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All air passengers entering U.S. must have pre-arrival negative COVID test starting Jan. 26

In-destination PCR testing will no doubt ramp up exponentially now that one of the biggest travel markets in the world - the U.S. - is following the lead of other countries including Canada in mandating pre-arrival negative COVID-19 tests for air passengers.
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Princess pushes back resumption date to mid-May

Princess Cruises is extending its pause in operations as it continues to work towards meeting the CDC’s new ‘Framework for Conditional Sailing Order.’
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Cruising: Building confidence & inspiring hope for 2021

The cruise industry is widely regarded as one of the most resilient in travel, accustomed to navigating through challenges like hurricanes, tropical storms and viral outbreaks such as H1N1. But in 2020, cruising finally met its match in COVID-19, the global health crisis that forced a complete and utterly devastating shutdown of the entire industry.
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CDC issues Level 4 travel notice for all cruise ship travel including river cruises worldwide

Less than a month after replacing its No Sail Order with its framework for a Conditional Sailing Order, the CDC has issued a Level 4 travel notice for U.S. travellers, for all travel worldwide on cruise and river cruise ships. Level 4 is the CDC’s highest level.
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CDC’s No Sail Order has been lifted but cruise lines are extending their pause – why?

The cruise industry finally caught a break last week when the CDC announced the lifting of its No Sail Order, a long-standing measure that has prevented cruise lines from operating in U.S. waters for the past eight months.
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CLIA says pause in operations extended to Dec. 31

CLIA has announced that its cruise line members will maintain their ongoing voluntary suspension of cruise operations in the U.S. through Dec. 31, 2020.
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CDC lifts No Sail order, unveils framework for conditional sailing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it will allow its No Sail Order to expire on Oct. 31 as planned, paving the way for the resumption of cruise ship operations.
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“Let’s get it right the first time”: Agents weigh in on cruise lines’ ready-to-sail plans

Few sectors within the travel industry have been hit as hard by COVID-19 as cruising.
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CDC’s No Sail Order extended to Oct. 31: reports

Multiple consumer media outlets are reporting that the CDC will extend its No Sail Order to Oct. 31, 2020.
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Healthy Sail Panel submits first phase of protocols to CDC

By “relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures” – including the testing of guests and crew members – public health risks associated with the pandemic can be mitigated in a cruise ship environment, according to new recommendations submitted by the Healthy Sail Panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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“More difficult for Canadians to come home”: Trudeau hints at new travel restrictions
Possible new travel restrictions “will make it much more difficult for Canadians to come home”: Trudeau
At his COVID-19 briefing today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his message against non-essential travel...
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New updates from airlines ahead of Jan. 7 COVID test requirement start date
As destinations work overtime to ramp up PCR testing facilities, and travellers scramble to confirm in-destination...
“Smooth, on time and unremarkable”: WestJet marks 737 MAX’s return
WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims said yesterday’s return to the skies of WestJet’s 737 MAX aircraft, marking the...
Guests and agents being notified of more Carnival cancellations
Guests and agents being notified of more Carnival cancellations
Carnival Cruise Line is extending its pause in U.S. departures through April 30, 2021 and cancelling Australian...
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