Disney Cruise Line on Wednesday announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all Passengers ages 5 and up.The new requirement goes into effect on Jan. 13. Prior to that date, children ages 5 through 11 who aren’t vaccinated can instead complete a testing requirement.
Starting on Jan. 13, all Passengers over 5 must be fully vaccinated to board. Passengers under 5 will need to show proof of negative COVID-19 test results from between three days and 24 hours before the cruise departs. The vaccine and testing mandates apply to both international and U.S. Passengers. The vaccines approved by the cruise line are Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
The COVID-19 test should be a NAAT test, rapid PCR test, or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests will not be excepted. Children ages five to 11-years-old will be able to complete the testing requirement instead of being fully vaccinated for sailings that depart before Jan. 13.