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Galapagos Travel Requirements as of June 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.


Ecuador Country Travel Requirements​

All guests must show proof of vaccination.


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

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


Galapagos Travel Requirements​ 

All guests must show proof of vaccination.


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

  • 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 

  • Celebrity Cruises requires all guests age 16 and above to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to sail date. As of August 1, 2021, all guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.  Acceptable proof of vaccination must be in the form of the original vaccination record document issued by the country’s health authority or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination. Crew members onboard will be vaccinated.  

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


Arrival to Quito Airport​ 

  • 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 or antigen 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. If the antigen rapid test result is negative, the person can continue traveling. 
  • 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 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​ 

  • Healthy at Sea Amenities Kit including masks and hand sanitizer will be provided 


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 or if the antigen test result is positive.  
  • Airport coach transfers are sanitized and at reduced 50% capacity.​ 
  • Package guests will arrive via exclusive flight. 
  • All guests ages 2 and up will receive a complimentary antigen test at hotel in Quito.

All Guests:

  • Upon arrival at the airport in Baltra, guests will present their vaccination card, or negative RT-PCR or Antigen test result (taken 72 hrs. prior to arrival). 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 or Antigen test result (taken 72 hrs. prior to arrival) to obtain their required Transit Control Card (TCT).
  • All guests ages 2 and up will receive a complimentary antigen test at terminal in Baltra.  


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 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.
  • For non-package guests, testing facilities can be recommended and we can assist with coordination.

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 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.