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Antigua and Barbuda: Officials to Discuss Protocols for Receiving Unvaccinated Cruise Passengers

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(Antigua Observer) Government will be meeting with tourism partners to discuss possible adjustments to protocols governing the resumption of cruises, in response to a Florida law which bans businesses from asking customers for proof of vaccination.

A federal judge essentially upheld the law, which is being championed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, in a preliminary injunction issued last week.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas told reporters yesterday that while the government is a strong proponent for vaccination, adjustments will have to be made in consultation with all industry players.

“We want to have further discussions with the merchants at both Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Street Pier; we will also dialogue with the taxi drivers, tour operators and Global Ports Holding in the coming weeks so that we can tweak the necessary protocols,” he said during the post-Cabinet press briefing.

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