Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there might be international travel restrictions depending on your cruise destination and your country of residence.
Qatar Health Authority is demanding with immediate effect that all passengers arriving Qatar must be covered by a Mandatory Health Insurance issued by any local Insurance Company registered with MOPH (Ministry Of Public Health). It can be purchased online only by credit cards at the following link.You can choose among the 9 Companies listed at the cost of 50,00 Qatari Ryals , equivalent to € 13,00 per person. Here you will also find a tutorial for your easy reference.
The wearing of face masks is highly recommended. In certain circumstances this recommendation might be due to a mandatory requirement in accordance with applicable health authorities regulations of a country or port of call visited. When ashore, guests must also follow any local regulations regarding face mask usage. These protocols are subject to change.
Guests’ passports need to have a minimum of 6 months validity at the time of travel.
To verify all the required documents, passports and visas for your cruise, please click here.
As during a cruise, you may be exposed to specific COVID-19 risks that may not be usually covered by existing insurance policies, to ensure your peace of mind is strongly recommended - for all new reservations from 1 July 2022 onwards - for all guests to have in place an insurance policy that specifically covers them against COVID-19 related risks, such as cancellation, interruption, repatriation expenses, quarantine, medical assistance and related expenses, as well as hospitalization. If you have no insurance in place, please note that you might be exposed to additional costs that could not be covered by the Company.
The insurance should be in place to cover you and your family, from the confirmation of your booking until the end of the cruise or your cruise and flight.
To fully protect you from the above risks, MSC offers a COVID Protection Plan - an insurance policy specifically designed for these COVID-19 risks - that can be added to the cruise whilst making the booking. The Covid Protection Plan is applicable to all departures on sales. Before finalizing the reservation, it will be possible to add to the cruise the MSC COVID-19 Protection plan at the price of 29€ per person.
Alternatively, you may travel with another insurance policy covering the above risks.