The US State Department is warning US citizens, especially those at higher risk, to stop taking cruises due to coronavirus. Higher risk people include older adults and travelers with underlying health issues.
U.S. citizens, especially with underlying conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. #CDC notes increased risk of #COVID19 on cruises. Many countries have implemented screening procedures, denied port entry rights to ships and prevented disembarking. https://t.co/jh93gZTkpC pic.twitter.com/jI6S0UceVg
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) March 8, 2020
I mentioned a few weeks ago that there was zero chance I’d step on on a cruise while coronavirus is spreading. The US State Department now officially concurs with that sentiment.
In other news, US passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship will be quarantined for 2 weeks in military bases in CA and GA. That cruise has over 3,500 passengers and the US does not want to run into the same fiasco that Japan had with the ill-conceived Diamond Princess quarantine.
It sure has been a rough couple of months for Carnival’s Princess Cruises.
Did you have any cruise plans for 2020? Will you be cancelling them?