MSC Cruises ends vaccination mandate for voyages from the US

MSC Cruises has updated its health and safety protocols for travelers from the U.S. on voyages to the Caribbean and Bahamas.

As of September 1, the line will relax its COVID-19 vaccination and testing protocols for US residents. Protocols remain unchanged for non-US residents. Here are the details:

US Residents:
Vaccination is recommended but no longer required.
Pre-cruise testing is no longer required for fully vaccinated guests.
Unvaccinated passengers are required to show proof of a negative test for the COVID-19 virus (NAAT or antigen) taken within three days of boarding.
Guests under the age of two are exempt from the testing requirement.

Non-US Residents:
Full vaccinations are still required for guests 12 and over.
Regardless of vaccination status, guests two years of age and older must provide proof of a negative test for the COVID-19 virus taken within three days of boarding.
Guests under the age of two are exempt from the testing requirement.
All policies are subject to local destination requirements.

This information is subject to change at any time, so booked passengers should monitor all pre-cruise emails for the latest updates.

Currently, MSC Cruises has two ships in the Caribbean: MSC Divina from Port Canaveral and MSC Seashore from Miami.