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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.

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

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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.

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The travel insurance policies are in response to Florida’s ban on businesses requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccination “passports.” Team