TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR MSC GRAND
VOYAGES & MSC WORLD CRUISE
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 updated: 9th December 2022
MEASURES TO EMBARK
All Guests ages 12 or older embarking are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
What do you mean by “fully vaccinated”?
-Guests who have received at least two doses of vaccine - except in the case of a single dose Johnson & Johnson – with a World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine or or alternatively one approved at the Country of final destination: in both cases, the certification must include a QR code. All Guests must provide a vaccination certificate.
All Guests 5 years or older are required , regardless vaccination status, to present a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR or Antigen test taken 48 hours prior to embarkation.
Important: Guests travelling on itineraries calling Bermuda are exempted from completing the Travel Authorization.
Tests must be laboratory certified. A rapid antigen self-test is not valid for travel purposes.
All guests are required to travel with their COVID-19 vaccination status and test results. which 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.
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 or your cruise and flight.
To fully protect you from the above risks, MSC offers a COVID Protection Plan - an insurance policy specifically designed for these COVID-19 risks - that can be added to the cruise whilst making the booking. The Covid Protection Plan is applicable to all departures on sales. Before finalizing the reservation, it will be possible to add to the cruise the MSC COVID-19 Protection plan at the price of 29€ per person (MSC Grand Voyages) and 45€ (MSC World Cruise).
Alternatively, you may travel with another insurance policy covering the above risks.
GOING ASHORE & TRAVELLING BACK HOME
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. It is the responsibility of each Guest to ensure they are in compliance with any local regulations related to COVID-19 testing when returning to their final post cruise destination.