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Cruise Covid Testing Requirements

Cruise Covid Testing Requirements

Updated 30 September 2021

Please note that cruise line policies may change throughout the season, and we shall endeavour to keep this page as up to date as possible, but the information below should be used as a guide only.

Cruise lines are continuing to adapt their protocols as international cruising resumes.

Please always check the latest advice by checking your pre-cruise planner/cruise documentation or speaking with your booking agent.

Cruise Line Requirements for boarding
Ambassador Cruise Line ►
•COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: It will be a requirement for all guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before sailing, subject to exemptions. Guests will also be subject to a COVID-19 test 72 hours before the sailing date. The situation will be under constant review with updates posted on Ambassador’s website.
•Testing before you cruise: Ambassador will require guests to have compulsory testing before they sail if this is still a requirement in April 2022.
•Temperature testing onboard: Temperature check systems will be installed in key areas onboard the ship and guests will be asked to check their temperature regularly.
•Face masks, social-distancing, and hand sanitation: Ambience is very spacious and therefore provides sufficient space for social distancing. If face masks are still recommended in communal areas (when cruise operations begin), Ambassador will adhere to this policy. Additional hand sanitising stations will be installed onboard the ship and at the cruise terminal.
Azamara ►

To ensure the safety and health of our guests and crew members, all guests must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing with all required COVID-19 vaccine doses (proof of vaccination will be required to sail). All crew members are vaccinated.

You can board with confidence, knowing we’ve enhanced our health and safety standards through our Explore Well at Sea program. Prior to boarding, guests are required to show proof of vaccination, complete a health questionnaire and provide a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result. Testing at the terminal prior to embarkation and onboard prior to disembarkation will be conducted by licensed and accredited third-party testing providers.

Once aboard, complimentary COVID-19 testing and medical evaluations will also be available as needed.
Celebrity Cruises ► • All crew and guests who are eligible to be vaccinated must be vaccinated in order to sail with Celebrity Cruises.
• All guests 2 and over must present a negative Covid-19 test prior to sailing.
• All vaccinated guests 12 years and older must present a negative Covid-19 test result taken as either an Antigen or PCR test conducted within two days of embarkation and complete a health questionnaire prior to sailing.
• All unvaccinated children between the ages of two and eleven years old, will be required to bring a negative Antigen or PCR rest conducted within three days of embarkation.
• Additional tests will be administered onboard, free of charge if required for homeport, or home country re-entry.
• For the latest on Testing and Travel Requirements by homeport Country, please click here
• On-Your-Own tours are available unless locally restricted.
Cunard ►
We’re delighted to be back at long last with Queen Elizabeth having resumed sailing in August. Our number one priority upon our return has always been, and remains, the well-being of everyone on board and in the destinations we visit.
In October this year, we will set sail on our first international itineraries since our pause in operations. We continue to work hand in hand with the authorities and regional partners in the destinations we visit to ensure we comply with evolving local protocols. Following a careful review of the current entry requirements of the ports on our planned itineraries over the coming months, we have decided to make a change to our previously stated vaccination policy, that was applicable for sailings up until the end December 2021.
All guests (of all ages) will need to be fully vaccinated in order to travel on any voyage departing from 13 October 2021 up to and including 17 April 2022 for voyages on Queen Mary 2 and 17 May 2022 for voyages on Queen Elizabeth. The definition of “fully vaccinated” being having completed a vaccination course at least 14 days prior to travel. This can either be two doses of the currently approved Covid-19 vaccines or the approved single-dose Janssen Covid-19 vaccine. Please note a single dose of any other vaccine will not be deemed ‘fully vaccinated’.
The vaccine policy currently does not apply to sailings beyond these dates, or on Queen Victoria, scheduled to return to service on 22 April 2022.
Disney Cruise Line ►

In order to sail, Guests 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Due to recently updated technical guidance from the CDC, Guests 11 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated, but must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken between 3 days and 24 hours prior to the date you set sail. The test should be a rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. Additionally, beginning September 13, all Guests, regardless of age and vaccination status, are also required to take a COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal before boarding.

