TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR NORTHERN EUROPE
REQUIREMENTS TO EMBARK
All Guests are strongly encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
When a Guest is considered “fully vaccinated”?
- Guests who have received at least two doses of vaccine - except in the case of a single dose Johnson & Johnson - including those not considered up-to-date by EMA standards.
- Guests recovered from Covid-19 with 1 shot of VACCINE are considered fully vaccinated (They must provide a QR code or alternatively a validating documentation)
For vaccinated Guests it’s not required (but strongly recommended) to present a negative test.
Unvaccinated guests, guests without a vaccine certificate, or guests who have recovered from COVID-19, ages 5 and older are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or Antigen test taken 48 hours prior to embarkation.
Tests must be laboratory certified. A rapid antigen self-test is not valid for travel purposes.
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.
PASSPORTS & VISAS REQUIREMENTS FOR UK
- Please note Guests must present only valid passport with at least residual validity 3 months at their arrival in the UK.
- EU ID Card is not accepted, even in case willing to remain on board during the call in the UK.
*Travel requirements for Schengen guests extended to Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Cyprus, Ireland (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), extended to Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Cyprus & Rep. of Ireland. If not Schengen passport holders but resident in the selected country please note that they must have valid residence permit issued by a Schengen country - not valid if under renewal.
FOR OTHER GUESTS
OTHER TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there might be international travel restrictions depending on your cruise destination and your country of residence.
GOING ASHORE & TRAVELLING BACK HOME
Guests are 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. 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.