Disney Cruise Line has revised their health questionnaire to ask questions regarding Coronavirus as of the Magic Feb 6, 2020 sailing from PortMiami per Robert Saylors on Twitter.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus threat has impacted cruise travel to the Bahamas recently and travel worldwide including prohibiting travel to the Bahamas if the passenger has traveled to China in the previous 20 days. The revised questionnaire reads as follows:
- Have you or any occupant of your stateroom travels from or through China, including Hong Kong or Macau, in the past 14 days?
- Have you or any occupant of your stateroom had cloys contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having Novel Coronavirus, or who is currently subject to health monitory for possible exposure to Novel Coronavirus?
- The Bahamas will not allow anyone who has been in China in the past 20 days to disembark at any Bahamian port of call. Have you or any occupant of your stateroom been to China, including Hong Kong or Macau, in the past 20 days?
- Do you or any occupant of your stateroom have a fever (100.4ºF / 38ºC or higher), feel feverish, or have chills, a cough or difficulty breathing?
- Within the last 3 days, have you or any occupant of your stateroom developed symptoms of volition or diarrhea?
Updated health questionnaire with more questions (boarding today). pic.twitter.com/UEVv7UiPDE— Robert Saylors (@RobertSaylors) February 6, 2020
The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been under a two week quarantine at sea near Tokyo, Japan and in all likelihood other ships will be impacted.
As of February 6, 2020, Disney has stated this, in part:
We previously asked guests who had traveled through mainland China within the 14 days prior to their arrival to contact us. In an abundance of caution, we are expanding this measure to include guests that have traveled through Hong Kong and Macau. Given the unique environment of a cruise ship, guests and crew members who indicate they have traveled from or through China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in the 14 days prior to embarkation will not be able to board. In addition, The Bahamas will not allow anyone to disembark in any Bahamian port of call if they have been to China in the past 20 days prior to their arrival.
Feb 7, 2020: Now Royal Carribean has announced it is banning all Chinese passport-holders from their ships:
“Any guests holding a Chinese, Hong Kong, or Macau passport, regardless of when they were there last, will not be allowed to board our ships,” Royal Caribbean said. “Regardless of nationality, any guest or crewmember traveling from, to, or through mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau less than 15 days prior to their sailing will be unable to board any of our ships.”