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CDC COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is no longer in effect

Old Jul 20, 22, 8:33 am
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CDC COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is no longer in effect

CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/index.html
As of July 18, 2022, CDCís COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is no longer in effect and this page will no longer be updated. New guidance for cruise ships to mitigate and manage COVID-19 transmission will be available in the coming days.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdc-cru...-program-ends/
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Old Jul 20, 22, 8:42 am
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Most if not all cruiselines will keep some kind of voluntary measures in place, so be sure to check with your individual cruiselines what their guidance is.
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Old Jul 20, 22, 10:25 am
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It's actually quite meaningless, as the guidance has been purely voluntary for months.

There are also port-specific requirements that you need to understand before sailing.
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Old Aug 9, 22, 9:53 am
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The latest is that some cruise lines operating out of U.S. ports have dropped pre-cruise testing for some passengers on some cruises. It varies depending on length of cruise and vaxxed or not vaxxed.

Pre Cruise Testing

We are on a cruise later this month and even though vaxxed and boosted will need pre-cruise testing. As I understand testing cost may no longer be picked up by the government leaving the consumer to foot the bill.

What are the options for least costly COVID testing?
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Old Aug 9, 22, 10:53 am
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Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19
COVID-19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Select your state below to find health centers and pharmacies that offer low or no cost testing. Check your local health department and local news for additional testing sites in your area.


https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/comm...%20your%20area.
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Old Aug 11, 22, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Boggie Dog View Post
The latest is that some cruise lines operating out of U.S. ports have dropped pre-cruise testing for some passengers on some cruises. It varies depending on length of cruise and vaxxed or not vaxxed.

Pre Cruise Testing

We are on a cruise later this month and even though vaxxed and boosted will need pre-cruise testing. As I understand testing cost may no longer be picked up by the government leaving the consumer to foot the bill.

What are the options for least costly COVID testing?
Might depend on your cruise line but a home proctored antigen test is the cheapest and quickest. You can get the Abbott-Binax Now proctored home test for $35ish. You can also use the free government tests and sign up with a emed proctor like onpoint for $17 (was $15 last month, they raised the price or $30 for unlimited testing per month) as always check with your cruise line for what is accepted based on your situation, ie vax, vax boosted, unvax, how long the cruise is, destinations etc
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Old Aug 14, 22, 10:10 am
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Might depend on your cruise line but a home proctored antigen test is the cheapest and quickest. You can get the Abbott-Binax Now proctored home test for $35ish. You can also use the free government tests and sign up with a emed proctor like onpoint for $17 (was $15 last month, they raised the price or $30 for unlimited testing per month) as always check with your cruise line for what is accepted based on your situation, ie vax, vax boosted, unvax, how long the cruise is, destinations etc
That's what we are doing. Already made our online appointments and I confirmed the expiration date of the test kit we have was extended and is still good. If needed I have some newer tests that are within the original expiration dates.
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