Covid-19 Policy

Your health & safety is something we take very seriously at Swan Hellenic. We have been working closely with our world leading health consultants, Vikand as well as following the advice from the World Health Organisation and The Cruise Lines International Association in relation to best practices and COVID-19 Protocols.

As you are aware, this is an ever-evolving situation. As it stands today our COVID-19 protocol is as follows:

  • We recommend all guests to be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine per their country of origin or as per the World Health Organisation recommendations.
  • All Guests are strongly recommended to undertake a PCR or antigen test on their own account before commencing their outbound journey.
  • You’ll also be asked to complete a short health questionnaire, providing proof of your vaccination status.
  • Guests may be required to undertake additional testing during their cruise at the discretion of the Master and Doctor. Any tests required will be arranged by Swan Hellenic.
  • Whilst on the cruise, given the configuration of the ship and nature of expedition cruising, we will not require mask wearing or social distancing unless requested to do so at the discretion of the Captain & Doctor.
  • Whilst undertaking expedition activities and shore excursions, we will adhere to the local rules in place at each port of call.
  • Should you test positive during your cruise, you will be quarantined to your stateroom. We will make every effort to ensure you are still able to experience as much of the cruise as possible.
  • All our crew are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Entry requirements for Canada: Updated September 2022

We want to take the opportunity to update you on the entry requirements for Canada relating to their COVID-19 policy. This affects the following cruises:

Canadian Arctic Discovery; Greenland to Greenland

Northern Canada Discovery; Greenland to Nova Scotia

Northern Canada Discovery; Nova Scotia to Greenland


  • At least 14 days prior to arrival in Canada, guests must have received, at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted by the Government of Canada* for the purpose of travel or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under the age of 12 are not required to provide a valid pre-entry test result, if they are accompanying a fully vaccinated adult. Children who are less than 5 years old are not required to test, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • If proof of vaccination is not in English or French, a certified translation in English or French is required. The certified translation must include the stamp or membership number of a professional translation association. Both the original proof of vaccination and the certified translation must be kept with you while you travel. If proof of vaccination doesn't meet all of the requirements, it will be considered invalid. You will not qualify as a fully vaccinated guest.
  • Guests who have recovered from COVID-19, still need at least 2 doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or mix of 2 accepted vaccines.
  • Guests who only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), do not qualify for the fully vaccinated guest exemption.
  • Guests are required to register on the website at least 72 hours prior to the beginning of your trip.
  • Vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel to and within Canada:
    • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
    • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
    • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
    • Medicago Covifenz
    • Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273) including for children aged 6 months to 11 years
    • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax)
    • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2) including for children aged 5 to 11 years
    • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
  • Guests entering any Canadian port will require a negative covid-19 test (within 72 hours PCR or within 48 hours for antigen test prior to embarkation). Swan Hellenic will offer an antigen test pre embarkation. Whilst on the cruise, we will highly recommend mask wearing & social distancing during the Canadian cruises.

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