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Uniworld to require vaccination for all guests

  • Cruises
  •   08-17-2021  8:17 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Uniworld to require vaccination for all guests
On board Uniworld's S.S. Sao Gabriel. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Effective immediately, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will require all guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their sailing, prioritizing the wellbeing of guests and crew.

“We’re implementing this new requirement to ensure all of our guests are not only protected, but able to enjoy their river cruising experience to the fullest without restriction,” said Uniworld’s CEO and President Ellen Bettridge. “In alignment with many of the countries we travel to now requiring proof of vaccination to enter museums, restaurants and historical sites, our new policy enables a seamless travel experience.”

Guests must be able to show documented proof of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose administered no less than two weeks prior to the start of their cruise/tour. 

Mixed vaccinations are accepted by Uniworld. However, clients will need to comply with the official guidelines of the destinations they’re visiting.

This policy will be in effect until at least December 31, 2021 and Uniworld has informed all of the impacted guests.

“Advisor partners and guests alike are very supportive of this new policy,” said Michelle Palma, North American executive vice-president of sales for Uniworld. “Implementing this policy adds another layer of comfort in continuing to meet and exceed clients’ expectations for care and world-class service.”

In addition to the proof of vaccination, guests will still be required to wear a mask while walking around public areas, such as the corridors or the lobby, and when the required distancing to others cannot be maintained. Masks can be taken off when seated in the lounge and restaurant. 

While onshore, all guests and crew are subject to local mask guidelines.

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