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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Passengers Test Positive for COVID on Viking Jupiter with Mild Symptoms, and Placed in Mandatory Quarantine for 5 Days without Further Testing

Viking Cruises is still performing regular daily saliva COVID testing for many of its itineraries including Ocean, River and Expeditions cruises. Currently, those who test positive are being quarantined for 5 days on board with no further testing required. After 5 days those affected are provided a letter of recovery. Daily temperature and oxygen saturation testing is being performed for those in quarantine. 

When this will end is anyone's guess. For example, guests on a current itinerary for Viking Ocean to South America, were NOT required to provide arrival nor pre-boarding COVID testing but are tested daily. Does daily testing actually reflect local laws? You be the judge. View Viking's COVID policy here

Is Viking is "over testing," which was a question we posed when we sailed to Iceland over one year ago, when local officials denied and entire ship from visiting one port when one passenger tested positive for COVID? Other ships at the same ports were not testing at all while Viking tested daily

How do you perform a Viking saliva COVID test? Watch our video here!

About 20 passengers are in quarantine due to COVID testing according to a current Viking Jupiter passenger, and up to 50 more passengers on currently have GI symptoms too.

Remember, if you have questions related to your health, always consult your doctor or medical professional. The information presented here is informative only and is not medical advice.

Find the latest updates about COVID-19 by visiting the CDC website

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