Port COVID-19 Update

Page Updated: April  21, 2022  9:43 AM

Safe Cruising

It is extremely important that cruise guests 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:

Face Mask Requirements

According to U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 CH-5, face masks are no longer required while indoors in buildings located on Port Everglades property, including 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. 

Find Testing Sites in Broward County

In addition, a number of retail pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing, as well as private health companies, laboratories and community health centers. 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 

Recommendations to Port users and visitors:

  • Wear a facial covering
  • Observe social distancing
  • Practice good hygiene (wash hands, use hand sanitizer)
  • 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