While Disney parks continue the push to reopen safely and return to a normal state of operations, many questions remain about the requirements for Cast Members and guests in the COVID era. We wear masks at open Disney parks. We social distance. But for those of us hoping to eventually visit Disneyland Paris, will vaccine passports be required?
According to DLP Report, the short answer is no. “French authorities have ruled out the use of a mandatory “health pass” for theme parks that would have required Guests to show proof of vaccination or negative test to enter, removing a major hurdle to the industry’s reopening.” This means that Disneyland itself will not necessarily require you to show proof of vaccination to enter. But foreign travelers shouldn’t book their tickets based on that information alone.
Most international travel will require proof of vaccination. Some countries are still allowing visitors to quarantine upon arrival. But unless you’re planning to spend an extended period in the country, you’ll waste a good amount of time. So in truth, guests hoping to visit Disneyland Paris need to check the latest available information. As of now, France will open to vaccinated foreign visitors this summer (most likely June 9th) and is rolling out a vaccine passport to ensure compliance. We still know little about how pass recognition will work between countries such as the US and France.
Fans everywhere will certainly be happy to see Disneyland Paris in operation again. With a health and safety plan in place, we can all be happy to see the reopening moving forward and hurdles to that reopening being removed.
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