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08 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:55 GMT+2

March 9, 2020

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The international cruise association CLIA strengthens measures to deal with the coronavirus emergency

Craighead: They will be denied boarding to some of the our guests, but health and safety are the priority absolute for the industry

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced further screening measures in an effort to reduce the number of the impact of coronavirus spread on activity cruise system, an emergency that led to the modification of the cruise routes both in progress and planned by the companies due to restrictions imposed on localities landing, and with the aim of protecting the health and safety of passengers and crews of the ships as well as residents port cities.

The association has established that cruise companies associates should be denied boarding to all persons who have traveled, visited or transited through airports in North Korea South, Iran, China, including Hong Kong and Mace, and in any municipality Italy subject to blocking measures (quarantine) by the Italian government, as designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 14 days before boarding.

In addition, screening has been imposed people who have traveled, visited or transited through airports to any destination listed on the"Coronavirus" web page Disease 2019 Information for Travel" by the Centers for U.S. Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by 14 days before boarding. Screening for the disease includes anamnestic controls of fever, cough and difficulty 14 days prior to boarding and measuring temperature.

In addition, the implementation of the temperature measurement as soon as possible for all people at the time of boarding the ships and that any individual with a temperature of at least 100.4 degrees fahrenheit or 38 degrees centigrade should be subjected to further screening includes a medical evaluation.

It was also ordered to deny boarding at all people who, within 14 days before boarding, have had have been in contact or assisted with people who are affected or suspected of being coVID-19 or who are currently subject to possible exposure to the virus.

The CLIA has also established the carrying out of screenings pre-boarding necessary to implement these prevention measures, in-depth checks and initial medical support must be provided, if necessary, to any person who symptoms of suspected COVID-19.

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