CDC warns those at risk of severe COVID-19 shouldn’t go on cruises

(NBCNC) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people who may be at risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should not go on a cruise, regardless of their vaccination status.

The agency says the chance of getting COVID-19 on cruise ships is high and outbreaks have been reported.

That means people with underlying medical conditions, pregnant women or the elderly should avoid cruises even if they are vaccinated.

The CDC also recommends cruisers get tested one to three days before and three to five days after the trip regardless of vaccination status.

The agency warns that people who are not fully vaccinated should not go on a cruise but if they do, they should self-quarantine for seven days after travel and get tested.