Covid restrictions by region

What coronavirus restrictions are in place that may affect your booking?

To help reduce the impact of Coronavirus to your travel arrangements, we're pleased to offer our Go Boating with Confidence policy for both existing and new bookings. We're here to help so that you can travel and book with confidence.

 

As Government restrictions change, we’d recommend you start checking restrictions no earlier than 4 weeks prior to travel. You should keep checking right up until the day of departure in case they have been updated. If you do have a booking with us it is your responsibility to check the restrictions before you travel and contact us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to proceed with your vacation. To help we have compiled the following local advice and guidelines for the country you are cruising in:

 

BELGIUM

We opened our Belgian region on April 1, 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • Government restrictions require that groups may consist of 1 household with a maximum of 8 additional people.
  • Restaurants and pubs can open with a maximum of eight people at one table (with an exception for larger households). In addition some may also offer delivery or takeaways options.
  • Face masks are compulsory from the age of 12 in all public places.
  • A 1.5 meter social distance is to be maintained everywhere if not from the same household.
  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information here is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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NETHERLANDS

We opened our Dutch region on April 1, 2021.

Please note the following regulations: 

  • A 1.5 meter social distance is to be maintained everywhere if not from the same household.
  • The use of face masks are only requred indoors when the 1.5 meter social distance is not possible.
  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information here is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

We opened our Thames region on April 12, 2021.

We opened our Scottish region on April 26, 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • Face masks are no longer legally requred however we ask that you wear them when checking in and out from our base. Other locations including stores, shops, takeaway restaurants and attractions may also ask you to sanitize your hands, wear a face mask when entering their premises. They may also limit the amount of people inside at any one time.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information here is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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ITALY

We opened our Italian region on May 1, 2021.

 

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • Government restrictions require that groups from different households will be required to adhere to 1 meter social distancing and all those without a Green Pass should have separate bedrooms for each household.
  • The use of face masks are compulsory in enclosed places and where a social distance of 1 meter cannot be observed.
  • Restaurants can open with a limit of six people per indoor table, they may also offer a delivery or takeaway option.
  • A 1 meter social distance is to be maintained everywhere if not family members.
  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information here is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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IRELAND

We opened our Irish region on May 10, 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • We are able to welcome groups of 2 household if unvaccinated, there is no limit on the number of people if all are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people can meet with one unvaccinated household, provided that they are not at risk of severe illness and no more than 3 households are present.
  • Restaurants can only open outdoor services with groups limited to 6 people, they may also offer takeaway options.
  • 2 meter social distance is to be maintained everywhere if not from the same household. 
  • Face masks are required in public spaces and everywhere inside and in busy outdoor spaces where a lot of people gather.
  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information here is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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FRANCE

We opened our Aquitaine, Alsace-Lorraine, Brittany, Burgundy: Franche Comté, Burgundy: Nivernais & Loire, Camargue, Charente and Canal du Midi French region on May 12, 2021.

We opened our Lot French region on May 15, 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • From July 21st: Showing your Health Pass (see below) is mandatory to access leisure and culture places such as show venues, theaters, movie theaters, theme parks, concerts, festivals, museums and monuments. 
  • From early August: Showing your Health Pass  (see below) is mandatory to access bars, cafés, restaurants, shopping malls, as well as transit such as trains, buses, and planes.
  • Owing to the operational challenges that coronavirus has presented us with, we have taken the decision not to reopen our bases in Castelsarrasin, Nort-sur-Erdre, Dinan and Narbonne and our bases in Branges, Châtillon-sur-Loire and Trèbes will remain closed until April 2022. If you have a booking that is affected by these base closures we will be in touch to let you know. Where possible, your booking will be switched to a different base within the same cruising region.
  • Government restrictions that are in place, require that groups can't exceed a maximum of 6 people in public places. 
  • The use of face masks is compulsory within public indoor spaces and some outdoors spaces as well depending on the region.
  • All the shops are open but may limit the amount of people inside at any one time.
  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.

 

The Health Pass is availbale on three conditions: proof of a negative PCR or antigenic test passed within the past 48 hours, proof of natural immunity or proof of complete vaccination. This obligation only applies to adults, for teens aged 12 to 17, it will be compulsory from late August.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information here is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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GERMANY

We opened our German region on May 21, 2021.

 

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • On arrival at our base you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within the last 24 hrs or that you are fully vaccinated (children under six years of age are excluded from the test requirement).
  • The use of face masks (surgical masks or masks of the KN95 or FFP2 standards) are compulsory within public transport and when shopping.
  • A 1.5 meter social distance is to be maintained everywhere if not from the same household.
  • Restaurants are able to open indoor and outdoor areas and some may offer delivery or takeaways options. You may need a reservation and a daily negative rapid or self-test result on arrival.
  • All shops are open but may limit the amount of people inside at any one time.
  • All visitor attractions are open, but for indoor activities, proof of a negative test result, vaccination or convalescence may be requred on arrival.
  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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CANADA

We opened our Canadian region on June 17, 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • Government restrictions that groups may consist of up to 10 people. 
  • Everyone visiting Eastern Ontario (where Le Boat is based) are required to wear non-medical masks in indoor public places and outdoors whenever 2 metre social distancing is not possible.
  • Although you are able to cruise, there may be some cruising restrictions in place.
  • Stores and shops are open but may limit the amount of people inside at any one time.
  • Restaurants are currently closed for indoor dining.  Outdoor dining with up to four people per table with exceptions for larger households is possible. Some restaurants may also offer a take out option. 
  • If you are traveling internationally, please ensure you check your home and destination countries foreign office travel advise, to confirm there are no specific travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements that may prevent you from traveling to the destination. (This includes those planning to drive from the USA).
  • If you are traveling in country, please check your local government guidelines, for any localised restrictions that may prevent you from traveling to the destination.

 

If restrictions prevent you from traveling please view our Go Boating with Confidence policy. All information here is subject to changes by the respective state governments or the federal government.

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