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Politics CDC eases COVID-19 cruise restrictions, recommends only fully vaccinated people travel

02:05  18 june  2021
02:05  18 june  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization can travel safely within the United States. CDC will update these recommendations as more people are vaccinated , as rates of COVID - 19 change, and as Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on a ferry or the top deck of a bus). CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when traveling . Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) eased its warnings for cruises by a notch from the highest level that led to a sailing hiatus, and recommended only fully vaccinated people take trips when sailings resume from U.S. ports in a few days. With nearly half of the U.S population fully vaccinated , cruises are in huge demand as consumers are eager to travel after staying at home for over a year due to the Covid - 19 pandemic. Shares of the three cruise companies were marginally higher in early trading on Thursday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has amended its travel advisory guidance on cruise ships, recommending that only vaccinated individuals travel.

a large ship in a body of water: CDC eases COVID-19 cruise restrictions, recommends only fully vaccinated people travel © Getty CDC eases COVID-19 cruise restrictions, recommends only fully vaccinated people travel

The announcement Wednesday adjusted cruise travel from a level 4 "very high," which advises that all people avoid traveling, to level 3 "high," which promotes travel among only those who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC also asks that people who are unvaccinated avoid travel in level 3.

The CDC advises people going on a cruise to get tested one to three days before their trip and three to five days after they return. The CDC said if people who are still not fully vaccinated decide to go on a cruise, they should quarantine themselves, even if they get tested.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has lowered its warning for cruise ship travelers from the fourth – the highest – to the third level, but still advised those who aren’t fully vaccinated to avoid such trips. “Since the virus spreads more easily between people in close quarters aboard ships, the chance of getting Covid - 19 on cruise ships is high,” the agency explained, noting that “outbreaks of Covid - 19 have been reported” on such vessels during the pandemic. All passengers should undergo Covid testing before and after their cruise , with unvaccinated people

If you are fully vaccinated . Find new guidance for fully vaccinated people . CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID - 19 prevention strategies for the Level 2: COVID - 19 Moderate. Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations.

"In addition to testing, passengers who are not fully vaccinated should self-quarantine for 7 days after cruise travel, even if they test negative. If they do not get tested, they should self-quarantine for 10 days after cruise travel," reads the CDC's guidance,

The updated guidance comes just days before the first post-pandemic cruise ship is scheduled to leave the U.S. The Royal Caribbean Group's Celebrity Edge is set to sail from Port Everglades on June 26.

It's welcomed news for an industry that suffered serious financial losses during the pandemic. One example is Royal Caribbean Group, which reported in February that it lost $5.8 billion in 2020; the year prior, it had net income of $1.9 billion.

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