Disney Cruise Line to require guests 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Vaccines will be required for all guests setting sail on or after Jan. 13, 2022

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Disney Cruise Line announced Wednesday they will be requiring all guests age 5 and up to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to their website, the cruise line said all vaccine-eligible guests are required to be fully vaccinated for all cruises setting sail on or after Jan. 13, 2022.

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“As we set sail again, the health and safety of our Guests, Cast Members and Crew Members is a top priority,” the statement reads, “Our focus remains on operating our ships in a responsible way that continues to create magic or all on board.”

Guests who are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken between between one to three days before their ship sets sail, according to the statement.

Disney said children 5-11 years old can submit a COVID-19 test instead of being vaccinated for any cruises setting sail before Jan. 13, 2022,

According to the statement from Disney, the cruise liner will only accept NAAT tests, rapid PCR tests or lab-based PCR tests.

They will not accept rapid antigen tests.

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