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Disney Cruise Line makes a huge change to its COVID testing policy

Disney Cruise Line has just made another major change to its requirements for passengers related to the ever-changing COVID scenario. The changes involve requirements related to COVID testing for fully vaccinated Guests, as well as requirements for testing of non-vaccinated passengers.

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Journalist Scott Gustin shared the news with a tweet, which reads, “NEW: Effective Sept. 23 on the Disney Dream, Fantasy, Wish and Wonder — and Nov. 7 on the Magic: Testing no longer required for fully vaccinated Guests. Non-vaccinated Guests no longer required to test at terminal – must submit negative test 1-3 days before embarkation day.”

Ok, so there are a few changes. Let’s break them down:

Fully-vaccinated Guests

Per, once the change takes effect, fully vaccinated Guests won’t need a second COVID test on embarkation day:

For sailings aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish, and Disney Wonder beginning September 23, 2022 (and Disney Magic beginning November 7, 2022), fully vaccinated Guests will no longer be required to complete a second COVID-19 test at the terminal on embarkation day.

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Non-vaccinated Guests

Non-vaccinated Guests will no longer be required to test at the terminal, but they’ll still have to submit a negative COVID test one to three days before embarkation day.

Effective Dates of the Changes

The effective dates of the changes depend on the member of the Disney Cruise Line fleet aboard which Guests plan to travel. For passengers traveling aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish, and Disney Wonder, the changes go into effect on September 23, 2022. For passengers traveling aboard the Disney Magic, the changes go into effect later–on November 7, 2022.

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If you’re planning to board any member of the Disney Cruise Line fleet and have questions regarding your vaccination status and how it affects Disney Cruise Line’s testing requirements, you can always visit for answers to passengers’ most frequently asked questions.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!