Safer Together

We have introduced measures on all our Hurtigruten Expedition ships designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Health & Safety

Covid-19 Requirements Update

For voyages departing on or after:

- 15th May 2023 on MS Nordstjernen

- 23rd June 2023 on Otto Sverdrup

- 29th June 2023 on Maud & Fridtjof Nansen

- 2nd July 2023 Spitsbergen

- 3rd July 2023 Fram and Roald Amundsen

Except for voyages to Antarctica, Northwest Passage, and West Africa voyages departing from or returning to Dakar, Covid-19 vaccination will no longer be mandatory for guests travelling on Hurtigruten Expedition ships*.

Prior to these dates, we require all guests over the age of 12 to have completed the primary series of WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccination.  For more information on Hurtigruten’s current vaccine and testing policy and to see if your destination has vaccination and testing requirements, please visit our health & safety page and the Smartvel country requirement tool.

*There will still be some voyages that will require Covid-19 vaccination. See below:

Remaining Covid-19 vaccination requirements for Antarctica, Northwest Passage, and West Africa voyages departing from or returning to Dakar.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccinations will still be required for guests aged 12 and over travelling on voyages to Antarctica, Northwest Passage. All persons regardless of age must be vaccinated for West Africa, departing from or returning to Dakar until the end of March 2024.

While Covid-19 vaccinations will no longer be required for most Hurtigruten Expedition voyages, we still highly recommend that all guests travelling on our ships are fully vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters if eligible.

During your voyage it is your responsibility to meet all entry requirements for countries you visit at the time of sailing. If you are travelling to join the ship in another country or disembark in another country, please be aware that the entry requirements to travel by land or air may differ from the requirements to embark the ship.

Please note the following national requirements:  

All persons entering Guinea Bissau must be either fully vaccinated or take a PCR test prior to entry according to local regulations. According to Hurtigruten Expedition’s policies, all guests must be fully vaccinated on West Africa voyages.

Please check the government website of the country you are travelling to, to ensure you are aware of the most up-to-date country requirements.  We can’t accept responsibility if you are denied entry to a country because you don’t meet its entry requirements.

Please note that the Covid-19 requirements are subject to change.

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