MSC cruises update Covid protocols for the USA

Effective August 8, MSC Cruises will have a revised health protocol for sailings departing from US ports. This update is based on changes in health and safety requirements from the US National Health Service (CDC).

The shipping company currently has two ships based in the US state of Florida: MSC Seashore in Miami and MSC Divina in Port Canaveral.

The changes are that children 2 years of age and older who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 must have a negative test result for COVID-19 within three days of boarding.

Fully vaccinated passengers embarking from US ports for six or more nights must also test negative for COVID-19 within three days of embarkation.

Fully vaccinated passengers staying five nights or less on board may have a negative COVID-19 test upon boarding, but this is not a requirement for boarding.

MSC Cruises’ current vaccination requirements remain in effect for sailings departing from Miami and Port Canaveral through August 8. Current rules dictate that all guests over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

MSC Cruises’ industry-leading protocol, launched in August 2020, applies to all destinations on the two ships’ itineraries departing from US ports.