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Disney Cruise Line Issues Vaccine Mandate For Passengers Sailing To The Bahamas

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Parents must upload proof of full vaccination for themselves and any eligible child on Disney’s Safe Passage website at least 24 hours before setting sail. 

The rule applies to Central Floridians sailing out of Port Canaveral despite a statewide ban on vaccine passports.

The vaccine mandate for all passengers 12 years old and up aboard Disney Cruises sailing to the Bahamas will take effect Sept. 3 and run through Nov. 1.

Parents must upload proof of full vaccination for themselves and any eligible child on Disney’s Safe Passage website at least 24 hours before setting sail. 

And families must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test for any child under the age of 12 from 5 days to 24 hours before boarding. 

Unvaccinated children will also be required to pass a COVID-19 test at the terminal. 

Anyone who does not submit proof of full vaccination, will not be allowed to board the ship. 

Disney says the new rules were put in place in accordance with a Bahamas law that keeps ships from entering its ports with unvaccinated passengers.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is currently appealing a ruling that allowed Norwegian Cruises to enforce vaccine passports on their ships despite a Florida-wide ban.

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