No pre-cruise testing from HAL Rotterdam sailings

Seattle-based Holland America Line has removed pre-cruise Covid-19 testing requirements for passengers boarding in Amsterdam on July 10th, 17th and 24th.

“We are reaching out to advise you of a change to our Covid-19 testing requirement that affects your sailing. As health protocols around the world continue to evolve, we are adjusting our policies to align with those of the countries we visit. As a result, you are no longer required to undergo pre-cruise Covid-19 testing or produce a negative test result at embarkation for this cruise”, the cruise line said.

The move comes a couple of weeks after the US changed its rules for some incoming travellers, requiring only proof of vaccination rather than a negative test from the previous 24 hours.

HAL said that guests ages 12 and up would still need to be fully vaccinated and passengers aged 18 and over would require a booster shot if it had been more than 270 days since the final dose of their initial vaccination cycle.