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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 04/05/2023

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers .

Check the CDC website for additional information and  Frequently Asked Questions .

Country-Specific Information:

  • Greek authorities report COVID-19 case numbers weekly on the website of the National Public Health Organization ( https://eody.gov.gr/ )
  • Masks Required in Healthcare Facilities: Greece has relaxed most COVID-19 measures. Masks are no longer required on public transport or most indoor spaces in Greece.  Masks are still required in healthcare facilities and nursing homes.  Healthcare facilities also require COVID-19 tests for patients and those accompanying them.
  • What To Do if You Test Positive in Greece: Travelers to Greece are recommended to obtain travel insurance that includes coverage of expenses for medical care and/or extension of stay in the event they test positive for COVID-19.  Please review the CDC’s website for recommended precautions for people with COVID-19, including travel-related recommendations.  Contact your airline for details on what they require in order to board a traveler who recently recovered from COVID-19.
  • Questions on Travel to Greece?: Greek authorities have posted answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about travel to and within Greece at travel.gov.gr and greecehealthfirst.gr. The Greek National Tourism Organization has also launched the Visit Greece app, which includes detailed COVID-19 travel updates, as well as a map of COVID-19 diagnostic testing locations.  The Visit Greece App is available for download via  Google Play  or the  App Store .

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  No    
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  No

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No

COVID-19 Testing

  • COVID-19 tests are widely available at many major hospitals, pharmacies, and laboratories in Greece, as well as the  Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (at Arrivals level between entrances 2-3; see  FAQ for more details).  Hotels and tourism facilities may have lists of nearby testing sites or be able to help arrange tests.  Testing is paid by the individual being tested.   The cost for COVID-19 PCR tests is capped at 47 euros, and for rapid antigen tests at 10 euros , though additional charges may apply for testing at home or other circumstances.  Patients needing COVID-19 tests or exhibiting possible symptoms may contact the COVID-19 hotline at 1135 for guidance on testing and referral for medical care.  Travelers are recommended to contact testing centers in advance to obtain appointments and confirm testing timelines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Greece for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes
  • The Greek Ministry of Health has developed system for COVID-19 vaccination information and appointments, available on the Greek government webpage at  https://emvolio.gov.gr/en .  U.S. citizens who do not have a Greek Social Security Number (AMKA) may visit  https://emvolio.gov.gr/en/pamka to request a temporary AMKA number needed to obtain a vaccination appointment. Individuals may request a temporary AMKA number through a Citizens’ Service Center (KEP) as well. Once a temporary AMKA number is issued, a vaccination appointment can be obtained either through a pharmacy or a Citizens’ Service Center (KEP).
  • Greece has created a process for individuals who completed some or all prior COVID-19 vaccination doses abroad to  register their vaccinations in Greece  through a Citizens’ Service Center (KEP).  This allows individuals vaccinated outside of Greece to obtain appointments for booster shots, or complete a partial series of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine in Greece.  Individuals who then complete their two-dose vaccination series or obtain a booster shot in Greece would receive a Greek vaccination certificate, including a QR code.  Review full information on the  gov.gr website and seek assistance from your local KEP.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to  learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Local Resources:

  • If you develop fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, stay indoors and immediately seek medical attention by contacting the National Public Health Organization by dialing 1135.
  • Robust  medical care is available in major metropolitan areas; less so on islands and rural areas
  • National Public Health Organization of Greece
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • Destination Greece — Health First: COVID-19 Travel FAQ for Tourists in Greece
  • COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
  • Centers for Disease Control:  COVID-19 Test Requirement for All Air Passengers Entering U.S.
  • Centers for Disease Control:  COVID-19 Information 
  • Centers for Disease Control:  Information for Travelers
  • Greece Country Specific Information
  • What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis .

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place?  No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No

Fines for Non-Compliance 

  • The fine for not wearing a mask in areas where it is required or not maintaining required social distancing is  300 euros .  The fine for falsifying vaccination certificates is  5000 euros.   The fine for non-compliance with mandatory quarantine is  5000 euros , in addition to possible arrest . 

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Travel requirements, required travel documentation and information for cruise holidays, last updated: october 6, 2023.

CRUISE THE USA WITH NO RESTRICTIONS: The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced that end of day May 11, 2023, vaccination requirements for international travelers will be lifted, allowing open travel within the U.S. to non-citizens regardless of vaccination status. We're thrilled to welcome all international guests back on our U.S. based ships and we look forward to making more holiday dreams come true all around the world.

Country Specific Travel Requirements Note:

Norwegian Cruise Line works closely with local government and health authorities to gather travel requirements for the destinations we visit. Whilst this information is provided as a courtesy to our guests, destinations we travel to may have very specific entry requirements due to health and safety protocols.

Currently, there are no active protocol requirements specific to cruise line guests in any of the destinations we embark in and/or call to. However, we strongly encourage all guests to check back frequently for updates as protocols are always subject to change.

If travelling internationally, the countries you are flying to and/or connecting through may have different testing and vaccination/booster stipulations. We encourage you to visit the government and airport websites of every country you will be travelling to throughout your journey to familiarise yourself with their requirements. It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure they meet the entry requirements for each destination. Guests may be denied boarding if all country-specific requirements are not met.

For All Sailings

As you prepare for your upcoming sailing, we want to ensure that your embarkation process runs smoothly and inform you of the following important requirements.

Norwegian Cruise Line recommends for all guests to follow, and where possible, sign up for notifications from their local government on international travel regulations that may prevent, restrict, or require additional documentation when travelling to another country for embarkation or during their cruise. Please note, hotels booked through NCL for a pre and/or post hotel cruise stay may have additional protocols and requirements. Please check with the hotel directly for further information.

To learn more about our protocols and pre-cruise requirements check out our Sail Safe™ Health & Safety Programme page.

The below country specific protocols apply to cruises departing from or calling on specific countries identified unless otherwise specified. Effective January 5, 2023, enhanced health screening is required for all guests that have recently visited Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau.

Countries Without Additional Travel Restrictions

Countries Without Additional Travel Restrictions

The following Countries do not have any additional regulations. All guest are still required to follow Norwegian's Health and Safety Protocols.

  • North America: Canada, United States
  • Central America: Belize, Honduras, Mexico
  • Europe: Belgium, Denmark, England, Estonia, Faroe Island, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Shetland Island, Sweden, Turkey
  • Caribbean: Antigua, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, U.S Virgin Islands

The following Countries do not have any additional regulations. All guests are still required to follow Norwegian's Health and Safety Protocols.

What to Know Before Your Cruise

All unvaccinated guests under the age of 12 will be required to bring proof of a negative NAAT test (i.e. PCR) result administered by a verified third party within three days prior to embarkation date. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding .

Additionally, unvaccinated guests under the age of 12 on sailings from or to a U.S. or Canada port will be subject to additional testing at embarkation and disembarkation administered and paid for by the cruise line, as part of the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Voluntary COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships Operating in U.S. Waters.

  • Luggage tags must be attached to each piece of luggage when arriving at the port to expedite the baggage drop-off process.

At time of check-in, all guests will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or NAAT test (i.e. PCR) result administered by a verified third party or via medically supervised home test two days prior to embarkation date for cruises originating in a U.S. or Canadian port and within three days prior for voyages departing from a non-U.S. port.

