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Corona Virus Statement
Our Response Time
The travel industry is in recovery since travel bans have eased, and we return to travel. Our resources are still stretched, and we appreciate your understanding if our response times are delayed.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements to Travel with Encounter Travel
We believe that vaccination has been a critical factor in global recovery from the pandemic and we support vaccination. The wellbeing of all our travellers is one of our highest priorities and why we support vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, it assists in protecting those in places we visit, which in some instances may be places where people are more vulnerable, for any number of reasons.
From 1 January 2023
We will not require proof of vaccination, but we urge all our travellers to have current vaccination against the virus to assist with minimising the risk of contracting the virus and passing it on to other travellers, and the wider population, particularly when travelling in vulnerable communities.
Each traveller is responsible for checking their destination entry requirements and this includes cruise ships.
- Fully vaccinated definition may change without notice and travellers to follow medical advice about boosters for their vaccination.
- There is the potential of mandatory testing on any trip for any number of reasons and you accept this as part of the requirements for joining any of our trips. This may occur in scenarios where case numbers of COVID-19 are on the increase (not stable or decreasing) in a region or a passenger contracts the virus.
New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australian Governments mandates passengers over 12 years on cruise ships are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
NSW READ MORE | QLD READ MORE
This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.
Please refer to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) for government advice on your consumer rights.