Published On: Mon, Sep 9th, 2019

Confusion Sparked After Bahamian Evacuees Were Removed From Ferry Headed to Florida

The discussion of Hurricane Dorian’s impact is far from over as the death toll in the Bahamas continues to increase, at 45 people confirmed dead and many more missing.

In an attempt to provide aid to the victims of Dorian Florida sent out a humanitarian cruise ship, Grand Celebration, transporting about 1,100 evacuees to Palm Beach.

However, recent stories of a ferry boat leaving the Bahamas on Sunday has sparked some controversy.

The ferry was reported to be bringing Bahamians to Florida in attempt for them to seek refuge. But, an unidentified individual was found announcing that anyone on the boat traveling to the U.S. without a visa must get off.

According to WPTV, a woman reported as many as 130 Bahamians disembarking the boat following this announcement.

CBP attempted to clear the confusion through stating that visas are not required for Bahamian residents if they meet the other criteria of a valid passport or travel documents, having no criminal record and carrying a police certificate issued within the past six months.

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