  • Guests must bring digital or printed proof of negative test results. Test results need to be in English and include the following information:
  • Your name, which should match the name on your travel documents
  • Your date of birth
  • The result of the test
  • The date the test sample was collected
  • The name of the test provider
  • Confirmation of the type of test provided
  • In order to facilitate, Norwegian has partnered with Inspired Diagnostics lab to ensure that guests have access to a quick, efficient and easy way to access the required FDA-approved proctored in-home antigen test prior to embarkation from the comfort of their own home. Inspired Diagnostics is a subsidiary of Inspire Health Alliance, a leader in best-in-class health services. Testing at home is safe, simple, and convenient. Purchasing in-home testing kits is simple.
  • Sign up on the testing site https://inspirediagnostics.com/ncl/
  • Receive the test kit(s) by UPS
  • Schedule an on-line proctoring consultation
  • Receive certified results via email
  • Guests are also responsible for complying with all local health and safety requirements which may include additional pre-embarkation testing at the terminal. On select sailings where local government or health authorities may require guests to partake in additional COVID-19 testing prior to boarding, NCL will provide free testing at the terminal. Please refer to Cruise Travel Requirements by Country for country specific requirements.
  • All unvaccinated guests under the age of 12 on sailings from or to a U.S. or Canadian port will be required to bring proof of a negative NAAT Test (i.e. PCR) result administered by a verified third party within three days prior to embarkation date. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding. Additionally, these guests will be subject to additional testing at embarkation and disembarkation administered and paid for by the cruise line, as part of the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Voluntary COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships Operating in U.S. Waters.
  • Other available pre-embarkation testing services: Additionally, the following services offer a verified third party or medically supervised at home testing: https://www.emed.com/ or BioReference-Scarlett Concierge testing service – BioReference sends a trained Scarlet Health Professional to your home to collect your COVID-19 test specimen.
  • Locate a Covid-19 Testing Provider Prior to Your Cruise: Should you need to locate a testing provider prior to beginning travel or while traveling prior to your cruise, please visit TestForTravel.com , an easy-to-use online tool for locating COVID-19 testing providers around the world. Simply enter your zip code, or city and country, and the website will display locations, contact information, and testing hours. It also allows you to search by test type – PCR or Antigen.

To understand the earliest you should test prior to your cruise vacation, see below:

Cruise Vaccine Table Dates Guideline - Norwegian Cruise Line

FOR ALL CRUISES:

Mandatory Vaccinations

All guests age 12 and over must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to departure, acknowledge vaccination status prior to sailing and present proof of vaccination at the pier at embarkation.

Failure to comply with the requirements will unfortunately result in denial of embarkation. Guests who are denied embarkation or re-boarding for failure to comply with Norwegian Cruise Line's COVID-19 Policies and Procedures shall not be entitled to a refund or compensation of any kind. For more information, please click here .

It is the responsibility of the guest to be aware of any local protocols and/or travel restrictions in place at the visiting destinations at the time of sailing. Some ports of call may require guests to carry their proof of vaccine when going ashore.

Face coverings may be required in certain settings to comply with local requirements, for example in terminals for embarkation and disembarkation or at ports of call.

For additional information on all you need to know to prepare for an amazing vacation ahead, click here .

What to Know Before Your Cruise

Protocols may vary by itinerary; we will do our very best to communicate itinerary specific protocols with you as soon as the information becomes available. On certain sailings, guests should be prepared for the possibility of an additional COVID-19 test prior to boarding, which will be provided in the terminal on a complimentary basis.

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 state or port requirements or in an abundance of caution to keep our guests and crew as safe as possible.*

*Please note, in the event a port included as part of an itinerary requires additional COVID-19 testing in order for guests to disembark, Norwegian Cruise Line will facilitate the testing onboard.

Athens Travel Requirements

Testing Requirements:

  • An antigen test will be administered at the terminal and a negative result is required – this test will be paid for and administered by Norwegian Cruise Line.

Antigua Travel Requirements

Testing must be administered by a verified third party.

Aruba Travel Requirements

Below only applies for sailings visiting Tasmania.

•  Vaccinated guests are required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test in addition to vaccination documentation, as listed above, only for sailing to Tasmania.

•  Antigen tests may be self-administered. Guests choosing to use a self- administered COVID-19 antigen test must provide a timestamped photo showing the negative test result, the antigen test packaging displaying the batch number, and an I.D. (e.g., passport).

Bahamas Travel Requirements

  • At this time, the Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Janssen, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm and Covaxin or Sinovac. Refer to https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates for most up to date vaccine requirements.
  • Guests must present government issued vaccination card in order to disembark.

For sailings September 3, 2022 and beyond:

  • Tours approved for sale by tour operators through a Norwegian Cruise Line booked shore excursion.
  • Guests exercising this option must take approved taxis dispatched from secured designated taxi facilities within the Bridgetown port, or must have a pre-booked tour confirmed by email from an approved tour operator for pick-up in the Bridgetown port.

Bermuda Travel Requirements

FOR ALL SAILINGS VISITING BERMUDA ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 13, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: All guests must complete Bermuda Travel Authorization (TA) within 30 days of sailing. The cost of the Travel Authorization is $40 per guest. Link to form: https://www.gov.bm/cruise-travel-authorisation

For sailings through September 2, 2022:

  • Pre-cruise:
  • All guests over the age of 2 must provide proof of negative test per standard Sail Safe testing requirements apply.
  • Bermuda government does not allow certificate of recovery in lieu of negative test result. 
  • If the ship takes longer than 5 days to arrive in Bermuda,  all guests , regardless of vaccination status, will be required to take an additional antigen test onboard no more than 2 days prior to disembarking in Bermuda. This test will be paid for and administered by our onboard medical team.

All guests must have an approved Travel Authorization before embarkation.

  • A travel authorization number will be issued by Bermuda once approved.
  • If you have any issues with the process, please contact:
  • Bermuda Tourism Authority: 1.833.570.2594 (toll-free)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line: 1.800.327.7030

Valid proof of health insurance for travel to Bermuda includes:

  • Guests who have purchased BookSafe Standard, BookSafe Platinum, or Essentials travel protection through Norwegian Cruise Line may upload their cruise confirmation that shows travel protection coverage type as their proof of travel health insurance.
  • Insurer name and address
  • insured traveller’s name
  • confirmation medical expenses are covered, including COVID-19 coverage (or "all medical expenses covered")
  • Period of coverage: insurance coverage, start and end date
  • Note: Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians can upload their guardian’s vaccination certificate instead of proof of travel health insurance.

FOR ALL SAILINGS VISITING BERMUDA ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 14, 2022

  • Nothing required
  • ** Approximate cost per Covid-19 Antigen test is $95. Approximate cost per PCR is $199. This cost may vary and is the responsibility of the guest. We will share guests’ test results in the Bermuda Maritime Declaration and those guests with a negative result will be able to go ashore.

FOR ALL SAILINGS BEFORE OCTOBER 22, 2022

** Approximate cost per Covid-19 Antigen test is $95. Approximate cost per PCR is $199. This cost may vary and is the responsibility of the guest. We will share guests’ test results in the Bermuda Maritime Declaration and those guests with a negative result will be able to go ashore.

Brazil Travel Requirements

For Sailings on or after September 30, 2022:

Canada has removed all COVID-19 entry restrictions for all travelers regardless of citizenship. Guests will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website
  • provide proof of vaccination
  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

For Sailings on or before September 29, 2022:

PLEASE NOTE: All guests must complete ArriveCAN submission within 72 hours of embarkation. ArriveCAN receipt must be presented at check in on embarkation day. Guests must select "Arriving by Ship."

For cruises originating from or sailing to a Canadian port (which may include Alaska itineraries):

Vaccination Requirements:

  • All guests age twelve and older must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Embarkation:  all guests must provide proof of negative NAAT test (i.e. PCR) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation, or negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of embarkation.
  • All unvaccinated guests ages 5-11 will also be required to take an additional test at embarkation. This test will be paid for and administered by Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Please note, any embarkation testing in Vancouver will be administered at an offsite location, a 5 minute walk from the port at 757 West Hasting Street. There are no embarkation testing services available in the terminal.
  • Mid Cruise Testing: required for unvaccinated guests ages 5-11. This test will be paid for and administered by Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Disembarkation Testing (for cruises ending in a Canadian port only): unvaccinated guests ages 5-11 will be tested onboard at disembarkation. This test will be paid for and administered by Norwegian Cruise Line.

