Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the cruise industry

The Communicable Disease Network Australia National Guidelines for Cruising in Australia have been rescinded following a statement to support safe cruising which was published by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on 25 August 2023.

This statement has triggered removal of the Eastern Seaboard and Western Australian Cruise Protocols (the Protocols) which have been voluntarily implemented by cruise operators.

This means there are no requirements for the cruise sector to apply these Protocols as of 25 August 2023.

Cruise operators should continue to check with jurisdictional authorities about specific requirements, including risk mitigation strategies, for cruise operators to minimise the transmission of communicable diseases including COVID-19, other acute respiratory infections and gastroenteritis.

Read the statement of advice to support safe cruising published by the AHPPC.

Going on a cruise

Read the important information for people going on a cruise from Tourism and Events Queensland.