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CLIA calls for end of Australia cruise ban

Saturday, 30 Nov, 2020 0

The Australian cruise industry is urging the federal government to replace its ban with measures proposed by the Cruise Lines International Association to support a phased return to service.

CLIA’s guidelines were developed to serve as global policies for all CLIA members.

"Australia’s relative success in stemming community transmission of Covid-19 – together with the Australasian cruise industry’s robust strategy – creates an opportunity for a tightly managed and phased revival of the country’s cruise industry," said CLIA  Australasia chief Joel Katz.

"This would initially involve restricted local cruises for local residents only, with limited passenger numbers, 100 per cent testing of guests and crew, and extensive screening."

CLIA’s proposal calls for cruises to operate within state or national borders until travel restrictions are eased.

Ships would operate within an ‘Australian safe-zone or bubble.’

CLIA’s plan meets or exceeds the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA) guidelines.

It includes 100% pre-boarding health screening and testing for all passengers and crew, daily monitoring and temperature checks, and health declarations and contact history screening.

 

Written by Ray Montgomery, Asia Editor

 

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