Port COVID-19 Update

Page Updated: August 18, 2021  2:59 PM

Cruising Is Back!Celebrity Edge

Cruising returned to the United States and 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 and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an Prevention's Federal order, 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 have several options from government run sites to the private/business sector locations including pharmacies and and medical clinics.

Florida Department of Health in Broward County Sites

No appointments required, but facial coverings are required.

 LOCATIONS

HOURS

INFORMATION

 South Regional Health  Center
 (Walk-Up)

 4105 Pembroke Road
 Hollywood, FL 33021

Monday-
Friday

9AM-5PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test.
  • Patients will receive test results in several days ​via text messaging. 

 Mills Pond Park
 (Drive-Through) 

 2201 NW 9th Ave.
 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Sunday -Thursday

8AM–4PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 
  • Vehicle must have windows that fully open and close. 
  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

 Boulevard Heights Community Center
 (Walk-Up)

​ 6770 Garfield Street
 Hollywood, FL 33024

Tuesday-Saturday

8AM-4PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 
  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Tradewinds Park & Stables
(Drive-Through)

3600 W Sample Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Monday-
Friday

8AM-6PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 
  • Vehicle must have windows that fully open and close. 
  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood 
International Airport
(FLL) **
(Walk-Up)
100 Terminal Dr., Terminal 3
(Lower level near baggage claim)
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33315 

Daily

7AM -9PM

  • Proof of travel
    (cruise documents, boarding pass, paid flight itinerary, airline ticket) 
  • $106 for PCR test (results in 48 hrs.)
  • $74 for rapid antigen test (results in 30 minutes) 
  • Register by visiting Nomi Health's FLL weblink 

C.B. Smith Park
(Drive-Through)

900 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL  33028

Monday-
Friday

8AM-6PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 
  • Vehicle must have windows that fully open and close. 
  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Markham Park
(Drive-Through)
16001 W. State Road 84
Sunrise, FL  33326

Monday-
Friday

8AM-6PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 
  • Vehicle must have windows that fully open and close. 
  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Dania Beach Parking Garage at City Hall
(Walk-Up)

49 Park Ave. E
Dania Beach, FL  33004

Sunday -Thursday

8AM–5PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 

  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Paul Hughes Health Center
(Walk-Up)

205 N.W. 6th Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL  33060

Tuesday-Saturday

7AM-4PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 

  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Plantation Heritage Park Fountain Room
(Walk-Up)

1100 S. Fig Tree Lane
Plantation, FL  33317

Monday-
Friday

8AM-4:30PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 

  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Pompano Park
(Walk-Up)

4001 Bailey Road
North Lauderdale, FL  33068

Tuesday-Saturday

8AM-4:30PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 
  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

Sunny Lake Bird Sanctuary
(Walk-Up)

5300 Griffin Road
Davie, FL  33314

Sunday -Thursday

8AM–5PM

  • Free PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only. No rapid test. 

  • Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.

(**) Not a free Florida Department of Health testing site. 

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.

What is Port Everglades Doing

During the cruise suspension period, which began on March 14, 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.

Helpful Links

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


U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletins 


COVID-19 Health Information