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Disney Cruise Line Has Expanded Its Vaccination Requirements

According to Scott Gustin in the Tweet below, Disney Cruise Line has just shifted vaccination requirements for passengers. Earlier this year, the vaccination requirements were extended to require that any passengers over 12 years old had to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to board a Disney Cruise. Now, that age minimum has been lowered to 5 years old, so anyone over 5 years old must have a vaccination and proof of said vaccination to go on Disney Cruises that start on or after January 13th of 2022.

Gustin also said in the Tweet that “DCL is sending out updates today to guests with impacted cruises. Embarkation day testing for all guests will remain – and there will be additional testing procedures for unvaccinated guests (under 5, immunocompromised, etc.)”. According to the Disney Cruise Line website, “approved vaccines include those produced by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson”. In addition, “Guests who have received both doses of Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose has been administered. Guests who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving one dose. Guests with both one dose of Moderna and one dose of Pfizer are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose. Guests who have received one single dose of a vector vaccine (e.g., AstraZeneca) are not considered fully vaccinated.”

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When Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., begin their phased reopening July 11, 2020, all Guests 2 years of age and older were required to wear an appropriate face covering at all times, except when eating and drinking while dining. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Are you going on a Disney Cruise in 2022? Would you rather go on a Disney Cruise or visit a Disney Park in light of the ongoing pandemic?

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Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.