3/1/22 9:45 am ET — This article has been updated since its original publication.
It looks like Disneyland Paris Resort will be joining the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in no longer requiring its Guests to wear face masks.
Earlier this morning, Disneyland Paris insider, DLP Report, shared the news on Twitter. While the end of the mask mandate has not been officially shared yet with Guests by Disney’s European Resort, it was shared with the Cast Member Unions.
It appears that Guests and Cast Members will no longer be required to wear face coverings outdoors and indoors. However, a vaccine pass is still required in order to enter the Resort.
Check it out:
⚠️Some clarifications on this:
– the update was given to the unions. Official channels should update soon.
– applies to Guests and Cast, outdoors and indoors
– the vaccine pass remains mandatory to enter the Resort. https://t.co/dakgmHtOpy
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) March 1, 2022
Disneyland Paris’ website has been teasing the chance of dropping mask mandates for a few days now. This message has been posted since February 25:
The French government announced that face masks will no longer be required in locations where the Vaccine Pass is applicable, as of February 28. This change is pending the publication of the updated regulation. We continue to work closely with authorities and will share more information on Disneyland Paris’ mask policy as soon as possible. In the meantime, the current Disneyland Paris policy for all guests aged 6 years and above to wear a face mask remains mandatory in all areas of the resort until further notice.
In line with government guidance, guests aged 16 and above will need to present a vaccination pass to enter Disneyland Paris. For guests aged between 12 and 15, the health pass control is maintained to enter Disneyland Paris.
However, until there is official word from Disneyland Paris, mask mandates remain in effect, and all Guests looking to visit Parc Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios Park, or Disney Village should continue to have and wear proper face coverings.
Please, while we all wait for the official announcement that face coverings are no longer required, if you are currently in the parks, do keep your masks on until the information disclosed by the unions makes its way to all the Cast Members.
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) March 1, 2022
Update: Disneyland Paris releases official confirmation
Several hours after the initial news was released, Disneyland Paris updated its website with its official statement, confirming what was shared earlier today.
In line with French government guidance, face masks are no longer required but remain recommended at Disneyland Paris as of March 2 for experiences such as our parade and nighttime spectacular “Disney Illuminations”.
Guests aged 16 years old and above need to present a Vaccine Pass to enter Disneyland Paris. Find out more information about Vaccine Pass and what qualifies as being considered fully vaccinated here.
For Guests aged between 12 and 15 years old, a Health Pass remains required to enter Disneyland Paris. Find out more information about a Health Pass and vaccination or testing requirements for guests aged 12 to 15 here.
So, face mask mandates come to an end. But, France’s vaccine pass policy remains in effect.
Disneyland Paris and the Vaccine Pass
Disneyland Paris’ update differs from Disney World’s and Disneyland’s in one key detail: the vaccine pass requirement. The Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort both specified that face masks were no longer mandatory in all indoor and outdoor areas–save for enclosed transportation like the Disney Skyliner and the Monorail–, for “fully vaccinated” Guests. But, no measures have been–nor arguably can be–taken to check Guests’ vaccination status at the American Theme Parks, relying on code of honor.
Implemented on January 24, 2022, by French President Emmanuel Macron, a vaccine pass is now required for anybody over the age of 16 to participate in leisure activities.
Disneyland Paris’ website defines the vaccine pass as the following:
The Vaccine Pass consists of the presentation in digital or paper form of:
– Proof of full vaccination (as defined by the French regulations) OR
– a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (the result of a positive RT-PCR or Antigen test dated at least 11 days and less than 4months); OR
– a certificate of vaccine contraindications (the result of severe allergic reaction or other medical justification for incomplete vaccination) OR
– a proof of commitment to a complete vaccination scheme, with 3 cumulative conditions of validity as follows: first dose received before February 15, 2022, second dose required at most 4 weeks later, and a negative PCR or antigen test less than 24 hours old to access Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris will be kicking off its 30th Anniversary Celebration on March 6, 2022.