line to ease COVID-vaccination requirements for passengers sailing aboard their ships.
As of September 17, proof of vaccination protection against COVID will not be required on most AIDA sailings.
This applies to voyages that are shorter than 16 days. For those longer than 16 days/transatlantic voyages, passengers 18+ years of age are required full vaccination coverage.
A guest who has received 3 individual vaccinations/as a recovered person 2 individual vaccinations, is considered fully COVID vaccinated. Kids and young people under the age of 18 do not need vaccinations on AIDA voyages.
For Orient cruises, unvaccinated passengers require a certified PCR test/certified proof of recovery. At Abu Dhabi Airport, kids under the age of 16/under the age of 12 in Dubai are exempt from these conditions.
A prerequisite for every AIDA sailing is a certified negative antigen test for all passengers aged 3+. The earliest testing time is 2 days before boarding.
For added protection, passengers are encouraged to wear a medical face mask indoors onboard and to be fully COVID-vaccinated for all travel, although this is optional for many areas.