TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR CARIBBEAN
It’s every guest’s responsibility to verify the travel requirements before the cruise departure. MSC Cruises has worked with the authorities
in all of the regions and countries in which the ships operate to ensure its protocol meets and exceed the required health and safety measures.
The below details are subject to change.
Last updataed: 22nd September 2022
REQUIREMENTS TO EMBARK
All Guests are strongly encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
MSC Cruises will no longer require vaccination or pre-cruise testing for most cruises sailing from US Ports with the exception of those cruises with ports of call in Colombia.
IMPORTANT: Guests arriving from international destinations to the US should check the travel requirements to enter US which currently require any person ages 18 years old or over to be fully vaccinated.
Important: For All Guests sailing from a U.S. ports with calls in Colombia:
Vaccination is recommended but not required.
Vaccinated guests must show proof of vaccination at embarkation and are recommended but not required to test for COVID-19 prior to their vacation.
Unvaccinated guests ages 5 years old or older are required to show an RT-PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 3 days prior to ship embarkation.
Tests must be laboratory certified. A rapid antigen self-test is not valid for travel purposes.
When a Guest is considered “fully vaccinated”?
Guests who have received at least two doses of vaccine of Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca; Covishield; Sinopharm, SInovac, Coronavac, Novavax/Covovax - or in the case Johnson & Johnson, a single dose.
Guests must present their original vaccination card or certificate reflecting two required doses at pier upon check in.
All guests are recommended to travel with their COVID-19 vaccination status and test results. While the vaccination is not required for boarding it could be requested in various ports of call and at local attractions.
The original test results certificate and vaccination certificate must be presented at the terminal (paper or electronic format) and must be in one of the following languages: English, Italian, German, French or Spanish. The COVID 19 test certificate must contain: guest’s personal data (verifiable with the other travel documents), date of the test, identification / contact details of the centre that performed the analysis, technique used and negative test result.
All Crew members are required to be fully vaccinated and regularly weekly tested according to MSC Cruises Health & Safety protocol.
For more information visit our FAQ section.
Please click here to check the requirements for MSC Grand Voyages cruises.
OTHER TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
The insurance should be in place to cover you and your family, from the confirmation of your booking until the end of the cruise, your cruise and flight or your Stay & Cruise package.
GOING ASHORE & TRAVELLING BACK HOME
Guests will be able to go ashore independently according to local requirements which are continually monitored and subject to change. Guests who are travelling with unvaccinated children are also able to go ashore independently. For the best ashore experience, we recommend all guests explore destinations with the comfort, convenience, and safety of an MSC Cruises Shore Excursion, bookable pre-cruise and on board.
A COVID-19 test or Passenger locator form (PLF) may still be necessary for national or international mobility requirement: it’s every guest’s responsibility to verify this requirement before departure. For more information, it is recommended to check your country’s competent authorities official channels.