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(Reuters) – Carnival (NYSE:) Cruise Line plans to make masks optionally available for its friends from March 1 after the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) eased its warnings for cruise ships, the corporate mentioned in a press release late on Friday.
The corporate mentioned masks could be beneficial however not required.
“There could, nonetheless, make certain venues and occasions the place masks might be required,” Carnival mentioned within the assertion.
Carnival additionally mentioned it plans to be provide extra flexibility in pre-cruise testing necessities.
The cruise line, operated by Carnival Corp, mentioned kids underneath 5 might be allowed to sail with none want for vaccine or exemption.
The easing of the masks mandate follows comparable motion from cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line (NYSE:) Holdings Ltd and theme park Disney World.
The U.S. CDC eased its warnings for cruise ships by a notch from the very best degree two days earlier in response to a decline in onboard COVID-19 circumstances.
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