Nearly all cruise lines have now committed to requiring 100% of passengers and crew members to have a COVID-19 test prior to boarding a cruise ship, the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) announced on Tuesday.
The new policy was announced via Twitter by CLIA, which members include about 95% of the world’s oceangoing cruise lines. It said the 100% testing requirement was a “travel industry first” that would encompass all ships that have 250 passengers or more.
— Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) (@CLIAGlobal) October 6, 2020
“CLIA ocean cruise line members worldwide have agreed to conduct 100% testing of passengers and crew on all ships with a capacity to carry 250 or more persons – with a negative test required for any embarkation,” Bari