Following the COVID-19 oubreak, Port of Gothenburg announced that continues its freight operations as normal. Although, due to the large amount of passengers and crewmembers within the cruises’ arrivals, the port has set several safety measures to avoid the spread of the disease.
In light of the situation, Port of Gothenburg is requesting a Maritime Declaration of Health from all the vessels calling the port since 3 February until further notice.
Moreover, the port along with all the cruise lines are closely follow the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and Public Health Agency coronavirus guidelines, including:
- Passengers will be denied boarding if they have travelled from or transited any of the risk areas listed by the WHO in the last 14 days.
- Passengers will be denied boarding if they have been in contact with anyone exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.
- All passengers will be screened before boarding and the ships have additional medical expertise on board.
- The majority cruise ships calling at the Port of Gothenburg are operated by CLIA-affiliated cruise lines.
In case that an outbreak presents onboard, port authorities said that will immediately act as a medical assessment will be made by an infectious disease physician and the infected person or persons will be taken ashore.
Concluding, to avoid the spread of the disease, Port of Zeebrugge authorities recently announced that set several safety measures as well.