Travel During COVID-19

Updated by CDC: February 16, 2021 Travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated. What you need to know If you must travel, take steps to protect yourself and others: If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Before you travel,Continue reading “Travel During COVID-19”

COVID-19 Traveler Information

Last Updated: January 25, 2021 Effective January 26, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days​.Continue reading “COVID-19 Traveler Information”

Cruise ships pose risk for ‘amplified,’ ‘scattered’ COVID-19 community spread, CDC official says

USAToday.com Cruise ships’ close-contact environments increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases as shown by multiple COVID-19 outbreaks on ships this year. The risk of spreading disease doesn’t stop when passengers disembark.  Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it suspended sailings through the end of September, and the agency shared some soberingdata about COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships. The CDC revealed the breadth of contactContinue reading “Cruise ships pose risk for ‘amplified,’ ‘scattered’ COVID-19 community spread, CDC official says”

American tourists barred from entering Bahamas because of COVID-19 cases; other countries’ citizens still allowed

USAToday.com American tourists will be barred from entering the Bahamas amid the resurging COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in a national address Sunday. The rollback comes three weeks after the Bahamas reopened its borders to travelers.  The situation has deteriorated “at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” July 1, Minnis said. The country had a total of 194 cases,Continue reading “American tourists barred from entering Bahamas because of COVID-19 cases; other countries’ citizens still allowed”

CDC extends ‘no sail’ order for cruise ships as industry ravaged by the coronavirus

USAToday.com — Cruise ships won’t be hitting the high seas again anytime soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a “no sail order” Thursday that it imposed last month to help quell the spread of the coronavirus. While the March 14 order was intended as a voluntary measure to stay in place for 30 days,Continue reading “CDC extends ‘no sail’ order for cruise ships as industry ravaged by the coronavirus”