WHICH VACCINES ARE ACCEPTED?
10 JUNE, 2022
To embark a Silversea vessel all guests aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before embarking on the vessel. Guests must bring proof of vaccination or boarding will be denied.
Silversea accepts vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA or the World Health Organization.
A guest is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the required number of doses in their vaccine series have been fully administered (e.g. 2 shots of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc., or 1 shot of Johnson & Johnson).
See authorized U.S. FDA vaccines
See authorized World Health Organization vaccines
Vaccine policies are subject to change as we monitor evolving public health guidance and government regulations.
Mixed Vaccines from Different Manufacturers
We accept a mixed vaccination series consisting of doses from different manufacturers, as long as your vaccine series meets the following requirements:
- Must consist of at least two doses of vaccines that are fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA or the World Health Organization.
- The 2 doses must be administered at least 28 days apart*
- The final dose must be completed at least 14 days before sailing.
*For guests sailing from non-U.S. homeports, who have a combination of AstraZeneca plus an mRNA shot (Pfizer or Moderna), the shots must be at least 42 days apart.
Mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call. Guests who are vaccinated with a mixed series may not be allowed to go ashore at these ports, or may need to undergo additional testing if they wish to go ashore.
Vaccine Accommodation Due to Recent Recovery from COVID-19
For departures outside the U.S., the guest may present a Certificate of Recovery at time of boarding, which verifies that either the guest was diagnosed with COVID-19 within the 90 days prior to their sail date or that they are sailing before the end date noted on the Certificate of Recovery.
The Certificate of Recovery must include the following details:
- Name of sailing guest,
- Date of issuance of the Certificate of Recovery,
- Medical services provider name.
The certificate of recovery MUST be submitted together with:
- A certificate that confirms that the guest has received a single dose of a two-dose series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, after having previously been infected with COVID-19, where the Member State issuing the certificate considers the vaccination course as completed. In this scenario, the certificate must clearly show 1 of 1 vaccine completed. The vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days before their sail date.
As per CDC guidelines, the certificate of recovery is not recognized for U.S departures. Therefore, vaccine accommodation for reasons related to recent recovery from COVID-19 will not be granted for U.S. departures.
We are continually evaluating vaccination and recovery certificate policies in accordance with the latest public health guidance, and these policies are subject to change at any time.