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Testing for travel has changed a lot recently, so to try to make it as clear as possible, we've laid out all the testing requirements for those with both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris holidays.
In this guide we've linked to Project Screen's (Prenetics) COVID-19 travel tests because they were the testing provider that Disney used for their Magic At Sea cruises, so we are somewhat familiar with them. We also used them for our travel tests when we went to Disneyland Paris in November 2021 and had a positive experience with them, so for example purposes we will reference their tests to give you an idea of what to order and expect. You can also use the UK government's find a test provider service to shop around.
USA Travel Testing Requirements
1) A pre-departure (telehealth observed) LFT is required for all travellers aged 2+ to be taken before travelling to the USA. The test can be ordered at any time, and after ordering you'll be instructed on how to book your video call appointment. The observed test must be taken 1 day before departure. (For example if your flight is Friday at 11am, you must schedule your observed test call on the prior Thursday).
2) The CDC requires unvaccinated travellers - including unvaccinated children between 2 and 17 - to take a COVID-19 LFT/antigen test between 3 and 5 days after arriving in the USA. These tests can be done and/or purchased at local pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS, etc. These do not have to be reported or uploaded anywhere, but you will sign an attestation form to swear you took the tests. Or, you could order the"Lateral Flow Antigen Test Kit" for £19 each and take them with you. You can then take the test upload it, and get your negative certificate to show to anyone who asks.
3) Order your day 2 return LFT test, which will arrive ready for you to take when you return home. This test must be taken and uploaded for all travellers aged 4+ by the end of day 2 of your arrival back home.
2) Order your day 2 return LFT test, which will arrive ready for you to take when you return home. This test must be taken and uploaded for all travellers aged 4+ by the end of day 2 of your arrival back home.