In a letter to the US infection control authorities, the company believes that the vaccine is sufficient to protect against the corona.
Norwegian Cruise Line has requested permission from the US health authorities to sail from US ports from July 4th. They believe that the requirement to vaccinate both passengers and crew is sufficient to prevent corona.
in a Press release The company wrote that their plan to resume the voyage meets the requirements of the US government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and CEO Frank Del Rio said that Norwegian Cruise Line holds the CDC’s view that vaccines are the most important tool for Americans to resume their daily lives.
He also said that through the vaccine requirements and measures formulated by the Healthy Navigation Team, they will be able to create a safe and “foam-like” environment for guests and crew.
According to reports, Royal Caribbean plans to resume partial travel from the Caribbean in June. Reuters.
The news agency wrote that the cruise industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, causing huge losses and a decline in revenue.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Del Rio said in a press release that their SailSAFE program goes beyond guidelines for other travel and nightlife industries that have been opened, such as hotels, flights and restaurants.
He said: “As our ships are put back into operation, we will not only bring back employees to create thousands of jobs in the United States, and meet the needs of cruise ships, but also when the industry resumes cruise operations, it will also contribute to the US economy. Contribute billions of dollars.” The statement.
Last Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended corona vaccination for ships and port employees before the cruise ship could start sailing again on holiday, but they did not determine when it would happen. Wall Street Journal.
According to reports, cruise ships in the United States have been waiting for clearer guidelines for reopening since October. USA Today. According to the website, they have not sailed in American waters for a year.
CDC Require cruise ships to conduct test trips with volunteers to try out new infection control rules before they can sail with paying travelers. They also need routine inspection procedures, daily reports of covid-19 cases, and the establishment of vaccination plans for ship and port employees.
-In the CDC’s press release, Covid-19 vaccination is essential to the safe resumption of passenger travel.
The health authorities further pointed out that cruising is always risky, but the framework in the conditional sailing order will ensure that this is done in a way that protects passengers on board, ships and port employees. The new corona variant.