Updated Pre-Sailing Testing Requirements for Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line has updated it’s COVID-19 testing requirements for all sailings departing from a US or Canadian port on or after June 7th!

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All the details!

The following COVID-19 testing requirements will go into effect beginning June 7:

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age (ages 4 and under) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 3 days before their sail date. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age are also required to take a second COVID-19 test (paid for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Inspire Diagnostics) at the terminal before boarding.

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Fully vaccinated guests

Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing US and Canadian ports must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 2 days before their sail date. The test must be:

  • A rapid antigen test professionally observed by a medical professional through a medical facility or telehealth provider
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • Rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test

Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through our third-party vendor, Inspire Diagnostics, or obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page.

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What you need to know

Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy Sailings Departing from US Ports between June 7 and July 8, 2022:

Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Guests not Vaccine Eligible

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 3 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. This will be the first of two tests required for Guests ages 4 and under; the second test will be conducted at the terminal prior to embarkation. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

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Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Vaccinated Guests

Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing US and Canadian ports on or after June 7, 2022, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 2 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. The test must be a rapid antigen test professionally observed by a medical professional through a medical facility or telehealth provider, Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test, or lab-based PCR test. Completing pre-trip testing prior to embarkation day enhances the efficiency of boarding and confirms you are negative for COVID-19 prior to traveling to the terminal. Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through our third-party vendor, Inspire Diagnostics, or obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

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Ban on COVID-19 testing

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age are required to take a COVID-19 test (paid for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Inspire Diagnostics) at the terminal before boarding. This will be the second test required for Guests ages 4 and under.

Fully vaccinated guests who do not upload the required pre-trip test results into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day must be tested at the terminal before boarding and will be charged. The cost of embarkation tests for fully vaccinated Guests will be $74 + tax for the initial antigen test, and, if needed, $125 + tax for a confirmatory PCR test, charged at the time of service.

Guests with positive COVID-19 test results—as well as those sharing the same stateroom and their close contacts—will be denied boarding.

As a reminder, please keep in mind the following Disney Cruise Line health and safety protocols.

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Guests booked on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy June 7, 2022 through September 30, 2022 may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees by May 31, 2022. Please note that change fees and cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, such as airlines and hotels, as well as 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 June 1, 2022.

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Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy or Disney Wish Sailings Departing from US Ports Between July 9 and Sept. 30, 2022:

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Disney Cruise Line requires all vaccine-eligible guests (based on US eligibility requirements) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the time of sailing. This is a requirement for all Guests (US and international) ages 5 and up.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC and the World Health Organization, 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)

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Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Guests not Vaccine Eligible

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 3 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. This will be the first of two tests required for Guests ages 4 and under; the second test will be conducted at the terminal prior to embarkation. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Vaccinated Guests

Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing US and Canadian ports must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 2 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. The test must be a rapid antigen test professionally observed by a medical professional through a medical facility or telehealth provider, Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test, or lab-based PCR test. Completing pre-trip testing prior to embarkation day enhances the efficiency of boarding and confirms you are negative for COVID-19 prior to traveling to the terminal. Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through our third-party vendor, Inspire Diagnostics, or obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

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Disney Wonder Sailings Departing from Vancouver Between June 13 and Sept. 19, 2022:

Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Guests not Vaccine Eligible

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 3 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. This will be the first of two tests required for Guests ages 4 and under; the second test will be conducted at the terminal prior to embarkation. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

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Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Vaccinated Guests

Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing US and Canadian ports must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 2 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. The test must be a rapid antigen test professionally observed by a medical professional through a medical facility or telehealth provider, Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test, or lab-based PCR test. Completing pre-trip testing prior to embarkation day enhances the efficiency of boarding and confirms you are negative for COVID-19 prior to traveling to the terminal. Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through our third-party vendor, Inspire Diagnostics, or obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

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