Cruising and COVID-19

With cruising available for international and domestic travel, there are rules and protocols in place for the industry and passengers to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19.

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Vaccination rules for cruising

All international passengers travelling to Australia must comply with Australian Government entry requirements.

All local and international passengers cruising from and within NSW must comply with Eastern Seaboard Cruising Protocols, including being fully vaccinated for international travel purposes. 

Travel to and from NSW

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Information for people considering going on a cruise ship

If you are considering going on a cruise ship that arrives at or departs from a NSW port, you should follow the NSW Health information for cruise ship passengers which includes considerations you should take before, during and after a cruise, as well as how you can protect yourself and others.

Eastern Seaboard Cruise Protocols

The Eastern Seaboard Cruise Protocols have been endorsed by the NSW Government and co-designed by officials from the NSW, Victorian and Queensland Governments, in close partnership with the Australian Government and cruise industry

Cruise industry and passengers must also consider domestic onshore restrictions that apply locally and any guidance from a cruise operator.

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