Disney Cruise Line Port Will Now Require Negative COVID Tests

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When it comes to sailing with Disney, there have been a lot of big changes that have happened in the past few months. All passengers 5 and older are required to be fully vaccinated. Proof must be submitted before you arrive for your cruise. All Guests 4 and under must provide proof of a negative COVID test. Face masks are also optional in a number of areas.

Even though Guests must be vaccinated to board a Disney Cruise Line ship, one port of call is taking things one step further.

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According to the Disney Cruise Line website, Guests cruising in Canada must provide a negative COVID-19 test result in order to disembark. The DCL website currently states:

Please note, the Canadian government requires all cruise passengers to take a COVID-19 test before disembarking the ship in Canada. Disney Cruise Line will work with its testing partners to conduct this test. The following are additional Canadian requirements for cruise passengers entering Canada.

Before sailing or entry into Canada, Guests must create a profile and upload required documentation to ArriveCAN, Canada’s entry requirements program. ArriveCAN is available via the web or as an app for iOS and Android. The mobile app is complimentary and is available in English, French and Spanish (displayed in the language of your device). To be ready for your trip, create your free ArriveCAN account prior to travel.

IMPORTANT: Canadian authorities are currently in the process of revising ArriveCAN to better suit the unique nature of cruise travel. We realize you may have questions. Below is the most current information known to Disney Cruise Line. Please check this web page regularly, as we will provide additional guidance on this web page as soon as ArriveCAN updates are available. At this time, Disney Cruise Line contact center agents currently do not have additional information about ArriveCAN beyond what is available here.

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Disney has not said how long these testing rules will stay in place. According to the Canadian Government website, pre-entry testing will only be in effect until April 1 for fully-vaccinated Guests. At this time, Guests are considered “fully-vaccinated” by the government if they have had both doses of a two-shot vaccine or one-shot of the single dose. The vaccine must have been received at least two weeks before their attempted entry. The website does not say that booster shots are currently required to disembark.

While there are four Disney Cruise Ships in the fleet — the Disney Wonder, the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Dream, and the Disney Magic — only the Disney Magic is scheduled to cruise to Canada. The Disney¬†Wish will soon be joining the impressive fleet, with the cruise ship’s maiden voyage scheduled to take place this July.¬†

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!