CDC Drops COVID Warning for Cruise Ships
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped its risk assessment of cruise travel today after more than two years of warning travelers against the dangers of contracting COVID on cruises.
“CDC is removing the COVID-19 Cruise Ship Travel Health Notice,” Dave Daigle, a spokesperson for the health agency, told USA TODAY. These Travel Health Notices are issued by the CDC to inform travelers about current health issues that could impact travelers’ health such as outbreaks and natural disasters among others.
But just because the agency removed the notice, it doesn’t mean that there’s no COVID risk on cruise ships. “Travelers will make their own risk assessment when choosing to travel on a cruise ship, much like they do in all other travel settings,” Daigle said.