Transatlantic & Transpacific Travel Requirements as of February 6, 2023

 

As destinations around the globe continue to adapt their health and safety protocols, we continually evaluate and update our own requirements as new information becomes available.   If you’re currently booked on a cruise vacation with us and have provided an email address, you will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure.  Be sure to register your guest account so that we may reach you.

The below applies to the following sailings: 
April 13th, 2023 Celebrity Infinity 13 Night Canaries & Portugal sailing out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
April 17th, 2023 Celebrity Edge 14 Night Bermuda, Portugal & Spain sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 17th, 2023 Celebrity Constellation 15 Night Portugal & Spain sailing out of Tampa, Florida
April 20th, 2023 Celebrity Silhouette 13 Night Bermuda & France sailing out of Miami, Florida
April 22nd, 2023 Celebrity Apex 15 Night Western Europe sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 22nd, 2023 Celebrity Eclipse 18 Night Tahiti, New Zealand & Hawaii sailing out of Sydney, Australia*
April 23rd, 2023 Celebrity Beyond 14 Night Spain, France & Italy sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 23rd, 2023 Celebrity Reflection 13 Night Spain & Bermuda sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

 


 
Sailing Requirements Checklist

Required Travel Documentation to Board

A passport is needed for all guests with a validity of at least 6 months after their return date.

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

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

“Please note that if a traveler is found to have visited a country designated by the US as State Sponsor of Terrorism, the traveler is no longer eligible to participate in the ESTA Visa Wavier Program and must apply for a visa to enter the United States. At the time of publication, designated countries include Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria.” For more information, see https://www.state.gov/state-sponsors-of-terrorism/.

* Note, for April 22nd, 2023 Celebrity Eclipse 18 Night Tahiti, New Zealand & Hawaii sailing out of Sydney, Australia, additional documentation is required:

1. To comply with government protocols when sailing to Australia, all guests must self-disclose their vaccination status, as well as read and acknowledge the Health, Travel, and Financial Risks statement. Please ensure you have completed the form (Access Here) for each member of your traveling party or you may not be permitted to sail. 

2. All guests* (except for Australian citizens) must also complete the Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) form (Access Here).

3. The government of New Zealand requires all guests (excluding Australia and New Zealand citizens) with a port call, embark or debark in New Zealand to submit a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) form prior to boarding the sailing (Access Here).

 


 
 

Health Protocols and Requirements

 

Vaccines

In order to sail on a Transatlantic or Transpacific crossing with us, we will require all guests ages 12 and older 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 ages 2 and older must present a digital or physical copy of a 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 and no more than 2 days before their sailing.

Accepted tests are PCR or antigen tests taken in person, supervised virtually, or unsupervised self-administered. Proof of a negative test can be the printed or digital results, a clear photo of your self-test result, or your actual self-test in hand.  

Guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may present a Certificate of Recovery and proof of the positive PCR test result taken between 11-90 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.

 

Debark

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. 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.

 

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.

 


 

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