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CLIA member lines elevate coronavirus protocols

Cruise Lines International Association members are taking tougher actions in response to the World Health Organization’s declaration of coronavirus as a global health emergency.

Denied boarding

Member lines have suspended crew movements from mainland China and are denying boarding to anyone, passenger or crew, who has traveled from or through mainland China in the previous 14 days.

Modified itineraries

Other actions include the modification of itineraries, where needed, in light of evolving circumstances. Plus, health, travel and contact screening are carried out where appropriate, consistent with prevailing guidance from global health authorities.

CLIA said screening protocols allow for informed decisions on a case-by-case basis whether a passenger or crew member will be denied boarding.

‘The safety and health of passengers is the No. 1 priority of CLIA members. CLIA and its member lines maintain close contact with health professionals and regulators around the world, including the World Health Organization, and are continually assessing and modifying policies and procedures as developments emerge,’ the association said in a statement Friday.

According to the statement, the cruise industry is one of the most well-equipped and experienced when it comes to managing and monitoring health conditions of passengers and crew.

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CLIA's answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus can be found here

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