Cruise Health™

Vaccination & Testing Requirements by Region

Regardless of your vaccination status, Princess is ready to welcome you on board. Below you’ll find important information regarding testing and vaccination to help you plan your next cruise.

With the recent easing of CDC vaccination requirements, the options available to unvaccinated guests continue to expand. We can now accommodate more unvaccinated guests on most sailings without burdensome exemptions or vaccine status justification, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit our Travel Guidelines for Unvaccinated Guests page for more information.

Voyages Departing from the United States

Updated: June 24, 2022

Vaccination Status

Definition by Country's Health Authority

Pre-Travel Test Type &
When to Take Test Before Boarding
Age: 5 Years and Up

Fully Vaccinated

Received primary series of COVID-19 vaccines with final dose at least 14 days before embarkation.

Antigen within 2 days
OR

PCR within 3 days

Up to Date

Received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible at least 7 days before embarkation.

Antigen within 3 days
OR

PCR within 3 days

Not Vaccinated*

Not fully vaccinated are welcome to cruise. Please contact us to request a vaccination exemption to be presented upon embarkation. If cruise includes a Canadian port, an additional medical exemption is needed.

PCR within 3 days PLUS Antigen at terminal

*Kids age 2 to 4 who aren't eligible for vaccine, are welcome to cruise and will need a PCR within 3 days PLUS Antigen at terminal. Kids under 2 years of age have no vaccination or test requirements. Minimum age to sail is 6 months or 12 months based on cruise itinerary, review Passage Contract for details.

Voyages Departing from Canada

Updated: June 24, 2022

Vaccination Status

Definition by Country's Health Authority

Pre-Travel Test Type &
When to Take Test Before Boarding
Age: 5 Years and Up

Fully Vaccinated

Received primary series of COVID-19 vaccines with final dose at least 14 days before embarkation.

Antigen within 2 days
OR

PCR within 72 hours

Up to Date

Received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible at least 7 days before embarkation.

Antigen within 2 days
OR

PCR within 72 hours

Not Vaccinated*

Not able to enter Canada without medical exemption. Please submit medical exemption to Princess for approval before a booking can be guaranteed.

PCR within 72 hours PLUS Antigen at terminal

*Kids age 2 to 4 who aren't eligible for vaccine, are welcome to cruise and will need a PCR within 3 days PLUS Antigen at terminal. Kids under 2 years of age have no vaccination or test requirements. Minimum age to sail is 6 months or 12 months based on cruise itinerary, review Passage Contract for details.

Voyages Departing from the United Kingdom

Updated: August 10, 2022

Vaccination Status

Definition by Country's Health Authority

Pre-Travel Test Type &
When to Take Test Before Boarding
Age: 5 to 17Age: 18 and Up

Fully Vaccinated
18 and above

At least 14 days past completion of a primary vaccine series and no more than 270 days (9 months) from the date of disembarkation since receiving the last dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. A booster dose is required for guests 18 and older if the last COVID-19 vaccine dose in series is older than 9 months (270 days) from the date of disembarkation.

Self-administered Antigen OR medically assisted PCR within 3 days

Fully Vaccinated
5 to 17

Received primary series of COVID-19 vaccines with final dose at least 14 days before embarkation.

Self-administered Antigen OR medically assisted PCR within 3 days

Not Fully Vaccinated*

Either not up to date or has not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine series. Please contact us to request a vaccination exemption to be presented upon embarkation.

Medically assisted PCR within 3 days

Medically assisted PCR within 3 days

*Guests ages 12 and over are required to request a vaccination exemption to be presented upon embarkation. Kids 4 years of age and under are welcome to cruise and have no vaccination or test requirements. Minimum age to sail is 6 months or 12 months based on cruise itinerary, review Passage Contract for details.

Voyages Departing from Europe

Updated: August 9, 2022

Vaccination Status

Definition by Country's Health Authority

Pre-Travel Test Type &
When to Take Test Before Boarding
Age: 5 to 17Age: 18 and Up

Fully Vaccinated
18 and above

At least 14 days past completion of a primary vaccine series and no more than 270 days (9 months) from the date of disembarkation since receiving the last dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. A booster dose is required for guests 18 and older if the last COVID-19 vaccine dose in series is older than 9 months (270 days) from the date of disembarkation.

Antigen within 3 days
OR
PCR within 3 days**

Fully Vaccinated
5 to 17

Received primary series of COVID-19 vaccines with final dose at least 14 days before embarkation.

Antigen within 3 days
OR
PCR within 3 days**

Not Fully Vaccinated*

Either not up to date or has not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine series. Please contact us to request a vaccination exemption to be presented upon embarkation.

PCR within 3 days PLUS Antigen at terminal**

PCR within 3 days PLUS Antigen at terminal**

*Kids 4 years of age and under are welcome to cruise and have no vaccination or test requirements. Minimum age to sail is 6 months or 12 months based on cruise itinerary, review Passage Contract for details.

**For cruises embarking in Greece: The Greek government requires guests to take a PCR test within 3 days of embarkation or an Antigen test within 2 days of embarkation. Tests must be conducted in-person by medical personnel and guests will need a physical letter with the negative results. Test results proctored by video are not accepted.

Voyages Departing from Australia

Updated: June 3, 2022

Vaccination Status

Definition by Country's Health Authority

Pre-Travel Test Type &
When to Take Test Before Boarding
Age: 6 Months and Up

Fully Vaccinated

Have received their final dose of an Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine, with the last dose being administered at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and can provide proof of vaccination.

Self-administered Rapid Antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours OR

PCR within 72 hours

Not Vaccinated*

Not fully vaccinated are welcome to cruise subject to capacity restrictions. Please note a medical exemption is needed and needs to be submitted to Princess for approval before a booking can be guaranteed.

Self-administered Rapid Antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours OR

PCR within 72 hours

*Kids under 2 years of age are welcome to cruise and have no vaccination requirements. Minimum age to sail is 6 months or 12 months based on cruise itinerary, review Passage Contract for details.