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Cruise Restrictions Dropped In Florida After State Wins Lawsuit Against CDC

A federal court last night lifted cruise restrictions imposed on the state of Florida by the CDC in what has been deemed a big win for the cruise-loving state. The story is just the latest development in the ongoing saga between the CDC and Florida, a feud that has been rumbling for the past few …

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U.S. Issues Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’ Warning For UK

Just two days after the United Kingdom lifted most of its Covid-19 related restrictions, the State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the UK to its highest warning level, urging all Americans not to visit the country. UK Lifts Most Covid-19 Restrictions England ended most of its Covid-19 related restrictions …

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U.S. Drops Travel Advisory Level For Canada And Mexico

Despite being very much still a present and dangerous threat, the fall in cases of Covid-19 globally, the easing of restrictions by several countries and the progress of the vaccination campaigns around the world suggest that the battle against Covid-19 is being won. With the situation continuing to improve, the US has dropped travel advisory …

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CDC Grants More Cruise Lines Permission To Start Test Cruises

Whether you’re an avid cruise enthusiast or merely dipping your toes into the world of cruising, you’d be forgiven for worrying about the industry over the past 15 months. However, with the recent actions by the CDC, there’s certainly some cause for celebration and hope for a cruise-filled summer once more. Recent developments saw both …

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Florida’s Ban On Vaccine Passports Is Causing Delays In Cruises Resuming

With cruises finally starting to resume operations in the United States, companies are eager to start operations out of Florida – the biggest embarkation point in the country. But Florida’s governor’s ban on vaccine passports is causing problems for them to restart under CDC guidelines. Florida’s Ban On Vaccine Passports Vaccine passports have been a …

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Carnival Cruises Granted Permission To Sail By CDC But Florida Threatens Fines

After months of struggle and wrangling with the CDC, it seems that now the ball is firmly in the court of the cruise lines, after the CDC granted Carnival with permission to resume their sailings from three different US ports. However, whilst the CDC has made concessions in recent weeks to allow sailing to resume, …

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Royal Caribbean Applies For Test Cruises And Hints At Fully Vaccinated Requirement

Following months of pandemic-induced inactivity, the ball is finally rolling in the cruise industry, with several cruise lines no doubt a flurry of activity behind the scenes as they race to get ready for a summer of sailing. Following the CDC’s announcements about restarting and simulated “test” cruises, cruise lines now have the opportunity to …

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Disney Set To Raise Park Capacity And Could Lift Mask Mandate

Having previously being limited to only getting their Disney fix by watching movies and series at home, Disney fans were handed some positive news this week following the CDC’s announcement that masks were no longer required for vaccinated travelers. As a result of the announcement, news broke yesterday that Disney was not only set to …

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Carnival Cancels Almost All July Cruises

As seasons go, the past few have been uncharacteristically quiet for Carnival Cruise Line. The cruise industry giant, based out of Doral, Florida, would typically have cruised scores of travelers on exotic trips around the world by now – but, as a result of the pandemic, finds itself instead wrestling with a no sail order …

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At Home Covid Tests Now Accepted For Entry Into The U.S.

Things have become a bit easier for international travelers entering the U.S. The CDC has announced they are now accepting at-home rapid tests as part of the Covid-19 entry requirements, giving travelers another easier (and possibly cheaper) option. Updated Requirements by CDC The U.S. updated its entry protocols in January, requiring all air passengers arriving …

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Norwegian Cruise Line May Leave Florida Over Vaccine Passport Ban

It would be the understatement of the year to say that the pandemic has taken its toll on travel and tourism, and few sectors have been more affected than the ailing cruise industry. Yet whilst cruises in the US were handed some positive news by the CDC last week, some cruise lines are facing other …

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Alaska Joins Florida in Lawsuit Against CDC to Resume Cruising

The Governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, has announced they will be joining Florida in a lawsuit against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to resume cruising in U.S. waters. The cruise industry plays a significant role in Alaska’s economy. Dunleavy said that Alaska has lost $3 billion due to the 2020 cruise …

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