DeSantis: Cruise ships not immune from Florida's COVID-19 'passport' ban

Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t wavering from his anti-vaccination "passport" stance as a cruise line has received federal approval to set sail from a Florida port next month, if passengers and crew members are vaccinated against COVID-19. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the governor maintained that Florida won’t exempt cruise lines from a new law, which goes into effect July 1, that imposes a fine of $5,000 for each customer asked to provide proof of a coronavirus vaccination. DeSantis said he also expects the state to win its lawsuit challenging federal restrictions that have idled the cruise-ship industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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