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.
Before booking your cruise, please check HERE if you are allowed to embark according to your country of residence. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there might be international travel restrictions depending on your cruise destination and your country of residence.
The below requirements are valid for current and following sailings (health and safety measures are subject to change and will adapt according to the evolution of the pandemic).
Please note that all Guests over 2 years old will need to follow one of these requirements to be allowed on board.
•Must provide a certificate of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours before embarkation. Guests must bring the valid negative test certificate with them to the terminal.
In addition, all Guests over 12 years old must:
•Be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of vaccine (for Johnson & Johnson a single dose is accepted). Guests will need to show an EU Covid Digital certificate or equivalent valid documentation. A booster dose is not required but strongly recommended.
•Have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 6 months. Guests will need to show an EU Covid Digital certificate or equivalent valid documentation.
•Have received only one dose of vaccine and have also recovered from Covid-19 (Guests must provide a QR code or alternatively a validating documentation or an antibody test with proven infection). Guests will need to show an EU Covid Digital certificate or equivalent valid documentation.
To note: Antigen self-test is not accepted for embarkation.
The original test 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.