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CDC Announces Modifications and Extensions To Cruise Travel

For those of us that are looking to take our next cruise, we may have to wait longer for that Bon Voyage party. Today, April 9th, the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships.

In summary, the No Sail Order is put forth like this:

This Order shall continue in operation until the earliest of three situations. First, the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency.  Second, the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations.  Or third, 100 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

Additional information in the order includes:

  • Cruise ship operators are not allowed to disembark travelers (passengers or crew) at ports or stations, except as directed by the USCG, in consultation with HHS/CDC personnel, and as appropriate, as coordinated with federal, state, and local authorities.
  • Cruise ship operators should not embark or re-embark any crew member, except as approved by the USCG, in consultation with HHS/CDC personnel, until further notice.
  • While in port, cruise ship operators shall observe health precautions directed by HHS/CDC personnel.
  • The cruise ship operator should comply with all HHS/CDC, USCG, and other federal agency instructions to follow CDC recommendations and guidance for any public health actions relating to passengers, crew, ship, or any article or thing onboard the ship, as needed, including by making ship’s manifests and logs available and collecting any specimens for COVID-19 testing.

For more information about COVID-19 and cruise ships, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/cruise-ship/what-cdc-is-doing.html and to view the no sail order go to https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/index.html.

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