Brevard County

Disney Cruise Line to require children ages 5 and up to be vaccinated for COVID-19

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Families looking to sail aboard Disney Cruise Line next year with children ages 5 and up will need to get their eligible children vaccinated for COVID-19.

The cruise line announced Wednesday that all guests ages 5 and up will be required to be fully vaccinated to sail for cruises on or after Jan. 13, 2022.


Disney Cruise Line already requires vaccine-eligible guests to be fully vaccinated in order to board.

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, paid for by the guest, taken between three days and 24 hours before their sail date.

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Children ages 5 through 11 may complete this testing requirement in lieu of being fully vaccinated for sailings that depart prior to Jan. 13, 2022. Guests 4 years of age and under must complete the testing requirements.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.