The new rules apply to cruises of five days or less
Carnival Cruise Line has become the latest cruise line to lift pre-embarkation testing on short cruises.
Effective from 4 August 2022, Carnival has dropped pre-cruise testing for fully vaccinated passengers on journeys lasting five nights or less.
The line still requires testing for itineraries of six nights or more, taken three days prior to boarding.
Guests who have not been vaccinated must provide proof of a negative result of a lab-administered or supervised, self-administered rapid Covid-19 test taken within three days of embarkation.
The decision comes after Royal Caribbean Group dropped pre-embarkation testing for cruises of five days or fewer for vaccinated passengers, starting 8 August 2022 for all lines in the group, including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity and Silversea.
Carnival Cruise Line said more changes would be announced shortly and are subject to any requirements of the destinations on each itinerary.
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