From 8 August, unvaccinated children can now board with a negative Covid-19 test
MSC Cruises has announced that it will implement a new wellbeing protocol for its passengers embarking from US ports following a change of health and safety requirements set by the CDC.
The current rules are that all guests who are 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Two changes will come into effect from 8 August 2022. Unvaccinated children aged two years and older will have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days of embarkation. And fully vaccinated passengers sailing six nights or longer from US ports will have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days of embarkation.
Fully vaccinated passengers sailing five nights or less from US ports are recommended to have tested negative for Covid-19 within three days prior to embarkation, but this is not a stipulation for boarding.
The line currently has two ships based in Florida, MSC Seashore in Miami and MSC Divina in Port Canaveral.
MSC Cruises’ current vaccination requirements will remain in place for sailings from Miami and Port Canaveral until 8 August 2022.
For more information, visit www.msccruisesusa.com