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Carnival Cruise Line Will Require Unvaccinated Passengers To Buy Travel Insurance

MIAMI (Miami) - Carnival Cruise Line will soon be requiring unvaccinated passengers to buy travel insurance.

Beginning July 31st, the Doral-based cruise will require unvaccinated people older than 12 boarding cruise ships in the state to buy $10,000 worth of travel insurance and $30,000 worth of emergency medical evacuation coverage.

Proof of travel insurance will be required at the time of check-in. Insurance proof will be waived for passengers under age 12.

Unvaccinated passengers who don't have insurance won't be allowed to board and their ticket purchase won't be refunded.

Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean unveiled a similar travel insurance requirement for unvaccinated passengers on its Florida-based cruises.

The travel insurance policies are in response to Florida's ban on businesses requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccination "passports."

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