Cruise Ship Passengers Can Go Mask-Less
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modified its Travel website on March 30, 2022, saying 'cruise ships may advise all passengers and crew that they do not have to wear a mask when outdoors.'
'Nor inside their cabin.'
And, 'they may also designate areas where masks are not required, such as casinos, bars, spas, entertainment venues, and dining areas as only accessible to passengers and crew who are fully COVID-19 vaccinated according to the cruise ship's policies.'
'Follow ship-specific mask protocols, which may change as the pandemic evolves and differ for passengers based on their vaccination status,' says the CDC website.
'Today's decision by the U.S. CDC to altogether remove the Travel Health Notice for cruising recognizes the effective public health measures in place on cruise ships and begins to level the playing field between cruise and similarly situated venues on land, for the first time since March 2020,' says a press statement issued by the Cruise Line International Association.
Additional cruise ship news is posted at Vax-Before-Travel.com/cruise.
Note: The CDC website post was edited for clarity and manually curated for mobile readers.