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Disney Cruise Line on Wednesday expanded its COVID-19 vaccination requirement to include children aged five to 11 for cruises beginning in January, now in the first major cases of a vaccine mandate for children. One is that they are eligible for the shot.

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Disney cruises already require all eligible guests to be fully immunized against COVID-19 — which means those now 12 and older — and that said Website This requirement will expand to guests five years of age and older for sailors starting on January 13.

Children on a cruise are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 hours to three days before the vaccine mandate takes effect.

All guests, including those who are vaccinated, are also required to take a COVID-19 test before boarding the cruise and a day before they disembark.

Most major cruise lines now have vaccination requirements—though Carnival Cruises allows for For Some Discounts—But Liked by Major Cruise Competitors Royal Caribbean Have not yet expanded those policies to include children.

Norwegian Cruise Line bans Anyone unaffiliated with sailing on its cruises, which so far means children ineligible for the shot cannot sail, and Celebrity Cruises They say All eligible guests must be vaccinated, but so far it has specified on its website that this includes only those 12 years of age and older.

Disney has no vaccine requirements for its theme park guests, although all US employees of the company must be vaccinated.

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