Disney Cruise Updates Covid-19 Testing Policies

Even more news has been released from Disney Cruise Line, this time in their updated COVID-19 testing policies. Previously, guests were required to submit a negative COVID-19 test within 1-3 days of their set sail date. However, that will no longer be the case for those who are fully vaccinated.

When Does This Change Take Effect?

Beginning September 23rd, 2022 fully vaccinated guests will no longer be required to undergo COVID-19 testing to set sail aboard the following ships:

  • The Disney Dream
  • The Disney Fantasy
  • The Disney Wish
  • The Disney Wonder

Those who are sailing aboard the Disney Magic will need to continue testing a little longer than others. The Disney Magic will no longer require a test for COVID-19 beginning on November 7th, 2022 for their fully vaccinated guests.

What Is Considered Fully Vaccinated?

Disney Cruise Line has adopted their exact definition of being fully vaccinated directly from the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The CDC defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after receiving one of the following:

  • A single dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine
  • The second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine
  • The full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the US-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • The second dose of any “mix and match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart)

So Many Changes

This newest COVID-19 policy update comes shortly after the news that Disney Cruise Line was raising the age of mandatory vaccinations from 5 years old to 12 years old. Now that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ended the cruise ship monitoring program, many cruise lines appear to be making modifications to their COVID-19 procedures.

Disney Cruise Line will still be requiring those who are not fully vaccinated to provide a negative test result 1 to 3 days prior to their set sail date. However, guests who are not fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a second test at the terminal like they were before.

What are your thoughts on the newest changes to Disney Cruise Line COVID-19 procedures? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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