CDC says 'avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status'

Travel December 30, 2021
CDC says 'avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status'

From NBC News by Tim Fitzsimons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued an advisory urging all travelers — vaccinated and unvaccinated — to avoid cruise ship travel amid a record-breaking Covid surge driven by the omicron variant in many states across the United States.

"Even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants," the CDC said in a midday bulletin.

The CDC said the coronavirus "spreads easily between people in close quarters on board ships, and the chance of getting COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high."

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