Disney Cruise Line will drop its COVID-19 vaccination rule for most of its ships next month, the cruise line said.
The line will no longer require passengers 12 and older to be vaccinated on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish and Disney Wonder ships beginning Oct. 14, according to its website. The change will take effect for the Disney Magic ship on Nov. 7.
Disney Cruise Line previously dropped its vaccination requirement for guests between the ages of 5 and 11 earlier this month.
Unvaccinated guests 5 and older will have to take a coronavirus test one or two days prior to their sailing.
"The test may be an observed antigen test through a proctored telehealth service with digital results," the cruise line said on its website. "A rapid or lab-based PCR test, or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test are also acceptable."
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Passengers 5 and over who are fully vaccinated do not have to take a test but must provide proof of vaccination, and the changes are subject to local rules. Children 4 years old and younger are exempt from vaccine and testing rules.
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Costa Cruises will also allow unvaccinated travelers to board sailings 14 nights or shorter in the Caribbean and Mediterranean beginning Oct. 8. Those passengers – or those who are partially vaccinated – will need to "provide results of a negative antigen or molecular PCR test taken within 48 hours of embarkation," according to a news release.
Fully vaccinated passengers do not have to test prior to sailing. The changes are also subject to local requirements, and full vaccination requirements apply to passengers 12 and up while testing rules apply to those 5 and older.
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The changes come as many major lines including Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Holland America Line have dropped vaccine requirements for many sailings in recent weeks.
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