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London, UK – 26 September: MSC Cruises today updated its Covid-19 protocols and guidelines. For anyone departing from the UK from 1 October 2022 onboard an MSC Cruise, the requirement to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 has changed from “required” to “recommended”.

MSC Cruises has also updated it’s Covid-19 testing requirements for anyone departing from the UK. From 1 October 2022, all fully vaccinated guests presenting a valid vaccination certificate are recommended but not required to test before embarking. For any unvaccinated guests (5 years and older), a RT-PCR or Antigen test within 48 hours prior to the ship’s departure remains mandatory. MSC Cruises is also reminding its customers that COVID-19 insurance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.

Changes to Covid-19 travel requirements have also been applied to other embarkation ports including those in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean and others. Full details can be found at: