Disney Cruise Line has updated it’s COVID-19 testing requirements for all sailings departing from a U.S. or Canadian port on or after June 7. Please ensure guests are aware of these changes prior to sailing.
As a reminder, Disney Cruise Line requires all vaccine-eligible Guests (based on U.S. eligibility requirements) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the time of sailing. This is a requirement for all Guests (U.S. and international) ages 5 and up.
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.
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.
SeaMails will be sent to guests on upcoming sailings departing from a U.S. or Canadian port informing of the updated COVID-19 testing requirements. Sample SeaMails being distributed to guests can be found below.