Port COVID-19 Update
Page Updated: August 2, 2021 3:27 PM
Cruising Is Back!
Cruising returned to Port Everglades with the June 26th sailing of the Celebrity Edge. She was joined by the Celebrity Equinox and Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas a few weeks later.
Cruise guests should check with their cruise line directly for information on COVID-19 vaccine requirements and testing policies. Here are links to COVID-19 protocol webpages for cruise lines sailing from Port Everglades:
Federal Face Mask Requirements
According to U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 CH-2, masks are required when entering and while indoors on Port Everglades, This includes all cruise terminals.
Cruise guests flying in from outside the United States should visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for COVID-19 testing requirements.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Cruise guests seeking COVID testing while in Broward County will have several options available to them from government run sites and the private/business sector.
Florida Department of Health in Broward County Sites
No appointments required, but facial coverings such as masks are required.
South Regional Health Center
Mills Pond Park
| Boulevard Heights Community Center
6770 Garfield Street
Hollywood, FL 33024
|Tradewinds Park & Stables
3600 W Sample Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
In addition to the test collection site locations listed below, a number of retail pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreen's, offer COVID-19 testing, as well as private health companies and community health centers. Many retail and online outlets offer a variety of in-home test collection kits for purchase.
During the cruise suspension period, which began on March 13, 2020, Port Everglades closely monitored developments regarding COVID-19 and coordinated with our cruise partners, local, state and federal governments, as well as health officials to prepare for the return of cruise operations. Port Everglades has implemented measures portwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including the installation of:
- Plexiglass barriers
- Messaging for social distancing, masks and handwashing inside and outside all facilities
- Hand-sanitizing stations
- Cleaning of facilities with a focus on “high touch” areas
- MERV-13 air filters in all Cruise Terminal air-handling systems
- Vending machine for PPE (masks, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizer) and other sundries
Now that cruising has returned, Port Everglades is prepared to welcome guests safely.
Port Customers and Tenants
Port users and visitors are reminded to:
- Wear a facial covering when providing essential services or visiting essential businesses.
- Observe social distancing by staying at least six feet from other people. Do not gather in groups and stay out of crowded places.
- Practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly with soap and water, and to stay home if you are sick.
Port Everglades would like to thank our customers, tenants and Broward County residents and visitors for their patience and cooperation during these difficult times.
To help keep Port users, tenants, Port staff and residents informed, we have provided direct links to various agencies with helpful information:
Centers for Disease Control Orders
- Conditional Sail Order
- Wearing of Face Masks While on Public Transportation and at Transportation Hubs
- Interim Guidance for Mitigation of COVID-19 Among Cruise Ship Crew During the Period of the No Sail Order
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletins
- MSIB 02-21 CH2 COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-2
- MSIB 04-21 CH1 COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change
- MSIB 04-21 COVID-19 Crew Change Issues
- U.S. Coast Guard COVID-19 Marine Safety Bulletins (Located under "News and Events")
COVID-19 Health Information
- COVID-19 Test Sites in Broward County
- Vaccination Sites in Broward County
- Broward County Coronavirus Information & Updates
- State of Florida 24/7 Coronavirus Hotline: 866-779-6121, email: COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 800-232-4636
- Florida Department of Health Broward County 954-412-7300