With Summer on the horizon, Disney Cruise Line is reaching out to guests on Disney Magic Sailings taking place between May 21 – September 18,2022 regarding Health and Safety Requirements.
Disney Cruise Line still requires all vaccine-eligible guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing. This restriction applies to all US and International Guests ages 5 and older.
It should be noted that children from the UK between the ages of 5 and 11 are not able to travel with Disney Cruise Line. If this applies to members of your traveling party during the sailing period listed above, you are able to modify your sale date or cancel your booking without cancellation fees. However, all bookings must be canceled by May 4, 2022.
If you have any further questions regarding Health & Safety requirements aboard the Disney Magic, the Know Before You Go page is an excellent resource.
Guests on sailings departing from and arriving to homeports including Barcelona, Spain, Civitavecchia, Italy, Dover, England, and Copenhagen, Denmark must follow the vaccination requirements below:
Currently, Disney Cruise Line requires all vaccine-eligible Guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing, as defined by the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a requirement for all Guests ages 5 and older. In consideration of guidance from the CDC and the WHO, Disney Cruise Line accepts the following vaccine types: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (VeroCell), Sinovac-CoronaVac and Covavaxin (Bharat Biotech) .
The CDC defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after receiving:
- a single dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine
- the second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine
- the full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the US-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials
- the second dose of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart)
Guests not eligible for a COVID-19 test (because of age) must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (at the guests expense) taken between 3 days and 24 hours before a sail date. This includes all guests 4 years of age and under. The test should be a NAAT test, rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Disney Cruise Line does not accept rapid antigen tests.
If You’ve Recently Had COVID-19
Those who have recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the virus. If a guest has tested positive for SARS-CoV2 within 11 to 90 days of their sail date you may qualify as “recently recovered.” With appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, those considered recently recovered are not required to participate in pre-sale, embarkation or disembarkation COVID-19 testing. In order to be considered recently recovered you must provide the following:
- A copy of your previous positive COVID-19 test result which is greater than 11 days and less than 90 days from your expected sail date. The test must have been antigen, NAAT, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR. The test result must include your date of birth.
- A signed letter (on official letterhead that shows the name, address and phone number of a licensed healthcare provider or public health official) stating that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days and are clear for travel.
- Proof of vaccination.
Ban on COVID-19 testing
In keeping with the current guidelines set forth by the CDC, all guests (regardless of age and vaccination status) are required to take a COVID-19 test at the terminal before you board (these are paid for by Disney Cruise Line.) Those testing positive for COVID-19 must undergo a second test. Guests with two positive test results as well as those sharing a stateroom will be denied boarding.
Country-Specific Government Entry Requirements
Those sailing from foreign ports are subject to the vaccination requirements of that country. This is in addition to Disney Cruise Line’s health and safety protocols. Some countries may require COVID-19 booster shots to enter the destination or pots of call. This is particularly important if your final COVID-19 vaccine was administered more than 270 days before your sailing.
Under these circumstances, it is recommended that guests have a booster shot at least 14 days before arrival at the foreign country. If you do not meet the country-specific entry requirements you may be unable to embark or disembark at certain ports or be prohibited from cruising entirely. It is the guests responsibility to make sure that you meet all of these requirements.
You can find requirements from common European homeports below:
Face coverings are not required for Guests outdoors while on board the ship. Face coverings are optional in most indoor locations throughout the ship. Guests under 5 years of age who are currently ineligible to be vaccinated will be required to wear face coverings in Youth Activity spaces and in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique; and, while not required, we continue to strongly recommend these guests wear a face covering in all other indoor locations. Face coverings are required on motorcoach transportation and in the cruise terminal and may be required in ports of call based on local government requirements.
Project Screen by Prenetics Website
In order to sail, all guests must submit their proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result to the Project Screen by Prenetics website prior to arrival at the terminal. Guest will be able to register at the Project Screen website no sooner than two weeks prior to their sailing.
Online check in
Guest must complete Online check in Beginning 30 days prior to their sailing. You will need to submit the required documents as well as select a Port Arrival Time. All Guests, including our Platinum Castaway Club Guests, will need to select a Port Arrival Time. Please be aware that Guests will not be permitted at the terminal or in parking areas before their scheduled arrival time. Guests who arrive early will be asked to return at their scheduled arrival time, and Guests arriving after their scheduled time may be delayed and asked to wait behind those arriving at their scheduled time. Online check-in can be completed or modified up to one day prior to sailing. After completing Online Check-in, you will receive a Port Arrival Form by email. Bring this with you to the port to expedite your arrival.
*As our health and safety protocols and operational guidelines are subject to change, please visit the Know Before You Go section of our website for the latest information and answers to many frequently asked questions.
Guests booked on the Disney Magic May 21, 2022 through September 18, 2022 may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees by contacting their travel agent by May 4, 2022. Please note that change fees and cancellation fees by third-party suppliers, such as airlines and hotels, as well as imposed travel insurance, are not refundable. Refunds will be processed back to the original form of payment. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply for any cancellation or modification requests received on or after May 5, 2022.
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