Fully vaccinated Guests who wish to disembark the ship while in a port of call can do so without the need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure. Guests who are vaccinated and wish to disembark the ship with unvaccinated children will need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure. All Guests are required to adhere to local laws, regulations and protocols, including those related to health and safety, in place at the destination.

Fred Olsen ►
• Guests must be fully vaccinated to travel.
• Guests will be encourage to take a lateral flow test eight days and three days before sailing.
• A further test will be taken prior to boarding the ship.
• The first thing to say is that we have made it a requirement for all guests in 2021 to be fully vaccinated, which means you can feel safe in the knowledge that all of those you are travelling with are protected too. You will need to bring proof of your vaccinations which will be checked prior to embarkation. The easiest way to do this is to download and login to the NHS app, please note once the digital certificate is downloaded this is only valid for 28 days. If you do not have access to a smartphone or tablet, please call 119 and you can request an official letter from the NHS. The letter can take up to 7 working days to be processed, so please plan ahead.
Holland America Line ► 1. PREREGISTRATION AND TESTING
• Guests are required to complete the Greek and/or Italian government’s passenger locator form (PLF), no later
than 24-hours prior to arriving in to either country.
• After completing the PLF, a confirmation email and QR code will be sent to you for entry requirements.
• All guests arriving into Italy by any means of transportation are required to have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or
antigen) taken within 72 hours of arrival into Italy.2. EMBARKATION
• Show physical proof of vaccination (required at entry).
• Show completion of risk acknowledgment and health questionnaire.
• At the cruise terminal, Holland America Line will administer a complimentary rapid COVID-19 test prior
to embarkation.
• Additional health screening (as required).

3. SHORESIDE EXPERIENCES
• Holland America Line shore excursions are strongly encouraged.
• Independent activities are permitted for cruises originating in Greece or Italy.
• For our guests who have a mid-cruise port call in Italy, please be aware that the updated local requirements only
allow “in-transit” guests who are participating on a Holland America Line shore excursion to go ashore. Self exploration and independent tours will not be permitted.

4. PRE-DISEMBARKATION TEST
• A complimentary antigen or PCR COVID-19 test will be administered to all guests on board on Day 5 or 6 of the
voyage which can be used for disembarkation country requirements or for return home requirements.

Hurtigruten ►
• Although not a requirement to sail with us, we do recommend that all guests have a negative Covid-19 test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a Norwegian or European vaccination certificate.
• Hurtigruten Coastal Express provides COV19 antigen test (rapid test/hurtigtest) onboard with electronic certificate
• From 6 September 2021, Hurtigruten Coastal Express will provide the COV19 antigen test (rapid test/hurtigtest) onboard with an electronic certificate. The service will be available throughout the entire stretch; Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen. This is first and foremost intended for guests who are departing Norway directly after their sailing with us – and have a requirement from the country of destination (or airline) to show such a certificate. It is the guest’s responsibility to check which (if any) requirements are applicable before travelling to/returning to their destination post sailing.
•Booking a test appointment will occur onboard the ship. The price for the test (including the electronic certificate) is NOK 1100.
•Requirements for a guest to be able to receive their certificate are as follows:
– Negative test result
– Free of symptoms
– No close contact with someone with COVID-19
– Not in quarantine
MSC Cruises ►

MSC Seaview in the Northern Europe*.

• All UK residents aged 12 and over that are due to embark one of our ships sailing in Europe will be required to be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days from embarkation day with one of the accepted vaccines (BioNTech Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson) and will need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before embarkation. A valid certificate (written in English, Italian, Spanish, French or German) will thus be mandatorily requested at embarkation to all guests over 12 years of age.

• While children between 2 and 11 years old will need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before embarkation to be allowed on board. In addition to this, in compliance to our standard procedure, all guests over 2 years of age will have to undergo an antigen test at the terminal upon embarkation, as well as a second test during the cruise.

• It is mandatory for all guests embarking a MSC cruise ship to have a comprehensive Covid insurance policy. Should you need COVID-19 insurance cover, our travel insurance partner may be able to help you. You can see the policy benefits available here to see if they are of interest and benefit for you. It is the passengers’ responsibility to have an insurance which includes COVID-19 related risks such as cancellation, repatriation expenses, quarantine, medical assistance and expenses, and hospitalisation.

