If your sailing requires a pre-cruise test, here are some details about the kind of test you’ll need.
Accepted Types of Tests and Results
Tests We Do Not Accept
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Telehealth self-tests taken at home under supervision must meet these requirements:
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Where and When to Get Your Test
Most local pharmacy chains offer COVID-19 Testing and most county or state websites can help you find a local public testing site. You can also go to a doctor’s office, diagnostic lab, or telehealth provider to get your test.
Some additional things to keep in mind when scheduling your test:
TEST KIT - SHIPPING TIMES
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.
ORDER TEST KIT ON: GET TEST KIT NO LATER THAN:
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Tuesday Friday evening
Wednesday Monday evening
Thursday Tuesday evening
Friday Wednesday evening
Saturday Wednesday evening
Sunday Wednesday evening
U.S. addresses only. Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska, or shipping over a U.S. federal holiday, will add one business day to shipping timeline.
By when should I order my home test kit? Do the test kits have an expiration date?
Your test kit should arrive within the three business days that follow your order date. For the best shipping experience, we recommend placing your order at least a full week before the day you plan to take your test. Our current allotment of home test kits is FDA-authorized through December 31, 2021, and can be used any time until that date. We hope to have test kits available for our 2022 cruise guests soon.
Is there a telemedicine or telehealth test option that is recommended for my pre-cruise COVID-19 test?
For fully vaccinated guests only, we accept self-administered, FDA-authorized COVID-19 tests taken under live video supervision by a telehealth representative.
Fully vaccinated guests can order at-home test kits, shipped right to your door (anywhere in the U.S.) within three business days. Complete your pre-cruise test at home, with live video supervised by a Certified Guide. Get your results in 15 minutes.
Purchase Your At-Home Test Kit
Fully vaccinated guests can order at-home test kits, shipped right to your door (anywhere in the U.S.) in two business days or less. Complete your pre-cruise test at home, with live video supervised by a Certified Guide. Get your results in 15 minutes.
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 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:
Providing Your Results On Departure Day
You will present your negative test result at the terminal upon boarding. Print out your results for easy access, as you may need to present it at various points. We will also accept a valid results document presented on your phone.
If you receive a positive test result on your pre-cruise test, please call us at 1-844-418-6824 in North America or (316) 554-5961 worldwide so we may assist with rescheduling your cruise vacation plans.