The U.K.'s Foreign & Commonwealth Office has revised its guidance on cruise ship travel, saying that it advises British nationals "against cruise ship travel at this time."
The revision follows the U.K. government's recent change to its guidance about nonessential travel. On July 4, it released a list exempting "destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travelers."
In releasing the statement, the office said that "we continue to advise against nonessential international travel, except to countries and territories listed. We also currently advise against cruise ship travel," adding that the decision is "based on medical advice from Public Health England."
It advises those who have booked cruises to "speak to your travel operator, or the travel company you booked with, for further advice."
The office added: "The government will continue to review its cruise ship travel advice based on the latest medical advice," but it did not offer a timetable for revisiting the issue.