Disneyland Paris will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for theme park entry

Jul 16, 2021 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Friday July 16, 2021 3:09pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Beginning July 21 2021, following government regulations, Disney will require guests to present a Health Pass for admission into the Disneyland Paris theme parks for anyone 18 years or older. From August 30, that age requirement will drop to age 12.

The change comes as the Delta variant of COVID continues to take hold, and the French government looks for ways to curb the virus while still allowing theme parks to operate.

According to information available from the French government, a Health Pass must be presented in digital or paper form, to verify one of three things:

That a guest is fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine):
- Two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
- Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
- Two weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).

OR that a guest has been tested (PCR or Antigen) and has a negative result within the last 48 hours;

OR for persons who have had COVID-19: the result of a positive RT-PCR or Antigen test, attesting that the individual has been infected, and that a period of time of at least 11 days and less than 6 months has passed since the test result was obtained (considered as a recovery certificate).

To support the process, Disney will be providing onsite testing for around $80 for non-French citizens, and around $20 for French citizens.

Disneyland Paris reopened from the original COVID-19 shutdown on July 15 2020 at the same time as Walt Disney World, but subsequently closed again as pandemic conditions forced an additional shutdown in France late 2020. The resort then reopened again on June 17 2021.

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marni1971Aug 07, 2021

Presume it means QR Code but nonetheless good news.

DCBakerAug 06, 2021

RobbiemJul 27, 2021

Interesting I was thinking about the effects of the measure itself (stopping infection) rather than the behaviour it’s designed to encourage (getting vaccinated). Although I’d still err on the side of caution. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you should do it

SwissmissJul 26, 2021

There is no disputing that the measures were taken to increase vaccination rates - Macron said that during his announcement. However, some of the measures could not be implemented before the necessary legal framework was adopted.

wdriveJul 26, 2021

The measures basically exist to encourage people to get vaccinated. If you say no one can go to a shop from tomorrow if you’re not vaccinated you’ll just end up with angry people. If you say in a month from today you need to be vaccinated to go to a shop that gives people a month to get vaccinated.

RobbiemJul 26, 2021

Thanks. That makes sense, although it still sounds too late from a public health perspective

SwissmissJul 26, 2021

While this may be technically correct, it is not the practice when entering from the train station side. You first show your health pass before proceeding through security. I don’t know what the reply would have been if someone says they are only going to the Village. However, if you enter from the Disney Village parking lot side, it is correct to say that no health pass was required to enter the Village; they asked for the pass further inside as you continue towards the parks.

SwissmissJul 26, 2021

I believe it has more to do with the fact that a legal basis had to be adopted by the French legislature first so that certain measures could be implemented. Those that did not require an additional legal basis went into effect last week and those that did go into effect shortly.

RobbiemJul 26, 2021

I just don’t get it. At the moment there are less restrictions with less vaccinated people. Surely when more people are vaccinated its the time to ease the restrictions not tighten them further?

wdriveJul 26, 2021

It’s basically to allow people time to be vaccinated. They are following the governments rules. Visiting places like theme parks and zoos are less important than shops and restaurants. I get it doesn’t make much sense in the context of Disneyland but they are just doing what they’re being told to do.

OddyseyJul 25, 2021

The US Government’s message has went from “you can’t get it or spread it if vaccinated” to “you might get it but you won’t get severely ill.” Our message is not evolving as quickly as the UK message, but it is evolving. Also in today’s news according to this report immunity is waning several months after vaccination and Pfizer is already advocating for a 3rd shot or booster. https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-immunity-wanes-but-third-shot-still-rarely-needed-biontech-ceo-says-11627211359?mod=mhp