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Cruise Ships Cleared by CDC to Plan Return to U.S. Waters

  • Decision comes amid surging Covid-19 infections in many areas
  • Pence is said to have overruled plan to extend ban to February
Holland America Cruise Ships Arrives At Port Of Everglades Carrying Sick Passengers
Photographer: Carina Mask/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it would lift a ban on cruises in U.S. waters, even as government scientists warned that ships remain vulnerable to deadly Covid-19 outbreaks.

The agency provided detailed requirements that cruise lines must meet to resume U.S. operations -- in effect, clearing ships to return to U.S. ports in the next few months.