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First Major Cruise Line Drops Covid Tests From U.S. Ports

Since the major cruise lines resumed sailing from U.S. ports, they largely have required that all passengers take covid tests no more than two days before their sailings. The results of those tests had to be negative and presented before passengers could board.

It’s a cumbersome requirement because the tests had to be taken in person at a pharmacy or a doctor’s office or they could be proctored at-home tests. That’s not always easy to arrange for people who are flying in for their cruises.

Now, with the CDC dropping its oversight of the cruise industry, at least when it comes to covid, it’s now fully up to the cruise lines whether they plan to keep the precruise testing requirement in place. 

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