MSC Cruises updates COVID protocols for passengers sailing from USA ports

   August 4, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises on August 8 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 Seashore cruise ship

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.

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