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Vaccination against COVID-19 required for Disney cruise passengers 5 years and older, from January 2022

Disney Cruise Line has expanded its vaccination mandate to include children ages 5 and older, effective Jan. 13, 2022, it has announced.

According to a report from CNN Travel, the new requirement is in line with company policy which states that β€œall vaccine-eligible guests – as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the country.” to board.” The CDC approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine after the US Food and Drug Administration approved doses to children ages 5-11 in late October.

The Miami Herald reported that proof of a negative test between 3 days and 24 hours before departure is required for children under the age of 5, and to board the sailings scheduled for January 13, children aged 5-11 can either provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.

As for the testing, Disney said in its announcement that rapid antigen testing will not be accepted, and “the negative test must be a NAAT test, a rapid PCR test or a laboratory PCR test,” the Miami Herald explained.

According to the statement, the cruise line will accept vaccination certificates for passengers from “Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm and Sinovac,” according to CNN.

Disney Cruise Line said, “We are resuming sailing in a gradual, phased approach that emphasizes multiple layers of health and safety measures,” CNN said.

According to CDC data, nearly 1.9 million children under the age of 12 have received their first dose of vaccine, and of all new vaccinations in the past two weeks, the age group 5 to 11 accounts for about a third, CNN reported.

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