Adventures By Disney And National Geographic Expedition Health and Safety Update

Heading on an Adventures by Disney trip or National Geographic Expedition? Then you’ll want to keep reading as they have just released a new health and safety update regarding PCR tests and face mask requirements.

The requirement for proof of full vaccination continues for all Guests traveling on an Adventures by Disney or National Geographic Expeditions trip. The big news is that proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will no longer be accepted as an alternative.

A SeaMail with information regarding vaccines will be sent to Guests traveling after May 31.

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Additionally, face coverings are now optional for Guests when traveling to CDC Level 1-3 countries with Adventures by Disney or National Geographic Expeditions. Physical distancing at indoor or outdoor venues will not be required unless stated by the venue or local regulations.

Health and safety protocols, including face coverings and physical distancing, may still be required for CDC Level 4 countries.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC, both Adventures by Disney and National Geographic accept the following vaccine types: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (VeroCell), Sinovac-CoronaVac, and Covavaxin ( Bharat Biotech).

The CDC defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after receiving:

  • a single dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine
  • the second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine
  • the full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the US-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • The second dose of any “mix and match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart)
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Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions strongly recommend that Guests who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot do so in preparation for their travel. Destinations and their local laws may have different requirements and definitions of what constitutes full vaccination. This may include a booster dose, as well as additional wait time after the full series of vaccine doses. Guests who have not received a booster dose may be prevented from traveling to certain destinations.

Please make sure to visit the Know Before You Go page for Adventures by Disney or National Geographic Expeditions to view the updated Guest Health & Safety Protocols.

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Keep reading to see the SeaMail being sent to Guests regarding vaccines:

dear [Guest],

As we welcome guests back to exploring the world with us, promoting health and safety is a top priority. With this in mind, we are reaching out with updated information about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for your trip.

We continue to resume trips with health and safety measures developed in consideration of guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts.

Vaccination Requirements

Alles Guests/Travellers must provide proof of being fully vaccinated before joining any trip.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO), Adventures by Disney/National Geographic Expeditions accepts the following vaccine types: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (VeroCell), Sinovac-CoronaVac, and Covavaxin (Bharat Biotech).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after receiving:

  • A single dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine
  • The second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine
  • The full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the US-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • The second dose of any “mix and match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart)

Grade: Adventures by Disney/National Geographic Expeditions strongly recommends that Guests/Travellers who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot do so in preparation for their travel. Destinations and their local laws may have different requirements and definitions of what constitutes full vaccination. This may include a booster dose, as well as additional wait time after the full series of vaccine doses. Guests/Travellers who have not received a booster dose may be prevented from traveling to certain destinations. For international trips, local laws will apply, so it is important that you confirm you will be fully vaccinated according to the countries on your trip.

Please note that details about your specific trip will be shared closer to your scheduled departure. Additional information about our health and safety measures can be found in the Health and Safety Protocols section of our website.

We look forward to welcoming you on your trip soon.

Sincerely,

Adventures by Disney/National Geographic Expeditions

Adventures By Disney Health and Safety Update Credit: Disney

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