Today, CLIA issued the following global testing policy statement announcing 100% testing of all passengers and crew requiring a negative test result before embarkation.
CLIA ocean cruise line members worldwide have agreed to conduct 100% testing of passengers and crew on all ships with a capacity to cary 250 or more persons – with a negative test required for any embarkation. This is a travel industry first and an example of the cruise industry leading the way.
We see testing as an important initial step to a multi-layered approach that we believe validates the industry’s commitment to making health, safety, and the well-being of the passengers, the crew, and the communities we visit our top priority.CLIA Statement October 6, 2020 via Twitter
This latest statement from CLIA comes a couple weeks after they published their Mandatory Core Elements of Health Protocols on Behalf of Member Cruise Lines.
Although the announcement originated from CLIA, the protocols are shared among member cruise lines, which includes Disney Cruise Line. As of publication, Disney Cruise Line did not make an individual statement on the subject.
At this time, details such as the exact testing procedure have not been announced.