Despite the issuance of a conditional framework for cruise ships to return for operations in late October, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raised its warning to avoid going on any cruise ship on Saturday to Level 4.
Updated from level 3, the new level 4 warning means a “very high level of COVID-19.”
The CDC recommends that everyone avoid cruise ship travel, including river cruises, worldwide, because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high. It is especially important that people at increased risk of serious illness avoid cruise ship travel, including river cruises, ”the agency said in a statement on its website.
The CDC said passengers who decide to take a cruise should be tested three to five days after their trip and stay home for seven days after the trip.
The CDC said that even if someone tests negative, they should stay home for the full seven days.
The CDC also said that if a guest is not tested, it is safest to stay home for 1