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Travel Entry Requirements

Current Requirements for Embarking River Cruises with AmaWaterways Updated: October 22, 2021

Developments in specific regions and countries are fluid and evolving quickly. This page is being updated continuously; check back often for updates. More information will be available within your online Cruise Check-In.


AmaWaterways’ river cruise ships are like floating hotels sailing through national waterways. Ship Embarking Regulations are therefore informed by the Entry Regulations of each country.

To determine what documents you will need for your river cruise, please review the Vaccination and Testing Information for Your Journey, as well as the entry details  of the countries you are visiting, as provided by your country of residency. For UK residents please visit for the most up to date information. FCDO Advice and entry requirement information is evolving quickly and we recommend regularly checking the latest information pertaining to your journey.

Vaccination and Testing Information for Your Journey

For Your River Cruise:

AmaWaterways Vaccination Requirement: Effective immediately, AmaWaterways will only be welcoming guests fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on board our ships. If this decision impacts your sailing, please contact your travel agent for options to reschedule your river cruise.

To join an AmaWaterways river cruise, guests are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving their second dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca or 28 days following a single dose of Johnson & Johnson (based on EMA guidelines). AmaWaterways accepts mixed dosages of these four vaccines.

As entry requirements can change rapidly, we strongly recommend guests take a PCR test prior to departing to avoid any unnecessary travel interruptions and for added peace of mind. The valid time frame of the PCR test may vary between 48 and 72 hours so please refer to the entry regulations of your destination or airline.

For Your Flights:

Airlines have specific documents (ex: Digital Passenger Locator) that must be completed before your flights. Please consult your airline’s website.

At this time, ALL UK Guests require a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours for their return flight. AmaWaterways will be facilitating these tests on board our ships (regardless of whether or not guests have purchased their air through AmaWaterways) or in post-cruise hotels (for guests who have purchased AmaWaterways’ post-cruise land packages). Guests will incur a nominal fee depending on the type of test required: RT-PCR or antigen. For the latest information regarding your return to the UK, visit For residents of other countries or guests in transit, please visit the government website pertaining to the country you are travelling onwards to.

Pre-Cruise, Online Check-in and Electronic Travel Documents

IMPORTANT: Boarding will be denied without completing your Online Cruise Check-In in its entirety, including your Health and Contact Tracing Questionnaire, prior to departure from home.

  • Once your reservation has been confirmed, log into your Online Cruise Check-In with your reservation number, last name and date of birth. Enter your personal details, including emergency contact and most importantly your current email address in order to receive essential notifications about your trip.
  • Independent flight information should be entered once confirmed, or within 45-30 days prior to departure.
  • You will be required to fill out AmaWaterways’ Health and Contact Tracing Questionnaire 7 days before your journey begins and this information will be revalidated upon embarkation. A link to this form will be in your pre-cruise check-in documents. You will also be required to upload a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card. To learn how to upload your vaccination card, view our step-by-step guide.
  • Please note: Within your Online Cruise Check-In, you may download a printed copy of your travel documents within 30 days prior to departure.

Additional Requirements by Country

Additional forms may be required by each country (or airline) and these may affect travellers depending on your country of residence. Please note: Although we are providing information that may pertain to unvaccinated travellers entering these countries, all AmaWaterways guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to board our ships. For the latest information regarding entry to the countries we sail to visit for the most up to date information. For your return to the UK, visit For residents of other countries or guests in transit, please visit the government website pertaining to the country you are travelling onwards to.

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