Viking requires all guests take a COVID-19 test prior to departure

Viking is committed to doing all we can to ensure you are healthy and well prepared for international travel—and that you will be able to arrive in your destination and embark your ship without incident.

Viking requires all guests to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test. For your convenience, Viking offers two ways of testing prior to departure; for either, you must travel with an electronic or printed copy of your negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Guests may take a COVID-19 PCR test (with a laboratory-certified proof of negative result) within 72 hours prior to boarding your first international flight from your home country OR
  • Guests may take a COVID-19 antigen test (with a laboratory-certified proof of negative result) within 24 hours prior to boarding your first international flight from your home country.

Traveling with an electronic or printed copy of your negative COVID-19 test result is an added layer of protection for you and your fellow travelers—and will be required for embarkation on your Viking ship. Also, as a complimentary service at the end of your itinerary, Viking will provide you with the COVID-19 test result needed for your return flight home.

Please Note: Some countries may have more stringent testing requirements for entry and for boarding a cruise ship. If you are currently booked on a Viking voyage, rest assured we will inform you of all relevant requirements in advance of your departure. You may also read the Pre-Cruise Requirements found under the Resources tab of your itinerary page on the Viking website and follow all guidelines that Viking provides via email and on MyVikingJourney.com.

To find a testing location near you, follow the link* below. Please note:

  • When selecting a testing location, make sure it provides COVID-19 PCR tests.
  • Call the testing location before you schedule an appointment to confirm it can deliver the test result prior to your departure.
  • There may be a charge at some testing locations.

*Testing recommendations are provided and maintained by independent organizations. Neither is affiliated with Viking.