Before you travel to Barcelona:
Vaccinated guests who hold valid proof of vaccination will be able to travel to Spain without the need for a COVID-19 test. Guests travelling from outside the EU must present proof of full vaccination issued by non-EU countries. Unvaccinated guests ages 12 to 17 years old, that are travelling from an area designated as high risk by Spain will need to arrange and take a diagnostic test [NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test, e.g. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA) /RAT (rapid antigen test)] at their own expense no more than 48 hours before arriving in Spain and present their negative result to airport health control staff. This test is required by the Government of Spain to enter the country. All guests must ensure that the documents provided to enter Spain are the original version; it must be written in Spanish, English, French or German and may be submitted in paper or electronic format. Guests of all ages entering Spain from other countries must complete the Spanish FCS (health control) form before travelling to Spain.
Before you travel to Rome:
All international guests are advised to review the latest travel guidance issued by the Government of Italy. Entry rules to Italy vary depending on what country you are travelling from. Guests may be required to present proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test result or recovery certificate depending on their country of origin. Guests of All Ages entering Italy from other countries must complete the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form before travelling to Italy. This will generate a QR code, which should be presented to your airline and Border Police if requested.
Boarding day in Barcelona/Rome:
All guests age 2 and older must take a complimentary rapid antigen test at the terminal in Barcelona/Civitavecchia, Rome and receive a negative result in order to sail.
During the cruise (embarking in Barcelona):
All unvaccinated guests aged between 6-17, must take a complimentary COVID-19 test towards the middle of the cruise. Additionally, unvaccinated guests ages 6-17, planning to debark in Naples on a shore excursion will be required to take an additional test before debarking. Lastly, all guests travelling from the UK & Northern Ireland aged 6 years and above will be required to take a test within 48 hours of debarking for their first shore excursion in Italy. If guests choose not to debark in Italian ports of call this test will not be required.
During the cruise (embarking in Rome):
All unvaccinated guests aged between 6-17, must take a complimentary rapid antigen test towards the middle of the cruise. Additional details will be provided onboard.
Before returning home (Barcelona):
All guests aged 12 and older will need to take a complimentary COVID-19 test before disembarking the cruise. This result is required for re-entry into Spain and can also be used for re-entry into your home country if needed.
Before returning home (Rome):
All unvaccinated guests aged between 6-17 will need to take a complimentary COVID-19 test before disembarking the cruise. This result is required for re-entry into Italy and can also be used for re-entry into your home country if needed.
Going Ashore & Excursions
Spain - In Spain, fully vaccinated parties have the choice of booking a shore excursion or visiting the port freely. Parties that wish to go ashore and include any unvaccinated guests, must book a shore excursion through Royal Caribbean that is provided by an independent local tour operator that has agreed to comply with recommended health protocols.
Italy - To comply with local regulations while visiting our Italian ports, all guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to purchase a local tour through Royal Caribbean International to debark the ship.