CDC extends ‘No Sail Order’

2020-08-29T06:57:57+00:00 August 29th, 2020|Safety|

The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has extended its ‘No Sail Order’ to 30th September for all cruises out of US ports.

It was originally due to  expire on 24th July. The order, which first was issued 14th March and extended for 100 days in April, comes after the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member lines would voluntarily suspend all cruise operations until 15th September.

The CDC said that its order is in effect until either: the expiration of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency; the CDC director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations; or until 30th September.

“CDC supports the decision by CLIA and its members to voluntarily extend the suspension of operation for passenger cruise ship travel,” it said. “However, because not all cruise ship operators subject to the ‘No Sail Order’ are members of CLIA or have made similar commitments, CDC is extending its ‘No Sail Order’ to ensure that passenger operations do not resume prematurely.”