Carnival Cruise Line has published new coronavirus information for guests that include enhanced screening procedures on cruises. Among the updates are all guests and crew will have their temperature taken before boarding the cruise ship.
Guests and crew members meeting the following criteria will be unable to sail on Carnival cruise ships:
- If you have been to or traveled through China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan, Singapore in the last 20 days prior to embarkation.
- If you have been in contact with another person suspected of having COVID-19.
If you meet any of these criteria, please advise Carnival as soon as possible by calling 1-800-CARNIVAL so they can discuss this matter before you travel to the terminal for embarkation.
There are also certain guests that will be subject to additional screening. Please be advised that guests and crew who have visited or traveled through the countries below will receive medical screening and will be required to provide travel documentation and are subject to passport verification: Guests traveling from/through Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan in the last 20 days.
In addition to our usual procedures, Carnival Cruise Line has implemented the following expanded protocols:
- All guests must comply with standard pre-boarding health reporting at time of check-in.
- Additional pre-cruise and in-terminal screenings and questionnaires will be administered, including pre-boarding medical evaluations, as needed.
- Carnival Cruise Line is taking the temperatures of all guests and crew during embarkation.
Medical staff in the terminals will conduct secondary screenings for those with a temperature over 37.8⁰C and as necessary based on travel history.
Crew members are following these same guidelines and are subject to additional screening measures prior to boarding.
Carnival Cruise Line’s highest responsibilities include the health and safety of their guests and crew. Coronavirus is a fluid situation and they continue to work closely with public health officials, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), to monitor, screen and implement best practices to protect the health of their guests and crew as it relates to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Their monitoring, screening and operational protocols are designed to be flexible so that they can effectively adapt to changes as they occur.
Carnival’s team is monitoring COVID-19 developments from their state-of-the-art Fleet Operations Center in Miami so that they can quickly respond to any situation and communicate promptly.