Staying healthy on a cruise

Advice to support safe cruise travel and to protect the community from infectious diseases such as COVID-19, influenza (flu) and gastroenteritis (gastro).

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Supporting safe cruise travel

The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) National Guidelines for Cruising in Australia and the Eastern Seaboard and Western Australian Cruise Protocols have been rescinded. NSW Health recommends that all domestic and international cruise vessels operating in NSW waters comply with the AHPPC Statement – Advice to support safe cruising and the NSW Advice for the cruise industry.

Cruise information for industry and passengers


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Information for cruise ship passengers

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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Information for the cruise industry

There is advice in place for the industry to protect the community from the spread of infectious diseases. Find more information on this page.

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