The Disney Cruise Line is back to welcome Guests on board for a magical sail out of Florida! However, passengers will soon have to prove their vaccination status before embarking on the cruise liner.
Beginning September 3, 2021, all Guests of at least 12 years old and older will have to prove that they are fully vaccinated before heading to the Bahamas. This will include Disney’s Castaway Cay as well. This does not apply to passengers under the age of 12, crew members, or those who have medical conditions in which they cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
This is part of an emergency notice that was issued last week via the Bahamas Customs & Excise Department’s website. It’s said that the order will be held in place to at least November 1, 2021.
Disney has issued the following on their Disney Cruise Line website:
Sailings to The Bahamas September 3, 2021 until November 1, 2021
For sailings to the Bahamas beginning September 3, 2021 until November 1, 2021, The Bahamas will require that all passengers ages 12 and older be fully vaccinated in order for a ship to be allowed entry into any of its cruise ports, including private islands like Disney Castaway Cay. To comply with this new requirement, all Guests ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to board the ship. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers people to be fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose has been administered. Guests must provide proof of vaccination by uploading their vaccination card to the Safe Passage by Inspire website no later than 24 hours before their sailing. Guests who choose not to provide proof of vaccination to meet the requirements of The Bahamas will not be permitted to board the ship.
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 sail date by uploading their test results to the Safe Passage by Inspire website. They will also be required to undergo a second PCR COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal prior to boarding.
Guests on a sailing to The Bahamas (including Disney Castaway Cay) departing from September 3, 2021 to prior to November 1, 2021 may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees by contacting our reservations team at (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797 by September 3, 2021. Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining additional details and next steps.
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