CDC Travel Advisories

We welcome the CDC’s decision to end its current program in favor of a set of guidelines for public health operations on cruise ships. This change is a testament to the effectiveness of protocols we put in place following the resumption of sailing, with cruising being among the safest forms of travel today.

We will review the newest guidelines, but there are no immediate changes to current COVID-19 protocols for Holland America Line itineraries. Guests can continue to use our Travel Well webpage and the guest notices they receive as a guide for  upcoming voyages.


U.S. Entry Testing No Longer Required for International Air Travelers

As of  Sunday, June 12, 2022, the U.S. CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

Visitors around the world will now be able to disembark their cruise, take in the sites of the port and return to their home country with ease.

Notice To Passengers Regarding Advice From US Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) On COVID-19 And Cruise Ship Travel

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes travel advice, warnings and recommendations related to COVID-19, including for travel on cruise ships, which you should consult at CDC Cruise Ship Travel website before confirming a reservation.

If a threshold of COVID-19 is detected onboard, the voyage will be ended, the ship returned to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel or return home may be restricted or delayed.