Face Coverings:

Required ashore in business establishments based on local requirements.

Cayman Islands Travel Requirements

Itineraries that include Croatia require a booster: All guests over the age of 18, whose primary COVID-19 vaccination will be beyond 270 days at the time of disembarkation from their voyage, must have a COVID-19 booster prior to embarkation.

  • In lieu of a booster 270 days after the primary series, guests may present a government recognized or official medical Certificate of Recovery.
  • For European Citizens, this would include an EU Green Pass or comparable certificate.
  • For all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. U.S. citizens) a doctor’s note, plus a laboratory confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e. name, date, date of birth, positive result, etc.) will be accepted.

Chile Travel Requirements

*  Approximate cost per COVID-19 antigen test is $95. The approximate cost per PCR is $199. These costs may vary and are the responsibility of the guest.

China Travel Requirements

For guests having recently visited Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau:

As a result of growing concerns regarding COVID-19 in China, and recently implemented travel restrictions by countries including the United States, we are proactively implementing preventative health and safety measures beginning January 5th for all sailings embarking between Jan 5 – Feb 28, 2023.

  • Guests who have visited Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau within 10 days prior to embarkation will be required to submit proof of a negative medically supervised COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the beginning of travel from their place of residence or place they had been visiting immediately prior to their cruise. This also applies to guests transiting through an airport in one of the aforementioned countries within 10 days prior to embarkation.
  • Additionally, these guests will be required to take a medically supervised COVID-19 PCR test at the embarkation port within 8 hours of embarkation, and will be required to test onboard the ship every 48 hours until 10 days have passed from their last time in China, Hong Kong, or Macau.
  • These guests must also be fully vaccinated and boosted with a World Health Organization approved vaccine prior to embarkation.
  • Guests that hold a Chinese, Hong Kong, or Macau passport will be subject to the same protocols unless they can provide proof they have not visited these regions within 10 days prior to embarkation.

Expenses related to all required COVID-19 tests will be the guest’s responsibility. Testing onboard ships is currently offered at $99 per person per test.

Colombia Travel Requirements

* Please note, a COVID-19 Recovery Certificate may be presented as an alternative to the testing requirement as noted above.

  • For European citizens, this would include an EU Green Pass or comparable certificate.
  • For guests unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. U.S. citizens), a doctor’s note, plus a laboratory-confirmed PCR or antigen test result with the proper information (i.e. name, date, date of birth, positive result etc.) will be accepted.

Fiji Travel Requirements

Masks are required for all visitors

Greece Islands Travel Requirements

For cruises originating from a Greece port ( i.e. Piraeus and Crete ):

** Approximate cost per COVID-19 antigen test is $95. The approximate cost per PCR is $199. These costs may vary and are the responsibility of the guest.

*** All guests age 18 and over, whose primary COVID-19 vaccination will be beyond 270 days at the time of disembarkation from their voyage, must have a COVID-19 booster prior to embarkation to be considered up-to-date.

  • In lieu of a booster 270 days after the primary series, guests may present a government recognized or official medical Certificate of Recovery (dated no less than 10 days and no more than 180 days before embarkation).

Honduras Travel Requirements

  • Effective on 5/7/22 and beyond masks are optional on all sailings, unless visiting ports in Italy. In these ports, masks are required while indoors.
  • Italian ports specifically require KN95/FFP2 type masks.
  • Adhere to local regulations when visiting ports.
  • Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica: Guests are required to wear a mask ashore. Only authorized vaccines Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson are accepted.

Colon Travel Requirements

  • Colon, Panama: Guests must show proof of vaccination to go ashore.

Europe Travel Requirements

Travel requirements may vary from country to country in Europe.

Embarkation Requirements

For cruises embarking in Greece: all guests ages 2 and older must show proof of negative NAAT (PCR) performed 72 hours prior to embarkation or Antigen test performed 48 hours prior to embarkation. Medically supervised or proctored self-tests will not be accepted. If guest does not show proof of a valid test, an antigen test will be administered at the terminal covered by Norwegian.

  • For cruises originating from Piraeus, Greece:
  • Negative COVID-19 antigen administered by a verified third party within 2 days of the embarkation date (Proctored Self-administered home test not accepted)
  • Negative NAAT (PCR) test administered by a verified third party within 3 days of the embarkation (Proctored Self-administered home test not accepted)
  • COVID-19 Recovery Certificate*

* Individuals who test positive within 180 days of their scheduled embarkation date, do not require pre-arrival testing.

  • EU Green Pass or comparable certificate for European citizens
  • A doctor’s note, plus a laboratory-confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e. name, date, date of birth, positive result etc.), for all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. US Citizens)
  • For Sailings to Bermuda, the government does not allow certificate of recovery in lieu of negative test result. 
  • France: In order to be eligible to enter France as a vaccinated person for guests who received a one shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson), at least four weeks must have passed after the shot.

All guests age 12 and over must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

EU Healthy Gateways currently defines individuals as "Fully Vaccinated" against COVID-19 if they carry proof of vaccination with at least 14 days and no more than 270 days passed since the last dose of the primary vaccination series or if they have received a third or booster dose. To clarify, guests that have received a booster dose can travel regardless of the amount of time that has passed since their booster dose. Booster requirements vary by country as follows:

Booster Requirements:

  • Northern Europe/Baltic Itineraries (Baltic, British Isles & Iceland) do not require a booster.
  • Itineraries that include Italy, Spain, Greece, France, and Portugal require a booster, for all individuals 18 years or older , if their original vaccine course was taken more than 270 days prior to embarkation.
  • For itineraries which require boosters, in lieu of a booster 270 days after the primary series, guests may present a government recognized or official medical Certificate of Recovery.
  • For all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. US Citizens) a doctor’s note, plus a laboratory confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e. Name, Date, Date of Birth, Positive Result, etc.) will be accepted.
  • Children and Teens between the ages of 12 and 17: Full vaccination protocol at least two weeks after receipt of the final dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or any WHO approved vaccine . Children under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination.

Guests who cannot meet the above requirements should not travel to the ship as they will be unable to board.

Effective 6/12/22, guests will no longer be required to show proof of negative Covid test to return to the United States.

Disembarkation Testing for all Norwegian Dawn and Jade sailings beginning June 12,2022 and beyond and for all Norwegian Epic, Escape, and Gem sailings beginning June 17, 2022 and beyond:

In order to best comply with local regulations, all guests who require proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to their home country, will now have the following options:

  • Purchase an easy-to-use telemedicine kit onboard (subject to availability)
  • Visit a local clinic

For an easy-to-use online tool for locating COVID-19 testing providers around the world, please visit www.TestForTravel.com .

MALTA FORMS

Going Ashore:

All Guests who do not hold an EU-COVID certificate and intending to go ashore will need to use VeriFLY.  

  • After creating a secure profile on their mobile device, passengers will upload vaccine information and other documentation as required directly into the VeriFLY app.
  • Under the "Add other" section, select “Malta arrivals”. Once the information is completed and vaccine picture is uploaded, you have successfully submitted for review.
  • The VeriFLY app will verify that the passenger's information matches the requirements set by Malta and displays a simple pass or fail message.
  • Following that, the passenger will be guided to fill in the Passenger Locator Form for entry into Malta.
  • The VeriFLY app is available on Google Play and on the Apple App Store, and users shall be able to activate their “Trip to Malta” pass, which encapsulates the requirements for entry into Malta. It is highly recommended that guests download the app and complete the required information prior to embarkation.

