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How do I figure out which days I should get my pre-cruise COVID-19 test?

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Pre-Cruise Test Window for Guests Sailing from U.S. Ports including San Juan

Vaccinated guests must take their pre-cruise test no more than 2 days before boarding. Unvaccinated kids (11 and under) must take their pre-cruise test no more than 3 days before boarding, and cannot take their pre-cruise test on boarding day. This is because kids are also tested at the terminal before boarding – and according to CDC guidance, unvaccinated guests cannot be tested twice in one day as it may affect the accuracy of the test results.

Kids age 5 to 11 who have been vaccinated may present proof of full vaccination and follow the testing protocols and timeframes for vaccinated guests.

When calculating which days you can take your test, be aware that the day you set sail is not counted as one of the days.

 

How to calculate which days to take your test:

  • Vaccinated guests: If you are setting sail on a Saturday, and you need to take the test no more than 2 days before, you can take your test on Thursday or Friday. You could also take it on Saturday morning if necessary — of course, we don't recommend waiting until the last minute.
  • Unvaccinated kids age 2 to 11: If you are setting sail on a Saturday, and you need to take the test no more than 3 days before, you can take your test on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday — but not Saturday. Unvaccinated guests cannot take their test on boarding day.

To learn more about exactly which types of tests are accepted, visit our Accepted Tests FAQ.

 

Pre-Cruise Test Window for Guests Sailings from Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados requires a negative PCR COVID-19 test result for all travelers age 5 and older to fly into the island, regardless of vaccination status. The test must be taken within the 3 days before the day you fly into Barbados; the day you fly in is not counted as one of the days. For example, if you are setting sail on a Saturday, you can take your test on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

NOTE: All guests age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, must also show a negative PCR COVID-19 test result at the cruise terminal for a test taken no more than 3 days before the day you board the ship. If timed properly, the same PCR test result provided for entry into Barbados can satisfy this requirement.

Learn how to calculate what day to take your test at Visit Barbados.

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