Are Disneyland Paris and Disney World open? Latest coronavirus travel update as French staff member tests positive – The Sun
DISNEYLAND Paris has confirmed it's first case of coronavirus after a staff member tested positive.
However, is the theme park still open? Here is everything you need to know.
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Is Disneyland Paris still open?
The theme park remains open despite the confirmed case.
Theme park bosses are checking employees who may have had contact with the maintenance worker who was diagnosed with the deadly bug over the weekend.
A Disney spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: "We have been notified that a cast member who works backstage and does not have contact with guests has tested positive and is receiving treatment.
"We have been in regular contact with the local health authorities and continue to implement preventive measures in line with their recommendations to help protect our guests and cast members."
The park is still open despite the ban on large gatherings of more than 1,000 people across France, according to new rules introduced by the government.
Coronavirus cases have soared past 1,100 across France, leading to the strict ban.
What is the latest travel advice for France?
The latest update from the UK government states: "There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus originated in China, but cases have been confirmed in other countries, including France where there is an ongoing coronavirus outbreak across France.
"The government has introduced a range of measures including to limit large gatherings in particular those over 5000 attendees. You should contact the organiser of events or local authorities for further information."
Flights are unaffected, with Eurostar confirming there are "no travel restrictions".
Concerned visitors heading to Disneyland Paris should contact their travel insurance provider, as they are unlikely to be issued refund as the theme park remains open.
Here is what you need to know about the rest of the theme parks…
Three of the Disney theme parks have closed – Shanghai Disney, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland.
Many of the parks are not expected to open again any time soon, with no date for the two parks in China while a preliminary date of March 16 for Japan.
Disney World, Florida
Disney World Orlando is remaining open as four cases of coronavirus are reported in Florida.
However, the theme park is reassuring guests that they are staying updated with the latest advice and are increasing their health and safety measures.
A Disney spokesperson advised: "We have very stringent sanitation procedures in place at Walt Disney World Resort.
"We are in close contact with health agencies for information and guidance, and at this time, we are continuing to communicate to our Cast the importance of preventative measures such as frequent hand-washing and rigorous cleaning processes.
"For guest convenience, we have placed additional hand sanitisers throughout our parks and resorts and will adjust our protocols as the situation warrants."
It is advised to keep up to date with the latest advice as it is likely to change at short notice.
Disneyland California is also open, despite California declaring a state of emergency due to coronavirus.
There are currently more than 50 cases of coronavirus in the state with the first death reported earlier today.
The previous statement remains the same for Disneyland California also.
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