• The proof of the insurance policy (e.g. certificate, schedule, policy summary) which must be in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish – clearly showing the COVID-19 coverage must be presented at embarkation.

* Further information on future itineraries to be announced

Marella Cruises ► FOR SAILINGS DEPARTING ON OR BEFORE 31 OCTOBER 2021
Our onboard teams will be able to support you once you’re on holiday. However, to sail on any of our cruises you MUST:
• Be fully vaccinated + 14 days if you’re aged 18 and over, and bring proof of this
• Guests aged 2-17 can still sail but will need to have an antigen (rapid flow) test before boarding the ship.
• Be a UK resident with a permanent UK address
• Bring your passport with at least six months validity
• Bring proof of comprehensive cruise travel insurance
• Go to Cruise Control 3 days before you travel, and complete all required steps. We are aware of some technical issues with Cruise Control currently, so if you’re unable to access it, we will be able to assist you at the port instead. However, this may cause a delay to your embarkation.
• Agree to be tested for COVID-19 as required for boarding our ships and entering destinations.FOR SAILINGS DEPARTING BETWEEN 1 NOVEMBER 2021 AND 30 APRIL 2022
Our onboard teams will be able to support you once you’re on holiday. However, to sail on any of our cruises you MUST:• Be fully vaccinated + 14 days if you’re aged 16 and over, and bring proof of this
• Guests aged 2-15 can still sail but will need to have an antigen (rapid flow) test before boarding the ship.
• Be a UK resident with a permanent UK address
• Bring your passport with at least six months validity
• Bring proof of comprehensive cruise travel insurance
• Go to Cruise Control 3 days before you travel, and complete all required steps. We are aware of some technical issues with Cruise Control currently, so if you’re unable to access it, we will be able to assist you at the port instead. However, this may cause a delay to your embarkation.
• Agree to be tested for COVID-19 as required for boarding our ships and entering destinations.
Norwegian Cruise Line ►
Mandatory Vaccinations Against Covid-19 on Initial Voyages
All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, in order to board. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all sailings embarking through December 31, 2021- we will follow the science to make determinations on requirements for all other future sailings.*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.
Benefits of 100% Vaccination Requirements*:
Cruise Mask-free** – Breathe freely and witness smiles everywhere you go!
No Social Distancing Required – Get up close and personal with confidence, everyone on board is vaccinated.
All Restaurants & Experiences Are Fully Open – Dine in any of our restaurants mask-free, including our self-service buffet. Plus enjoy all entertainment options.
No Restrictions on Shore Excursions † – Feel Free to take the shore excursion you’ve been dreaming of or explore on your own!
No Capacity Restrictions Appreciate the full Norwegian experience — all venues and experiences are entirely open.

Surround Yourself in Safety – Peace of mind knowing all guests and crew on board are fully vaccinated.*As government regulations evolve, our health and safety protocols will evolve as needed to ensure compliance. This may mean different protocols from ship to ship based on local requirements.

**On Europe sailings only, currently local government regulations requires all guests to wear masks onboard. Refer to FAQs section for complete details.

† Due to local government regulations, guests are required to take a Norwegian Cruise Line shore excursion while visiting ports in Italy as guests will not be allowed to explore on their own.

