• David Natale

Effective Immediately: Vaccines Required



5 months ago I urged Ama to only accept vaccinated travellers, but they were determined to try and walk the tightrope of neutrality. This clearly is impossible and the night before my AmaSiena sailing the things I had long ago predicted came true. The various rules and requirements of individual European countries make it impossible to coddle the unvaccinated and Ama had to change course and now requires vaccinations.

Effective July 30th, 2021 ALL GUESTS MUST BE VACCINATED WITH ONE OF THE APPROVED VACCINES IN ORDER TO BOARD.


Here are the details:


IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING VACCINATIONS:Covid-related protocols and country entry regulations continue to evolve. Recent changes in certain European countries now mandate up to a 10-day quarantine period for unvaccinated travelers upon entry. Many countries have also implemented procedures that strongly encourage travelers to be vaccinated and, in some cases, restrict access to certain venues unless they are vaccinated or can provide a negative test result valid for 24 hrs. As a result, effective immediately, AmaWaterways will only be welcoming fully vaccinated guests on board its ships. Guests affected by this decision should contact their travel advisor for options to reschedule their river cruise.


Guests must 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. We also recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and bring documentation of a negative result with them on their sailing, as a precautionary measure.


As a reminder, it is critical that every guest complete their entire Online Cruise Check-In, informing Ama of your pre- and post-cruise travel plans, flight details and current email address within 30 days prior to departure.


In addition, it is essential that you complete Ama's Health & Contact Screening Questionnaire and upload a copy of your vaccination card no later than 7 days prior to the beginning of your AmaWaterways purchased services.


For your convenience, I have attached a handy checklist you can download for your cruise. For more information, please visit Ama's Travel Requirements page.



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