(NOTICIAS YA) .- After the restart of operations of some cruise companies was authorized after the COVID-19 pandemic, the requirement of proof of vaccination to their passengers remains uncertain.
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The “legal battle” over the cruise industry continues and this Thursday in a Federal Court in the City of Tampa, it could be determined whether or not to grant a temporary injunction on the CDC guidelines.
It is important to remember that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that cruise ships could operate with 95% of travelers vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as 98% of their crew.
However, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, who considers this to be “unreasonable” signed legislation last May where cruise companies could be fined if they require passengers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. with $ 5,000 for each person who is required.
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The DeSantis administration petitioned the Court to revoke the CDC order, alleging that more than 159,000 people working in the cruise industry lost their jobs due to the pandemic for more than a year. In addition to this, the financial losses that the closure of its operations has represented has seriously affected the companies and the economy of the Sunshine State.
On the other hand, companies such as Carnival have threatened to move their operations outside the United States, an action that would harm Florida, according to the state government.
However, the Royal Caribbean cruise company, which will sail from Florida since the beginning of July, indicated on its website that passengers who are not vaccinated or who have no way to verify that they have been immunized against COVID-19, should continue certain protocols that would be announced later, which has caused a stir on social networks.
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