Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted their no-sail ban on cruise ships.
But passengers are not allowed on board yet.
During the initial phases, the CDC is requiring that all cruise companies have additional testing and social distancing requirements before they can move forward and operate mock voyages.Ships will then sail on simulated voyages with volunteers pretending to be passengers to "test cruise ship operators' ability to mitigate COVID-19 risk," according to the release.
Cruise companies who are able to meet these requirements and obtain proper certification will then be on track to "return to passenger voyages in a manner that mitigates COVID-19 risk among passengers, crew members, and communities."
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