As the leading small ship travel company, Viking takes you closer to the heart of the places you want to visit. For 25 years, we have always had the highest standards for health and cleanliness, and our protocol enhancements make Viking even safer. Developed in coordination with an international team of scientific and medical advisors, the Viking Health & Safety Program is one of the most well-researched and comprehensive COVID-19 prevention and mitigation plans in the travel industry.

  • Requirement that all guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and strong recommendation that, when eligible, guests receive a booster dose before departing
  • Requirement that all crew be up-to-date with their immunization against COVID-19
  • Up to daily, quick and easy non-invasive saliva PCR tests for all guests and crew, processed in full-scale Viking-dedicated laboratories
  • New air purification technology installed on all Viking ships, which have always featured independent air handling units for all guest staterooms
  • Additional health checks, sanitization and physical distancing to protect Viking guests and crew at all points of the journey
  • Complimentary PCR test if needed for the return flight to your home country

What to Expect On Your Journey

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Viking Health & Safety Program – Updated April 8, 2022

The information included here should be considered current for all guests. Specific protocols and procedures may evolve over time to adapt to various conditions or travel regulations in the destinations in which we operate. Please continue to check this site for the most up-to-date version of the Viking Health & Safety Program.