New Covid Test Guidelines from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

by Nov 2, 2022

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More big news in the cruising world! Royal Caribbean Cruise Line already announced their decision to welcome all guests, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Now, effective immediately, travelers on most United States, Barbados, and Singapore sailings will no longer require pre-departure testing.

Here are the updated requirements for U.S., Barbados, and Singapore:

Vaccination Recommended:

  • We recommend that all travelers be fully vaccinated and boostered against COVID-19. While vaccination is not required, we kindly ask guests disclose their status during check-in.


  • Effective November 2, 2022, all travelers – regardless of vaccination status – will no longer require pre-departure testing (excluding sailings to Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Transatlantic and Australia sailings)
  • The Barbados Customs and Immigration form is no longer required for entry into Barbados.

U.S. & Barbados Departures Visiting Colombia, Haiti, & Honduras:

  • Pre-cruise: 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.
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