Precautionary Measures taken for Cruise Ship’s Scheduled Call at Singapore

Singapore, 9 March 2020 - Cruise ship Costa Fortuna will make a scheduled call at Singapore, on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. All of its passengers had embarked earlier from Singapore, and completed pre-embarkation checks based on prevailing policies for travel history and temperature screening as required by the cruise line and the terminal operator prior to boarding. The ship last departed Singapore on 3 March 2020.

2       Costa Fortuna is home-ported in Singapore.

3       The ship has declared on its Maritime Declaration of Health that none of its passengers currently on board are febrile or have other symptoms of respiratory illness.

4       The doctor on board the cruise ship will check on passengers and crew in order to ensure that they are healthy prior to disembarkation. All passengers entering Singapore are required to undergo temperature screening as a precautionary measure. Additionally, passengers entering Singapore and exhibiting fever and/or other symptoms of respiratory illness but who do not meet the Ministry of Health’s clinical case definition may be required to undergo a COVID-19 swab test. Passengers who are identified for COVID-19 swab testing but refuse to do so will not be allowed entry into Singapore.

5       Singapore’s cruise terminals remain open to scheduled cruise calls out of Singapore. Unscheduled calls have been disallowed in Singapore since 24 February.

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