Amidst wild media and medical panic as the United States contains and addresses COVID-19, you’ve likely been barraged with doom and gloom, coupled with an unsettling notion that you’re trapped wherever you are. One big fear surrounds the cruise industry and the hopeful passengers that had booked a voyage.
Cruise lines already take the health of the crew and passengers seriously to ensure the wellbeing of all passengers, with prevention outbreak measures and medical facilities in place to treat any sign of illness. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), with COVID-19, the liners are stepping up their strategies and are currently blocking boarding the ship to anyone who has visited one of the Coronavirus hotspots within the last month, including China and Italy, thereby decreasing the risk and mitigating any chance of the virus spreading.
The CLIA liners are also screening any passengers and crew members of possible COVID-19 symptoms and barring entry to anyone who shows signs of it. In short, you will go through a screening process, but if you show no signs, you’ll be given the green light to enjoy your trip.
Obviously, COVID-19 is a serious medical challenge to everyone across the globe, but by following a simple hygiene checklist, washing your hands frequently sitting at the top, it can be managed. Medical professionals are working towards a vaccine and other means of prevention, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your trip.
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Update: Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, most cruise lines have ceased operation through the end of April 2020 or later as a precaution to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.