Carnival Cruise Line to adopt VeriFLY proof of vaccination solution

Carnival Cruise Line is to join airlines in using the VeriFLY solution to allow passengers upload their proof of vaccination and testing information.

The system will cover departures from US ports after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adopted voluntary measures for cruise lines to operate sailings for fully jabbed passengers.

A pilot scheme using VeriFLY started on Saturday for passengers boarding new ship Mardi Gras at Port Canaveral in Florida.

The lone is also finalising plans to expand terminal testing capabilities for vaccinated passengers prior to embarkation, specifically for short itineraries of three and  four days.

Carnival also said it will continue to operate under its current protocols, sailing vaccinated voyages, requiring pre-embarkation testing and following onboard indoor mask requirements “until further notice”.

The use of VeriFLY to verify passenger vaccination status ahead of sailingaims to streamline embarkation at the terminal.

“Once the pilot at Port Canaveral is complete, Carnival intends to move quickly to implement the solution across its fleet,” the company said.

Carnival has 19 of its 22 US-based ships back in service, sailing from eight homeports.

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