Cruise News MSC Cruises Cruise Line Adds Precautionary Measures in Light of Coronavirus Outbreak

Cruise Line Adds Precautionary Measures in Light of Coronavirus Outbreak

MSC Cruises has immediately taken further precautionary measures for the health and well-being of their passengers and crew members in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Over the past week, MSC Cruises has taken a series of actions. Due to the latest coronavirus developments, today they implemented additional public health measures across its fleet. While there are no cases of coronavirus on board any of MSC Cruises’ ships these measures are additional steps to secure the health and well-being of all guests and crew.

Guests from all nationalities are required to fill out a pre-embarkation questionnaire to ensure no-one boards their cruise ship who has traveled from mainland China or visited mainland China in the past 30 days. Anyone who has traveled from mainland China or visited mainland China in the past 30 days will be denied access to the ship;

Mandatory non-touch thermal scans conducted for all guests and crew prior to embarkation for every cruise operated by the company anywhere in the world, and persons with signs or symptoms of illness such as fever (≥38 C°/100.4 F°) or feverishness, chills, cough or difficulty breathing will be denied embarkation;

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Guests who may have fever symptoms will be isolated in their stateroom and the same measure applies for their close contacts, including guests staying in the same stateroom and family members, as well as any crew member who may have served these guests.

These measures follow previous actions that were taken last week. Guests and crew who traveled last week from mainland China were already screened for symptoms upon embarkation, and were requested to report any symptoms of illness to the onboard medical center.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, MSC Cruises has been closely monitoring the public health and safety situation in each of the regions its ships sail. The company has been consulting with international and local health authorities to follow their advice and recommendations.

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