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U.S. Department of State urging US citizens to avoid cruise ship travel

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 17:04:05-04

(WMAR) — The U.S. Department of State are urging U.S. citizens, particularly those with underlying health conditions, to not travel by cruise ship.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an increased risk of infection of COVID-19 on cruises.

The State Department says passengers with plans to travel by cruise ship should contact their cruise line companies directly for further information and continue to monitor the travel.state.gov website and see the latest information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/index.html.