Coronavirus: Guidance for people with health conditions and over-70s
By Cruise International | 13 Mar 2020
If you are aged 70 and over, or if you have underlying health conditions, an outbreak on board could put you at a higher risk of severe disease. This could lead to hospitalisation in another country, and potential disruption to medical care for any underlying conditions.
Underlying health conditions include, but are not limited to:
- chronic respiratory disease, including asthma
- chronic heart disease
- chronic renal disease
- chronic liver disease
- chronic neurological disease
- diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs
- weakened immune system due to drug treatment or disease
- current or recent chemotherapy
This list is not exhaustive. If you are in any doubt and you have a chronic health condition, you should speak to your doctor.
All cruise ship passengers or those planning to go on a cruise should be aware a COVID-19 outbreak on board is possible, and your travel may be disrupted.
If you already have cruise travel plans, you should speak to your travel operator or the travel company you booked with for further advice.
If you’re already on a cruise ship, you should follow the advice of the ship’s authorities. This includes complying with any precautionary health measures or quarantine procedures that may be put in place.