Disney Cruise Line will now require all passengers 12 or older traveling to the Bahamas to be fully vaccinated.
Disney Cruise Line announced on Tuesday, August 24, that it will now require all of its passengers traveling to the Bahamas to present proof of vaccination prior to boarding.
The company had explained earlier that it would not be necessarily insisting on proof of vaccination, but the change in policy follows the emergency order released by the Bahamian government earlier last week.
Last Thursday, August 19, The Bahamas enacted an emergency order which would block cruise ships coming into its ports from Florida unless companies provide proof that all passengers on board have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to Disney’s new policy, all of the company’s cruises departing from Port Canaveral to Nassau will require proof of vaccination for all customers 12 and older for cruises sailing from the Bahamas between September 3 until November 1.
Meanwhile, guests under the age of 12 must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the departure date. They will also be required to undergo a second PCR COVID-19 test administered at the terminal prior to boarding.
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