Thanks for this, Neil. I knew it was all a knee-jerk reaction that made no sense, but it's nice to see such a ridiculous idea buried "formally".There is an update today. My wife was on a call with Royal Caribbean and they removed the requirement of the doctors letter. They claimed they were following CLIAS’s guidelines and CLIA removed the letter requirement. That could change since CLIA is drafting a response for cruising going forward.
This is what Royal said:
Future health requirements and safety protocols are still being defined for the cruise industry; however, at this time, a health form is no longer required for those travelers age 70+, nor are there restrictions for those guests with underlying health conditions. As you know, our current environment remains very fluid, thus, changes to these guidelines may occur down-the-line. Our return-to-service protocols may look very different in coming days/weeks so, as more is finalized, updates will be shared accordingly.