Cruising with Carnival is easy! Vaccines and testing 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 embarkation day).
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 series).
Guest may also be required to present the negative results of a COVID-19 test taken prior to embarkation day.
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 and Cartagena, Colombia.
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 added.
Grand Turk and Cartagena, Colombia – age 18 and older will have to remain on board.
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.