NCL removes Covid test, mask and vaccine requirements

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will remove all Covid-19 testing, masking and vaccination requirements from Tuesday (October 4).

In a statement, it said: “Given the significant, positive progress in the public health environment, the cruise line updated its health and safety guidelines, which are now more aligned with other global travel organisations.”

Harry Sommer, president and chief executive, said: “Many travellers have been patiently waiting to take their long-awaited vacation at sea and we cannot wait to celebrate their return.”

Although its health and safety protocols have been eased, NCL will continue to follow the travel guidelines required by the destinations it visits.

The move follows news about the easing of Covid rules by other cruise lines, such as Hurtigruten, Marella Cruises and MSC Cruises.

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