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  1. It would be very helpful for HAL to have a fact sheet for these new developments, as indeed there are many questions.
  2. Weren’t there reports of boarding times changing? I would think HAL shouldn’t be shuffling the boarding times too much from now on, in light of this new development.
  3. See this for a photo: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/certain-type-n95-mask-harm-covid19-spread
  4. Yes, that information matches what's in the Email shared in Post 13 above. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2794510-hal-requiring-masks/?tab=comments#comment-61586303 FWIW, HAL's website right now isn't fully updated, I would imagine they'll have it completely up-to-date soon.
  5. @Brentt_Mand @liam1965Have either of you heard any news onboard about the new HAL protocols for the next 2 cruises (masks 8/7 & pre-cruise testing 8/14)? Curious if there's been any word onboard about this. Thanks! Hope you continue to have a great sailing!
  6. See Post 13 of this Thread: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2794510-hal-requiring-masks/?tab=comments#comment-61586303
  7. Got it! I understand how frustrating it must be to have all the plans in place to fly in early and then have to rearrange things at the last minute. Best Wishes!
  8. She’s still color coded Yellow with today’s update (based on data submitted yesterday).
  9. Perhaps the CDC will update guidance soon for reporting “breakthroughs,” as we don’t have the full picture of vaccinated asymptomatic positives vs. the severe illness that are currently only counted as breakthroughs.
  10. On Monday, the CDC and State Department put Greece on a “Avoid Travel” / “Do Not Travel” list. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-4/coronavirus-greece + https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/greece-travel-advisory.html I am unsure of NCL’s policies, but know that some travel insurance companies will not cover if a place is on that list at the time of travel, so be sure to double check that, as well. I would definitely call NCL directly and ask about their policies in this regard. Hopefully others who are planning to sail to Greece soon will chime in with their information, as well. Good luck and safe travels!
  11. At first, it was a matter of trying to get test results from Celebrity prior to the flight. Celebrity even released him to the airport with a promise they’d email his test results, but they never did. In the meantime, he missed his flight. The airline phone lines said the wait would be 2-5 hours just to speak with someone. I believe it ended up being a matter of when he could get the flight rescheduled, as the airport has the testing capabilities (he did try nearby pharmacies and they’re not doing testing). In hindsight, as you said, just getting off the ship and getting the test at the airport would have been best. But when you’re in the moment and are promised you’ll get your results before disembarkation, you tend to trust what you’re told.
  12. Yes. I agree with what you’ve said. When Celebrity and Royal Caribbean have notified their passengers, it has been reassuring to see their protocols in action, and has even calmed some of my apprehensions (I do realize the medical evacuations straight home on their dime will end in October). I think we all know it’s impossible to keep every ship completely virus-free, and we accept that. A statement from HAL on what’s going on, whether it’s current cases or not, would help.
  13. I’ve talked to people this happened to, in earlier times, where they weren’t cleared to go back to work with a PCR test. Is one type of test better than another for this type of scenario? Thanks!
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