Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance issued Friday will finally allow complete resumption of navigation in American waters, although it does not include a date when ships are allowed to sail.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first issued a no-sail order in March 2020, The aviation industry, which has been operating under a Conditional Navigation Order (CSO) since late October, has been calling for another flight.
Instead, the agency provided technical guidance on Friday on reducing the spread of COVID-1
According to the CDC, this stage of the conditional sailing order will include simulated sailing, which will allow crew and port personnel to practice new COVID-19 operating procedures with volunteers before sailing with passengers.
The CDC update includes a requirement to increase the frequency of COVID-19 reporting from weekly to daily. It has also updated a color coding system that is used to classify ships related to COVID-19 and handle routine crew tests based on the color status of the ship.
The CDC said in a statement: “It is very difficult to safely and responsibly cruise during a global pandemic.” “Although cruises always carry some risk of COVID-19 transmission, after the CSO phase, It will ensure that cruise ship passengers are handled in a way that protects crews, passengers and port personnel, especially the emerging COVID-19 variant concerns.”
The update comes after the cruise industry called on the CDC last week to allow cruises to resume from US ports in early July.
The Cruise Lines International Association industry organization stated that the July restart will make the industry and President BidenJoe Biden Hill’s morning paper-Biden may get zero Republican support for work plans. Republicans don’t think Biden really wants to work with them.The goal is to “bring the country closer to normal” by July 4.
The organization wrote: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not taken any action and actually banned all cruises in the world’s largest cruise market.” “The outdated Civil Society Organization (CSO), released almost five months ago, did not reflect this. The industry’s proven progress and success in other parts of the world also fail to reflect the emergence of vaccines and the unfair treatment of cruise ships.”
The company has announced the resumption of cruise travel in other parts of the world.Royal Caribbean announced at the beginning of March that it will hold one “Complete Vaccination” Parade. The newest ship of this cruise ship, Ocean Adventure, will be launched from Haifa, Israel for the first time in May.