Telehealth Testing for Cruises Departing from U.S. Ports including San Juan, Puerto Rico
For fully vaccinated guests as young as 5 who are cruising from U.S. ports, we accept self-administered COVID-19 tests taken under live video supervision.
Telehealth self-tests taken at home must meet these requirements:
Telehealth Testing for Cruises Departing Barbados
For cruises departing from Bridgetown, Barbados, telehealth self-administered COVID-19 tests are not accepted. For details on testing, visit our Testing Requirements FAQ
Order Your At-Home Test Kit
Royal Caribbean guests that are fully vaccinated can now order at-home antigen test kits, shipped right to your door anywhere in the U.S. Complete your pre-cruise test at home, with live video supervised by an eMed Certified Guide. Get your results in 15 minutes. The tests are available in a pack of two for $69.99 or a pack of three for $99.99, which includes the test kits, expedited shipping, and live virtual visit. ORDER NOW
These telehealth test kits cannot be shipped internationally. However, they are able to be shipped to all U.S. addresses, such as a hotel or other pre-cruise accommodation. International guests can contact the hotel where you will be staying to arrange receipt and storage of your test kit ahead of travel. You can then complete your testing requirement upon arriving in the U.S. and before boarding your cruise. Note that tests kits obtained internationally that have not been authorized for use by the U.S. FDA will not be accepted.
NOTE: These kits do not ship to Puerto Rico.
How Many Tests Should I Purchase?
We strongly recommend purchasing two tests per person just in case you lose or contaminate a part of the test, or have an error during the testing process. However, technically a two or three test pack can be split between members of a traveling party, with one test per person.
By When Should I Order My Kit?
We recommend ordering your test kit at least one full week before you plan to take your test.
If you're in a pinch, see below to understand if your order will arrive in time.
Can I use the test kit over a holiday like Thanksgiving Day?
Yes, the eMed Guides are available to supervise your test every day of the year, 24 hours a day.
Do the Kits Have an Expiration Date?
The exact expiration date varies depending on the production date for the allotment being shipped at the time of your order. The product description on the online storefront is updated regularly to reflect the most current expiration date for the allotment you are ordering from. Please review the product description prior to placing your order to ensure the current allotment does not expire prior to your intended testing date.
More About the Test Kit
The Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test is an FDA-authorized rapid antigen home test that, when combined with eMed Telehealth Service, can be used by fully vaccinated guests as young as 5 years old to fulfill their pre-cruise test requirement.
Your test kit includes a personal virtual visit with an eMed Certified Guide who will help you properly administer the test and verify the result. Your eMed Labs result report is provided via email and can be printed or displayed on your mobile device on boarding day.
How It Works