Royal Caribbean will take passengers temperature to avoid spread of Coronavirus
Royal Caribbean informed its guests with upcoming sailings it will add a new health screening to prevent the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.
The cruise line will begin screening all passengers on Royal Caribbean International ships beginning March 6, 2020.
On embarkation day, crew and guests will undergo mandatory temperature screenings with a digital, no-touch thermometer.
If someone's temperature is above 100.4°F or 38° C, they and those in their party will undergo a secondary health screening.
If a secondary screening is required, Royal Caribbean will:
- Temperature will be checked again.
- The passenger undergo a pulse oximetry reading. This means, a small device will be placed on their finger to measure their oxygen level.
- If that passenger happen to have a chronic lung illness, like asthma, they need to bring a letter from a medical practitioner that indicates the normal baseline oxygen saturation levels.
- Then, a medical professional will check the passenger for flu-like symptoms, respiratory illness, etc., and would make a final assessment to understand if they are fit to sail.
If it is decided that Royal Caribbean must deny boarding, the person will receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit for your cruise fare paid, and any precruise Royal Caribbean International purchases and taxes and fees will be refunded to the original form of payment.