- Disney Cruise Line decided that all passengers age five and up must be vaccinated against Covid-19 beginning in January.
- The cruise industry has been working to come back from the Covid-19 pandemic and has made steps to provide safe travel for passengers through vaccine instructions and different safety protocols.
Disney Cruise Line decided that all passengers ages five and up must be vaccinated against Covid-19 beginning in January, expanding its mandate to cover children who are now eligible for vaccination in the US.
“As we set to sail again, the health and safety of our Guests, Cast Members and Crew Members are the priority. Our focus remains on running our ships in a responsible way that continues to produce magic for all on board,” Disney Cruise Line said.
The requirement will begin on January 13, 2022, the company said. Children under the age of 5 must-have shown proof of a negative test between 3 days and 24 hours before departure, and children from age 5-11 can complete the testing requirements to board sailings before January 13.
The announcement is in line with the company policy stating that all vaccine-eligible guests — as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — must be inoculated against Covid-19 before boarding. In addition, IN LATE OCTOBER, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to children ages 5-11 could be distributed, which received the CDC’s endorsement.
The statement said that proof of vaccination accepted by the cruise line for passengers is those from Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
The cruise industry has been working to come back from the Covid-19 pandemic and has made steps to provide safe travel for passengers through vaccine instructions and different safety protocols.
“We are resuming sailing in a gradual, phased approach that emphasizes multiple layers of health and safety measures,” Disney Cruise Line said, citing CDC guidance and medical experts in their decisions.
According to CDC data, about 1.9 million children under the age of 12 have received their first dose of vaccine, and the 5-11 age group comprises around a third of all new vaccinations over the past two weeks.
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