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Galapagos Travel Requirements as of November 16, 2021


Travel requirements vary by homeport country. 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.


Ecuador  Country Travel Requirements​

All guests two years of age and older must show proof of vaccination with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to entry


A negative RT-PCR test result administered no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

  • Name on test results and vaccination card must match government issued identification.

A Traveler’s Health Declaration Form must be presented to the airline at time of boarding. This questionnaire will need to be filled out completely prior to flying into Quito, Ecuador. Copies will be available at the airport prior to your departure for your convenience.

This form can be downloaded here.

Travelers who depart from or transit in Brazil or India must present a negative PCR test result upon arrival regardless of a completed vaccination and undergo a 10-day preventive isolation at their own expense.

Any person who presents symptoms upon arrival in Ecuador will be evaluated by the Public Health staff prior to the entry to the migration area, regardless of their negative RT-PCR test result. If this person is determined to be a suspected case, an antigen rapid test will be conducted and if the result is positive, the person must complete a 10-day quarantine period at home or at a hotel of their choice at their own expense.   


Galapagos Travel Requirements​ as of October 22, 2021

As of Saturday, October 23, 2021, All guests two years of age and older regardless of their migratory category, must present the following:

Complete vaccination card with vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing.


A negative RT-PCR test result performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight to the Galapagos.

Name on test results and vaccination card must match government issued identification.


Travel Insurance with medical and evacuation coverage for Galapagos is a government requirement and guests may be asked to show printed or digital proof upon arrival in Baltra.  CruiseCare Travel Protection provides the necessary coverage.


Celebrity Cruises Requirements 

All guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. 

Guests sailing on Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Xploration and Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos may have a mixed series of any two of the following vaccines taken within a minimum of 28 days between doses: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinovac or Sinopharm

Celebrity Cruises will not accept any form of Certificate of Recovery.

Acceptable documentation must be in the form of the original document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination. Proof of vaccination will be recorded and reviewed for signs of fraud. Please be aware that falsification of vaccination records is a federal crime subject to prosecution and will result in denial of boarding or removal from the voyage. Additionally, it may:

  • Be a violation of state and local laws, exposing you to criminal prosecution in places we visit.
  • Expose you to civil liability for costs and damages caused.

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

While onboard masks will not be required for vaccinated guests. However, masks are required for unvaccinated guests under 12 years old while indoors when not in their stateroom, eating or drinking.


Arrival to Quito Airport​ 

  • Face mask must be worn in Quito at any time except while in hotel room.
For our Package Guests
  • Upon arrival in Ecuador, we will guide you through all that is required, but we want you to know what to expect.  
  • Celebrity Guides are vaccinated, undergo daily health checks, and will always wear masks​.
  • Private transfer to hotel via sanitized vehicles. 
  • All luggage will be sanitized.


Arrival to Hotel in Quito​ for Package Guests​ 

  • All guests will recieve a complimentary antigen test upon arrival at the hotel.
  • Healthy at Sea Amenities Kit including masks and hand sanitizer will be provided. 
  • Guests are required to stay with their group during the City Tour.


Arrival in Baltra​ 

Package Guests

  • Before transfer to the airport in Quito, a temperature and visual check will be conducted. Guests and close contacts may be denied boarding in Quito prior to flight to Galapagos if any symptoms are detected.  
  • Airport coach transfers are sanitized and at reduced 50% capacity.​ 
  • Package guests will arrive via exclusive flight. 

All Guests:

  • Upon arrival at the airport in Baltra, guests will present their vaccination card, or negative RT-PCR test result (taken 72 hrs. prior to boarding the flight to Galapagos). Guests will also undergo an additional temperature check required by airport protocols.
  • Guests will pass through a disinfection area and luggage will be sanitized.
  • Check-in for your cruise will be completed on board. Now, your unforgettable vacation begins.​



  • At the airport in Quito or Guayaquil guests are required to present their vaccination card, or negative RT-PCR test result (taken 72 hrs. prior to boarding the flight to Galapagos) to obtain their required Transit Control Card (TCT).
  • All guests will receive a complimentary antigen test & Health Check at airport terminal in Baltra prior to embarkation.  


While On Board

  • Crew onboard will be vaccinated


While Ashore​ 

  • Same highest onboard cleaning standards ashore. 
  • Guests are required to stay with their group. 
  • Mask to be worn during visits to populated islands. 
  • Masks can be taken off during visits to non-populated islands when no other vessels are at the same port. 


Returning to Quito​ 

  • Vehicle transfers to airport are sanitized and at reduced 50% capacity​.
  • Post-cruise day trips and shopping tours are suspended.
  • Departure PCR (24 hours result delivery) or antigen test will be arranged free-of-charge at hotel in Quito for package guests returning to countries requiring a test for re-entry. An express PCR (4 hours result delivery) can be requested with a surcharge.
  • For non-package guests, testing facilities can be recommended and we can assist with coordination.


Peru Country Travel Requirements

    Vaccinated Guests
    Proof of complete vaccination, administered at least 14 days prior to arrival.

    Unvaccinated Guests
    A negative PCR test with 72 hours validity prior to arrival is required.

  • Children under 12 years do not need a vaccine or test to enter the country.
  • A "Health Online Sworn Statement" must be completed.
  • Use of double face mask is mandatory in public spaces.
  • Mandatory Face Shield for traveling to Machu Picchu: buses & trains.

    Testing for Re-entry Home Country

  • RT-PCR or Antigen test will be administered at the hotel prior to departure.

NOTICE: For U.S. cruises and guests: Prior to sailing, please consult all applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel, at www.cdc.gov/travel/notices. If a certain threshold level of covid-19 is detected onboard the ship during your voyage, the voyage will end immediately, the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed. For cruises and guests worldwide: Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.