Holiday Hopes Sink for Unvaccinated, Who Will Be Banned from P&O Cruises This Summer

P&O Cruises will restart holidays around the British coast this year, but only for Brits who have been fully vaccinated against Covid – and many other restrictions will be enforced. The Mail has the story.

Unvaccinated holidaymakers will be banned from P&O Cruises “staycation” sailings this summer.

Brits who wish to sail on a domestic cruise will have to have received both doses of the Covid vaccine at least seven days in advance of their trip, the UK’s largest cruise line has said.

Last week maritime minister Robert Courts told MPs that domestic cruises could be permitted from May 17th.

So far nearly 25 million people have received at least their first dose of a vaccine, while 1.6 million have received both.

Failure to provide proof of the jabs “will result in denial of boarding”, the firm warned.

Other measures introduced due to the pandemic include requiring passengers to wear masks in certain areas of the ship, and making travel insurance mandatory.

There will also be enhanced cleaning regimes, as well as social distancing.

The cruise operator is taking a different approach to a number of countries – including Turkey and Greece – which will welcome unvaccinated holidaymakers, so long as they produce a negative test.

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