COVID-19 UPDATES + UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY

COVID-19 UPDATES

Updated: December 21st, 2021


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UPDATE DECEMBER 6th - Questions on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing for International Travel

QUICK RECAP (FULL-TEXT)

  • For Americans –– we can travel back home with or without proof of vaccination + NEGATIVE TEST within 1-DAY BEFORE from flight.
  • For all other nationalities –– you must have proof of vaccination + 1 NEGATIVE TEST  WITHIN 1-DAY  before the flight departure to the United States.(It means if your flight is at 11 am on a Wednesday your negative test was taken any time on the prior Tuesday)
  • Beginning Monday December 6th 2021
  • No post-arrival testing will be implemented.
  • No forced quarantine will be implemented.
  • Have you traveled to the 8 African nations mentioned above? If so, you must wait at least 14 days before boarding a plane to the US.
  • Keep following the same precautions as before – mask-wearing, frequent hand-washing, social distancing, and if you are not, and if can, get vaccinated and considered a booster shot.
If new rules and guidelines will be implemented in the future, we will promptly update our COVID-19 Travel Page. 

Beginning November 8, foreign travelers wishing to travel to the US will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status before boarding a plane. New guidelines will also apply to US citizens returning to the US after being abroad. The new regulation on international flights replaces the guidelines applied so far. All useful information before departure: Here


Let's Remember the NEW Vaccination Guidelines in NYC

Starting September 13th all indoor venues that allow guests to "stay inside" must require proof of vaccination, i.e. 1-shot of Johnsons & Johnsons or 2-shots of the Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine, or similar COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO. Let's see in more detail here. 

How do I show I'm fully vaccinated?

  • The CDC Vaccination Card, you can show original or photocopy and must match a valid photo ID
  • NYC Vaccination Record, original or photocopy, and must match a valid photo ID
  • Other official immunization records whether it is within the US or outside the US, including official letters from your health care provider. Both original or photocopies are accepted and must match a valid photo ID. [GREAT FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS]
  • Download and use the "NYC COVID Safe App" available on Android and iOS. The App allows you to upload the photo of your CDC vaccination card (or other official records) and a matching photo ID to validate it.
  • Download and use the "Excelsior Pass" (or Excelsior Pass Plus). This App allows you to validate your record by using the phone number and/or email address that you gave when you were vaccinated in NYC. If you were vaccinated outside NYC, you might have issues using this APP. In that case, you can use one of the other options listed here.

There is no preferred way to show your vaccination status, all methods are equally accepted throughout the city.  Here a list of COVID-19 vaccines that are accepted.

Where do I need to Show Proof?

Indoor dining
This includes restaurants, nightclubs, event spaces, hotel banquet rooms, catering halls, bars, cafeterias, any grocery stores with indoor dining (i.e. Whole Foods Indoor Dining Area) plus any coffee shop, fast food & any other quick-service restaurant with indoor dining areas. The general rule is – If you sit down anywhere inside to eat or drink even for just 5 minutes you must show your vaccination status.

Indoor fitness
This includes all fitness centers and fitness classes of any size, gyms, pools, indoor studios, and dance studios.

Indoor entertainment
This includes all movie theaters, performing arts theaters, broadway theaters, opera, concert halls, other indoor music & concert venues, professional sports arenas & indoor stadiums, museums, exhibition halls, zoos, indoor aquariums, arcades, billiard halls & other recreational game centers, bowling alleys, convention centers, adult entertainment, and other indoor play areas. The general rule is – If you are spending time inside to do any sort of entertainment activity from music to sports, from shows to movies, etc., you must show your vaccination status.

These rules apply to all people, residents and visitors alike, 12 years of age and older.

Tour Changes due to COVID-19

Changes will be made to the schedule of departures and to the operation of the tours offered on our site in order to provide the best possible service in the safest way possible.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Please note that as the cruise industry recovers from Covid-19 pandemic they might have to cancel or reschedule some confirmed departures. If for any reason the cruise you reserved cannot sail on your selected day, you can opt for a full refund or change to a future date (of equal value.)
There is Background Music during the Cruise. They strive to have a live music or DJ during the cruises but unfortunately due to Covid-19, Live Music could not be always guaranteed at this time. In the event a Live Entertainment is not available, pre-recorded entertainment (a music selection) will be played instead. Please not that there are no refunds for lack of Live Music. Certain upgrades (such as roses, bouquet, ornaments, etc) may not be available now. Please send us a request and we will inquire. All cruises abide to the strict COVID-19 regulations set by the city. Dinner cruises are subject to the same guidelines restaurants must follow including reduced capacity, mandatory mask (except when sitting at the table), social distancing, and limited number of guests per table. If your party exceeds the limit, it will be split in multiple tables.
We apologize for any inconvenience these changes might cause you. For now we hope you and your families keep safe and enjoy (city name) albeit these restrictions.

STAY INFORMED

For all updates, please consult the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State Department and your local Ministry of Health for further and updated information.