4/24/03 - Important Information Regarding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Carnival Cruise Lines recognizes that recent SARS outbreaks are a cause for concern.
Our shoreside medical experts are in regular contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and we are monitoring the situation closely. Each ship’s management and medical team are being provided with regular updates and advice on monitoring for SARS symptoms and appropriate actions.
In the interest of extreme caution, Carnival Cruise Lines has implemented the following requirements for guests:
1. All guests embarking on a cruise will be required to fill out and sign a brief questionnaire. Guests who fit the below criteria, which is addressed in the questionnaire, will be denied boarding:
A. Guests who have lived, visited or transited through Hong Kong, China, Vietnam or Singapore within the past 14 days.
B. Guests who have had personal contact within the past 14 days with an individual diagnosed with SARS.
2. Guests who have lived, visited or transited through Toronto, Canada, within the past 14 days will be subject to further questioning and medical screening, including having their temperature taken, by a medical professional at the pier. All guests in this category will be allowed to board the vessel solely at the discretion of the medical professional conducting the screening.
3. Guests who have had personal contact with an individual who has traveled within the past 14 days to Hong Kong, China, Vietnam or Singapore will be subject to further questioning and evaluation by a medical professional at the pier. Those guests will be allowed to board the vessel solely at the discretion of the medical professional conducting the screening.
Any guest denied boarding under any of the above scenarios will be offered the option of a future cruise credit applicable to any departure valid for two years from the date of boarding denial or a full refund, including air transportation costs.
Carnival Cruise Lines is not currently accepting new or returning employees from certain countries of concern and/or employees are subjected to the same criteria as outlined above.
Additional information on SARS can be obtained at the CDC web site: www.cdc.gov
We at Carnival Cruise Lines appreciate the cooperation of all our guests on this important matter.
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