Covid-19 Updates

COVID-19 & CRUISE UPDATES



Important Cruise & Travel Information

Please find destination specific information below regarding COVID-19-related travel and visa requirements, which will need to be handled before your cruise with Heritage Line.

  • Vietnam
    • Obtain your Vietnam visa at the Vietnamese embassy in your home country or apply for a 30-day Vietnam E-visa online (if applicable for your nationality)
    • Both visas are also valid for Mekong River border crossing between Cambodia and Vietnam (indicate the correct port of immigration: Song Tien Landport)
    • No COVID vaccine requirements for entering Vietnam. However, Heritage Line strongly recommends guests to be fully vaccinated with relevant number of booster shots
    • Travel/medical insurance is required to enter Vietnam, which includes COVID-19 treatment and 10,000 USD minimum coverage
    • The pre-pandemic Visa-waiver program has been re-instated for applicable countries only
  • Cambodia
    • Proof of full vaccination is required to enter Cambodia through all ports (including river borders). Non-vaccinated travellers must do a PCR test upon entering the country. As there is no PCR-testing facility available at the Vietnam-Cambodian border on the Mekong, Heritage Line requires passengers to be fully vaccinated and have official proof of vaccination (2 copies) at the time of boarding. If guests are unable to show proof of vaccination, Heritage Line reserves the right to refuse boarding with no refunds offered.
    • E-visas are NOT acceptable for the waterway border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Heritage Line can arrange Cambodian Visa onboard for all passengers cruising from Vietnam to Cambodia (single entry, 1 month, 40 USD per person).
  • Laos
    • Travelers from most countries can apply online for a Laos eVisa, which is valid for entry at Vientiane and Luang Prabang International Airports as well as select land crossings
      • However, those entering Laos via the Chiang Khong (Thailand)/Huay Xai (Laos) land crossing will need to obtain a Laos visa-on-arrival
    • Must provide either proof of full COVID vaccination status OR proof of antigen test with negative result, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival in Laos
    • Though there are no vaccine or medical insurance requirements, we do recommend obtaining both prior to travel
  • Myanmar – to be updated


Updated Cruise Schedules

DestinationCruise Schedule (updated 05 September 2022)
Lower Mekong River [Vietnam & Cambodia]Lower Mekong cruises are scheduled to resume on 24 September 2022 with the ship The Jahan only. Jayavarman is set to resume operations in September 2023.
Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay [Vietnam]All Lan Ha Bay (1 & 2-Night) cruises are scheduled to resume on 01 October 2022.
Halong Bay (1 & 2-Night) cruises with the ship Violet are scheduled to resume 15 December 2022. Halong Bay cruises are no longer available with our ship Jasmine. More info here.
Upper Mekong River [Laos] The maiden voyage of our new luxury ship in Laos, Heritage Line Anouvong, is currently scheduled for 27 August 2023.
Ayeyarwady & Chindwin [Myanmar]Heritage Line has paused cruises in Myanmar. Re-start is set for August 2023.

See Detailed Cruise Schedules



Book with Flexibility & Serenity – Our current Covid-19 Policy

Enjoy full ‘peace of mind’ when making your booking with Heritage Line with our risk-free COVID-19 booking policy.

  • Stay Flexible: Postpone your original booking without charges to a future date.
  • Change Destination: Change to another Heritage Line cruise destination.
  • Full Credit: For any paid monies (or charges) you will be offered a travel credit which can be redeemed for all Heritage Line cruise destinations.

Please read our detailed terms of this special COVID-19 Policy here .



COVID-19 Health & Safety measures

Passenger and crew well-being is our mission when cruising post-COVID-19. Please read more about our on-board and on-shore protocols in our Health & Safety Measures.