Disney Cruises Changes COVID Vaccine Requirements For Children
Passengers who are not eligible for the vaccine due to their age must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (at the passenger’s expense).
ORLANDO, Florida – COVID vaccinations will now be mandatory for passengers over the age of five on Disney cruises.
Currently, Disney Cruise Lines requires all passengers eligible for the vaccine to be fully immunized upon departure. They extend the requirement to include children over 5 years old, effective January 13, 2022.
Passengers who are not eligible for the vaccine due to their age must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid by the passenger) taken between 3 days and 24 hours before their departure date. Passengers aged 5 to 11 can complete this test requirement instead of being fully vaccinated for cruises departing before January 13, 2022. Passengers aged 4 and under must meet the test requirements. The test should be an NAAT test, rapid PCR test, or laboratory PCR test. Rapid antigenic tests are not accepted.
According to the cruise line, they state that “the safety of our guests, cast and crew is a top priority. Our goal remains to operate our ships in a responsible manner that continues to create magic. for all on board.We resume navigation.in a gradual and phased approach that emphasizes multiple levels of health and safety measures, taking into account advice from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ‘other medical experts. Under this guidance, we’ve redesigned your cruising experience so we can all enjoy responsible magic. “
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