Masks are no longer required everywhere at Walt Disney World

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The time has finally come! As of yesterday, it is no longer MANDATORY to wear face coverings everywhere at Walt Disney World Resort.

This new policy update came after the Transport Security Administration (TSA) issued a statement on Monday that reads:

“Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, the TSA will no longer enforce its safety guidelines and emergency amendment requiring the wearing of masks on public transportation and transportation hubs.”

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Disney has updated the Walt Disney World Face Covering Policy on its official website. The policy now reads:

“Face coverings are optional for Guests at outdoor and indoor locations, as well as on Disney transportation. Guests who are not fully immunized are recommended to continue to wear face coverings at all indoor locations, including including indoor attractions and theaters and in closed transport.”

Disney clearly still encourages guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing a face covering in all indoor locations and during closed transportation, including Disney buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner, but there is no longer official requirement for anyone to wear a face covering unless they wish.

Skyliner, Disney
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The big change in this policy update is that guests are no longer required to wear face coverings on closed transportation. In February, the policy was updated which meant that all fully vaccinated guests were not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.

Guests didn’t need to show proof of their vaccination status so it was basically done on an honesty system so those who weren’t vaccinated could choose not to wear face coverings and no one would know and they wouldn’t be asked to put one on.

Epcot, Disney
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At Disneyland Resort, face coverings are strongly recommended indoors but not required, but the policy still states that:

“Face coverings are mandatory for all Guests (ages 2 and up), regardless of vaccination status, in certain indoor settings, including Disney shuttles and in healthcare settings, such as first aid .”

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