Star Clippers eliminates COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Star Clippers eliminates COVID-19 vaccine requirement

MIAMI — Star Clippers has dropped its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for passengers ahead of the winter Caribbean and Central American sailing season.

Based on recommendations from global government and health authorities, the eased protocols will no longer required passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Non-vaccinated passengers will need to present a negative antigen test performed within 48 hours of embarkation, or a negative RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of embarkation. The test must be administered by an authorized party; home tests will not be accepted.

Passengers who are fully vaccinated with at least all COVID-19 primary series vaccine doses will no longer be required to present a negative antigen or PCR test upon embarkation. Star Clippers will require proof by way of the original vaccination documents issued by the relevant country’s health authority.

The new policy goes into effect on Royal Clipper starting Nov. 5, 2022, Star Clipper starting Nov. 19, 2022, and Star Flyer starting Nov. 26, 2022.

Advanced hygiene protocols remain in place onboard including regular disinfecting of public areas, use of air purifiers and ongoing training of crew and staff for symptom detection and response.

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