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Cambodia clears Westerdam guests to travel after negative COVID-19 tests

The ship will remain in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for at least a few more days until testing is complete on the 747 crew
The Cambodian Ministry of Health confirmed 781 Westerdam passengers tested negative for COVID-19.

Testing of passengers completed

This completes the passengers’ testing.

These results provide the required clearance for remaining Holland America Line passengers in Cambodia to begin their onward journey home. The company said it is working to finalize arrangements for everyone.

Crew testing continues

Westerdam will remain alongside in Sihanoukville for at least a few more days until testing is completed on the 747 crew.

Tests are being processed at the Institut Pasteur in Phnom Penh.

Health officials will contact those who left earlier

Westerdam passengers who left Cambodia earlier will be contacted by their local health department and provided further information since a passenger from the ship tested positive for coronavirus while transiting through Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia over the weekend.

Passengers, and some crew, have flown home to a number of countries.

Westerdam arrived carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew. Passengers were screened by public health officials and everyone cleared but the US woman later reported ill at the airport. She is hospitalized in Malaysia, along with her husband, who has pneumonia.

Holland America has a full team is on the ground in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh, including President Orlando Ashford.

Feb. 29 cruise from Yokohama canceled

As earlier reported, the line on Monday canceled the ship's Feb. 29 cruise, a 14-day sailing round-trip Yokohama.

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