Vaccine Requirement Being Lifted for Most Adventures by Disney Trips & National Geogrpahic Expeditions
Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions have just updated their COVID-19 vaccine requirement protocols. Starting April 1, 2023, for domestic trips and May 1, 2023, for some international trips, vaccines will no longer be required.
Adventures by Disney
Beginning April 1, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be required for all guests on Domestic Land Adventures.
On May 1, 2023, the vaccine will no longer be required for all guests on International River Cruises and Private Adventures.
Adventures by Disney trips starting on or After May 1, 2023, will only require vaccines for those who are 12 and older and participating in International Land Adventures, Expedition Cruises, and Private Jet Adventures.
National Geographic Expeditions
The removal or loosening of the vaccine requirement for National Geographic Expeditions is similar to the same schedule as Adventures by Disney. Guests already booked or looking to book can expect this schedule:
Vaccines will no longer be required for Guests participating in Domestic Signature Land Expeditions with National Geographic beginning April 1, 2023.
Effective May 1, 2023, vaccines will no longer be required for all Guests on River Cruises, Private Expeditions, and Custom Trips.
Vaccines will only be required for Guests ages 12 and older beginning on May 1, 2023, for Guests on International Signature Land and Private Jet Expeditions.
National Geographic Expedition Cruises are operated in partnership with Linbald Expeditions and vaccine protocols are determined by Linbald. For the latest requirements, please CLICK HERE.
Please note, that even though vaccines are soon to be optional for most Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions, they are still strongly recommended by Disney. In addition, Disney has released the following statement surrounding these updates:
Guests who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot are strongly encouraged to do so in preparation for their travel. Destinations and local laws may have different requirements and definitions of what constitutes full vaccination and may change those requirements on short notice. This may include requiring additional wait time after the full series of doses and a booster before considering someone fully vaccinated. For international trips, local laws will apply, so it is important that you confirm you meet the requirements for the countries on your trip. Guests who are not considered fully vaccinated may be prevented from traveling to certain destinations. Guests will continue to be required to comply with any trip-specific vaccination requirements, including those required by our cruise operators.
Earlier last year, Disney Cruise Line lifted their vaccine requirement as well for all Guests.
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