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.

Cruise ship in Sydney Harbor

Update on cruise vessel COVID-19 status

Under the Eastern Seaboard and Western Australian Cruise Protocols, cruise vessels must report COVID-19 cases 12-24 hrs prior to arrival at a NSW port. Once reports are received from cruise vessels, their tier level is published below.

Tier level

Vessels

Tier 3

High impact to vessel

There are a lot of cases on board (100 or more positive cases per 1,000 people) and/or the vessel is unable to maintain critical services due to staffing or resource shortages.

No vessels currently.

Tier 2

Moderate impact to vessel

There are quite a few cases on board (30-99 positive cases per 1,000 people) and/or the vessel’s staffing or resources are impacted. However, it can safely maintain critical services.

No vessels currently.

Tier 1

No - low impact to vessel

There are very few cases on board (less than 30 positive cases per 1,000 people), and there is no impact to critical services such as healthcare, engineering, cleaning, food and beverage.

Westerdam
Arriving 06/12/22
Updated as of 28/11/22

The tier classification is from the Critical outbreak thresholds for COVID-19 reporting purposes.  For more information please also see the CDNA National Guidelines for Cruising in Australia.

Cruising information for industry and passengers

Cruise happy couple

There are a number of health risks related to international and domestic cruises. Follow the health information and consider how you can best protect yourself and others.

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There are rules in place for the industry to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19. Find guidelines and mandatory protocols on this page.

 

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