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    Prepare for Your Cruise Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line Travel Requirements By Country

    What to Know Before Your Cruise

Required Travel Documentation and Information for Cruise Vacations

LAST UPDATED: October 17, 2022

NOTE: Norwegian Cruise Line is working closely with local government and health authorities to gather travel requirements to the destinations we visit. While this information is provided as a courtesy to our guests, destinations we travel to may have very specific entry requirements due to health and safety protocols including potentially booster requirements, additional testing by a verified 3rd party, and mask requirements. Guests may be denied boarding if all country specific requirements are not met.

It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure they meet the entry requirements for each destination. If traveling internationally, the countries you are flying to and/ or connecting through may have different testing and vaccination/booster stipulations, and we encourage you to visit the government and airport websites of every country you will be traveling to throughout your journey to familiarize yourself with their requirements.

For All Sailings

As you prepare for your upcoming sailing, we want to ensure that your embarkation process runs smoothly and inform you of the following important requirements.

Norwegian Cruise Line recommends for all guests to follow, and where possible, sign up for notifications from their local government on international travel regulations that may prevent, restrict, or require additional documentation when traveling to another country for embarkation or during their cruise. Please note, hotels booked through NCL for a pre and/or post hotel cruise stay may have additional protocols and requirements. Please check with the hotel directly for further information.

To learn more about our protocols and pre-cruise requirements check out our Sail Safe™ Health & Safety Program page.

The below country specific protocols apply to cruise departing from or calling on specific countries identified unless otherwise specified.

Australia Cruise Protocols

Australia Travel Requirements

Country Requirements

Age Vaccinated Unvaccinated
< 12 years Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation.
And
Present one of the following:
  1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours of the embarkation date
  2. NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within 48 hours of embarkation date
Present one of the following:
  1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours of the embarkation date
  2. NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within 48 hours of embarkation date
> 12 years Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation.
And
Present one of the following:
  1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours of the embarkation date
  2. NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within 48 hours of embarkation date
Unable to cruise

•  Vaccinated guests are required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test in addition to vaccination documentation, as listed above, only when embarking in Australia.

•  Antigen tests may be self-administered. Guests choosing to use a self- administered COVID-19 antigen test must provide a timestamped photo showing the negative test result, the antigen test packaging displaying the batch number, and an I.D. (e.g., passport).

Brazil Cruise Protocols

Brazil Travel Requirements

Country Requirements

Age Vaccinated Unvaccinated
< 12 years Nothing required Nothing required
> 12 years Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation. Provide proof of one of the following:
  1. Negative NAAT test (I.e., PCR) within 24 hours of embarkation date.
  2. Negative COVID-19 supervised antigen test within 24 hours of embarkation date.

Chile Cruise Protocols

Chile Travel Requirements

Country Requirements

Age Vaccinated Unvaccinated
< 18 years Nothing required Nothing required
> 18 years Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation. Proof of negative COVID-19 NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within 2 days of embarkation date.

Colombia Cruise Protocols

Colombia Travel Requirements

Country Requirements

Testing must be administered by a verified third party.

Age Vaccinated Unvaccinated
< 18 years Nothing Required Nothing Required
> 18 years Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose vaccination regimen at embarkation.
OR
Provide proof of one of the following:
  1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test no later than 48 hours before of the embarkation date
  2. NAAT test (i.e., PCR) no later than 72 hours of embarkation date
Provide proof of one of the following at embarkation:
  1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test no later than 48 hours before of the embarkation date
  2. NAAT test (i.e., PCR) no later than 72 hours of embarkation date

Fiji Cruise Protocols

Fiji Travel Requirements

Country Requirements

Age Vaccinated Unvaccinated
< 16 years Nothing required Nothing required
> 16 years Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation. Unable to cruise.

Greece Cruise Protocols

Greece Islands Travel Requirements

Country Requirements

Testing must be administered by a verified third party.

For cruises originating from a Greece port (i.e. Piraeus and Crete):

Age Vaccinated Unvaccinated
< 12 Nothing required. Nothing required.
12 to 17 Years Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation.

NOTE: Guests who are unable to provide proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation will be considered unvaccinated.
Nothing required for embarkation

Unvaccinated guests may be required to test occasionally throughout the voyage if deemed necessary by Greek Authorities.

Guests would be responsible for the cost**.
≥ 18 years Proof of up-to-date vaccination and/or booster regimen***, at embarkation.

NOTE: Guests who are unable to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination regimen*** at embarkation will be considered unvaccinated.
Nothing required for embarkation

Unvaccinated guests may be required to test occasionally throughout the voyage if deemed necessary by Greek Authorities.

Guests would be responsible for the cost**.

** Approximate cost per COVID-19 antigen test is $95. The approximate cost per PCR is $199. These costs may vary and are the responsibility of the guest.

*** All guests age 18 and over, whose primary COVID-19 vaccination will be beyond 270 days at the time of disembarkation from their voyage, must have a COVID-19 booster prior to embarkation to be considered up-to-date.

  • In lieu of a booster 270 days after the primary series, guests may present a government recognized or official medical Certificate of Recovery (dated no less than 10 days and no more than 180 days before embarkation).
    • For European Citizens, this would include an EU Green Pass or comparable certificate.
    • For all others unable to present an EU Green Pass (i.e. U.S. citizens) a doctor’s note, plus a laboratory confirmed PCR test result with the proper information (i.e. name, date, date of birth, positive result, etc.) will be accepted.