All travel agencies and countries that require a Covid-19 vaccination – Forbes Advisor

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Updated August 16, 2021, 3:45 p.m. ET.

We know, we know: vaccines are a polarizing subject, that’s the whole reason to note where they are mandatory. More and more companies are requiring vaccinations for their employees or customers to protect everyone while new variants take hold. What started with a few restaurants and bars in cities like New York and San Francisco has now spread to large corporations around the world.

Travel is one of the first global industries to make great strides towards requiring full vaccination. It is a logical step. Employees in the travel industry are, by definition, exposed to people all over the world, making this a high-risk scenario.

Travelers themselves are also at higher risk when they leave their homes. It may be a calculated risk, or perhaps an essential trip where you don’t have much of a choice, but if you’re looking for extra peace of mind, these companies require their employees to be fully immunized.

This article will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

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Airlines companies

Delta Airlines

While Delta does not require all of its employees to be fully immunized, it has made the vaccine mandatory for all new hires, an important step to ensure the safety of its employees and customers.

Frontier airlines

Frontier announced a mandate for employees to get vaccinated, with a deadline of October 1.

United Airlines

United made waves by being the first major airline to require all employees to be vaccinated. The company has set a deadline for all of its 67,000 employees at the end of October, although the deadline may be earlier if the FDA grants full approval for the vaccine in September.



Amtrak has set a goal of having 100% of its employees vaccinated by November 1. Employees who are not vaccinated will be required to undergo weekly testing.


The BLADE air taxi service has yet to announce that employees need to be vaccinated, but it seems only a matter of time as all passengers must show proof of vaccination in order to travel from September 7, 2021. .



The New York City PUBLIC Hotel has officially announced that all employees must be vaccinated by August 16; all guests must also be fully immunized by September 5.

Cruise lines

Carnival cruise lines

While not all scheduled departures are considered a “vaccinated” cruise by Carnival, those marketed as such will be operated by a fully vaccinated crew (in addition to having only vaccinated passengers on board).

Celebrity cruises

Celebrity Cruises is sailing with a fully vaccinated crew on board, but has not publicly announced any policies for any of its employees ashore.

Cristal Cruises

All Crystal Cruises crew members will be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to service. Passengers on all cruises, except those departing from Miami, should also be vaccinated if they are over 12 years of age.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which is also the parent company of the smaller Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, already requires all crew to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure. Passengers must also be fully vaccinated for crossings until at least October 31, 2021, with the option to extend this requirement.


Silversea requires all guests and crew to be fully immunized at least two weeks prior to departure, with the exception of departures from Australia.



Over 70% of Canadians aged 12 and over are already fully immunized, and you can expect that number to continue to increase. The country recently announced that all federal workers will need to be vaccinated as well as employees working in the federally regulated air, rail and marine industries.

Proof of vaccination is already required for all arriving international visitors and is expected to extend to all commercial air travelers, interprovincial train passengers and large ship passengers by the end of October. This includes Canadian citizens.


Malta has banned unvaccinated visitors from entering the country after July 14, 2021.

United States

New Orleans: The city recently issued a blanket warrant requiring proof of vaccination (or a recent negative Covid-19 test) in order to enter high-risk indoor establishments, including restaurants, bars, gyms, casinos, concerts and stadiums.

New York City: New York City was the first major city in the United States to require anyone to dine in an indoor restaurant, go to the gym, or drink in a bar to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Workers in these establishments must also be vaccinated.

Porto Rico

Puerto Rico is the first widespread market to require proof of vaccination for all employees and guests of overnight accommodations, covering everything from hotels to short-term rentals (like Airbnb).

As of August 16, employees and customers of indoor restaurants or other restaurants must also have proof of vaccination. People ineligible for the vaccine for medical or religious reasons may have a recent negative test instead.

Final result

The only thing that was predictable with health policies is that they are constantly changing as new strains peak, new research is published, and hot spots increase or decrease. For this reason, don’t be surprised when more policies change in the future. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic and it is likely that more companies will join this list as time goes on.

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