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Disney Cruise Line Requires Parents with Unvaccinated Children to Purchase Port Adventure to Leave Ship

If you have a Disney Cruise booked in the coming weeks or even months ahead, you might want to listen up. There’s a new report that says Disney Cruise Line has made some big rule changes ahead for unvaccinated children. Here’s what you need to know.

Here’s What You Need To Know If You Are Traveling With An Unvaccinated Child With Disney Cruise Line

Here’s What You Need To Know If You Are Traveling With An Unvaccinated Child With Disney Cruise Line

According to reports, children under the age of 12 are exempt from the company’s vaccination rule. However, Disney has just announced a change if they want to disembark from its various ports. Here’s what they say in their Know Before You Go page:

Fully vaccinated Guests who wish to disembark the ship while in a port of call can do so without purchasing a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure. Guests who are vaccinated and wish to disembark the ship with unvaccinated children will need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure. All Guests are required to adhere to local laws, regulations and protocols, including those related to health and safety, in place at the destination.

Here’s What You Need To Know If You Are Traveling With An Unvaccinated Child With Disney Cruise Line

Meanwhile, Disney has also announced that they are now accepting additional COVID-19 test options. According to reports, guests can now submit NAAT Tests. Previously, only rapid PCR or lab-based PCR tests were approved. However, rapid antigen testing is still not accepted. This policy applies to all guests that are under the age of 11. Guests 11 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated but must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken between 3 days and 24 hours before your sail date. Guests 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Here are a few more points you should keep in mind:

  • 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) and one single dose of an mRNA vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) are not considered fully vaccinated.

 

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Joanna Mazewski
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