BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’re looking to getaway this summer, cruise ships may be able to head back onto the high seas this July.
The CDC is giving cruise operators the greenlight to sail again, if 98 percent of the crew and 95 percent of passengers prove they fully vaccinated.READ MORE: The Fight For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics: Maryland Will Be 5th State To Ban Testing Makeup On Animals
Under the agency’s new guidance, fully vaccinated people can now just get a rapid test at the time of departure instead of taking a lab test ahead of the trip.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins University Helping India Fight Covid Surge
In response to the CDC’s latest advisory, the executive director of the Maryland Port Administration says, “the port is a good starting point for the cruise ship industry because the ships that visit Baltimore are a little smaller. The MPA will continue working closely with the CDC to get cruising restarted.”MORE NEWS: Driver Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Lakisha Furnanders