Transatlantic, Transpacific and Transocean Travel Requirements as of March 23, 2023


As destinations around the globe continue to adapt their health and safety protocols, we continually evaluate and update our own requirements as new information becomes available.   If you’re currently booked on a cruise vacation with us and have provided an email address, you will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure.  Be sure to register your guest account so that we may reach you.

The below applies to the following sailings: 
April 13th, 2023 Celebrity Infinity 13 Night Canaries & Portugal sailing out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
April 17th, 2023 Celebrity Edge 14 Night Bermuda, Portugal & Spain sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 17th, 2023 Celebrity Constellation 15 Night Portugal & Spain sailing out of Tampa, Florida
April 20th, 2023 Celebrity Silhouette 13 Night Bermuda & France sailing out of Miami, Florida
April 22nd, 2023 Celebrity Apex 15 Night Western Europe sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 22nd, 2023 Celebrity Eclipse 18 Night Tahiti, New Zealand & Hawaii sailing out of Sydney, Australia*
April 23rd, 2023 Celebrity Beyond 14 Night Spain, France & Italy sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 23rd, 2023 Celebrity Reflection 13 Night Spain & Bermuda sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
May 9th, 2023 Celebrity Eclipse 12 Night Hawaii Cruise sailing from Honolulu, Hawaii to Vancouver, Canada 


Sailing Requirements Checklist

Required Travel Documentation to Board

A passport is needed for all guests with a validity of at least 6 months after their return date.

Proof of Residence may be needed for guests traveling with a passport that was issued from a country different from their country of residence.

All guests must check their Visa and ESTA requirements before traveling. 

“Please note that if a traveler is found to have visited a country designated by the US as State Sponsor of Terrorism, the traveler is no longer eligible to participate in the ESTA Visa Wavier Program and must apply for a visa to enter the United States. At the time of publication, designated countries include Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria.” For more information, see

* Note, for April 22nd, 2023 Celebrity Eclipse 18 Night Tahiti, New Zealand & Hawaii sailing out of Sydney, Australia, additional documentation is required:

1. To comply with government protocols when sailing to Australia, all guests must self-disclose their vaccination status, as well as read and acknowledge the Health, Travel, and Financial Risks statement. Please ensure you have completed the form (Access Here) for each member of your traveling party or you may not be permitted to sail. 

2. All guests* (except for Australian citizens) must also complete the Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) form (Access Here).

3. The government of New Zealand requires all guests (excluding Australia and New Zealand citizens) with a port call, embark or debark in New Zealand to submit a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) form prior to boarding the sailing (Access Here).



Health Protocols and Requirements



In order to sail on a Transatlantic, Transpacific, or Transocean crossing with us, we will require all guests ages 12 and older to be fully vaccinated. Children between 12 months and 11 years old may join us for our Transatlantic, Transpacific, or Transocean sailings, regardless of vaccination status.

If you are currently booked on a Transatlantic, Transpacific, or Transocean cruise sailing and are unvaccinated, please contact Celebrity Cruises at 1-844-418-6824 in North America or (316) 554-5961 worldwide.     

COVID-19 booster vaccine shots are not currently required to sail but are highly recommended to ensure a smoother vacation experience.  

Guests are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines); or, 2 weeks after a one dose series such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. 

Vaccines approved and accepted by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) will be considered valid. 

Guests with a mixed series of any two of the following vaccines taken within a minimum of 28 days between doses, will also be considered fully vaccinated:

  • Pfizer/Cominarty
  • Moderna/Spikevax 
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
  • AstraZeneca/Covishield/Vaxzevria
  • Sinovac/Coronavac
  • Sinopharm/BBIBP-CorV
  • Covaxin
  • Nuvaxovid 

Any guest who has received one dose of a vaccine (other than Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) will not be considered fully vaccinated.

Please plan to carry your vaccination documentation with you should local authorities or businesses request it to help facilitate entry and/or experiences.


Testing Requirements

As of March 21, 2023, proof of a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for guests embarking on Transocean sailings, except for those on back-to-back sailings in Australia/New Zealand and those aboard the April 22nd, 2023 Celebrity Eclipse 18 Night Tahiti, New Zealand & Hawaii sailing out of Sydney, Australia.  

For guests on back-to-back sailings 
All back-to-back guests will be required to take part in a complimentary COVID-19 test, prior to reboarding a Transatlantic or Transpacific leg of their journey.  

*For guests aboard Celebrity Eclipse April 22nd, 2023 Pre-Arrival Covid-19 Testing

All guests ages 2 and older must present a digital or physical copy of a negative COVID-19 test result at check-in to board their sailing.  

Guests must present a negative antigen test result taken within 2 days prior to sailing and no more than 2 days before their sailing.

Accepted tests are PCR or antigen tests taken in person, supervised virtually, or unsupervised self-administered. Proof of a negative test can be the printed or digital results, a clear photo of your self-test result, or your actual self-test in hand.  

Guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may present a Certificate of Recovery and proof of the positive PCR test result taken between 11-90 days prior to the sail date in order to board. In addition, a vaccination card must also be presented.  We will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in place of a vaccination record.

Additionally, please be aware that some ports of call do not accept a Certificate of Recovery for the purposes of debarking and enjoying the destination. If applicable to your itinerary, you will be advised of the latest requirements leading up to departure.


Re-Entry (to home country)

Most countries no longer require a re-entry test. Should you need a test to re-enter your country of residence, please visit the Guest Relations desk onboard the ship.



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