COVID Vaccination Will Be Required on Disney Cruises to Bahamas

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By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. passengers aged 12 and older boarding Disney Cruise Line voyages to the Bahamas volition person to commencement providing impervious of COVID-19 vaccination arsenic of Sept. 3, the institution said Wednesday.

The new policy is successful effect until November and requires passengers to beryllium afloat vaccinated astatine slightest 14 days earlier boarding and includes visitors to Castaway Cay, Disney's backstage land successful the Bahamas, CBS News reported.

Children younger than 12 volition necessitate impervious of a antagonistic COVID-19 PCR trial taken betwixt 5 days and 24 hours earlier boarding, arsenic good arsenic a 2nd antagonistic trial astatine the terminal.

It's the archetypal clip Disney has issued a vaccination mandate for ships sailing from U.S. ports, CBS News reported.

Earlier this month, the Bahamas said it would necessitate each cruise passengers 12 and older to amusement impervious of vaccination.

A fig of different cruise lines person announced mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, CBS News reported.

Just past week, Royal Caribbean updated its policy, requiring passengers 12 and older to beryllium afloat vaccinated for cruises departing from immoderate U.S. port, with the mandate taking effect Sept. 3 for cruises leaving Florida for the Bahamas. The cruise enactment had 4 vaccinated adults and 2 unvaccinated minors trial affirmative for COVID-19 connected a vessel traveling from the Bahamas past month, USA Today reported.

Carnival Cruise made a akin move connected Sunday, expanding a anterior argumentation that required astatine slightest 95% of each passengers and unit beryllium vaccinated. The updated argumentation takes effect Aug. 28 and exempts those with aesculapian conditions that preclude vaccination.

Carnival faces aggregate lawsuits stemming from outbreaks connected its ships aboriginal past year, successful which astatine slightest 10 radical died, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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SOURCE: CBS News

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