Covid restrictions by region

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

Government restrictions that are in place at the time, will be found on this web page 4 weeks before our 2021 cruising season starts.

 

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.

 

If you do have a booking with us please return here and check the restrictions before you travel and contact us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to proceed with your holiday.  

 

ITALY

We plan to open our Italian region on 7th April 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 have separate bedrooms for each household.
  • A group of two couples from 2 households require a minimum of 2 bedrooms.
  • A group of 7 people, 4 households of 3 couples and 1 friend require a minimum of 4 bedrooms.
  • A group of 7 friends from 7 households are not able to cruise on one boat.
  • To prevent the spread of Coronavirus current government restrictions include a curfew between 10pm and 5am until at least 5th March.
  • The use of face masks are compulsory when outside of home or our boats.
  • Restaurants can open from 5am - 6pm but may also offer delivery or takeaway from 6pm to 10pm.
  • Churches are open but other visitor attractions are currently closed.
  • 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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FRANCE

We plan to open our Canal du Midi and Camargue regions on 27th March 2021.

We plan to open our Burgundy: Nivernais & Loire, Burgundy: Franche Comté, Alsace-Lorraine, Charente, Aquitaine and Lot regions on 1st April 2021.

We plan to open our Brittany region on 2nd April 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • 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 and outdoor spaces.
  • To prevent the spread of Coronavirus current government restrictions include a curfew between 6pm and 6am.
  • Restaurants are currently closed but some may offer delivery or takeaways options.
  • Visitor attractions and shopping malls are currently closed.
  • Essential shops (food shops, pharmacies) 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.

 

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 plan to open our German region on 1st April 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • To prevent the spread of Coronavirus current Government restrictions prevent accommodation opening for tourist purposes. We are monitoring this and other government advise and currently plan to open our season as planned.
  • Government restrictions require that groups may consist of 1 household and one other person not from the household.
  • 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 currently closed but some may offer delivery or takeaways options.
  • Essential shops (food shops, pharmacies) 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 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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BELGIUM

We plan to open our Belgian region on 1st April 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • Government restrictions require that groups may consist of 1 household with a maximum of 1 additional people.
  • Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 4 people (not including children up to the age of 12).
  • Shopping must be done individually, with the exception of minors living under the same roof or people in need of an escort, who can be accompanied by one adult.
  • Some museums are open by appointment only.
  • To prevent the spread of Coronavirus current government restrictions include a curfew in Flanders (where our base is located) between midnight and 5am. Other areas of Belgium may operate different curfew hours.
  • Restaurants are currently closed but some may offer delivery or takeaways options.
  • Face masks are compulsory from the age of 13 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 plan to open our Dutch region on 1st April 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • Government restrictions require that groups may consist of 1 household only.
  • Essential shops (food shops, pharmacies) are open but may limit the amount of people inside at any one time.
  • To prevent the spread of Coronavirus current government restrictions include a curfew between 9pm and 4:30am.
  • Restaurants are currently closed but some may offer delivery or takeaways options.
  • Visitor attractions are currently closed.
  • The use of face masks is compulsory within public indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • 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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IRELAND

We plan to open our Irish region on 5th April 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

 

  • To prevent the spread of Coronavirus current government restrictions prevent accommodation opening for tourist purposes until at least March 5. We are monitoring this and other government advise and currently plan to open our season as planned.
  • The use of face masks are compulsory within public transport and when shopping.
  • Restaurants are currently closed but some may offer delivery or takeaways options.
  • Visitor attractions are currently closed.
  • 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 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 plan to open our Thames region on 12th April 2021.

We plan to open our Scottish region on 26th April 2021.

Please note the following regulations:

  • A 2 meter social distance is to be maintained everywhere if not from the same household. 
  • Face masks are compulsory when entering stores, shops and takeaway restaurants. Other attractions may also require you to sanitize your hands, wear a face mask or protective equipment when entering their premises. They may also 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.

 

In adition to the above the governmnet have released a roadmap to ease restrictions for England:

  • Current government restrictions within England, require that we remain closed until and including April 11.

Step 2 - no earlier than April 12:

  • Members from one household will be able to holiday on board our boats.
  • Non essential retail incluiding personal care and spas will reopen.
  • Outdoor attractions including zoos and theme parks will reopen.
  • Bars and resturants can open outdoor seating areas.

Step 3 - no earlier than May 17:

  • Two households or six people will be able to holiday on board our boats.
  • Bars and resturants can open indoor areas.
  • Indoor attractions including museums and cinemas will reopen.

Step 4 - no earlier than June 21:

  • no legal limits on group sizes.
  • Large events including theatre performances will reopen.

 

Additional restrictions in Scotland:

 

  • Current government restrictions within Scotland, require that we remain closed until and including April 25.

 

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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CANADA

We plan to open our Canadian region on 21st May 2021.

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