The new amendment will go into effect on September 3, 2021 and applies to all cruise ports including private islands. For a cruise ship to visit a port in the Bahamas, all passengers who are 12 years and older will have to be vaccinated.
JUST IN: Cruise ships with passengers shall not be permitted to enter a port in The Bahamas, including a private stop beginning September 3, 2021, unless the captain/master of the cruise ship transmits manifest which discloses vaccination status of all persons on board (1/2) pic.twitter.com/vMiMFTGbhP
— Eyewitness News Bahamas (@ewnewsbahamas) August 19, 2021
The captain on board the ship will have to submit a crew and passenger manifest that discloses the vaccination status of all person before arriving in a port.
Exceptions to this new amendment will be those who can not receive the vaccination due to medical contraindication, non revenue passengers, and ships attempting to make a call at a port due to an emergency.
There are concerns that this new amendment from The Bahamas will conflict with Florida’s law on vaccinations.