NEWS: CDC Now Advising Travelers to Avoid Cruise Ships Regardless of Vaccination Status

We’ve seen a lot of changing government recommendations over the past few weeks in regards to health and safety.

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With COVID-19 case numbers at an all-time high in some places and the Omicron variant on the rise, we’ve seen some new recommendations when it comes to travel and holiday plans. Some cities across the U.S. have even canceled New Year’s Eve celebrations. Now, the CDC is advising against cruising.

According to CNBC, the CDC advised today that travelers should avoid taking cruise vacations, regardless of vaccination status. Currently, the agency is observing dozens of different cruise ships that have had COVID-19 outbreaks.

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In the past two weeks, cruise ships operating in U.S. waters have had about 5000 COVID cases. In the first two weeks of December, that number was only 162. In a statement, the CDC noted “It is especially important that travelers who are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, regardless of vaccination status.”

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In their warning, the CDC noted that the chance of catching COVID is still very high on a cruise ship even for those who are vaccinated and have received a booster shot. If you go on a cruise, the CDC advises you to wear a mask in public spaces, get tested 1-3 days before departure, and get tested 3-5 days after returning, in addition to getting vaccinated/boosted.

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We’ll keep you updated with any more cruise news, so stay tuned to AllEars for the latest information.

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One Reply to “NEWS: CDC Now Advising Travelers to Avoid Cruise Ships Regardless of Vaccination Status”

  1. The recommendation to “avoid cruises” is more than a little strange.
    It sounds like they are saying “if you see one coming, walk on the other side of the street”.
    Either “Avoid cruising” or “Reconsider cruising” would make a lot more sense.