This communication is being sent to you since you will soon be on a cruise. Below you will find all the necessary health information to embark without problems.

Please read carefully the following table in order to have a clear indication of the measures to be taken before boarding.

For any further details please visit the website of the cruise line you have chosen for your vacation.

Information for Guests residing in the European Community

Schengen resident

DESTINATION

CRUISE LINE

VACCINE

SWAB TEST

CHILDREN AND TEENS

Emirates

MSC Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 48h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA

YES

SI

-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated
-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 48h prior dept

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

Mediterranean

MSC

YES*

YES

RT-PCR test or antigen test 48 hrs prior dept ONLY for over 2 years old

COSTA

NO

NO

2 years old and over swab test on embarkation day on Costa expense

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES

NO

ages 2-11 must submit a negative RT-PCR certificate or antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to departure

Northern Europe

MSC Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and below 12 years old need to provide a certificate of negative RT-PCR or antigen test taken 48h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA

 

 

 

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES

NO

ages 2-11 must submit a negative RT-PCR certificate or antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to departure

Caribbean

MSC Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 48h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA Required all of these

YES

YES

12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated, under 12 years old are NOT allowed to embark

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES

NO

ages 2-11 must submit a negative RT-PCR certificate performed within 48 hours prior to departure

Grand Voyager & World Cruise

MSC , Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 72h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA

no info

no info

 

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES (obligatory)

NO

all ages are required to be fully vaccinated

Saudi Arabia & Red Sea

MSC Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 72h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

*Guests over 12 years old must comply with at least one of the following requirements to be allowed on board:
1.Have completed the Covid-19 vaccination cycle and provide certification of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test performed within 48 hours of ship departure.
2.Must be recovered from COVID-19 within the last 6 months and provide certification of a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test performed within 48 hours of ship departure.

 

Information for Guests of Non-EU Countries

Non Schengen resident

DESTINATION

CRUISE LINE

VACCINE

SWAB TEST

CHILDREN AND TEENS

Emirates

MSC, Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 48h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated"

COSTA

YES

YES

-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated
-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 48h prior dept

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

Mediterranean

MSC , Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 48h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA

NO

NO

2 years old and over swab test on embarkation day on Costa expense

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES

NO

ages 2-11 must submit a negative RT-PCR certificate or antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to departure

Northern Europe

MSC , Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 72h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA

 

 

 

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES

NO

ages 2-11 must submit a negative RT-PCR certificate or antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to departure

Caribbean

MSC, Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 48h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA Required all of these

YES

YES

12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated, under 12 years old are NOT allowed to embark

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES

NO

ages 2-11 must submit a negative RT-PCR certificate performed within 48 hours prior to departure

Grand Voyager & World Cruise

MSC , Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 72h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

COSTA

no info

no info

 

NCL

YES

NO

minors who have not yet been eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail on these voyages

RCCL

YES (obligatory)

NO

all ages are required to be fully vaccinated

Saudi Arabia & Red Sea

MSC, Required all of these

YES

YES

-2 years old and over certificate of negative RT-PCR test taken 72h prior dept
-12 years old and over have to be fully vaccinated

 

 

RULES AND MORE :

 

MSC

1. Fully vaccinated, last shot 14+ days prior dept (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson)
2. RT-PCR test or antigen test 48 hrs prior dept ( Mediterranean, North Europe)
3. Have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 6 month (Mediterranean)
4. Test results or vaccination or recovery certificate must be in one of the following languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French or German
5. Abu Dhabi RT-PCR test needs to be taken 48 prior dept
6. A COVID-19 test or Passenger locator form (PLF) may still be necessary for national or international mobility requirements: it’s every guest’s responsibility to verify this requirement before departure. For more information, it is recommended to check your country’s competent authorities official channels.
7. All guests must have a specific and mandatory Covid-19 insurance policy to embark, covering against COVID-19 related risks.
8. For Emirates, the accepted vaccines are: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson; Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Covishield , Sinovac. The combination of vaccines listed above is accepted. The Sputnik vaccine is a conditionally approved in Qatar. Guests with a conditional vaccination certificate must bring a positive serological antibody test result with them upon arrival in Qatar.
9. For the Caribbean, the accepted vaccines are: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/Astrazeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Coronavac. The combination of vaccines listed above is accepted.
10. For Antilles, the accepted vaccines are: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson).

 

 

COSTA

1. All passengers entering from countries at risk are obligated to take a swab test within 48hrs prior embark
2. All passengers entering from high-risk countries must check in 4 hours prior to boarding for an RT-PCR test
3. Negative pre-trip PCR molecular test performed within 72 hours prior to entry into one of the Caribbean states (example: those arriving in the Caribbean on Thursday will need to be tested starting Monday).
4. Negative antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to embarkation or flight in the case of a Costa flight package (example: those embarking on Thursday will need to be tested starting on Wednesday).

 

NCL

1.Passengers on ships embarking or disembarking at US ports need to be vaccinated with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized single brand vaccinations.
2. All guests must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, in order to board.
3. Guests who are not old enough to be vaccinated or otherwise not eligible to be vaccinated will not be allowed on these sailings.
4. Beginning January 17, 2022, all guests will be required to have an RT-PCR or antigen test 48 hours prior to departure

 

RCCL

All guests are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 14 days before sailing Vaccination requirements may vary by port.

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