Healthy Sail Center
Effective November 2, 2022, all travelers — regardless of vaccination status — will no longer require pre-departure testing.
- Exclusions apply to sailings to Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Transatlantic and Australia sailings.
U.S. & Barbados Departures visiting Colombia, Haiti, & Honduras:
- All unvaccinated guests ages 12 years and older must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 3 days prior to sailing.
- Fully vaccinated guests and guests ages 11 years and younger are exempt from this test.
Royal Caribbean Health & Safety FAQs
For the best cruise experience for sailings departing from or visiting European homeports, it is strongly recommend guests be “up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccination. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), being up to date means you have had your original vaccine series, or a booster dose, within the past 270 days
Will I have to wear a face mask onboard my cruise?
- Masks are recommended on board but not required.
- Masks may be required during the entire embarkation and debarkation process (at the home port and port of call), on any transportation, including water shuttles, and when indoors on any Royal Caribbean tour.
Can I get off the ship when at port?
Requirements vary by port of call. All vaccinated guests may go ashore on their own in ports where it's permitted. While in port, guests must comply with local guidelines.
These restrictions are under the control of local government and are subject to change without advance notice, so we encourage guests to come prepared for potential mask requirements ashore.