Changes Coming to DCL’s Pre-Sailing COVID Testing Requirements Starting 6/7

Disney Cruise Line’s COVID tests methods are modifying beginning with sailings embarking on June 7th, 2022 from U.S. and Canadian ports. If you have a cruise on the books in the in close proximity to upcoming, let us just take a few moments and assessment what’ll be the norm moving ahead.

Initially, as is the case now, all attendees need to be entirely vaccinated to sail unless of course they aren’t qualified for a vaccine (age 4 and underneath). Also, friends must go on making an account on Safe Passage prior to sailing. Commencing with June 7th voyages, in substantial component, COVID testing at Disney Cruise Line’s terminal in Port Canaveral will no longer be offered. Company will now be essential to acquire a damaging COVID exam (NAAT exam, rapid PCR take a look at, a professionally-observed fast antigen examination, or lab-based PCR check) at their own value no far more than 2 times prior to sailing and upload people outcomes to Safe and sound Passage by midnight the night time in advance of embarkation. Friends who are unsuccessful to do so will be analyzed at the port at their individual cost.

DCL will be achieving out to friends with booked sailings on or after June 7th through electronic mail.

The comprehensive specifics from Disney Cruise Line (which includes instructions for children age 4 and less than) are underneath:

Disney Cruise Line has up-to-date it’s COVID-19 testing needs for all sailings departing from a U.S. or Canadian port on or just after June 7.

As a reminder, Disney Cruise Line requires all vaccine-eligible Attendees (based mostly on U.S. eligibility necessities) to be entirely vaccinated against COVID-19, as described by the U.S. Centers for Sickness Manage and Avoidance (CDC), at the time of sailing. This is a requirement for all Company (U.S. and intercontinental) ages 5 and up.

The subsequent COVID-19 screening needs will go into result commencing June 7:

Friends who are not vaccine-suitable

Visitors who are not vaccine-suitable since of age (ages 4 and under) must give evidence of a unfavorable COVID-19 test final result (paid for by the Guest) taken no a lot more than 3 days right before their sail day. The examination really should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Take a look at (NAAT), quick PCR test or lab-primarily based PCR check. Rapid antigen exams are not recognized.

Attendees who are not vaccine-qualified for the reason that of age are also expected to consider a second COVID-19 examination (paid out for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Inspire Diagnostics) at the terminal prior to boarding.

Totally vaccinated visitors

Entirely vaccinated visitors on sailings departing U.S. and Canadian ports should offer proof of a detrimental COVID-19 check end result (compensated for by the Visitor) taken no more than 2 days in advance of their sail day. The exam have to be:

  • A swift antigen examination skillfully noticed by a health care professional by a healthcare facility or telehealth company
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • Rapid PCR exam or lab-primarily based PCR test

Visitors can obtain COVID-19 tests through our 3rd-social gathering vendor, Inspire Diagnostics, or obtain a exam from any independent tests supplier.

Test Results for all friends have to be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day.

Completely vaccinated Visitors who do not upload the expected pre-vacation check outcomes into the Safe Passage internet site by midnight prior to embarkation day must be examined at the terminal prior to boarding and will be billed. The value of embarkation exams for totally vaccinated Attendees will be $74 + tax for the initial antigen take a look at, and, if necessary, $125 + tax for a confirmatory PCR examination, billed at the time of assistance.

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Deni is a member of the Content Group at The DIS. She enjoys all issues Disney, and in 2013, moved to the Magic from Maryland. Walt Disney Earth is her delighted place, and she enjoys obtaining to share it with some others. Deni and her partner of practically 28 several years have 2 incredible grown youngsters. Her favourite WDW snack? A Mickey Bar, of system.