MSC Cruises updates COVID protocols for passengers sailing from USA ports

   August 4, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises on August 8th will implement a new protocol for passengers sailing from homeports in the USA after a change of health & safety requirements set by the CDC agency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

The company currently has two Florida-based liners - MSC Seashore in PortMiami, and MSC Divina in Port Canaveral/Orlando.

The new changes are that kids unvaccinated for COVID aged 2+ years of age will have to show proof of a negative Coronavirus test taken within 3 days of embarkation and fully vaccinated passengers sailing 6 nights/longer from American ports must show proof of a negative test undertaken within 3 days of embarkation.

Fully vaccinated passengers sailing 5 nights/less from U.S. ports are recommended to have tested negative for COVID within 3 days of embarkation, but it's not a stipulation for boarding.

MSC's current COVID vaccination requirements remain in place for sailings from Port Miami and Port Canaveral until August 8. All passengers who are 12+ years of age must be fully vaccinated against COVID.