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  • On Apr 26, 2022
    Kevin from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we have an Alaskan cruise, May 16..can’t wait. We are vaccinated and boostered. Will Disney do a Covid test before we get off the ship on debarkation day? Thank you again.

    Who's that I see off the port bow? Why, it's my old acquaintance, Kevin! Ahoy there, Kevin! It's great to have you alongside again here at planDisney! It's hard to believe you're just a few weeks away from your Alaskan Cruise! I feel like we've been helping with your plans so long that I could just hop on and be ready to lead you like an Adventures by Disney Guide! haha! 

    That said, just a few weeks back, Disney Cruise Line updated the "Know Before You Go" information specifically for Canada cruises - so there's always something new on the horizon to review! 

    Based on the latest information, it looks like the additional testing protocols and vaccination status information does go over the requirements for entry into Canada, including using the ArriveCAN app in conjunction with the Safe Passage site! Now, remember, anything specified by the Canadian government is in addition to the protocols required by Disney Cruise Line to sail! So be sure to review the requirements carefully to ensure you and your crew have everything you'll need! 

    When it comes to debarkation, I read through everything with a fine-toothed comb, and found this bit of information for you:

    "Some Guests may be required by their home country or state public health authorities to show proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result before returning home by air. Inspire Diagnostics, Disney Cruise Line’s third-party testing provider, offers this optional service for PCR testing and antigen testing. Guests are responsible for knowing what type of test their home country/state requires (PCR or antigen), and the window of time in which it must be conducted. Testing is conducted at the terminal after debarking the ship." 

    So, since the US State Department currently requires a negative test within one day of returning to the US from Canada, putting all the regulations together, I'd definitely suggest using the Safe Passage website to schedule a debarkation day test for you and your crew! 

    Well, Kevin, I hope that helps with some of the final preparations for your Alaska adventure! Thank you so much for your question as always, and if you think of any at the last-minute, please drop me another line here at planDisney before you depart! I hope you and your crew have an incredible time - I know it's been a long time coming, so be sure to live it up! 

    Fair winds and following seas! 

    Andrew 
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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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