Carnival Cruises Drops COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Beginning September 6

By  //  August 15, 2022

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Negative COVID-19 Test is still required by all passengers

The 952-foot, 110,000-ton Conquest-class cruise ship has a guest capacity of approximately 3,000 passengers double-occupancy and joins three of her sister ships that call Port Canaveral home, the Carnival Mardi Gras, the Carnival Magic and the Carnival Liberty.

PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (FOX BUSINESS) – Carnival Cruise Line is easing its testing requirements for vaccinated passengers and allowing unvaccinated guests to travel without an exemption.

The cruise company will no longer demand testing for vaccinated passengers staying onboard for under 16 nights.

Additionally, unvaccinated guests will no longer be required to file exemption requests.

“Carnival is pleased to announce new guidelines effective for cruises departing on Sept. 6, 2022, or later, which will make it easier for more guests to sail with simplified vaccination and testing guidelines, including no testing for vaccinated guests on sailings less than 16 nights and eliminating the exemption request process for unvaccinated guests, who will only need to show a negative test result at embarkation,” the company announced Saturday.

Vaccinated guests “must continue to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to embarkation,” according to the new guidelines.