If you are looking to travel to Disney World in the near future, things may be a little more difficult than you previously imagined.
Lately, just as the pandemic seemed to begin to get better as numbers were dropping with more vaccinations going out, a new variant has been introduced, the Delta variant, which has even higher transmission rates. This variant has caused numbers to skyrocket once again worldwide. Even Orange County, which is where Disney World is located, has entered a “crisis” mode.
Previously, President Biden was planning to find ways to ease certain travel restrictions, but now, that plan has changed. It has been confirmed that after a meeting with senior-level White House officials on Friday, it was decided that “travel restrictions will not change “at this point” due to concerns involving the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus that is continuously spreading across the nation.”
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said:
“Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point. Driven by the Delta variant, cases are rising here at home, particularly among those who are unvaccinated, and [they] appear likely to continue to increase in the weeks ahead.”
This means that non-U.S.A. citizens from or who have recently visited the following countries will continue to fall under the ongoing travel ban.
Brazil, China, Ireland, India, Iran, South Africa, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and the Schengen area in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City).
If you want to know the travel requirements to visit Disney World or Disneyland, click here.
As we mentioned, Orange County is in “crisis” mode however, Disney World has not noted that the Delta variant will cause many changes in terms of health and safety requirements. Disney recently announced that they would not be sending their executives to CinemaCon in Las Vegas due to Delta variant concerns.
Have you had a Disney vacation affected due to travel restrictions?