New Restriction in The Bahamas Requires All Eligible Cruise Passengers to Be Fully Vaccinated Even on Private Islands
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas has signed a new order utilizing emergency powers to require all passenger cruises to provide a passenger manifest including vaccination statuses. In order to enter a port, all passengers age 12+ must be fully vaccinated. The new restriction goes into effect from September 3 through November 1st.
This affects Disney’s Castaway Cay and the Disney Cruise Line.
All health protocols must be strictly adhered to as per the previous agreements between the cruise lines and the Government of the Bahamas.
This development comes after a federal judge ruled that it is legal for Florida-based cruises to require proof of vaccination.
At this time, Disney Cruise Line has not announced any changes to its policies. Currently, unvaccinated guests are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the departure date. Stay tuned as this is a developing story.
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