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Costa Cruises Health & Safety FAQ's
Do I need to have a COVID-19 test prior to boarding?
- All guests aged 2 years and older will be asked to present an official negative Covid antigen test result (or Rapid NAAT or RT-PCR test, whichever is available to our guests) prior to boarding, which must be taken within 48 hours before the boarding time.
- If your itinerary departs from a Greek port, then your antigen test must be taken within 24 hours before the boarding time.
Do I need a vaccine to travel on a Costa Cruise?
Upon boarding, all guests aged 12 years and older, regardless of where they are from, will have to fill out a self-declaration form during the web check-in on MyCosta regarding their vaccination status, which certifies one of the following requirements:
- Booster shot (3 doses or 1+1 dose of J&J)
- Complete Covid-19 vaccination (2 doses or 1 dose of J&J) + recovery from Covid
- Complete Covid-19 vaccination (2 doses)
- Recovered from Covid-19 + 1 dose (or one dose prior to recovery from Covid)
- Recovered from Covid-19
Can we have mixed vaccinations?
Guests who received mixed combination of COVID-19 vaccine are accepted as long as they are able to show a fully vaccinated proof as provided by their relevant health authority.
We do not collect vaccination cards or store proof of vaccination. Those cruise lines that have vaccine requirements to cruise will likely ask for proof at the time of boarding.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Use of mask will follow the same protocol adopted ashore and it will be still mandatory during transfers, in Greek ports and indoor inside the Medical Center and theaters.
Can I get off the ship at port?
- Discover a new place everyday: you can go ashore independently or you can opt to do so on one of our Costa Tours, accompanied by an exceptional guide.
- Guests will need to verify the entry requirements for each country that will be visited during the cruise for Vaccination or recovery validity as well as if any antigen test is required.
These restrictions are under the control of local government and are subject to change without advance notice, so we encourage guests to come prepared for potential mask requirements ashore.
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