Transatlantic & Transpacific Travel Requirements as of September 6, 2022

Below is everything you need to know to ensure a smooth boarding process for our upcoming Transatlantic sailings. Please note that travel requirements may vary by disembarkation port and the destinations visited on your sailing. Be sure you’re aware of both homeport country and Celebrity Cruises vaccine and testing requirements as they may differ. We will continually evaluate and update these requirements and protocols as new information becomes available. Booked guests will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure.


Please see below sailings for which protocols are currently available:

October 3, 2022 Celebrity Eclipse sailing from Honolulu, Hawaii to Sydney, Australia
October 12, 2022 Celebrity Beyond sailing from Barcelona, Spain to Cape Liberty, New Jersey
October 20, 2022 Celebrity Silhouette sailing from Southampton, England to Miami, Florida
October 22, 2022 Celebrity Constellation sailing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Tampa, Florida
October 24, 2022 Celebrity Edge sailing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 29, 2022 Celebrity Apex sailing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 31, 2022 Celebrity Reflection sailing from Barcelona, Spain to Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Sailing Requirements Checklist

Required Travel Documentation to Board

Proof of Vaccine is required for all guests regardless of age. 

Negative Test Result must be presented by all guests upon arrival at port. 

Health Declaration to be completed exclusively on our Celebrity Cruises App via check-in. 

Passport is needed for all guests with a validity of at least 6 months after their sailing’s return date. 

All guests must check their Visa and ESTA requirements before traveling. 

Proof of Residence may be needed for guests traveling with a passport that was issued from a country different from their country of residence.


For guests on back-to-back sailings

All back-to-back guests will receive a COVID test in port, prior to reboarding the Transatlantic leg of their journey, at no additional cost.


For Itineraries that have a port of call in Bermuda, the following form needs to be completed before arrival to the country:

  • Bermuda Travel Authorization: The Bermuda government requires that all guests complete an online Travel Authorization form, upload their negative test results, and pay an associated fee directly through Bermuda’s dedicated website located hereA receipt of this form, digital or paper copy will need to be presented at check-in in order to board the ship. If this is not completed, it will cause delays at the terminal. This form is available beginning 30 days prior to sailing and all guests must present their approved authorization form in order to board their sailing.



Health Protocols and Requirements


In order to sail on a Transatlantic or Transpacific crossing with us, we will require all guests to be fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 booster vaccine shots are not currently required to sail but are highly recommended to ensure a smoother vacation experience.  

Guests are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines); or, 2 weeks after a one dose series such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. 

Vaccines approved and accepted by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) will be considered valid. 

Guests with a mixed series of any two of the following vaccines taken within a minimum of 28 days between doses, will also be considered fully vaccinated:

  • Pfizer/Cominarty
  • Moderna/Spikevax 
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
  • AstraZeneca/Covishield/Vaxzevria
  • Sinovac/Coronavac
  • Sinopharm/BBIBP-CorV
  • Covaxin
  • Nuvaxovid 

Any guest who has received one dose of a vaccine (other than Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) will not be considered fully vaccinated.

Documentation of full vaccination must be provided at the terminal as a condition for boarding. 

Please plan to carry your vaccination documentation with you at all times while in port should local authorities or businesses request it to help facilitate entry and/or experiences.

Testing Requirements

Pre-Arrival Covid-19 Testing

All guests must present a digital or physical copy of a supervised, negative COVID-19 test result at check-in to board their sailing. 

Guests must present a negative antigen test result taken within 2 days prior to sailing. Pre-arrival testing must be completed by an authorized provider at your own expense.

Guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may present a Certificate of Recovery and proof of the positive PCR test result taken between 11-180 days prior to the sail date in order to board. In addition, a vaccination card must also be presented.  We will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in place of a vaccination record.

Additionally, please be aware that some ports of call do not accept a Certificate of Recovery for the purposes of debarking and enjoying the destination. If applicable to your itinerary, you will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure.

PLEASE NOTE: Bermuda does not accept Certificates of Recovery and will not exempt guests from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. Guests who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test result, regardless of whether or not they have a Certificate of Recovery, are unable to debark the ship in Bermuda.



No debark testing required.


Re-Entry (to home country)

Most countries no longer require a re-entry test. Should you need a test to re-enter your country of residence, please visit the Guest Relations desk onboard the ship.


Pre-Cruise Test Kit Resources for U.S. and UK Guests

Celebrity Cruises has worked with its trusted vendors to make options for procuring supervised test kits available to you. Supervised self-tests are also readily available in most drugstores and pharmacies.

  • U.S. Guests can purchase Abbott BinaxNOW test kits here.
  • U.K. Guests can purchase Prenetics test kits here.
    • We strongly recommend ordering test kits at least 7 days in advance of your sailing.
    • Once you have taken the test, you will receive your results in about 15 minutes


Concierge Testing Service

We are also pleased to offer a concierge testing option, in partnership with Bio-reference. Bio-reference will send a qualified medical technician to your home, office, hotel, or any place you choose, to perform the test. Your results will be ready in about 48 hours. Click here to make an appointment.



While Onboard

Mask Policy

Currently, face masks are optional onboard Celebrity ships for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Celebrity Cruises follows the requirements in all jurisdictions we sail, and please note that mask requirements may vary by the destinations visited on your sailing and/or disembarkation port. This policy is continually re-evaluated, and any updates will be shared with guests.



Excursions & Going Ashore


All guests may go ashore on their own.



Guests that do not meet the testing and health screening policy requirements will be denied boarding.