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Are Recovery Certificates accepted for sailings on Royal Caribbean?

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For U.S. departures, as well as departures from Nassau, Bahamas: Royal Caribbean does not grant vaccine accommodation for reasons related to recent recovery from COVID-19. 

For other departures outside the U.S.: Guests may present a Certificate of Recovery at time of boarding in lieu of a vaccination certificate, that 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.  For sailings departing from Cyprus, the Certificate of Recovery must be issued 30 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test and is valid for either 90 days or until the expiry date displayed. 

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. 

Guests with a Certificate of Recovery are still required to present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to boarding.

UK Guests: Although the UK government suggests you shouldn’t take a test within 90 days because it still might show postive, our RCG protocol remains in place despite this advice and we still require all guests to provide a negative test prior to sailing. As a reminder, Recovery Certificates do not replace the need for a negative test, they can only be used instead of a vaccine certificate.

We are continually evaluating this policy in accordance with the latest public health guidance, and it is subject to change at any time. Booked guests will be advised of the latest protocols and requirements before their sail date. 

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