Cruising Less Risky Now, CDC Says – WPLG Local 10

FILE – Cruise ships float at PortMiami, on April 7, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

If you’re getting ideas together for summer plans, going on a cruise may be back on the table for many families this year.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, getting on a cruise ship is less risky now than it was earlier this year.

A cruise vacation is now classified as a “Level 2″ destination with “moderate” levels of COVID-19.

Back in mid-February, the risk level was a three or “high.”

The CDC still advises cruise passengers to be fully vaccinated and take precautionary measures while on a large ship, like wearing a mask while indoors and in crowded areas. “Level 2″ recommendations also ask travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 to avoid nonessential travel.

For more on the CDC’s travel classification scale, click here.

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