Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, today announced that it has updated its global health and safety protocols by removing all COVID-19 testing, masking and vaccination requirements effective Oct. 4, 2022.
The eastern Caribbean destination of Anguilla has dropped its remaining Covid-19 entry restrictions for visitors. Since October 1, all visitors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, have no longer been required to present a Covid-19 test result to the airlines on check-in and on arrival at the ports of entry on Anguilla.
Barbados has dropped all its Covid entry restrictions for international visitors. As of September 22, Barbados has removed all its Covid-related travel protocols, bringing it in line with most other Caribbean islands.
Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the ending of the nationwide COVID-19 Emergency Decree on 30 September, 2022, as the kingdom reclassifies COVID-19 from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ to ‘a communicable disease under surveillance’ from 1 October, 2022.
As of this past Saturday, September 17, the Netherlands has lifted the last of its COVID-related requirements on international travelers, removing the E.U. entry ban that it had retained up to this point.
Hong Kong is targeting an end to hotel quarantine in November, ahead of a summit of global bankers and an international rugby competition, even as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases prompts health officials to push back on the plan