Disney Cruise Line Offers New Pre-Cruise PCR COVID-19 Testing Option for Kids – DCL Fan

As we previously noted, the CDC issued up to date assistance for company 11 yrs of age and young who are not necessary to be vaccinated but ought to offer evidence of a destructive COVID-19 PCR check outcome (compensated for by the visitor) taken among 3 times and 24 hours in advance of their sail day. The take a look at really should be a speedy PCR check or a lab-dependent PCR take a look at. Swift antigen exams will not be recognized.

For friends who express worries with the timing of the exam or have queries about any substitute choices, the adhering to 3 (3) alternatives for pre-cruise PCR COVID-19 screening can be offered:

Choice 1 (NEW!): Guests may possibly use the Harmless Passage internet site to acquire and schedule a pre-trip test to be executed at a screening area in Central Florida, 1-3 times in advance of their sail day.

Beginning Sept. 13, 2021, attendees could use the Protected Passage site to buy and timetable a pre-trip check to be performed at a testing web-site in Central Florida, done 1-3 days in advance of their sail date. The expense is US $98.33 for every take a look at (which involves a 3.5% processing payment).

Testing places will be set up at the Orlando Intercontinental Airport and at the Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Orlando Intercontinental Airport Tests Site will be open up 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 times a 7 days.

The Cape Canaveral Radisson Vacation resort, in the vicinity of Port Canaveral, will be open up 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.

Outcomes get 24-48 several hours to method and will be despatched to the e-mail handle furnished throughout the registration on the Protected Passage web site.

Company who accomplished an at-residence take a look at kit, but did not mail it to Inspire by way of UPS, can fall off their done check sample at a single of the onsite screening destinations in Central Florida.

Selection 2: Friends residing in the United States could invest in a pre-trip, at-dwelling PCR exam specifically from the Protected Passage internet site by Encourage Diagnostics.

Visitors residing in the United States may perhaps obtain an at-household PCR screening package specifically from the Harmless Passage site by Inspire Diagnostics at a charge of US $98.33 for each exam (which includes a 3.5% processing charge).

Test kits must be administered and mailed back to Inspire Diagnostics particularly 3 times before the sail day and mailed employing the pre-compensated UPS envelope involved with the package.

Visitors have to fall the envelope at an official UPS drop box or at a UPS store location. Guests have to not use a “UPS Accessibility Point” for shipment, which are drop bins positioned at a retail outlet these types of as a pharmacy, grocery retail store, or gas station.

Benefits will be obtainable 24 to 48 hours from the time the sample is received by Inspire Diagnostics and will be despatched to the email address furnished through registration on the Safe Passage website.

Attendees who finished an at-house examination package, but did not mail it to Inspire by means of UPS, can drop off their concluded examination sample at one of our onsite testing locations in Central Florida positioned at the Orlando International Airport and at the Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral.

Possibility 3: Attendees could acquire their PCR test from any independent testing supplier.

Company may well obtain their PCR take a look at from any unbiased tests supplier. When selecting an impartial screening supplier, Company ought to decide on a supplier with the swiftest processing time, as the window for screening and distributing take a look at outcomes is among 3 days and 24 hrs prior to their sailing. If the visitor is distributing their take a look at sample to an impartial company by mail, right away mail is suggested.

Furthermore, the pursuing is an update on how outdated a baby must be in buy to sail with a adverse COVID-19 PCR test:

Attendees who turn 12 in just 5 months of embarkation are permitted to sail but will be necessary to observe tests protocols, which include providing evidence of a destructive COVID-19 PCR test consequence (paid out for by the Guest) taken among 3 days and 24 several hours just before their sail day. This exam ought to be a fast PCR examination or lab-primarily based PCR test. Fast antigen tests will not be recognized. In addition, they will also be expected to get a COVID 19 exam administered by Encourage Diagnostics at the terminal prior to boarding, for each recently up to date CDC guidance.

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Jackie Gailey

Jackie Gailey is mom of two grown-up little ones and spouse to the biggest partner and dad. She was a Panelist on the 2013 and 2014 Disney Parks Mothers Panel (now planDisney) and is now the Senior Editor for The DIS So far, she’s cruised at the time aboard the Disney Dream and as soon as on the Disney Fantasy.