Princess Applauds CDC’s decision To Lift Testing Requirement

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Cruising in Europe, Alaskan Cruises from Canada on Princess Cruises Now Easier with Removal of U.S. Reentry Testing Requirement for Air Travel

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 10, 2022) – Princess Cruises applauds the CDC’s decision to lift the COVID-19 testing requirement for entering the U.S. beginning this Sunday. 

“This is a tremendous development that allows our guests to travel more easily and without stress throughout Europe as well as experience our Alaskan cruises that conclude in a Canadian port,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. 

Princess Cruises has great options currently available for vacations in Europe, Alaska, the Caribbean, Canada and Australia at incredible values. 

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Princess is in the process of notifying guests of this new development and updating communications. 

The full release from the CDC is below.

Departure COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to the US

Today, CDC is announcing that the Order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, will be rescinded, effective on June 12, 2022 at [12:01]AM ET.

This means that starting at [12:01]AM ET on June 12, 2022, air passengers will not need to get tested and show the COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has now shifted to a new phase, due to the widespread uptake of highly effective COVID-19 vaccines, the availability of effective therapeutics, and the accrual of high rates of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity at the population level in the United States. Each of these measures has contributed to lower risk of severe disease and death across the United States.

As a result, this requirement which was needed at an earlier stage in the pandemic may be withdrawn.  CDC continues to recommend that those travelers boarding a flight to the U.S. get tested for current infection with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days) and not travel if they are sick.

CDC continues to evaluate the latest science and state of the pandemic and will reassess the need for a testing requirement if the situation changes. CDC will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change.

See more from Princess Cruises here.

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