PRE-EMBARKATION TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Guest Embarkation Testing Requirements
Guests embarking on a Silversea vessel with a valid vaccine certificate (as defined above) are no longer required to present a negative PCR or Antigen test result.
Guests with a valid vaccine certificate must bring their proof of vaccination to the ship. Guests who do not present their valid vaccine certificate will be required to take a COVID-19 test, as stated below. They will also be subject to more demanding and restrictive protocols during the voyage.
Unvaccinated Guests Testing Requirements
If guests have an invalid vaccine certificate or do not have any vaccines they are classed as unvaccinated. Unvaccinated guests must present proof of a valid Antigen negative test result performed within 48 hours of embarkation or proof of a valid PCR negative test result performed within 72 hours of embarkation:
- The test may be administered by a verified third party, either a laboratory or pharmacy OR
- A self-test at home, verified by a third party (telehealth provider, pharmacy or laboratory).
The Certificate must contain the guest’s name (as shown on the cruise ticket), as well as the date of test, and result. You must provide a digital or printed proof upon embarkation.
Important: self-test at home kits cannot be verified by a friend or family member.
PLEASE NOTE: All guests aged from 0 to 2 years old are exempted from testing.
Please note: Silversea will NOT be providing pier-side testing for unvaccinated embarking guests; as such, it is imperative that you arrive to the pier with your individual negative test result. If you arrive for embarkation without a valid negative test result, you will be denied boarding.
Pre-Arrival Testing Option
- The Antigen test may be administered by a verified third party, either a laboratory or pharmacy OR a self-test at home, verified by a third party (telehealth provider, pharmacy or laboratory). The Certificate must contain the guest's name (as shown on the cruise ticket), as well as date of test, and result. You must provide a digital or printed proof upon embarkation.
- Whilst approved self-test kits are now readily available at pharmacies and drugstore chains, we are 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 Testing Guide. Your results are typically ready in about 15 minutes, please click here to order your home self-test kit.