Cruiselines Move to Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

Update February 17.

 

This is a helpful discussion from CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cruise-safety-coronavirus/index.html

 

 

Update February 8:

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has updated the anti-coronavirus precautions for its member cruise lines.  Most Cruise Lines are belong to CLIA and will adhere to these guideline.

  • CLIA Members are to deny boarding to all persons who have traveled from, visited or transited via airports in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days before embarkation.
  • CLIA Members are to deny boarding to all persons who, within 14 days before embarkation, have had close contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having coronavirus, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to the coronavirus.
  • CLIA Members are to conduct preboarding screening necessary to effectuate these prevention measures. Enhanced screening and initial medical support are to be provided, as needed, to any persons exhibiting symptoms of suspected coronavirus.

These new policies build on the initial round of precautions CLIA announced earlier:

January 31:

Cruise company members of the Cruise Lines International Association are denying boarding to any guest or crew member who has traveled from or through mainland China within 14 days of boarding a ship, the organization announced Jan. 31.

“CLIA and its member lines maintain close contact with health professionals and regulators around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), and are continually assessing and modifying policies and procedures as developments emerge. This includes the modification of itineraries, where needed, in light of evolving circumstances, as well as health, travel and contact screening where appropriate, for guests and crew who have recently traveled from or through the affected area consistent with prevailing guidance from global health authorities. Screening protocols allow for informed decisions on a case-by-case basis whether a guest or crew member will be denied boarding.”

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has adopted an even stricter policy. Crew and guests who have been to mainland China within the past 30 days will not be allowed to board.

Update February 8:

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has updated the anti-coronavirus precautions for its member cruise lines.  Most Cruise Lines are belong to CLIA and will adhere to these guideline.

  • CLIA Members are to deny boarding to all persons who have traveled from, visited or transited via airports in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days before embarkation.
  • CLIA Members are to deny boarding to all persons who, within 14 days before embarkation, have had close contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having coronavirus, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to the coronavirus.
  • CLIA Members are to conduct preboarding screening necessary to effectuate these prevention measures. Enhanced screening and initial medical support are to be provided, as needed, to any persons exhibiting symptoms of suspected coronavirus.

These new policies build on the initial round of precautions CLIA announced earlier:

January 31:

Cruise company members of the Cruise Lines International Association are denying boarding to any guest or crew member who has traveled from or through mainland China within 14 days of boarding a ship, the organization announced Jan. 31.

“CLIA and its member lines maintain close contact with health professionals and regulators around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), and are continually assessing and modifying policies and procedures as developments emerge. This includes the modification of itineraries, where needed, in light of evolving circumstances, as well as health, travel and contact screening where appropriate, for guests and crew who have recently traveled from or through the affected area consistent with prevailing guidance from global health authorities. Screening protocols allow for informed decisions on a case-by-case basis whether a guest or crew member will be denied boarding.”

 

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has adopted an even stricter policy. Crew and guests who have been to mainland China within the past 30 days will not be allowed to board.

 

 


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