Updated Health & Safety Requirements For Summer 2022 Disney Magic Sailings
With Summer on the horizon, Disney Cruise Line is reaching out to guests on Disney Magic Sailings taking place between May 21 – September 18,2022 regarding Health and Safety Requirements.
Disney Cruise Line still requires all vaccine-eligible guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing. This restriction applies to all US and International Guests ages 5 and older.
It should be noted that children from the UK between the ages of 5 and 11 are not able to travel with Disney Cruise Line. If this applies to members of your traveling party during the sailing period listed above, you are able to modify your sale date or cancel your booking without cancellation fees. However, all bookings must be cancelled by May 4, 2022.
If you have an further questions regarding Health & Safety requirements aboard the Disney Magic, the Know Before You Go page is an excellent resource.
Guests on sailings departing from and arriving to homeports including Barcelona, Spain, Civitavecchia, Italy, Dover, England, and Copenhagen, Denmark must follow the vaccination requirements below:
Currently, Disney Cruise Line requires all vaccine-eligible Guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing, as defined by the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a requirement for all Guests ages 5 and older. In consideration of guidance from the CDC and the WHO, Disney Cruise Lineaccepts the following vaccine types: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (VeroCell), Sinovac-CoronaVac and Covavaxin (Bharat Biotech).
The CDC defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after receiving:
- 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 U.S.-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)
Guests not eligible for a COVID-19 test (because of age) must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (at the guests expense) taken between 3 days and 24 hours before a sail date. This includes all guests 4 years of age and under. The test should be a NAAT test, rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Disney Cruise Line does not accept rapid antigen tests.
If You’ve Recently Had COVID-19
Those who have recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the virus. If a guest has tested positive for SARS-CoV2 within 11 to 90 days of their sail date you may qualify as “recently recovered.” With appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, those considered recently recovered are not required to participate in pre-sale, embarkation or disembarkation COVID-19 testing. In order to be considered recently recovered you must provide the following:
- A copy of your previous positive COVID-19 test result which is greater than 11 days and less than 90 days from your expected sail date. The test must have been antigen, NAAT, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR. The test result must include your date of birth.
- A signed letter (on official letterhead that shows the name, address and phone number of a licensed healthcare provider or public health official) stating that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days and are clear for travel.
- Proof of vaccination.
Embarkation COVID-19 Testing
In keeping with the current guidelines set forth by the CDC, all guests (regardless of age and vaccination status) are required to take a COVID-19 test at the terminal before you board (these are paid for by Disney Cruise Line.) Those testing positive for COVID-19 must undergo a second test. Guests with two positive test results as well as those sharing a stateroom will be denied boarding.
Country-Specific Government Entry Requirements
Those sailing from foreign ports are subject to the vaccination requirements of that country. This is in addition to Disney Cruise Line’s health and safety protocols. Some countries may require COVID-19 booster shots to enter the destination or pots of call. This is particularly important if your final COVID-19 vaccine was administered more than 270 days before your sailing.
Under these circumstances, it is recommended that guests have a booster shot at least 14 days before arrival at the foreign country. If you do not meet the country-specific entry requirements you may be unable to embark or disembark at certain ports or be prohibited from cruising entirely. It is the guests responsibility to make sure that you meet all of these requirements.
You can find requirements from common European homeports below:
Masks are no longer required for guests aboard the Disney Magic. They are optional in most indoor locations throughout the ship. Children under the age of 5 who are unable to get vaccinated are STILL required to wear face masks in all Youth Activity spaces as well as the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
Face coverings may also be required on motorcoach transportation and inside the cruise terminal based on local government requirements!
Guests are able to complete online check-in starting 30 days before your sail date. You are required to check in, submit required documents and select a Port Arrival Time (This includes Platinum Castaway Club Members.) Online check-in can be completed or modified up to one day before sailing. After checking in online you’ll receive a Port Arrival Form by email. It is recommended that you bring this with you to the port to expedite the embarkation process.
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