Cruise Lines Relax COVID Regulations Even More

More COVID-19 limitations for passengers have been relaxed by Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line.

For journeys lasting 15 nights or less, Carnival no longer demands confirmation of immunisation or COVID testing, according to the cruise line’s website. However, the business advises everyone over the age of five to get immunised and carry a vaccination card.

For vacations to Carnival that last 16 nights or more, there are different rules. If it has been longer than six months since a passenger’s last dose of a primary vaccine series, they must be properly immunised and booster. Guests must show proof of a PCR or antigen test that was completed no more than three days before to the ship’s departure.

Self-tests cannot be used. If a traveller is not immunised, they must request an exemption.

Regardless of whether they have received a vaccination in the past, Cruise Industry News claimed that Holland America Line no longer needs passengers to undergo a pre-cruise COVID test for its “standard procedure” voyages. According to Cruise Ind, additional information about COVID regulations based on the ports to be visited will be given to passengers on “enhanced protocol” voyages.

According to USA Today, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises have changed their remaining vaccination and testing requirements to be waived for the majority of cruises.

The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged in July that it had ceased publishing online data about COVID cases on ships in American waters. Travelers should contact specific cruise lines for information regarding outbreaks on ships even though cruise lines are still required to provide COVID data to the CDC.

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