Unvaccinated Royal Caribbean passengers asked to get travel insurance for some cruises

If you’re planning to embark on a Royal Caribbean cruise from Florida and you’re not vaccinated against COVID-19, you will have additional paperwork to file with the company.

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Royal Caribbean will require unvaccinated guests over the age of 12, who are starting their cruise in Florida, to show proof of insurance that covers coronavirus-related medical expenses, quarantine and evacuation.

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The state bans companies from requiring people to show proof of vaccinations, but cruise lines are under a federal order that requires a majority of passengers and crew to have been vaccinated, Reuters reported.

The policy must have a $25,000 minimum per person for medical expenses and $50,000 per person for travel expenses, Royal Caribbean said, according to Reuters. The policy is for trips scheduled from Aug. 1 through the end of the year.

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas recently returned from a test cruise and there are plans to have it sail from PortMiami in July.

For a list of upcoming sailings and documentation needed for those trips, click here.

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