Maryland state's Governor Larry Hogan announced plans for restrictions to be lifted from the global Coronavirus /COVID crisis, and this includes re-opening its cruise ship terminal.
As a result of vaccination efforts and subsequent declines in health metrics, Governor Hogan believed the time was right for restrictions to be lifted. Maryland is also moving to remove capacity restrictions on venues like outdoor/indoor entertainment, sports, art, and convention venues.
On Saturday, May 15, Port Baltimore Maryland reopened its cruise ship terminal.
Following the USA's agency CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) providing cruise shipping companies with new test sailing requirements, Maryland Port Administration's Executive Director William Doyle said he would be working towards a restart of cruises, "the port is a good starting point for the cruise ship industry because the ships that visit Baltimore are a little smaller."
Maryland still requires people to wear masks indoors, and at outdoor venues. Hogan revealed he would lift the mask mandate once 70% of adults receive at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. Currently, 65.4% of the state’s adults have had at least 1 dose, per state data.