Oceania Cruises ►
Will all guests be required to be vaccinated prior to the cruise?
All guests sailing are required to be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, in order to board. Vaccines, combined with multi-layered and robust preventative health and safety measures, including universal COVID-19 testing prior to embarkation, will help us provide a uniquely safe and healthy vacation environment that we believe exceeds all other vacation choices on land and at sea. Each guest must acknowledge and attest to their vaccination status prior to their sailing and bring proof of vaccination to the cruise terminal when checking in for their voyage. Guests who are not old enough to be vaccinated or otherwise not eligible to be vaccinated will not be permitted to sail.
Am I required to test for Covid prior to traveling?
As the entry requirements by country are evolving, we recommend that all guests consult with local government websites to determine the countryspecific information for your port of embarkation as many countries require a negative Covid-19 PCR test that is not older than 48 or 72 hours prior to arrival in-country. Even if the country where your cruise embarks does not require a negative Covid-19 PCR test for entry, Oceania Cruises strongly recommends you obtain a PCR test not more than 72 hours prior to travel. If a PCR test is not readily available, then we encourage guests to at a minimum take a laboratory administered COVID-19 Antigen test not more than 72 hours prior to travel. Guests that fail to test prior to departure or cannot provide proof of a negative laboratory supplied test result and subsequently test positive for COVID-19 upon embarkation will not be reimbursed for quarantine or return travel arrangements.
Will Oceania Cruises offer testing on board to meet travel requirements for guests flying back to countries that require negative COVID-19 test results to re-enter the country post cruise?
Yes, COVID-19 antigen tests prior to disembarkation will be administered on board and paid for by the Cruise Line for those guests who require a test to return home. If a PCR test is required for any travel home, the Cruise Line will administer and pay for a PCR test only for those guests whose home country specifically requires a PCR test. It is the responsibility of the guest to determine which test is required for their return home and to confirm if the PCR test the Cruise Line is offering will be accepted by their home country. The PCR test onboard for cruises from Europe will be administered by Eurorfins. The PCR test for voyages sailing roundtrip from U.S. ports will be administered by Oceania Cruises’ onboard medical staff.
P&O Cruises ►

For holidays to the Caribbean from 22 October 2021 – 27 March 2022

Given the long-haul destinations and the number of different countries visited combined with the current health protocols and entry requirements in the Caribbean, all guests (irrespective of age) must have completed their vaccination course at least 14 days prior to travel. This can either be two doses of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines or the approved single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (approved by the MHRA). A single dose of any other vaccine will not be accepted. All guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccination policy.

All guests on a Caribbean fly-cruise will also need to organise and pay for a private PCR test within 72 hours prior to travel. The test must be administered at an accredited or recognised laboratory by a healthcare professional. They will present their negative PCR result at the airport as well as complete a complimentary antigen test organised by P&O Cruises.

For guests setting sail from Southampton, they will complete a complimentary antigen test at the terminal and must pay for a PCR test on board within 72 hours of arriving in the Caribbean.

For all other holidays from 25 September 2021 – 27 March 2022

For all other holidays all guests aged 18 years and over must have completed their vaccination course at least 14 days prior to travel. This can either be two doses of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines or the approved single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (approved by the MHRA). A single dose of any other vaccine will not be accepted. All guests aged between five and 17 years old will need to have completed their vaccination course a minimum of 14 days prior to sailing or will require a negative PCR test within 120 hours prior to travel. Guests four years old and younger will be permitted to travel providing their travelling parents/guardians meet the above requirements.

All guests will also require a negative COVID-19 test at the terminal (the cost of which will be complimentary). As mentioned above, if your customers are travelling with children aged between five and 17 years old who are not vaccinated, they will need to take a PCR test within 120 hours prior to travelling to the terminal (again, this will be complimentary). Please ask your customers to register with our service provider, Prenetics, and order a PCR pre-cruise testing kit for every unvaccinated guest aged between five and 17 years on their booking. Registration opens five weeks before sailing and closes six days before their embarkation date .

Guests are required to organise their day two COVID-19 test upon returning to the UK

All guests aged five years and over who are staying in the UK after their holiday will need to organise a PCR test to be taken within 48 hours after returning home. It’s important that they book this in advance of their holiday as they will need their test booking reference number to complete their Passenger Locator Form (PLF) whilst on board.

They must complete a PLF prior to arriving in the UK. TOP TIP – your customers can complete and submit the form 21 days prior to their planned arrival date back into the UK. If they’re travelling on a fly-cruise holiday, they must complete the PLF within 48 hours prior to arriving in the UK. They can set up an account before their holiday and enter some of their details giving them a head start. Your customers will need a data-enabled device (e.g. smartphone or tablet) to complete the form. We do have some facilities for those that don’t own a suitable device.

Fly cruises – the Caribbean

At the airport – Guests will need to arrive at the airport in plenty of time as they’ll need to take a complimentary COVID-19 antigen test (organised by P&O Cruises) which can take up to an hour. Your customers negative result will be checked alongside boarding passes, Health Declaration confirmation emails, vaccination statuses, evidence of Barbados Immigration and Customs form and PCR results for all guests so please ask your customers to have all of their paperwork ready! Once these checks have been satisfied, they’ll complete another Health Declaration. We’ll have P&O Cruises representatives on hand to guide your customers through the process.

