Great news! CDC has recognized the efforts of cruise lines to create safe environments for travel and voluntarily removed its tiered warning system.
From the onset of the pandemic, cruise lines have prioritized health and safety and the CDC decision to remove the Travel Health Notice for cruising recognizes the effective public health measures in place on cruise ships.
Do I still need a COVID-19 vaccine to cruise?
In order to continue sailing safely, you will most likely have to be fully vaccinated. Vaccination requirements vary by date, destination, cruise line, or even ship. Presently, most cruise lines are requiring guests to be vaccinated for cruises departing from the U.S.
Will I still need to be tested for COVID-19 before embarking on my cruise?
Yes, you will likely need to present negative COVID-19 test results before being able to board your cruise ship. Like vaccination requirements, testing requirements vary by cruise line, ship, and destination.
Does this change any requirements at my ports of call?
Health and Safety guidelines differ by port depending on the guidelines in place at your destination.
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