Before booking your cruise, please check HERE if you are allowed to embark according to your country of residence. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there might be international travel restrictions depending on your cruise destination and your country of residence.
Additional Travel Requirements for Greece
All guests ages 5 – 12 years old (if not fully vaccinated) who are debarking in Greece are required to provide a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior or a negative Antigen test taken 24 hours prior.
MSC will perform Covid-19 tests at the terminal only for Guests embarking in Piraeus.
Additional Travel Requirements for Israel
Information for Guests embarking in Haifa (Israel)
- All Guests coming from outside Israel need to provide a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before their flight to Israel. The same test can be used to embark as long it has been taken within 72 hours before the ship departure. In addition, Guests are also required to take a RT-PCR test upon arrival in Israel, according to the local health regulations which are subject to constant updates. It is the Guest responsibility to check and comply with travel requirements published on the official governmental website: https://www.gov.il/en/departments/ministry_of_health/govil-landing-page
- An entry statement must be filled out by all Guests within 48 hours before ship’s departure. The declaration should be filled as an exit statement before departing https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/. Upon completition of the form, Guests will receive a link in whick they may pay in advance for the additional RT-PCR test required upon arrival in Israel (in addition to the previous RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior the ship’s departure). Guests should present the confirmation of the online payment for the RT-PCR test upon arrival (cost is around € 23).
Information for Guests in transit in Israel
- All Guests must complete and an entry statement before departing Kusadasi: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/ All Guests in transit including ages 0-2 must take a RT-PCR test within 24 hours prior to the ship arrival in Israel (not required if Guests remain on board during the call in Haifa). The test will be performed on board at a cost of approximately € 25.
Information for Guests disembarking in Israel
- All guests who are disembarking in Israel including ages 0-2 must take a RT-PCR Test upon arrival at the Cruise Terminal in Israel. The cost will be equivalent to € 25,00 in local currency (price is approximately)
Additional Travel Requirements for Cyprus
In order to comply with Israel entry requirements, for all Guests embarking in Limassol it will be required a further PCR test (on payment) to be taken within 72 hours before arriving in Israel (the test must be taken in Kusadasi). Alternatively, an Antigen Test to be taken within 24 hours before Israel can be accepted. This test is in addition to the one required to enter in Israel (RT-PCR test to be taken within 24 hours before arriving in Israel). For Guests remaining on board during the call in Haifa, there is no need to take the tests.
Guests embarking in Cyprus who are arriving by plane must complete the CyprusFlightPass: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/
To ensure peace of mind, MSC Cruises requires all guests to have a specific and mandatory Covid-19 insurance policy to embark, covering against COVID-19 related risks, i.e cancellation, interruption, repatriation expenses, quarantine, medical assistance and related expenses, as well as hospitalization. Before finalizing a reservation, it is possible to add to the cruise on this website the MSC COVID-19 Protection plan to all departures on sales from 2021-2022 Winter season onwards. A proof of the specific COVID-19 coverage insurance policy - which must be in one of the following languages English, Italian, German, French or Spanish - must be presented at embarkation or boarding will be denied.