Royal Caribbean International will require that passengers over the age of 2 to provide a negative COVID-19 test before boarding ships with itineraries for five nights or longer in U.S. waters.
This policy will be in place starting Saturday and lasting through Aug. 31 and was announced “in an abundance of caution.” The cruise line will accept both PCR and antigen negative results.
Before Saturday, vaccinated passengers were not required to show a negative test, spokesperson Lyan Sierra-Caro told USA TODAY. The added precaution comes as the across the country.
The test must be administered no more than three days before boarding and passengers must show proof of their negative test result at check-in.
“All other testing requirements and policies are still in place This is an additional layer of precaution to ensure the safety of