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US Travel Requirements as of September 14, 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.


 
Requirements For Entering
the US From Abroad

All non-US residents must present a negative NAAT or Antigen test taken with 3 days of travel.

Be sure to save a copy on your phone and bring a printed copy. Name on test results must match those on government issued identification.

 

 


 

Health Protocols and Requirements

All sailings departing the U.S. are subject to guidance from the CDC. Celebrity Cruises will continue to abide by CDC guidance and require all guests, 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing.  To comply with this requirement, documentation of full vaccination must be provided at the terminal as a condition for boarding. We will sail with all crew vaccinated and at least 95% of guests will be fully vaccinated.

Currently, the CDC does not recognize any mixed combination of COVID-19 vaccines as fully vaccinated. For sailings departing the United States, to be recognized as fully vaccinated, guests 12 years of age and older, must complete a vaccine series with products from the same manufacturer, with the last dose administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Additionally, Celebrity Cruise will not accept any form of Certificate of Recovery.

Out of an abundance of caution, Celebrity Cruises will be enhancing COVID-19 testing requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. For sailings on or after September 13, 2021, departing through October 1st, 2021, all vaccinated guests are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result at the time of embarkation. This test may be taken as either as an Antigen or PCR test, conducted within two days of boarding the ship. Each guest is responsible for making their own arrangements with an accredited testing provider as well as covering all associated costs.   

Unvaccinated children between the ages of two and eleven years old will be required to bring a negative Antigen or PCR test conducted within three days of boarding. These guests will have an additional PCR test at the terminal prior to embarkation and on the day before disembarkation. A registration link for required testing will be emailed separately.

For fully vaccinated guests living in the United States, a home-test kit is available for purchase on our website. We are working with Optum, an authorized medical provider to offer this option to our guests. Complete your pre-cruise test at home or any place of your choosing with the help of live video supervision by a Certified Guide. This test kit will be delivered anywhere in the United States within three business days following your order date. For the best shipping experience, we recommend placing your order at least a full week before the day you plan to take your test. Your validated test results will be delivered within 15 minutes.. Order At-home Test Kit

Should a guest be unable to complete the testing requirements, a 100% refund or Future Cruise Credit will be offered.  Additional testing and protocols will be confirmed closer to your sailing departure date in line with the most up to date recommendations from local government and health officials as well as our Healthy Sail Panel.  These measures, including vaccination and testing requirements, will evolve along with public health standards. 

The governments of the Bahamas, Antigua, Dominica and the US Virgin Islands, have now advised all passengers ages 12 and older, traveling aboard a cruise ship, must be fully vaccinated in order for the ship to be allowed entry into the Bahamas, St. Johns, Roseau, St. Thomas, St. Croix, or St. John. To comply with this requirement, guests ages 12 and older must provide documentation of full vaccination at the terminal as a condition for boarding.

Guests visiting the Bahamas on any sailing departing from the US, do not need to apply for the health visa. 

As of September 3, 2021, the government of the Bahamas will require all guests, 12 years of age and older, to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country by air or sea. This will include guests traveling on a cruise ship. When arriving to the Bahamas directly by air, all guests, two years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status, will now be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. This test may be taken as either a PCR test or an Antigen test, conducted within five days prior to arrival. Each guest is responsible for making their own arrangements with an accredited testing provider as well as all associated costs.


 
While On Board

Following CDC Guidelines, masks will not be required for vaccinated guests. Masks are required for unvaccinated guests under 12 years old while indoors when not in their stateroom, eating or drinking.

Sailings outside of North America may require face masks to be worn indoors, except when eating or drinking.

 


 
While Ashore

Shore excursion guidance listed by itinerary below.   We will continue to monitor and evaluate and update as any changes to local requirements occur.

In ports where guests are permitted to go ashore independently, all vaccinated guests are permitted to go ashore on their own. All unvaccinated guests and families with unvaccinated children may only go ashore if participating in an excursion provided by Celebrity Cruises.

Southern Caribbean
On your own tours are permitted in St. Croix, St. Thomas, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Lucia. Excursions provided by Celebrity Cruises are required in Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Maarten and Tortola, BVI and St. Lucia. While in Aruba, the use of masks is required while indoors, except for while eating and drinking.

Eastern Caribbean
On your own tours are permitted in St. Croix and St. Thomas. Excursions provided by Celebrity Cruises are required in St. Maarten*, Nassau and Tortola.

*The St. Maarten government requires all unvaccinated guests age 10 and older, be tested 2 days prior to disembarking and visiting St. Maarten. Test will be provided onboard.

The local health authorities in St. Thomas and St. Croix have recommended that all guests, including fully vaccinated persons, wear a face mask while ashore and particularly while indoors.

Western Caribbean
On your own tours are permitted in Roatan and Cozumel. Excursions provided by Celebrity Cruises are required in Nassau and Costa Maya.

Alaska Itineraries
On Your Own tours permitted in Alaska ports of call.

The local health authorities in Alaska have recommended that all guests, including fully vaccinated persons, wear a face mask while ashore and particularly while indoors.  Please be reminded that US regulations require all persons to wear a mask when on public transportation including buses, vans, airports, aircraft and dayboats.  

Onboard masks are not 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. 

If you decide to go in to port in Alaska, local authorities ask that you wear a mask to protect yourself and the health of others. 

 


 
Travel Home – US and Abroad

Unvaccinated children are required to take an RT-PCR test prior to re-entry for voyages 4 nights or longer.

Tests required for home country re-entry will also be administered onboard. Testing will be provided free of charge to our vaccinated guests prior to debarkation. Additional details and registration provided once onboard. 

 


 

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

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.