Author Topic: Cruise ships have found a way around Florida's ban on vaccine passports  (Read 139 times)

Offline Host Mike

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"Cruise lines have found a way around Florida's firm vaccine passport ban, but that doesn't mean unvaccinated passengers should expect equal treatment aboard cruises sailing out of the Sunshine State.

It'll actually be the opposite: unlike their vaccinated counterparts, unvaccinated guests aboard Carnival and Royal Caribbean's Florida cruises will have to pay for travel insurance and COVID-19 tests, but will still be barred from select areas of the ships."

"Starting August 1 through the end of the year, all unvaccinated Royal Caribbean Florida cruise passengers 12-years-old or older will have to show proof of travel insurance. The insurance must have a minimum of $25,000 in medical expense coverage and $50,000 for "quarantine and medical evacuation related to a positive COVID-19 test result" per person."

"On top of insurance payments, unvaccinated cruisers will also have to pay for COVID-19 tests that vaccinated passengers won't need to take, amounting to an additional $136 or $178 payment depending on the sailing duration."

Unvaccinated Carnival guests who don't show proof of the vaccine will not be allowed to board and will not receive a refund. And like Royal Caribbean, Carnival passengers who don't want the jabs will also have to cough up an additional $150 for COVID-19 tests and other "health screening measures."

Offline RichC

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It sounds fair to me.