Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line are banning Chinese passport holders from entering one of its cruise ships over coronavirus fears.
These cruise liners said it would ban those holding Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau passports from its ships until further notice.
Carnival Cruise Line is following similar guidelines but still without giving any straight comments on it.
In addition, Royal Caribbean has banned any guests who have been “from, to or through” China, Hong Kong, or Macao in the last 15 days.
Mandatory specialized health screenings will be performed on anyone who has been in contact with people who have traveled through those regions.
Crew members and staff have also been hit by a ban which is in accordance with guidelines set out by the cruise industry’s trade group.
Its rival, Norwegian Cruise Line has introduced even more extreme measures and will not allow guests or crew members to board if they’ve traveled to those places in the last 30 days, reports the Verge.
On Friday 27, after docking in New Jersey, Chinese nationals were screened for the virus on “Anthem of The Seas”.
4 passengers were sent for closer observation in a local hospital, though no corona-virus cases were confirmed.