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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 Holidays

LAST UPDATED: February 3, 2023

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 cruises departing from or calling on specific countries identified unless otherwise specified. Effective January 5, 2023, enhanced health screening is required for all guests that have recently visited Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau.

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 48 hours in advance of arrival to Chilean port.

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.

China, Hong Kong, & Macau Protocols

China Travel Requirements

Country Requirements

For guests having recently visited Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau:

As a result of growing concerns regarding COVID-19 in China, and recently implemented travel restrictions by countries including the United States, we are proactively implementing preventative health and safety measures beginning January 5th for all sailings embarking between Jan 5 – Feb 28, 2023.

  • Enhanced health and safety protocols for all guests who have recently visited Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau include:
    • Guests who have visited Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau within 10 days prior to embarkation will be required to submit proof of a negative medically supervised COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the beginning of travel from their place of residence or place they had been visiting immediately prior to their cruise. This also applies to guests transiting through an airport in one of the aforementioned countries within 10 days prior to embarkation.
    • Additionally, these guests will be required to take a medically supervised COVID-19 PCR test at the embarkation port within 8 hours of embarkation, and will be required to test onboard the ship every 48 hours until 10 days have passed from their last time in China, Hong Kong, or Macau.
    • These guests must also be fully vaccinated and boosted with a World Health Organization approved vaccine prior to embarkation.
    • Guests that hold a Chinese, Hong Kong, or Macau passport will be subject to the same protocols unless they can provide proof they have not visited these regions within 10 days prior to embarkation.

Expenses related to all required COVID-19 tests will be the guest's responsibility. Testing onboard ships is currently offered at $99 per person per test.

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.