Disney cruises will require children traveling to be vaccinated

Disney cruises will require children traveling to be vaccinated


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Disney Cruise Lines’ website said Wednesday that Disney Cruise Lines will begin requiring customers ages 5 and older to be fully vaccinated starting Jan.

“As we sail again, the health and safety of our guests, cast and crew members is a top priority,” the site said. “Our focus remains on operating our ships in a responsible manner that continues to create magic for everyone on board.”

Currently, Disney requires vaccinations for cruise customers 12 and older. Customers who are not eligible for vaccinations must provide evidence of negative COVID-19 tests taken between three days and 24 hours prior to their sailing dates.

Disney Cruises joins Carnival, Royal Caribbean in requesting immunizations for passengers

Disney Cruise Line is the latest company to order vaccinations for guests traveling from Florida.

Disney Cruises joins Carnival, Royal Caribbean in requesting immunizations for passengers

Written by Jim Turner, NSF

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Florida remains in court to defend a state law that prevents companies from requiring customers to show proof of vaccination, or so-called “vaccine passports.” A federal judge in South Florida in August sided with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in defiance of the law. The state has appealed that ruling, which applies only to the cruise ship operator, in the Atlanta-based Eleventh U.S. Court of Appeals.

Disney’s announcement came after the US Food and Drug Administration approved vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11.


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