Disney Cruise Line Amends Vaccination Policy to Include Guests Ages 5 and Up

The Disney Cruise Line has amended their vaccination policy. Starting early next year, all vaccine-eligible guests ages 5 and up will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • The new policy, which will take effect for all sailings beginning on January 13, 2022, sees the rule change from ages 12 and up to 5 and up.
  • Currently, guests ages 5 through 11 can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (taken between 3 days and 24 hours before their sail date, in lieu of being fully vaccinated.
  • That will no longer be the case come January 13th however, as all vaccine-eligible guests must be fully vaccinated by that time.
  • Those who are not vaccine-eligible because of age will still need to follow the aforementioned testing requirement.
  • The test should be a NAAT test, rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

A note from Disney Cruise Line:

While our cruise experience may have changed a bit, we’ve come up with new and exciting offerings to create magical memories together—tailored to our times and presented with all the care you’ve come to expect from Disney Cruise Line. From original live shows inside the lavish Walt Disney Theatre to innovative new ways to see and interact with Disney Characters throughout the ship, storytelling springs to life on a Disney cruise.

As we set sail again, the health and safety of our Guests, Cast Members and Crew Members is a top priority. Our focus remains on operating our ships in a responsible way that continues to create magic for all on board. We are resuming sailing in a gradual, phased approach that emphasizes multiple layers of health and safety measures, considering guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts. Under this guidance, we’ve reimagined your cruise experience so we all can enjoy the magic responsibly.

Additionally, enjoy peace of mind when booking your cruise, knowing there are options available that allow you to change or cancel your booking flexibly.

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