What’s The Fact’s
Is it true? Is it true? Did Disney Cruise Line get rid of covid testing? …Well, not exactly but protocols have drastically changed as of today. Per Disney Cruise line, beginning on June 7th policies and procedures will be as follows:
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.
Fully vaccinated guests
Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing U.S. 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.
Test Results for all guests must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day.
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.
For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page.
How Do You Feel About This?
I know firsthand how hard it is to keep up with all of the changes! No matter if it’s Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Parks or Adventures by Disney things can change fast. If you still have questions, please reach out to your favorite travel professional or let our sponsor, DizN Vacations, help get you squared away! I’d love to hear what you think about the new testing procedures! Leave a comment and let me know…good or bad?!
About The Writer
My name is Kelli Donohue and I am the main brain behind Destination DizN and Beyond! When I’m not sharing my love of writing (or playing in the parks LOL!) I’m busy being a mom/wife to DizN with the Donohues and leading our excellent agents/travel team over at DizN Vacations, LLC! I love nothing more than sharing my Disney and Universal knowledge with my clients so if you need help planning, send me an email! Kelli@diznvacations.com