By testing guests in the UK, we can form a travel bubble for guests on our charter flight to the Caribbean – meaning there’s no risk that guests will be denied boarding on arrival in Barbados as all testing will have already been completed in the UK.

Travelling to Barbados

If your customers are travelling to Barbados (both on a sailing from Southampton or a fly-cruise) they must complete the Barbados Immigration and Customs form.

All other P&O Cruises holidays on sale do not currently require guests to be vaccinated.
Princess Cruises ►

For cruises on Regal Princess from 30th September and Sky Princess from 5th October, guests must have the following:

– Received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise
– Proof of vaccination
– Proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test taken at the terminal, which will be provided on a complimentary basis
– Guests will also be required to wear a face mask in certain areas.

To board the ship, fully vaccinated guests will require a negative viral COVID-19 test, which will be administered at the terminal and provided on a complimentary basis. This vaccination and testing policy will be reviewed on a regular basis as the global situation continues to evolve. Guests who travel internationally should always ensure they understand all entry and airlines requirements to travel from their home country and the destinations they plan to visit, including where health authorities may require pre-travel PCR COVID-19 testing to enter a country. Details continue to be updated regularly; official websites and apps developed by government agencies and tourism ministries are the recommended resources.

Guests on voyages that call to ports outside the UK who are remaining within the UK after their cruise are required by government health authorities to take a test two days after disembarkation. Guests must organize this COVID-19 test themselves. It MUST be booked in advance as confirmation details need to be included on the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

Regent Seven Seas Cruises ►

All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to embarkation, in order to board. Guests will need to provide proof of vaccination as provided to them at the time of their vaccination, therefore a photograph of a vaccination card is not sufficient.

All guests will undergo pre-embarkation health screening including an enhanced health questionnaire and touchless temperature check.

All guests will be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test, administered and paid for by the cruise line, prior to boarding and receive a negative result.

Regent strongly encourages all guests to take a COVID-19 PCR test at home, 3 to 4 days prior to traveling to the ship, as an added precaution. If a PCR test is not readily available, then we encourage guests to at a minimum take a COVID-19 Antigen test at home, prior to travel.

Royal Caribbean ►

For cruises from Southampton in 2021, all Royal Caribbean guests age 18 and older must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before sailing.

We will continually evaluate these requirements and make updates as local public health standards evolve. Guests younger than 18 don’t need to be vaccinated— but if they are, they should bring their proof of vaccination to board and they can follow the testing guidance for fully vaccinated guests. All crew onboard Anthem of the Seas will be fully vaccinated.

Before Travelling to Southampton, England
Guests Living in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man):
– All guests living in the UK must bring a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 3 days of sailing. We will email instructions on how to register for your complimentary test approximately 14-18 days before your cruise.
– Guests under the age of 2 have no testing requirement.

Guests Arriving from Overseas:
– All guests arriving from overseas are required to take a COVID-19 test within 3 of travel to England, this is a UK Government requirement and will be required by your airline. Additional tests and / or quarantine may be required depending on the country you have travelled from. Before departure check the list of red, amber and green countries, as the list can change regularly. An additional test is required by UK government on arrival into the UK, this must be taken on or before day 2 of your arrival.
– All unvaccinated guests arriving from overseas are required to take a COVID_19 test within 3 days of sailing, this is a Royal Caribbean requirement. The same test used for entry to the UK can be used on arrival at the cruise terminal, if its been taken within 3 days of sailing. Costs associated with any predeparture tests are the guests’ responsibility.

Boarding Day in Southampton
Guests Living in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man):
– Vaccinated guests living in the UK will not be required to take a test on arrival at the cruise terminal but will be asked to present their negative PCR test and COVID-19 vaccine certificate.
– Unvaccinated guests 2-17 years old living in the UK will be required to take a complimentary rapid antigen test on arrival at the cruise terminal and receive a negative result in order to sail and will be asked to present their negative PCR test result.

Guests Arriving from Overseas:
– All guests aged 2 years and above traveling from overseas will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival at the cruise terminal and receive a negative result in order to sail. We will email instructions on how to register for your complimentary test approximately 14-18 days before your cruise.

Before Returning Home
Guests are not required to take a COVID-19 test to disembark the cruise. Guests may need to take a COVID-19 test to meet the requirements of their destination country following the cruise, if needed a complimentary onboard PCR or Antigen test for COVID-19 can be arranged for any one that should require it to re-enter their country of residence. Guests under the age of 2 have no testing requirement.

Saga ►

All guests to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before boarding.

Our cruise operation is ticketless so we will not issue you with a physical cruise ticket. You will simply need to bring the following documents with you to the port to board the ship:
– A valid 10-year passport with at least 6 months validity remaining
– A COVID-19 vaccination certificate or NHS pass as proof that you have received your full dose of a UK-approved COVID-19 vaccination – please see below for further details
– If you have arranged your own insurance, please ensure that it covers you for COVID-19 and remember to bring your policy documents with you

Although you will be tested on arrival at the port, for additional peace of mind, we would advise you to take an NHS rapid lateral flow test at home before you begin your journey to the ship. You can obtain these tests from most pharmacies and they come with clear instructions on how to perform them at home. The test takes 30 minutes to return a result.

There will be shore visits; however, in order to ensure the safety of both guests and crew, you will only be allowed go shoreside on an organised excursion. You will not be able to disembark the ship for individual exploration. We will send you all the information you need regarding which excursions are available for your cruise and how to book them. To ensure you get to go on the ones you want, we would strongly suggest booking your excursions in advance.

When returning from an overseas cruise, including EIRE, you must take a lateral flow test in the 72 hours before arriving back in the UK. Additionally, you will need to take a PCR test within 48 hours of arriving back in the UK. We will take care of all the necessary arrangements for you to take both of these tests and instructions will be provided onboard. All testing costs are included in your cruise fare.

Silversea Cruises ►

In recognition of the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations in ensuring the safety of travellers, Silversea will require all embarking crew and guests to have received their second vaccine shot (if applicable) against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to embarking on any of its cruises starting from the 18th of June.

Silversea believes that vaccinations form part of a comprehensive, multi-layered set of science-backed protocol, which will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities. We will continue to work closely with relevant governing bodies and health authorities to evolve our safety procedures, as new health recommendations are issued.

Tradewind Voyages ► For Autumn/Winter 2021/22 Caribbean voyages:
• All guests must be fully vaccinated
• Proof of vaccination and the dates given are required at the terminal and for boarding.
• All guests will be required to take a complimentary antigen test prior to boarding.
• An additional test will be administered onboard free of charge prior to disembarkation.
Viking ►
• All guests must be fully vaccinated
• Effective for departures beginning September 23, 2021 through October 31, 2021, Viking will require all guests to take a COVID-19 PCR (nasal swab or saliva) test within 72 hours of boarding their first outbound flight from their home country.
Please note pre-departure PCR testing must be through an authorised private provider who will issue a fit to fly certificate, this service is not available via the NHS. Please follow this link to the GOV.UK website which details a list of authorised testing companies
Virgin Voyages ►
For Autumn/Winter 2021/22 Caribbean voyages:
Virgin Voyages is an adult only cruise line, and all guests must meet the following requirements:
All Sailors must be at least 18 years old and fully vaccinated with a WHO or FDA approved vaccine against COVID-19.
If it has been less than two weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second shot, you are considered not fully vaccinated and therefore will not be able to sail.
Sailors will be required to take an antigen test before boarding, but this will follow the CDC guidelines at the time of the voyage. Testing will occur at the terminal and will be provided free of charge by Virgin Voyages, so Sailors will need to arrive 2 hours prior to their scheduled embarkation time to ensure time for the test2022 European voyages are too far in advance to have Covid requirements in place currently.

Please ensure that you have adequate insurance in placeCovid cancellation cover is required, and embarkation may be denied without proof.

If you are denied boarding at the port due to a positive test result you may need to claim on your insurance for the cost of the cruise.

Refunds, future cruise credits or the option to move your cruise may not be offered by the cruise line.

We recommend to check government, and cruise line, advice prior to travelling.

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