New Mandatory Cruise Ship Health Protocols Announced

CLIA has come up with a set of new health protocols for the return of cruising in the Americas

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a set of ‘mandatory core elements’ which will form the basis of new health protocols for the return of cruising in the Americas.

The core elements comprise a range of measures on testing, the wearing of masks and social distancing, ventilation of ships, shore excursions, and medical response plans.

Implementation of these elements will be mandatory for all oceangoing ships under the CDC’s No Sail order.

CLIA President and CEO Kelly Craighead: “Based on what we are seeing in Europe, and following months of collaboration with leading public health experts, scientists, and governments, we are confident that these measures will provide a pathway for the return of limited sailings from the U.S. before the end of this year.”

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