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05 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:19 GMT+2

March 20, 2020

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Italian government blocks cruise activities

Established the stop of flag cruise ships blockade of the arrival of ships to Italian ports foreign flag cruise

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, as part of the measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, established the stop of all flag cruise ships Italian. Last night, Minister Paola De Micheli signed a decree suspending cruise services for Italian passenger ships and also stops arrival at ports foreign-flagged cruise ships.

For Italian-flagged ships, management, shipowners and commanders of Italian ships, once all the health prevention measures that are in place, are all passengers on board in the port are required to disembark. The landing procedure provides that Italian passengers not positive Covid-19 can re-enter with the safety devices at the their homes by non-linear means organized by the owner to start the period of home fiduciary health surveillance. From that moment on, ships flying the Italian flag will no longer be able to passengers until at least April 3. For non-positive passengers at the Covid-19, but foreigners, the owner will have to arrange for non-linear means to return home. For any positive passengers, or entered in close contact with a if so, the existing health provisions apply, except for several determinations of the health authority.

In addition, foreign-flagged passenger ships cruise services will no longer be able to enter the national ports. The provisions of the decree will be applied by today starting from the ship Costa Bright flying the flag arriving in the port of Savona and will apply up to 3 April unless extended.

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