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Southampton Travel Requirements for Spain and Canaries Sailings as of October 13, 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.


 

Vaccination Policy

For guests who are UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man):

  • Guests who live in the UK, aged 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated with all Covid-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Proof of vaccination will be required. Guests younger than 18 don’t need to be vaccinated but if they are, they should bring their proof of vaccination to board and they can follow the testing guidance for fully vaccinated UK guests. All Crew members onboard will be vaccinated.  

For guests from the United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland:

  • All guests who are travelling with us from the United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland must be double vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the cruise to sail with us onboard Celebrity Silhouette. Unvaccinated guests from the United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland are not permitted to sail. Guests from other countries are not permitted to sail.  

 


 

How To Show Your Vaccination Status

 

For guests who are UK residents (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man): 

Guests must show their vaccination status via the NHS app on their phone when they arrive at the pier. Fully vaccinated children that are sailing with us, will also need to show their vaccination status when they arrive at the pier.

  • English guests: should click here to download the NHS App
  • Scottish guests: should click here to download the Scottish NHS APP
  • Welsh guests: are able to request a vaccination certificate for travel, it can take up to 10 working days for the certificate to arrive so please leave sufficient time. Please click here.
  • Northern Ireland guests: As Northern Ireland guests still do not have a proof of vaccination solution available, we will accept the vaccination cards until a solution is found.
  • Channel Islands guests:
    • Guests from Jersey should click here.
    • Guests from Guernsey should click here.
  • Isle of Man guests: should click here.

For guests who live in areas where an NHS APP isn’t yet enabled – guests have two options for showing their vaccination status. Either one of the two options below will be sufficient:

By showing a vaccination certificate

OR

By showing a signed doctor's letter

The vaccination certificate or doctor’s' letter must show the dates of the 2 vaccinations which must be administered at least 14 days prior to the cruise departure date. A printout or a digital copy will be accepted.  

Guests who have had their vaccinations administered in countries outside of the UK, will need to bring proof of their vaccinations along with proof of residency in the UK. Accepted proof of vaccination status is either a doctor’s letter or vaccination certificate. Please click here for a list of accepted documents for proof of UK residency. 

Celebrity will consider a guest fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination that can include mixed doses of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines. Guests sailing on Celebrity Silhouette from Southampton can have mixed doses that include AstraZeneca, as long as, the AstraZeneca dose is administered first, and then either the Pfizer or Moderna dose within 8-12 weeks. No other mixed vaccine doses will be accepted.    

For guests who are travelling from the United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland

  • All guests who are travelling with us from overseas must be double vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the cruise to sail with us onboard Celebrity Silhouette.
  • In order to present proof of vaccination for our cruises, guests must show eligible documentation on boarding day at the terminal in the form of the vaccination record issued by either (1) the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card) 
  • The vaccination documentation must meet the following criteria:
  • The Proof of Vaccination must include the name of the vaccinated person matching the registered cruise guest with date of birth (DoB), the dates of the completed vaccination cycle, the administering physical or medical services provider, and the manufacturer of the vaccine issued.  
  • The full vaccination cycle must be completed at least 14 days before your sail date (e.g., received the second dose in a two-dose series such as Pfizer or Moderna or a single dose of J&J). 
  • The vaccine is recognized and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). 

 


 
Testing + Health Screening Policy

Before Travelling to Southampton, England 

Guests Living in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man): 

  • All guests two years and older will also require proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 (this may be displayed either as an RT-PCR or PCR test, both of which are acceptable) taken within 3 days of sail date.
  • The PCR test for Covid-19 will be at the expense of Celebrity Cruises. PCR testing for Covid-19, instructions will be provided via email in advance of sailing, further information can also be found here
  • Guests under the age of 2 have no testing requirement. 
  • As per the current government advice, after debarkation in Southampton – guests must complete 2 Day Arrival Testing. You must book your tests before you travel and leave enough time for them to be delivered to your address in England. Details can be found here.

 

Guests Arriving from the United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland: 

  • Additional tests and / or quarantine may be required depending on the country you have travelled from. An additional test is required by UK government on arrival into the UK, this must be taken on or before day 2 of your arrival. Please visit this link to check on the latest requirements.  
  • Unvaccinated guests from overseas are not permitted to sail onboard Celebrity Silhouette sailings from Southampton in 2021. 
  • As per the current government advice, after debarkation in Southampton – guests must complete 2 Day Arrival Testing. You must book your tests before you travel and leave enough time for them to be delivered to your address in England. Details can be found here

 


 

Boarding Day in Southampton 

 

Guests Living in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man): 

  • Vaccinated guests living in the UK will not be required to take a test on arrival at the cruise terminal but will be asked to present their negative PCR for COVID-19 test result. Guests will need to show their vaccination status as detailed in the above ‘vaccination policy’ section.
  • Unvaccinated guests 2-17 years old living in the UK will need to show their negative PCR test for COVID-19 test result. 
  • Unvaccinated guests aged 2-17 years will also be required to take a complimentary rapid antigen test on arrival at the cruise terminal and receive a negative result in order to sail. The antigen testing will be completed at the pier and results will be available within 30 minutes.     

Guests Arriving from United States, Canada & Republic of Ireland: 

  • Fully vaccinated guests traveling from overseas will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival at the cruise terminal and receive a negative result in order to sail. 
  • Unvaccinated guests from overseas are not permitted to sail onboard Celebrity Silhouette sailings from Southampton in 2021. 

 


 

Whilst onboard Celebrity Silhouette and before disembarking the ship

 

  • UK unvaccinated guests will need to do an antigen test onboard their cruise.
  • ALL guests are required to complete a passenger locator form to re-enter England. The passenger locator form can be completed any time in 48 hours before you arrive in England. The link to complete the passenger locator form can be found here.

 


 
While Ashore

All fully vaccinated guests now have the opportunity to go ashore independently and take on-your-own excursions. For unvaccinated guests or for family traveling with unvaccinated children, guests may still go ashore but they must be on an excursion provided by Celebrity Cruises. 

Our ability to provide shore excursions is heavily dependent on local laws and regulations, therefore our shore excursion policy is subject to change and at short notice.

 


 
While On Board

Face masks will be required for all guests 11 years and above. Masks must be worn whilst indoors but will not be required whilst drinking or eating or whilst outside. 

 


 

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