Cruise ships to ban recent China visitors: Global industry body

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship and Carnival ship are docked at the port in Nassau Bahamas AFP
A Norwegian Cruise Line ship and Carnival ship are docked at the port in Nassau, Bahamas. (AFP)

Cruise lines worldwide will deny boarding to passengers and crew who have recently traveled to China, the global Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said Monday, as fears grow over the deadly new coronavirus.

“CLIA Members have suspended crew movements from mainland China and will deny boarding to any individual, whether guest or crew, who has traveled from or through mainland China within the previous 14 days,” the body’s Hamburg office said in a statement.

CLIA represents the world’s best-known cruise lines, including TUI, AIDA, MSC and Carnival Cruises.

source; AFP