If there’s one thing we’ve learned since the Disney parks reopened and Disney Cruise Line resumed sailing following the pandemic closures, it’s that things are always changing.
Face mask policies have changed multiple times since things reopened, and policies on the Disney Cruise Line have changed as well. Currently, Disney Cruise Line required all vaccine-eligible guests five years or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and it also requires all individuals that are cruising to be tested prior to boarding. Now, those testing requirements are changing.
Previously, fully vaccinated guests (along with children four-years-old and younger) have been required to take a COVID-19 test on embarkation day that was provided by Disney Cruise Line. Beginning on June 7th, this will no longer be the case.
Starting June 7th, all fully vaccinated guests will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than two days prior to boarding the ship on embarkation day. They will need to pay for this test themselves, and this exempts them from needing a test when they arrive at the port on embarkation day. The test must be a rapid antigen test that is observed by a medial professional or telehealth provider, a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), a rapid PCR test, or a lab-based PCR test.
If guests do not upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test by midnight prior to embarkation day, they will be required to pay for a test at the terminal upon their arrival. Tests will be $74 plus tax for the initial test, plus a potential $125 plus tax if a confirmatory PCR test is needed. Disney Cruise Line will continue to pay for the tests required of guests younger than five when they arrive at the terminal.
For guests sailing from now until June 6th, tests will still be provided at the terminal. We’re always on the lookout for changing policies on the Disney Cruise Line and in the parks, so make sure you stay tuned to AllEars for all the latest updates!
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