Fall 2023: As all ports on our current Fall 2023 itinerary have lifted their COVID vaccination requirements (as of March 2023), voyagers are strongly encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Voyagers who sail without vaccination may be barred by local port authorities should those requirements be reinstated.
Spring 2024: As of March 2023, Semester at Sea requires that all voyagers on the Spring 2024 voyage be vaccinated against COVID-19, as two of the ports on our itinerary continue to require vaccination (Ghana and Kenya). In keeping with those local requirements, voyagers must show evidence of initial vaccination (no boosters required).
As we travel to 10+ ports of call during each voyage, we and our passengers must abide by existing requirements related to testing, vaccination, and more. Please be aware that these may change at any time. As a result, we strongly encourage all voyagers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The medical team will continue to offer testing to symptomatic voyagers and assist with limiting the spread of all air-borne illness through proactive and reactive measures. While procedures may change, as of Spring 2023, voyagers sickened by COVID-19 receive meal service in their rooms but are allowed to participate in all ship activities (including classes) provided they are cleared by the shipboard medical staff and follow masking protocols during their infectious window.