‘All people’ should avoid travel on cruise ships, CDC warns


(NBC/WFLA) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course when it comes to cruise ship travel.

It now says don’t do it.

The agency has upgraded the risk of cruise travel to a Level Four, its highest risk level for contracting COVID-19. The warning also includes river cruises and international cruises.

But if you’re determined to set sail, the CDC recommends getting tested three to five days after your trip. And even if you test negative, you should stay home for a full week.

If you don’t get tested, the CDC says it’s safest to stay home for 14 days after you travel.

The advisory comes nearly one month after the CDC lifted its cruise ban.

However, many major cruise lines have canceled trips until 2021.


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