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Disney Cruise Line Requiring Fully Vaccinated Guests to Provide Own COVID-19 Test Results Beginning June 7, Embarkation Test No Longer Mandatory

Disney Cruise Line — which still requires all guests ages five and up to be fully vaccinated before sailing — have updated their COVID-19 testing requirements for all sailings departing the U.S.A. or Canada on or after June 7.

Fully vaccinated guests will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test on their own and upload the results before embarkation day. If they do not upload a result, they will be required to pay for a test at the terminal.

Here are the full requirements:

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:

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  • 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 Inspire Diagnostics or obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

Test Results for all guests must be uploaded to the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day.

Fully vaccinated Guests who do not upload the required pre-trip test results to 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.

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  1. Ridiculous this is still going on!
    Do they require flu tests? Hepatitis? Typhoid?
    Dumb!

    We need to move past this and if folks are scared to cruise….. Don’t go!

    1. I can’t agree with you more…..at this point we need to live with it or if you want then stay away…..it’s a personal choice at this point nobody is making you go anywhere you don’t want

  2. 10,707 people have died of COVID in the US in the last 28 days. This is absolutely necessary if we want to continue to remain operating. If you are afraid of getting a shot or a test, stay home.

    1. Why is it that more people with the vaccine are dying than without,and by the way my brother died of cancer and they still called it COVID on the death certificate

  3. Disney is not forcing anyone to Cruise with them…if you don’t like their rules or requirements, including COVID testing,go somewhere else…there are many places to spend your hard earned $$$…plus stop complaining about COVID safety measures, unless you lost a loved one to the virus you will not get why those measures are important

    1. So let me ask you this question.

      CDC states the vaccine does not prevent you from contracting COVID, it also says it does not prevent you from transmitting COVID. It states that it lessens the symptoms to prevent hospitalization and possibly death. With all of that being said from the CDC, wouldn’t that mean the only person that I put in danger by not taking the shot is myself?

      Vaccinated individuals actually transmit the virus more due to lack of symptoms but still carrying the virus. So for myself and several others to say we would like the opportunity to have a cruise that allows both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, that is not unreasonable. Especially since they don’t require the booster shots to sail and the same CDC states the effect of the shot wears off in 6-9 months.

  4. No sense, it might not be detectable yet until you board. Or as soon as you get to the first port you will get it and pass it on to everyone on the ship.

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