Puerto Rico Gov’t and Carnival Establish Health-Safety Protocol
SAN JUAN — The government of Puerto Rico established a passenger arrival protocol with Carnival Cruise Line to address the implementation of health-safety measures needed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the government, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, Health Department and Tourism Co. are the three agencies that participated in the drafting and approval of the measures.
“The agencies implemented safeguards to allow the entry of cruise ships with passengers to the island in the safest way possible,” Ports Executive Director Joel A. Pizá Batiz said in a statement.
As part of the protocol, 95 percent of the passengers must be vaccinated against COVID-19, while all unvaccinated travelers must undergo a diagnostic testing for the virus before boarding.