(KRDO) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that cruise ships will soon come back.
The current No Sail Order expires Saturday, allowing cruise ships to sail in U.S. waters.
The CDC says this initial phase requires testing and additional safeguards for crew members. Cruise ship operators are also expected to build the laboratory capacity required to test passengers on board.
Simulated voyages will be used to test a cruise ship's ability to handle possible COVID-19 risks before actual trips.
The CDC initially issued the No Sail Order in March and it was extended on September 30.