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Seems like no mandatory tests before boarding but I wonder about the 2 day self monitoring and limit contacts since most arrive and travel on the day or maybe one before. 

 

Everything else reads extremely well thought, not sure about the air conditioning situation in the staterooms.

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19 hours ago, schnapperin said:

Seems like no mandatory tests before boarding but I wonder about the 2 day self monitoring and limit contacts since most arrive and travel on the day or maybe one before. 

 

Everything else reads extremely well thought, not sure about the air conditioning situation in the staterooms.

 

Since no one is tested under this protocol and can also be exposed enroute not sure what good this does besides perhaps mitigate risk. Secondly, what about crew?  How often, if at all are they tested? Mr. Francois-Henri Pinault and his wife Salma Hayek , the billionaire stakeholder in Ponant should set the example and be the first to go?

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Both the summary document and the full one linked to above state that each guest will have to have a 'negative individual test' two days before boarding:

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40 minutes ago, Host Jazzbeau said:

Both the summary document and the full one linked to above state that each guest will have to have a 'negative individual test' two days before boarding:

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Just not sure what the “if allowed” means? Is it mandatory or depending on the origin?

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But what does that mean?  "negative individual test*" if allowed

 

It does not say Ponant is giving COVID tests. What is the asterik for?  How do they get instant results?  Who allows it? Who pays for it? Where do they get the test two days before departure and results?  Does this mean the passenger has to travel and then get a test in a foreign city?

 

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4 minutes ago, schnapperin said:


Just not sure what the “if allowed” means? Is it mandatory or depending on the origin?

 

It is a bad translation or deliberately unclear, take your pick.

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7 minutes ago, resistk said:

But what does that mean?  "negative individual test*" if allowed

 

It does not say Ponant is giving COVID tests. What is the asterik for?  How do they get instant results?  Who allows it? Who pays for it? Where do they get the test two days before departure and results?  Does this mean the passenger has to travel and then get a test in a foreign city?

 


it is common these days to have negative test results 48 to 72 hours before arrival in certain country to be allowed entry- there are possibilities at airports, doc and lab do offer them. And results can be quick to get - think at my airport its 2 hours or so. 
 

and just like visa fee ita the traveller who pays for it. 
 

guess they are still figuring it out with the testing for non french residents because with travel and the two days prior departure restrictions it could be a bit complicated 

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11 minutes ago, schnapperin said:


Just not sure what the “if allowed” means? Is it mandatory or depending on the origin?

 

The French version adds the following asterisk:

 

* final instructions will be given to passengers in advance, in accordance with local health instructions.

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7 minutes ago, schnapperin said:


it is common these days to have negative test results 48 to 72 hours before arrival in certain country to be allowed entry- there are possibilities at airports, doc and lab do offer them. And results can be quick to get - think at my airport its 2 hours or so. 
 

and just like visa fee ita the traveller who pays for it. 
 

guess they are still figuring it out with the testing for non french residents because with travel and the two days prior departure restrictions it could be a bit complicated 

 

Yes, I just looked it up, can be done at some airports, gives results within a couple hours and costs aroud $200.  Of course if it comes back postive your're in trouble.  Logically though it would be negligent to let people o a cruise without one though clearly not a requirement to travel domestically in the USA,

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5 minutes ago, resistk said:

 

Yes, I just looked it up, can be done at some airports, gives results within a couple hours and costs aroud $200.  Of course if it comes back postive your're in trouble.


But thats the point! Finding out who’s infectious and pretending further spreading.

 

since internal EU borders are open again and restrictions depend on each country as someone who did travel at the beginning of March in Northern Italy and at the end of May around Germany I would feel a lot safer on a cruise with those guidelines then trying to keep distance on over crowded beaches, cities or alps. 
 

 

The routes are def made in mind with less visited places to land and more a expedition style with zodiac landings. 

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