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Royal Caribbean will take passengers temperature to avoid spread of Coronavirus

Royal Caribbean will 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. 

Letter sent to guests to inform them of mandatory temperature screenings

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.