In addition to closures and schedule changes at some of its theme parks, Disney has now announced that Disney Cruise Line will now restrict boarding to certain passengers in response to the widespread coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China.
New screenings have been announced to those Guests who have reservations for future cruises aboard a Disney Cruise ship. Because of the spread of the virus across the globe, Disney Cruise Line has said it will not allow boarding on any of its cruise ships for any passengers who have traveled from mainland China or have traveled through mainland China within the last 14 days, or within 14 days of their scheduled departures.
Those who have been through mainland China or have traveled from the area are asked to call Disney Cruise Line at (866)325-2112 or (407)566-3510. This new restriction is in place for both passengers and Crew Members, and it also includes any includes any passenger or Crew Member who has had any direct physical contact with someone infected (or someone who is suspected to be infected) with the virus. Direct physical contact includes caring for someone infected, living with someone infected, and other forms of physical contact.
At this time, the United States State Department has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for travelers whether here preparing for trips or abroad traveling in other countries. The State Department currently recommends that people don’t visit China at this time.
Disney Cruise Line’s fleet consistently receives impressive health inspection scores from the CDC and made sure in today’s announcements that Guests know Disney has a plan in place for these types of rare but serious circumstances. The Cruise Line continues to monitor the latest developments in the coronavirus situation.
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Source: Disney Cruise Line Blog