The above will not be required for guests opting to remain onboard the ship and not proceed ashore.

Greece Travel Requirements

EU Healthy Gateways currently defines individuals as “Fully Vaccinated” against COVID-19 if they carry proof of vaccination with at least 14 days and no more than 270 days passed since the last dose of the primary vaccination series or if they have received a third or booster dose.  To clarify, guests that have received a booster dose can travel regardless of the amount of time that has passed since their booster dose.

  • For EU sailings Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be accepted for vaccinated children and teens between the ages of 5 and 17 and Moderna (Spikevax) for children 12-17 years of age.

Guests who cannot meet the EU Healthy Gateways definition of “Fully Vaccinated” should not travel to the ship as they will be unable to board.

  • All guests must provide proof of negative antigen test within 24 hours prior to embarkation. This test will be paid for and administered by Norwegian Cruise Line.

Required on shore in public areas of Greece based on local requirements. Face coverings must be KN95/FFP2.

French Polynesia Cruise Protocols

Includes the following ports of call: Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea

French Polynesia currently defines individuals as "Fully Vaccinated" against COVID-19 if they carry proof of vaccination with at least 14 days and no more than 270 days passed since the last dose of the primary vaccination series or if they have received a third or booster dose. To clarify, guests that have received a booster dose can travel regardless of the amount of time that has passed since their booster dose.

  • Please note that any guest whose primary COVID-19 vaccination will be beyond 270 days at the time of disembarkation from their voyage MUST HAVE a COVID-19 "booster" prior to embarkation if sailing out of Papeete. Guests arriving with the vessel, are not required to have the booster shot.
  • Booster requirement from authorities in French Polynesia only applies to travelers over 18 years old.
  • Unless with French Polynesian High Commission endorsement, there is no exemption for the adult travelers whose second dose is over 9 months.

Guests who cannot meet French Polynesia definition of "Fully Vaccinated" should not travel to the ship as they will be unable to board.

Grenada Cruise Protocols

  • All guests visiting Grenada must apply for a "Pure Safe" travel authorization prior to travel. The authorization form should be completed prior to commencing travel and can be found here: https://covid19.gov.gd/
  • All guests over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination when going ashore.
  • Guests will be required to wear a face covering ashore.
  • All guests visiting Grenada must be booked on a Norwegian Cruise Line shore excursion, a pre-booked independent tour, or use an authorized taxi in order to go ashore.

Guests will be required to take a Norwegian Cruise Line organized shore excursion for ports in Italy as guests will not be allowed to explore on their own.

Israel Travel Requirements

Richard’s Bay has no entry restrictions therefore is exempt from below

Uruguay Travel Requirements

  • Guests are not permitted to walk off the port of Ocho Rios, Jamaica . In order to go ashore while in Ocho Rios, guests must comply with one of the following:
  • Book a Norwegian Cruise Line shore excursion.
  • Book a restricted or controlled freelance tour. This is the traditional Taxi Freelance Line.
  • Walk or take transportation to Island Village, Harbour Shops & Taj Mahal Shopping Centre. These shops are closed to the public on ship days and opened exclusively for cruise passengers.

Portugal Travel Requirements

All guests must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) within 96 hours prior to the estimated time of arrival into Portugal. A QR code will be generated that may be presented upon arrival.

  • At this time, the Madeira islands are only accepting the following vaccines: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac, Instituto, Buntantan, Instituto Gambaleya (Sputnik V) Sinopharm (VeroCell)

All guests age 12 and older must provide proof of negative NAAT test (I.e. PCR) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation or antigen test taken within 24 hours of embarkation.

Ponta Delgada, Azores Travel Requirements

Going Ashore and Testing Requirements:

  • Fully vaccinated guests do not require additional testing beyond their standard pre-embarkation test. To go ashore, guests must bring approved document of vaccination, EU COVID certificate, or CDC card.
  • Unvaccinated guests must be show proof of negative PCR test (72 hours prior to arrival) or Antigen Test (24 hours prior to arrival). This test will be facilitated and paid for by NCL onboard.

Puerto Rico Cruise Protocols

  • Residents of Puerto Rico:
  • Complete the Online Travel Declaration Form (TDF) from the Puerto Rican Department of Health and Safety, which can be found here, https://www.travelsafe.pr.gov . This must be completed PRIOR to disembarking the ship and guests must show proof of the resulting QR code at disembarkation. Passengers must select option number two (2) which establishes that the passenger will perform a molecular or antigen test at an authorized facility in Puerto Rico within 48 hours after disembarkation. Passengers who do not comply with the prior arrival test requirement will be imposed a $300 fine.
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico:
  • Effective 1.16.2022, Puerto Rico will implement post-cruise testing requirements for guests who are disembarking in Puerto Rico as follows:
  • Must have a COVID-19 test performed within 48 hours after disembarking the ship.
  • Non-residents of Puerto Rico departing the same day of disembarkation:
  • No additional testing is required to disembark the ship.
  • Non-residents of Puerto Rico staying overnight in Puerto Rico after the cruise:
  • Must complete the Travel Declaration Form (TDF) prior to disembarkation at https://www.travelsafe.pr.gov
  • Must have a COVID-19 antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to disembarking the ship.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line will facilitate the test that is required (cost may apply).
  • Guests who secured their flights and/or post cruise hotel stay with Norwegian Cruise Line will not be charged for the test.
  • Guests who secured their flights and/or post cruise hotel stay independently will be responsible for the cost of the COVID-19 test:
  • $99 per person for an antigen test
  • $150 per person for a PCR test (if required)  

United States Travel Requirements

  • For cruises originating from a U.S. port:
  • negative COVID-19 antigen administered by a verified third party within 2 days of the embarkation date or
  • negative NAAT (PCR) test administered by a verified third party within 3 days of the embarkation
  • Negative NAAT test (i.e., PCR) result administered by a verified third party within three days of the embarkation date, as well as additional antigen testing at embarkation and disembarkation administered and paid for by NCL. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding.
  • unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be subject to additional testing at embarkation and disembarkation administered and paid for by NCL. 
  • All unvaccinated guests under the age of 2 do not need to complete a pre-cruise test.
  • All unvaccinated guests age 12 and above are unable to cruise

*Individuals who test positive within 90 days of their scheduled embarkation date, do not require pre-arrival testing.

  • A doctor's note, plus a laboratory-confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e. name, date, date of birth, positive result etc.), for all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. US Citizens)
  • For Sailings to Bermuda, the government does not allow certificate of recovery in lieu of negative test result.

Testing Requirements to Return to US:

  • Effective 6/12/22, fully vaccinated guests will no longer be required to show proof of negative Covid-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to return to the United States.
  • Only unvaccinated guests ages 2-12 require a disembarkation test. Individuals under 2 years of age are exempt from any testing requirements.

Spain Travel Requirements

Booster Requirement

  • To be considered fully vaccinated on itineraries that include Spain, guests age 18 and over must have a booster if their original vaccine was received 270 days or more prior to embarkation.
  • For all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. US Citizens) a doctor's note, plus a laboratory confirmed PCR or antigen test result with the proper information (i.e. Name, Date, Date of Birth, Positive Result, etc.) will be accepted.
  • Guests who cannot meet the above requirements will need to follow the requirements for "unvaccinated" guests.
  • Tours and activities within the bubble tour arrangements provided through a Norwegian Cruise Line booked shore excursion.
  • Walk-around activities within the port's restaurant and bars areas.
  • Visiting designated taxi booths to arrange for certified taxi operators to take them to a certified area that's been approved by the local government.

Croatia Cruise Protocols

At this time, the Croatian Government will only consider guests to be fully vaccinated if they received their vaccines less than 365 days prior to arriving in Croatia i.e. guests with a 2 dose vaccine, the 2nd dose must have been received less than 365 days prior to arrival in Croatia; guests with a 1 dose vaccine, the vaccine must have been received less than 365 days prior to arrival in Croatia. Guests who have had their 2nd dose of a 2 dose vaccine, or their 1 dose vaccine more than 365 days prior to arriving in Croatia will not be able to go ashore while in port.

France Cruise Protocols

Guests must show proof of vaccination to go ashore.

On Europe sailings, the EU Healthy Gateways guidance requires all guests to wear masks while onboard while indoors except for when actively eating or drinking or when in their stateroom.

  • Guests will be required to wear masks outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
  • Guests will also be required to adhere to local regulations when visiting ports of call.

Mediterranean & Greek Isles Cruise Protocols

  • For guests embarking in Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy : The Italian government requires all travelers entering Italy to complete an EU Digital Passenger Location Form (dPLF) before entering the country.
  • For guests embarking or disembarking in Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy: Guests who have received the Sinovac vaccine will only be permitted to sail on cruises that embark or disembark in Civitavecchia (Rome) if they have not been to a “List E” country (as defined on the Italian government’s website) for at least 15 days prior to arriving in Italy.
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  • For guests embarking in Barcelona, Spain : The Spanish government requires all travelers entering Spain to complete a Health Control Form before entering the country.
  • For guests embarking in Piraeus (Athens), Greece: The Greek government requires all travelers entering Greece to complete a Passenger Location Form (PLF) before entering the country. This must be completed no later than 11:59 p.m. the day before entering Greece and only one PLF should be submitted per family. After completing the PLF, travelers will receive a unique QR code.

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. Book your shore excursions through your MyNCL account.

Guests must wear a face mask when going ashore.

South America Travel Requirements

  • For guests that are boarding our ship immediately upon arrival in Argentina: At the time of check-in, guests will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result administered by a verified third party within three days prior to sail date.  As you are embarking the ship on Sunday, the test must be taken no earlier than Thursday. 
  • For guests that live in Argentina or who are staying in Argentina in a hotel prior to boarding our ship: At the time of check-in, guests will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test results administered by a verified third party within 2 days prior to sail date . As you are embarking the ship on Sunday, the test must be taken no earlier than Friday.
  • Argentina: All guests must complete a sworn affidavit for arrival to and departure from all ports in Argentina. The form can be found here: https://ddjj.migraciones.gob.ar/app/home.php
  • Uruguay: All guests must complete an online Health Declaration form prior to entering all ports in Uruguay. The form can be found here: https://declaracionjurada.ingresoauruguay.gub.uy/ING
  • Chile: All guests must complete a sworn affidavit and mobility pass form. The sworn affidavit can be found here: www.c19.cl and the mobility pass form can be found here: https://mevacuno.gob.cl/
  • All of the above can be completed up to 15 days prior to arrival in each port.

Transatlantic Travel Requirements

Vessels repositioning to the United States must undergo full guest COVID-19 testing prior to arrival. All guests sailing to the United States on a transatlantic voyage will receive a COVID-19 test while onboard. This test will be paid for by the Cruise Line.

A COVID-19 Recovery Certificate may be presented as an alternative to the testing requirement as noted above in select countries.

  • At check in, these guests must have one of the below acceptable forms of COVID-19 Recovery available (dated no less than 10 days and no more than 90 days (US, Caribbean, Central and South America) and 180 days (EU and Canada) before embarkation):
  • This excludes all voyages visiting Bermuda.

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Do You Need to Be Vaccinated to Cruise? It Depends on the Ship and Destination

While most cruise lines have scrapped covid vaccine and testing requirements, some companies and international cruise ports still have vaccination and testing rules in place..

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If you’re planning on sailing with Viking anytime soon, you’d better track down that COVID-19 vaccine certificate.

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When cruising restarted in spring 2021, after a nearly 15-month pandemic-spurred shutdown imposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cruisers faced a barrage of rules, including strict requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations and precruise COVID-19 testing. Later, the rules started to go by the wayside, and it was hard to keep track of who was requiring what. Not anymore.

Most cruise lines have now dropped or are soon dropping rules for both vaccinations and precruise testing, with at least one notable exception. Viking —on its river, ocean, and expedition ships—still requires everyone on board be fully vaccinated .

Another line that was still requiring COVID vaccinations, small-ship line Windstar Cruises, will be scrapping its vaccine mandate as of June 1, 2023. “We’ve invested in and improved our health and safety processes, including upgrading the HVAC systems on all of our ships, which has led to a cleaner and safer environment on board,” says Windstar president Christopher Prelog. “When combined with the widespread availability of vaccines and medical treatments, the risk factors are considerably lower now, giving us the confidence to lift the requirement.”

Are COVID vaccinations and testing still required for cruises?

Most cruise lines have dropped both their vaccine and testing requirements. Those that have lingered into 2023—mostly lines operating smaller ships—have been quietly scaling back their requirements.

The result: While there was a time after cruising restarted that you could be assured that your fellow passengers, at least those age 12 and up, were both fully vaccinated and tested for COVID-19 before getting on the ship, that is not the case anymore.

That said, specific countries have their own requirements, and several countries still require that cruise ship passengers are vaccinated and/or tested before arrival. If you are doing an itinerary outside of the Caribbean or Europe (where most vaccine and testing requirements have been dropped)—including to select countries in Central and South America or to Australia—you still have to read your cruise line’s precruise health and safety information carefully to make sure you comply with the latest requirements.

Contact your cruise line or check the U.S. State Department’s travel advisories for the latest.

What to know before you cruise

Vaccine and pretrip testing requirements can be confusing, especially if you are cruising internationally. Cruise lines have their own rules; countries have their own rules.

Before your trip, you will need to review your cruise line’s health and safety protocols. If a precruise test is required by a certain country, you will find that noted. In this case, you may be required to arrive at your ship with a negative COVID-19 test result in hand or not. (If testing is required, it can typically be either a PCR test or tele-health-monitored antigen test , paid for by the passenger. The cruise line may also require a test at the pier, paid for by the cruise line.)

If being fully vaccinated is required, that means having received the original series of vaccines at least 14 days prior to your cruise, or the original series plus a booster shot or shots.

As was the case even before the pandemic, you will be asked at embarkation to fill out a questionnaire inquiring about your current health status and whether you currently have any symptoms of illness.

You are free to pack and wear masks on your cruise. Most cruise lines suggest you do wear masks in crowded indoor situations—but it’s not enforced.

A quick cruise line guide to COVID requirements

Here’s a rundown of the basic rules for some leading cruise lines. Note: There may be additional requirements if you are traveling internationally. Be sure to review the latest requirements prior to boarding.

American Queen Voyages

On American Queen Voyages’ river, ocean, Great Lakes, and expedition ships, there are no longer any precruise testing or vaccinations required. Face coverings are optional, though masks may be required of any passengers showing symptoms.

Precruise testing is no longer required for vaccinated guests sailing with Azamara , except in ports where testing is required. No vaccination is necessary for cruises departing from or returning to the United States or Europe. In Australia, all guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before sailing with all required COVID-19 vaccine doses (including a booster shot). Children under 12 years old are not required to be vaccinated.

Celebrity Cruises

No vaccination or testing is required on the majority of Celebrity Cruises sailings. Destinations with stricter requirements include: the Galápagos, Australia and New Zealand, transatlantic crossings, and select Central and South America itineraries. Unvaccinated guests need to be tested in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

As of April 23, 2023, on the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria , and as of June 8, 2023, on the Queen Elizabeth , vaccinations and testing will no longer be required by Cunard (until then, testing and vaccination requirements apply).

Disney Cruise Line

For sailings embarking from the United States, which are the bulk of Disney Cruise Line’s sailings, no vaccination or testing is required. Disney recommends all guests be vaccinated before sailing and take a test for COVID-19 two days prior to their cruise. There are additional requirements on repositioning cruises and in Australia, so it is important to check the line’s website before your cruise.

Holland America Line

There are no precruise testing or vaccination requirements on most Holland America Line itineraries. There are requirements on select voyages (you can look up a specific voyage’s requirements on the line’s website).

Lindblad Expeditions

For voyages embarking on or after May 11, 2023, Lindblad Expeditions will no longer require guests to be fully vaccinated, although the line recommends guests be fully vaccinated (for cruises prior to that time, all passengers age five and up must be vaccinated). Lindblad recommends, but does not require, passengers take a predeparture COVID-19 test within five days of the start of their expedition.

Oceania Cruises

Vaccine requirements are purely dependent on the destinations being visited on each Oceania cruise. Passengers are advised to be up to date on the latest regulations for all destinations on their cruise itinerary.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Effective April 2023, Paul Gauguin Cruises no longer requires that passengers are vaccinated or tested for COVID prior to embarkation, but it continues to encourage vaccination. “Paul Gauguin Cruises’ officers, staff and crew will remain fully vaccinated,” the line states. Travelers will need to present a health declaration form at embarkation.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Vaccines and precruise testing are generally not required to sail with Regent Seven Seas Cruises . There are some requirements in place based on local health regulations in a specific country a ship is visiting. Regent notifies guests approximately 30 days prior to sailing of any country-specific protocols.

Royal Caribbean

No vaccine or precruise testing is required on the majority of Royal Caribbean itineraries, with a few exceptions: Cruises from Australia, transpacific and transatlantic sailings, and cruises from Hawai‘i to Vancouver.

No vaccine or testing required except on certain Seabourn itineraries where a country may have specific requirements.

No vaccination is required for Silversea passengers except as designated by the destination. Precruise testing is not required except when specified by a destination.

Viking Cruises

All passengers and crew are required to be vaccinated on Viking’s river, ocean, and expedition ships—without exception. Viking strongly recommends passengers receive a booster dose before departing. Viking recommends but does not require a predeparture COVID-19 test (except if required by a destination).

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages has no precruise testing or vaccination requirements. Masks may be required at select times.

Windstar Cruises

Beginning June 1, 2023, Windstar will no longer require guests to be vaccinated. Crew will continue to be vaccinated. Masks are optional, with the line highly recommending guests wear masks in indoor public spaces. All guests fill out a health questionnaire on embarkation. A precruise COVID-19 test is not required unless you show symptoms.

This article was originally published in May 2022; it was most recently updated on April 19, 2023, with current information.

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Do I need a COVID-19 test for my cruise? Your pre- and post-cruise testing questions answered

Ashley Kosciolek

The road to the cruise industry's restart was a long one with lots of twists and turns.

Now that ships are back in service, the number of COVID-19 deaths is down worldwide, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has scrapped its opt-in protocols for vessels, nearly all cruise lines have walked back their pre-cruise COVID-19 testing requirements.

Additionally, most countries have waived their test-for-entry requirements. That's good news for passengers because individual countries often had timelines different from those of cruise lines, making it difficult for travelers to accomplish pre-cruise testing when departing from ports abroad.

With all of the changes, The Points Guy is here to answer some of your most pressing questions about COVID-19 testing for cruises. For a line-by-line list of current testing and vaccination policies, read our pre-cruise vaccination guide .

Editor's note: This article is intended to highlight general rules for most cruise lines. Testing requirements can vary by cruise line and embarkation port. Check with your line and the rules for the country in which you'll be embarking for the most current information relevant to your itinerary.

For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG's new cruise newsletter .

Pre-cruise COVID-19 testing

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Do I need to take a COVID-19 test before my cruise?

All but a small handful of lines have waived their mandatory testing protocols, except where required by local regulations in the countries and ports their ships visit. It is unlikely you will have to test prior to embarkation unless it's required by your country or municipality of entry or you're exhibiting symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19.

How close to my cruise do I need to be tested?

If your cruise line or destinations on your itinerary require negative test results, they will generally have to be from no more than two to five days prior to your embarkation date, depending on the specific regulations.

Where can I find an approved test that will give me my results in time?

Pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS offer antigen and PCR testing by appointment. However, with the tight window in which the results are needed, there's no guarantee you'll have them in time to cruise.

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The best option is to order at-home antigen testing kits that offer telehealth access. You can find them through the Optum or eMed websites.

The type of test you will need will vary based on the specific requirements of your situation. If you need a professionally proctored at-home antigen test , order one of Abbott's BinaxNOW tests. (Make sure it's the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test if the cruise line or destination requires results to be from supervised tests.)

If it's not required that your test be proctored in order for the results to count, another option is self-administered at-home antigen testing, which you can conduct yourself without dialing in for proctoring. These tests are available at many local drugstores like CVS and Walgreens and big-box chains like Target and Walmart, and they're far more affordable than the supervised version. But before you buy, check to see if you qualify for a shipment of free government-funded tests by visiting the United States' official COVID-19 website .

Will my cruise line provide testing at the embarkation port?

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Although most major cruise lines offered day-of-boarding testing at embarkation ports, that's no longer the case. If a negative test result is required for you to board your cruise, make sure you arrive prepared.

How much does a COVID-19 test cost?

COVID-19 test costs depend largely on the type of test, how and where you have the test done, and whether you're specifically asked if the test is for travel purposes. Prices can vary from free to several hundred dollars.

At a big-box drive-thru pharmacy, there's a good chance your test will be covered by your health insurance. However, it depends on whether the reason for the test is indicated when you make your appointment.

For example, CVS asks if you need the test to meet travel requirements. In that case, insurance is unlikely to pick up the tab.

If you order a test online instead, you're looking at a vast swath of pricing, ranging from $4 for a single unproctored antigen test (or 25 tests for $25, which is only $1 per test) to about $70 for a pack of two proctored antigen tests, plus shipping. If you have a flexible spending account or a health savings account, the IRS says at-home tests are considered eligible expenses . The White House has also indicated that people with private health insurance could be reimbursed for the cost of these at-home tests. Check with your insurance provider for details.

If you're due for a shipment of free at-home, unsupervised tests, as mentioned above, you won't pay anything.

If you're someone who requires a PCR test and you want to do it yourself at home, the downside is that it can be pricey, with kits running between roughly $30 and $120 each.

Keep in mind that if you need COVID testing during your cruise — either from an onboard medical center or a shoreside hospital or doctor's office — you will be responsible for the cost, which can be expensive unless you have a travel insurance policy that covers it.

COVID-19 tests during a cruise

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Will I be required to test during my cruise?

Currently, no cruise lines require routine onboard testing for passengers. Exceptions would be if you feel ill and ask to be tested or exhibit symptoms that require you to be tested. In these cases, you would be responsible for any associated costs.

Additionally, if a passenger feels ill and subsequently tests positive for COVID-19 on your cruise , you could be required to take a test if the vessel's contact tracing program determines you were in close contact with the ill passenger. Testing under these circumstances is covered by the line.

Most countries have waived their test-for-entry requirements, so it's highly unlikely that you'll have to take a test before disembarking in order to return home.

Post-cruise COVID-19 testing

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Do I need to take a COVID-19 test after my cruise?

The only reason you would have to test after your cruise is if it's required by a country you're visiting or by your home country in order for you to return. Since most countries have now scrapped those requirements, you almost certainly won't have to take a post-voyage test.

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Greece Covid-19: Travel Updates

Last update: May 3rd, 2022 Disclaimer: The following information is subject to future short notice changes & updates. From May 1st 2022 and as long as the epidemiological data allow so , travelers of all ages are no longer requested to demonstrate any COVID19-related document .

GENERAL GREECE COVID-19 INFORMATION

Important Note: Covid-19 protocols for traveling to and in Greece are suspended ! • From May 1st, 2022 onwards, travellers visiting Greece, regardless of the country of origin, are no longer requested to demonstrate a vaccination certificate, a Covid-19 test or a proof of recovery. • From March 15th, 2022 onwards, travellers visiting Greece are no longer required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF). For more information, please consult: https://travel.gov.gr/#/ .

TRAVELLING BY FERRY

To travel by ferry in Greece and the Greek island s: • A vaccination certificate or, proof of Covid-19 recovery , or a negative covid test result is not necessary . • Face masks (FFP2 or N95) are obligatory in all interior and exterior areas of the ferry. If you do not wear a mask you will not be allowed to board the ferry. Exception: Only passengers who are not allowed to wear masks due medical reasons with according proof and children under 4 years old will be allowed to board without wearing a mask. To travel by ferry from Greece to Italy , all passengers more than 6 years old need to have one of the following certificates: • A full vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority, carried out less than 9 months ago, (EU Digital Certification or equivalent certification for the Italian authorities) OR • A PCR test of less than 72 hours OR • A Rapid Antigen test of less than 48 hours OR • An official proof of COVID-19 recovery which is valid on the trip date, not more than 6 months should have passed after the first positive test result, (EU Digital Certification or equivalent certification for the Italian authorities). Do you need to make a test in Athens or the Greek islands? Find out the laboratories & medical centers located in popular destinations.

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Greece to Remove COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Next Month — What's Changing

Starting May 1, Greece will stop requiring travelers to show proof of vaccination, a negative test, or proof of recovery to enter the country.

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Greece will scrap many remaining COVID-19-related protocols next week, making it the latest country to plan to revert to pre-pandemic life.

Starting May 1, Greece will stop requiring travelers to show proof of vaccination, a negative test, or proof of recovery to enter the country, according to tourism company Visit Greece .

Greece , which reopened its borders to tourism in May 2021 , currently welcomes travelers from the United States but requires them to either show proof of vaccination (with a booster shot if it has been more than 9 months since the final dose of their initial vaccine series); show proof they have contracted COVID-19 and recovered within 6 months; or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of their arrival). This applies to all travelers 5 years old and older.

Currently, face masks must also be worn indoors, but Minister of Health Thanos Plevris has said they will no longer be required, with some exceptions, starting in June.

"According to the epidemiological data and the suggestions of the experts, we are announcing the roadmap for the de-escalation of the measures against the Covid-19 pandemic," Plevris said in a statement earlier this month, adding "All measures will be reviewed on September 1, depending on the picture of the pandemic."

The decision to drop travel rules comes more than a month after Greece eliminated the need to fill out a passenger locator form before traveling.

Greece now joins several other European countries in easing pandemic-related restrictions, including the Netherlands and France , which have each eliminated pre-arrival testing for vaccinated visitors, as well as some countries that have taken it a step further, dropping COVID-19-related rules altogether like the United Kingdom , Ireland , and Iceland .

Similarly, Switzerland will lift its entry restrictions on May 2, according to the government , reverting to "the usual rules for entering Switzerland."

Alison Fox is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. When she's not in New York City, she likes to spend her time at the beach or exploring new destinations and hopes to visit every country in the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram .

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Celestyal Cruises Eases Covid-19 Testing Rules, Drops Mask Mandate

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Celestyal Cruises has announced the further relaxation of its Covid-19 health protocols for all its sailings in accordance with updated guidelines from the European Healthy Gateways, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and Greek health authorities

“The more flexible requirements provide our guests with the option of testing prior to departing for Greece as well as more flexibility when it comes to masking onboard ,” said Celestyal Cruises Chief Commercial Officer Leslie Peden .

Passengers can now test up to 72 hours prior to embarkation

As of August 26, all guests 12 years of age and above must continue to be fully vaccinated including proof of a booster for those of 18 years old and above (if their original vaccine course was completed more than 270 days prior to embarkation).

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All guests are required to have a certified negative Covid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours or a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to embarkation, as opposed to the earlier requirement of the test being taken 24 hours prior to embarkation .

For citizens of EU countries and countries participating in the EU DCC scheme that have recently recovered from Covid, an EU DCC (Digital Covid Certificate) is required.

Photo source: European Commission / Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis

Citizens from countries not participating in the DCC scheme (USA, Canada, Mexico and others) that have recently recovered from Covid, can provide a doctor’s note supplemented with the positive test result corresponding to the date which the guest has been diagnosed positive and the negative test result corresponding to the date of recovery.

Masks not required

Masks which were previously mandated in all indoor areas, are no longer required , but instead highly recommended for indoor areas and outdoors when in large crowds.

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“We will continue to liaise with the European Healthy Gateways, CLIA and Greek health authorities, as well as all destinations we visit on our cruises to ensure that we are in compliance with all of the latest health protocols with the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve continuing to be our top priority,” Peden said.

Celestyal’s health and safety measures are continuously evaluated and adjusted based on new and updated prevention, therapeutics, and mitigation measures.

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Do I need a COVID vaccine to cruise? A line-by-line guide

Posted: October 4, 2023 | Last updated: October 4, 2023

When the first cruises allowing Americans restarted in spring 2021, all major lines were sailing with at least 90% of passengers vaccinated against COVID-19. That meant they required just about everyone on board to have their shots, with only a few exceptions allowed for young children and people who can’t be vaccinated due to medical conditions or religious beliefs.

Since then, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has withdrawn its opt-in guidance for cruise lines, and most are now allowing unvaccinated passengers to sail. In fact, most aren’t even checking to see if cruisers are vaccinated or not.

However, with cases picking up seasonally and new booster vaccines rolling out, will you need a vaccine to cruise? Click on your favorite cruise line above, under “Jump to Section,” to find out.

For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s new cruise newsletter .

Note: In order to be considered “fully vaccinated,” passengers must have received their final shot (not including boosters) at least 15 days prior to embarkation. Most lines only accept vaccines (or a combination of vaccines) recognized and approved by the World Health Organization and the CDC. Generally, proof of inoculation must include your name, the type of vaccine you received and the dates on which you received all required doses.

Booster shots are not required unless specifically noted. However, keep in mind that the rules may vary by country, with some lines requiring boosters for international departures due to local regulations or for extra-long sailings like ocean crossings when port calls are few or nonexistent. Passengers who have their boosters are considered “up to date” rather than merely “fully vaccinated.”

For general information on testing, please refer to our article on cruise testing requirements .

AmaWaterways

Vaccine required no.

AmaWaterways no longer requires proof of vaccination for passengers. However, cruisers are responsible for meeting the requirements of the countries in which they’ll be traveling. If they do not, standard cancellation fees will apply. Pre-cruise testing is not required. Should passengers become ill during their cruise, AmaWaterways will assist in procuring testing and other medical services, which will be the financial responsibility of those guests.

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines does not have a vaccine requirement for all passengers on any of its sailings. Pre-cruise testing is no longer required.

American Queen Voyages

Vaccines are not required to sail with American Queen Voyages , and pre-cruise testing is no longer required.

Related: What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19 on your cruise

Atlas Ocean Voyages

Vaccination is not mandatory for Atlas cruises, but passengers must comply with regulations in countries on their scheduled itinerary, which could require that they be up to date on their shots. Additionally, pre-cruise testing is no longer a requirement.

