Cruising with Carnival is easy! Vaccines and testing are no longer required for most cruises. Read on for all
the details as there are some exceptions.
Guests sailing from Australia, please visit the Australia Have
Fun. Be Safe. page for protocols specific to those cruises.
VACCINATION GUIDELINES & TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Cruises of 15 nights or less:
Although vaccines are not required, we encourage all guests 5 years of age and older to be up to
date with their COVID-19 vaccines, when eligible, and carry proof of vaccination.* Guests are
considered fully vaccinated if they have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19
vaccine or the appropriate booster at least 14 days prior to the sailing day (not counting
Although not required for either vaccinated or unvaccinated guests, we encourage all guests 5
years and older to take a pre-cruise COVID-19 test within three days of their cruise.
Cruises of 16 nights or more (excluding Carnival Spirit’s voyages noted below):
All guests, 18 years of age and older, may be required to present proof of vaccination
(including a booster if they are more than 6 months past the last dose of their initial vaccine
Guest may also be required to present the negative results of a COVID-19 test taken prior to
Carnival Spirit - April 16, 2023, & September 19, 2023: These sailings do not
require proof of vaccination, vaccine exemption or testing. However, we encourage all guests to
follow the vaccination and testing guidance outlined above.
Carnival Luminosa - 9/14/2023: Please check back for an update on vaccination and
testing requirements for this voyage. Vaccine exemptions may be required for this sailing.
* Proof of vaccination is required for cruises that visit Grand
Turk. Guests visiting Cartagena or Santa Marta, Colombia, may present either proof of vaccination or
the negative result of a test (PCR taken within 72 hours or Antigen within 48 hours prior to
In most cases, unvaccinated guests are free to disembark and enjoy their time ashore. However,
certain destinations have imposed certain restrictions and we cannot guarantee that more will not be
Grand Turk – unvaccinated guests, aged 18 years and older, will have to remain on board.
Colombia – unvaccinated guests, aged 18 years and older, will have to remain on board, unless they can provide the negative result of a test (PCR taken within 72 hours or Antigen within 48 hours prior to embarkation).
We will continue to monitor the protocols and requirements of the destinations we visit and will
update our guests directly and this page of any changes.
Have questions? Check out our Have Fun. Be Safe. FAQs.