YES, it is now live on MSC’s web site ban takes effect Saturday 14th.
UPDATE: MARCH 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM EST
URGENT – NEW RESTRICTIONS FOR EMBARKATION IN MIAMI ADDED BELOW AND MORE
We want to reassure you that everyone’s health and safety on our ships is our top priority and we can confirm there have been no cases of coronavirus on board any of our ships.
Guests embarking on a cruise are requested to take the following into account:
We are denying boarding to anyone from high-risk areas:
Anyone who has travelled to, from or through mainland China, Hong Kong, Iran, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Macau, or Italy in the past 14 days (this includes transit flights in the aforementioned geographies) will be denied access to the ship. The same rules apply to such guests’ travel companions (parent, spouse, child, siblings, or a companion who shares a cabin);
PLEASE NOTE: Travelers choosing to travel with their Italian passport but residing elsewhere must show official proof of residency. Residency must not be in one of the above countries. Travel history must also show that travelers did not come through one of those territories during the past 14 days;
For the Caribbean area only. Japan is considered a high risk area by local authorities. Therefore, anyone who has travelled to, from or through Japan in the past 14 days (this includes transit flights) will not be allowed on board of the ships (currently MSC Meraviglia, MSC Divina, MSC Armonia, MSC Preziosa and MSC Seaside
For all ships embarking in Miami, we are further elevating our health measures, in line with the recommendation of the Cruise Line Association and the USA Government.
Starting from Saturday, March 14, 2020, We will deny embarkation for:
All guests with severe chronic medical condition (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease) as specified by the U.S. CDC
All guests 70 years of age or older at embarkation date or who turn 70 within the duration of the cruise, unless provided written verification from their qualified treating physician certifying no severe chronic medical conditions and otherwise fit for the cruise
We started thermal temperature check on all Ports and all Gangway
We started weekly health screening for all crew membersImportant for European guests bound to the USA: