Aug 12 (Reuters) - Carnival Corp's major cruise
lines will drop mandatory COVID-19 testing for vaccinated guests
and allow unvaccinated passengers to travel without an exemption
in some cases, the company said on Friday.
The decision affects Carnival Cruise, Princess Cruises and
Cunard and follows a similar move by rival Norwegian Cruise Line
Holdings Ltd earlier this week.
Unvaccinated guests - who still have to present a negative
COVID-19 result - no longer need to apply for an exemption
except for Carnival Cruise's sailings in Australia or on its
voyages 16 nights and longer.
The cruise industry has in recent months bounced back from
an over one-year-long pause in sailings due to the COVID-19
crisis, but rising inflation and labor constraints pose risks to
(Reporting by Deborah Sophia in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya