Disney Cruise COVID Testing and Vaccine Requirements This Summer

by | May 24, 2022 | DCL News, Disney Cruise Line

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Scroll on for the latest Disney Cruise COVID testing and vaccine requirements ahead of your summer voyage.

Disney Cruise Line continues to have stricter COVID-19 safety protocols than the parks, given the nature of cruises. If you’ve got a summer voyage planned on a Disney Cruise Line ship, including the new Disney Wish, it’s crucial that you know what to expect in terms of vaccine and testing requirements.

Vaccination Requirements on Disney Cruise Line

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When you sail on the Disney Wish this summer, you’ll need to be aware of Disney Cruise COVID testing and vaccine requirements. Photo courtesy of Disney

As of now, all eligible guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing. Definitions for eligibility and fully vaccinated are based on CDC guidelines.

  • Vaccines are available for everybody who is 5 or older.
  • You are considered fully vaccinated if it’s been at least two weeks since your first Johnson & Johnson shot or your second Pfizer or Moderna shot. Boosters are not required to be considered fully vaccinated.

If you are not fully vaccinated and are over the age of 5, you will not be able to board your Disney Cruise this summer.

Disney Cruise COVID Testing Requirements

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If you have a child in your party who is not eligible for the vaccine, they can still board their Disney Cruise by providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. Guests are responsible for paying for the test.

COVID-19 tests should be taken between three days and 24 hours before the sail date.

The test must be a NAAT test, rapid PCR test, or lab-based PCR test. Disney Cruise Line will not accept rapid antigen tests.

In addition, all fully vaccinated guests must take a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result. If someone in your party has not tested ahead of embarkation, they will be tested at the terminal for a fee of $74.

If you have recently recovered from COVID-19 between 11 and 90 days of your sail date, you may not need to test. Instead, you can upload “90-Day-Recovered” documentation.

How to Show Proof of Vaccine or Testing

To prove your vaccination status and negative COVID-19 test ahead of your Disney Cruise Line voyage, create an account using your reservation on the Safe Passage website. There, you can upload vaccine proof and test results.

Ensure your vaccination documentation includes your full name (matching your cruise reservation), date of birth, name of vaccines (first, second, booster), and date administered.

COVID-19 Protocol for Your Disney Cruise

If you have questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts your upcoming voyage on Disney Cruise Line, visit Disney’s own Know Before You Go site. This is especially important for cruise guests traveling to Canada and Europe, where there are additional requirements to consider.

Here, you’ll find the latest updates on Disney Cruise face mask requirements, Disney Cruise vaccine requirements, and Disney Cruise COVID testing requirements.

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Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).