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Slowly but surely, operations have begun returning to normal around the Disney parks.
Although some things have returned to pre-pandemic “normal,” the Disney Cruise Line has still been maintaining certain health and safety guidelines including requiring all guests ages 5 and up to be fully vaccinated prior to sailing. In addition, guests departing from ports in the U.S. and Canada had been required to take a COVID-19 test on embarkation day at the port — but now it looks like that will be changing soon!
This applies to all passengers regardless of vaccine eligibility or status, though non-vaccine eligible guests (ages 4 and under) are still required to take a second COVID-19 test at the terminal before boarding. The results of the tests for all guests must be uploaded to the Safe Passage website by midnight the day before boarding.
The Disney Cruise Line website says, “For sailings departing US and Canadian ports on or after June 7, 2022, fully vaccinated Guests who upload their pre-trip test results to the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day will be exempt from embarkation testing. All other fully vaccinated Guests must be tested at the terminal before boarding and will be charged for the cost of the test.” The cost for these tests ranges from $74 to $125.
Previously, COVID-19 tests on embarkation day were required for all guests and were paid for by the Disney Cruise Line.
Keep this in mind if you already have a Disney Cruise booked this summer, or if you were thinking about booking one! For the latest Disney Cruise Line news and more, don’t forget to stay tuned to DFB.
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