Disney Cruise Lines has announced a further change to their Covid 19 Testing Policy.
Trying to keep up to date with the changes and policies for embarking on a Disney Cruise, or indeed any cruise is certainly challenging.
Requirements seem to change all the time as the cruise lines are trying to keep passengers safe and keep in line with CDC guidelines.
All Disney cruise passengers sailing from North America have to provide proof of vaccination.
As the vaccine is not currently offered to those 12 and under there are special rules concerning those children boarding a Disney Cruise.
For all sailings, Guests 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated and take a COVID-19 test upon embarkation. Guests 11 years old and under are not required to be vaccinated but must take a pre-trip NAAT test, rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test for COVID-19, as well as a rapid COVID-19 test upon embarkation.
What Kind of Covid Tests are Acceptable for Disney Cruise Lines?
All guests aged 12 and over must be vaccinated and at the moment are not required to take a test prior to arriving at the port.
For all guests aged 12 and older, they must upload their proof of vaccination to the Safe Passage website by Inspire Diagnostics.
All guests, no matter what age they are and whether or not they are vaccinated must take a COVID-19 test at the terminal before boarding.
This test is provided in the cruise terminal and is paid for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Inspire Diagnostics.
However, what if you have a child aged 11 and under? Guests 11 years of age and under must upload proof of a negative pre-trip COVID-19 test to Safe Passage.
You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken between 3 days and 24 hours before your sail date.
A parent or legal guardian will need to use their own account to provide this information on their behalf. This test will be paid for by the Disney Cruise guest.
Which tests are acceptable?
The test should be a NAAT test, rapid PCR test, or lab-based PCR test.
VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE that rapid antigen tests are not accepted.
Where Do You Get the Pre-Cruise Covid Test?
There are a number of options for getting the pre-cruise covid test.
You need to be careful to follow the instructions provided.
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.