Sailing with Royal Caribbean this summer from one of their new foreign Ports? You might need a Health Visa.

Royal Caribbean passengers sailing from Several ports will need a "Health Visa" dependant on the Home Port:

Adventure of the Seas - Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas requires a travel health visa that you can start filling out now

The health visa is available online, where you can first create a profile for everyone traveling.

Similar to Royal Caribbean's online check-in, you will add your name, information and even upload a photo of your passport.

Bookmark the site, and then plan to get a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than five (5) days from collection date (date of test) to date of arrival.

Test results must be uploaded to the Bahamas Travel Health Visa portal and presented upon arrival.

The cost of the health visa and PCR test are not included with your cruise, so it is a cost you will have to incur.

Vision of the Seas - Bermuda

Bermuda requires the Bermuda Travel Authorization to be completed by cruisers prior to their arrival on the island.

Guests sailing on Vision fo the Seas will have to have a negative PCR test result before traveling, testing upon arrival into the country and filling out appropriate entry forms.

Visitors must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result no more than five days before arrival. The day of testing is day 0.

According to Bermuda, guests must complete one to three days before departure the Bermuda Travel Authorisation process online which gathers important information for the island’s health and immigration officials; a $75 fee per traveler is required, which includes the cost of all COVID-19 testing in Bermuda.

Each passenger must have a form completed regardless of age. Children 9 and younger do not have to be tested at any point, and their Travel Authorization fee is $30.

Bermuda has arranged an option for testing with AZOVA, where you can get PCR tests at Costco, or even an at home test.

Jewel of the Seas - Cyprus

Getting to Cyprus means you must fill out the Cyprus Flight Pass before you arrive.

It is not clear exactly what will be required for guests traveling to Cyprus yet. Royal Caribbean says "it is likely" that a RT-PCR test will be required prior to boarding and obtain a negative result.

"Royal Caribbean will update booked guests via email and text message, in the 30 days prior to sailing, to reinforce the latest requirements for the designated departure port."


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8 Answers

Good to know! Thanks!

Nice. I was wondering about that. I figured it wasn't going to be as simple as fly to Nassau, UBER to the ship, then board.

Thanks for the info, and links.

Ugg ... more red tape ...

Think I'll be waiting until that madness is done. I've had my shots.

Great read, thank you for sharing those links.

Thank you for the information as I'm cruising to Bermuda in August (even though I believe it's canceled).

I read where there are no NCL ships leaving from the US and we were leaving from NYC, no one has contacted us yet.

It depends on the ship. Some of the ships from NYC have received cancels as NCL has started repositioning ships. Our Sept 2021 cruise out of NY was cancelled a month ago. Give them a few months and it will happen. I think they may be waiting and hoping. Or they might be in negotiations with Bermuda to port their. Hope it works out as Bermuda is awesome.

This information is great to know. Thank you for sharing those links.


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