As a result of the continued high level of infections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Danish Maritime Authority has decided to extend the scheme, which gives Danish ships the opportunity to include extra medicine and equipment.
n the past year, Danish ships have had the opportunity to include extra medicine and medical equipment due to COVID-19. The scheme was to expire on 31 December 2021.
As a result of the continued high level of infection in the world, the Danish Maritime Authority has decided to extend the scheme until 31 December 2022.
As COVID-19 is spreading again due to the omicron variant, governments around the world have decided to take measures to curb this spread.
In the most recent developments, Brazil and the US called the public not to get onboard cruise ships.
More specifically, CDC urged the public to avoid cruise travel because of the Omicron variant spread. CDC updated the COVID-19 Travel Health Notice level from Level 3 to Level 4, the highest level.
The new update includes the following instructions:
- Avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status.
- If you travel on a cruise ship, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel and get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose if you are eligible.
- People who go on a cruise should get tested 1–3 days before their trip and 3–5 days after their trip, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms.
- Along with testing, passengers who are not fully vaccinated should self-quarantine for a full 5 days after cruise travel.
- People on cruise ships should wear a mask to keep their nose and mouth covered when in shared spaces.
In addition, Brazilian national health agency Anvisa called the public to avoid cruise ships for at least the beginning of 2022. The warning comes after several medium-sized COVID-19 outbreaks aboard Brazil-based cruise ships last week.