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Updated Guidance for Cruises Departing the U.S. Beginning August 8, 2022. View health and travel requirements
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.
Bermuda requires that all guests complete an online Travel Authorization form, upload their negative test results, and pay an associated fee directly through Bermuda’s dedicated website located here: https://www.gov.bm/cruise-travel-authorisation. A receipt of this form, digital or paper copy will need to be presented at check-in in order to board the ship. This form is available beginning 30 days prior to sailing and all guests must present their approved authorization form in order to board their sailing.
Vaccine Policy to Sail
As of May 5, 2022, all guests ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.
Guests are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in s 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines); or, 2 weeks after a one dose-series (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).
COVID-19 Booster vaccine shots are not currently required to sail on Celebrity Cruises but are highly recommended to ensure a smoother vacation experience and to avoid additional onboard testing and costs at your own expense throughout the sailing.
Vaccines approved and accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be considered valid with the current exception of the CanSino vaccine.
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, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca/Covishield, Sinovac, Sinopharm or Youths who have received one dose of a vaccine (other than Johnson & Johnson) will not be considered fully vaccinated.
The government of Bermuda doesn’t recognize Novovax or Covaxin as approved vaccines. Guests whose vaccination consists of either will not be permitted to go ashore.
Documentation of full vaccination must be provided at the terminal as a condition for boarding.
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. We will not accept a Certificate of Recovery in place of a vaccination record.
Sailing Testing Requirements
Pre-Arrival/Embarkation Covid-19 Testing
All guests ages 2 and older must present a digital or physical copy of a supervised, negative Covid-19 test result at check-in to board their sailing, whether a pre-arrival test (for vaccinated) or test administered at the terminal (for unvaccinated).
Up-to-Date* Guests and Fully Vaccinated** but not Up-to-Date Guests: Must present a negative antigen test result taken within 2 days prior to sailing. Pre-arrival testing must be completed by an authorized provider at your own expense.
Unvaccinated Guests: Must present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken within 3 days prior to sailing. Pre-arrival testing must be completed by an authorized provider at your own expense. Unvaccinated guests will also be antigen tested at the Terminal prior to Embarkation, with the cost of this test covered by Celebrity. PCR and antigen test may not be taken on the same day.
Up-to-Date* Guests and Fully Vaccinated** but not Up-to-Date Guests: No required testing.
Unvaccinated Guests: 2 years of age and older must present a negative COVID-19 antigen test result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival into the US.
*Definition of up-to-date: vaccinated within 6 months of final dose in a primary 2-dose vaccine series (such as Pfizer or Moderna) or within 3 months of a one-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine) OR at least one booster shot.
**Definition of Fully Vaccinated: vaccinated with a full dose of a two-dose primary series vaccine (such as Pfizer or Moderna) more than 6 months prior to sailing, or more than 3 months of a one-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine) and NOT boosted.
Pre-Arrival/Re-Entry (to home country) Testing Options
MONITORED SELF-TEST KIT - ABBOTT BINAXNOW™ COVID-19 AG CARD
While approved self-test kits are now readily available at drugstore chains in the U.S., we are also pleased to make them available for order pre-cruise. We suggest that you order them at least one full week in advance of your sailing. These tests allow you to complete your pre-cruise test at home or any place of your choosing with the help of live video supervision by a Certified Guide. Your results will be ready in 15 minutes. The cost for COVID-19 test kits may be covered by your health insurance plan. Please check with your insurance provider for coverage benefits. Order At-home Test Kit
While onboard, masks are optional but highly recommended for unvaccinated guests.
Based upon conditions or regulations in the countries you will visit, you may be required to go ashore on a shore excursion provided by Celebrity Cruises. These decisions are always made with your health and safety as our top priority.
Guests that do not meet the testing and health screening policy requirements will be denied boarding.