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Cruise ships of corona hit nations not allowed to India

Cruise ships of corona hit nations not allowed to India

Indian government decided not to allow international cruise ships, crew or passengers that travelled to coronavirus-hit countries after February 1, 2020, until March 31, 2020.

As the virus is spreading rapidly in the country, the government prohibited the entry of all international cruise ships that have a travel history to COVID-19 hit nations to its major ports until the end of March this year.

The Ministry of Shipping said that only the international cruise ships that had intimated their information to an Indian port before 1st January 2020 would be allowed.

Any international cruise ship or member or passenger that had a travel history of COVID-19 affected nations after 1st February 2020 would not be allowed to enter at any Indian port till 31st March 2020.

The government said that the international cruise ships would be allowed only at the ports that have thermal screening facilities for crew members and passengers.

However, any passenger or crew member of a cruise ship that has symptoms of coronavirus would not be allowed to land at the ports.

There are mainly 12 ports in India which include Mumbai, Deendayal, JNPT, Marmugao, Cochin, New Mangalore, Chennai, Kamarajar, V O Chidambarnar, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, and Kolkata.

In addition to these 12 major ports, around 200 non-major ports are under the control of states.

All these major ports are directed by the government to follow the guidelines of the health ministry to prevent the spreading of coronavirus in the country. They are directed to put the suggested measures like screening, detection and quarantine in place for those arriving at ports.

Besides, they are also directed to procure N-95 masks and thermal screeners to screen passengers.

Passengers and crew members who arrive on international cruises will have to give self-declaration.

So far 60 coronavirus cases have been reported in the country.

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