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US Travel Requirements as of July 30, 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.

US Entry Requirements

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

Following CDC guidelines we will sail with all crew vaccinated and at least 95% of guests will be fully vaccinated.

All guests 16 years and older must be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing.

Out of an abundance of caution, Celebrity Cruises will be enhancing COVID-19 testing requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.  For the Celebrity Edge sailing of 7/31/21 and the Celebrity Equinox sailing of 8/1/21, all guests, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to take an antigen test at the terminal prior to embarkation. This will be a complimentary rapid test and results will be available within 30 minutes.  If you are able to provide negative test results, from an antigen test taken within 48 hours of embarkation, you will not be required to take an additional test at the pier. Proof of a negative result will significantly expedite your check-in and boarding process. 

For US sailings departing as of August 6, 2021 through September 6, 2021, all guests over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status, will now be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result at the time of embarkation.  This test may be taken as either a PCR test or an Antigen test, conducted within 72 hours of embarkation.  Each guest is responsible for making their own arrangements with an accredited testing provider as well as all associated costs. 

Should a guest be unable to complete the testing requirements, a 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. 

For Sailings from Florida

Guests 16 years and older (12 and older for any sailing on or after August 1st) who decline or are unable to show proof of vaccination at boarding will be treated as unvaccinated and subject to additional protocols, restrictions, and costs for COVID-19 testing.

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

Additional requirements for unvaccinated guests 16 + (12+ as of August 1)

  • You will need to arrive for embarkation with a negative PCR test taken within 3 days in advance of arrival to the terminal.  
  • You will be subject to a Covid-19 test at the pier.
  • A mid cruise antigen test onboard will be required. 
  • An antigen test will be required at the end of the cruise.  Please do not make early travel plans on the day of debarkation to allow time for the required testing process. 
  • The per person cost for these tests is $178 and will be applied to your onboard folio. 
  • Masks will be required at all times onboard except while eating or drinking. 
  • Unvaccinated guests are required to book a Celebrity curated tour, and depending on local government requirements, unvaccinated guests may be further restricted from going ashore.
    • Families with unvaccinated children are required to take a Celebrity curated tour to go ashore.  
  • Unvaccinated guests will have designated seating areas* in all venues such as the dining rooms, casino, theatre, etc.
  • Unvaccinated guests will not have access to gym or spa*.
    *Venue access is validated via Sea Pass card.

While On Board

Following CDC Guidelines, masks will not be required for vaccinated guests.  Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated guests under 16 years old while indoors when not eating or drinking. Unvaccinated guests over 16 years sailing will be required to wear masks at all times except when eating, drinking or in their stateroom.


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 are required to take a Celebrity curated shore excursion to go ashore. Families with unvaccinated children are required to take a Celebrity curated tour to go ashore. 

Southern Caribbean
On your own tours are permitted in Aruba and Curacao
Celebrity curated tours are required in Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, Tortola and St. Lucia 

Eastern Caribbean
On your own tours are permitted in St. Croix, St. Maarten*, St. Thomas and Nassau 
Celebrity curated tours are required in 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 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 Nassau 
Celebrity curated tours are required in Costa Maya, Cozumel and Roatan

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, however, 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

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.