CDC again warns against cruise ship travel

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Although no cruises are currently operating out of U.S. ports, a limited number of cruises are available elsewhere. Taking one is likely not a good idea.

In a new travel notice, the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that “all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high. It is especially important that people with an increased risk of severe illness avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises.”

In an update on the current situation, CDC notes that on October 30, 2020 it issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order for cruise ships operating or seeking to operate in U.S. waters. This order introduces a phased approach for resuming passenger cruises. Passenger operations continue to be suspended during the initial phases of this order. The initial phase requires crew screening to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 among all crew members currently on cruise ships in U.S. waters.

Read the full CDC travel notice HERE.

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