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways no longer requires proof of vaccination or a negative test prior to passenger boarding. However, mandatory testing and proof of vaccination could still be required in some countries the line visits.

Azamara recommends that passengers follow local regulations and the latest guidance from government health organizations when determining which vaccines to obtain prior to travel. The line also does not require negative test results in order to board unless mandated by local governments in the ports where the line’s ships sail.

Carnival Cruise Line

Neither vaccines nor pre-cruise testing is required for Carnival sailings. However, the line recommends that anyone 5 years or older be up to date on their shots and carry proof. It also suggests that cruisers test themselves no further than three days from their sailing date to make sure they’re in good health.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity does not mandate vaccination or testing for any passenger on any sailing unless required by regulations in the ports its ships are visiting.

Related: Cruise ship contact tracing: How the world’s major lines are tracking COVID-19 exposure

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal continues to require all crew members to be fully vaccinated, but passengers don’t have to be. The line recommends anyone 12 and older be up to date on their inoculations. Testing is also no longer necessary in order to board Celestyal ships.

Cunard Line

Although Cunard suggests that travelers be fully vaccinated and current with their boosters, proof of immunization is not required, nor is pre-cruise testing for any of the line’s sailing unless required by law.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line encourages — but does not require — all passengers to be fully vaccinated before sailing. It also recommends pre-cruise testing, no more than two days prior to embarkation, for anyone who doesn’t have their shots.

Emerald Cruises

Emerald Cruises suggests that all passengers be vaccinated, but it no longer checks for proof. Pre-cruise testing is also no longer required, but the line advises travelers to check local regulations in the places they’ll be visiting.

Grand Circle Cruise Line

Vaccine required yes.

Grand Circle has mandated that all passengers must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to embarkation as a condition of carriage, and proof must be provided before boarding. Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will have to return home at their own expense. Boosters are not mandatory. Pre-cruise testing might be required, depending on your port of embarkation. (The line will send you that information prior to your sailing.)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd does not require vaccinations or pre-cruise testing as a condition of sailing. However, the line recommends both to passengers as precautions. It also advises that cruisers are responsible for knowing and adhering to all local guidelines and regulations.

Holland America

Holland America now allows unvaccinated passengers to sail and does not make pre-cruise testing compulsory unless either of these is required by local regulations in the areas its vessels sail. Booked cruisers can search for requirements specific to their individual sailings by using this tool .

Hurtigruten

Vaccine required sometimes.

On expedition cruises with Hurtigruten , passengers are not required to show proof of vaccination, except on 2023 and 2024 voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage or West Africa sailings departing from and returning to Dakar. Immunization is also not necessary for the line’s non-expedition itineraries, but it is recommended for both coastal voyages and expedition cruises. Neither type of cruise requires negative test results as a condition of embarkation. Passengers with reservations can check specific protocols for their specific bookings using this tool .

Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad passengers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination in order to cruise, and pre-cruise testing is no longer required, including at embarkation. Exceptions might apply for departures from certain destinations. The line urges passengers to follow government recommendations for masking, testing and vaccination.

Related: Why I feel safer now on a cruise ship than in my hometown

MSC Cruises

Vaccination and testing are no longer terms of carriage when sailing with MSC Cruises . The line still recommends that passengers receive their shots and notes that it’s each passenger’s responsibility to comply with local regulations in the places their sailing visits.

Norwegian Cruise Line

In early August 2022, Norwegian Cruise Line became the first major cruise line to roll back its vaccination requirements. Proof of immunization is no longer required, nor is testing in order to board for any voyage.

Oceania Cruises

Upscale cruise line Oceania does not check vaccination records for passengers, nor does it require pre-cruise testing for its sailings.

P&O Cruises

There are no vaccination or testing mandates in place for any of P&O Cruises ‘ voyages.

Ponant ‘s website simply reads, “when you visit certain destinations, vaccines can be recommended,” but they are not required by the line. Ponant also says it will alert passengers to their specific requirements after they have booked a voyage. Testing is also not needed in order to board.

Princess Cruises

Following an industry-wide rollback of protocols, Princess passengers no longer have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine, nor proof of a negative test result, unless either is required by local regulations. Passengers are responsible for knowing the requirements for the places their ships will visit.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent doesn’t check the vaccination status of any of its passengers unless required by local protocols. Testing requirements vary by location and might depend on whether or not you are up to date on your shots. If vaccination or testing is required, the line will alert cruisers approximately 30 days prior to their sailing date.

Royal Caribbean

To board Royal Caribbean ships, you don’t have to be vaccinated or provide test results. However, the line advises staying up to date on inoculations and following guidelines issued by federal health authorities.

Saga has rolled back its vaccination and testing requirements, which is significant, given that the line only allows passengers 50 and older to sail on its vessels. They will only be required if local authorities dictate them.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Passengers embarking on river and ocean voyages with Scenic will not need to be fully immunized prior to sailing. Testing is not required by the line but might be needed to enter the country in which you’re embarking on your sailing. Passengers are responsible for meeting entry requirements.

For cruises with luxury line Seabourn , there are no line-enforced regulations for vaccination or testing unless required by local authorities in the countries on which its vessels call. To see if your booked sailing requires either of these, check out the line’s search tool .

Luxury brand Silversea does not require shots for its passengers or pre-cruise tests unless they’re needed to meet local regulations.

Star Clippers

Star Clippers has eliminated all vaccine checks and testing protocols for all passengers on all voyages.

For all voyages through 2023, Tauck requires passengers 12 and older to be fully vaccinated and have at least one booster dose and/or show proof of recovery from COVID-19. Passengers 11 years old and younger are not required to be fully vaccinated. If they aren’t fully vaccinated or don’t have a booster, they must provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test result from a test taken no more than three days prior to embarkation. For sailings in 2024, vaccination and testing requirements will be waived for all passengers.

UnCruise Adventures

All UnCruise passengers are exempt from vaccine and testing requirements. The line will continue to monitor the effects of new variants, as well as CDC recommendations and will adjust its policies accordingly.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Testing requirements are determined by the countries the ships visit, but the line itself has no vaccine or testing mandates of its own. You can check the protocols for the places on your itinerary for the most up-to-date information by visiting the protocols page on Uniworld’s website .

All Viking passengers, whether on a river sailing or an ocean voyage, must be fully vaccinated for sailings departing on or before Oct. 31, 2023. It will not be required for cruisers embarking on or after Nov. 1, 2023. Testing is no longer required unless passengers are exhibiting symptoms and seek medical assistance.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages will not check proof of immunization or a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding.

Windstar Cruises

Windstar no longer mandates shots for passengers of any age. Testing is not required by the line but might be necessary based on local regulations, which with passengers must comply.

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Greece - In addition to Viking’s vaccination requirement, please ensure you have the following: 1. Proof of negative COVID-19 test (laboratory-certified) NOTE: The port authority in Greece requires pre-embarkation test results for travelers boarding a cruise ship, in accordance with EU cruise ship travel guidelines. The country of Greece does not list these requirements on their official travel site (listed below), as the pre-embarkation test requirement is separate from any requirements for entry to the country of Greece. Without proof of a laboratory-certified negative COVID-19 test, you may be unable to embark the ship and begin your journey. - PCR test taken within 72 hours before embarkation, or - Antigen test taken within 48 hours before embarkation. - Note: If you are on a pre-extension, you will be provided with the necessary tests to meet Greece’s testing requirement for cruise travelers before you board the ship. For additional information regarding Greece’s entry requirements, visit: https://travel.gov.gr

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    Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 tests are widely available at many major hospitals, pharmacies, and laboratories in Greece, as well as the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (at Arrivals level between entrances 2-3; see FAQ for more details).

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