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Prohibition of disembarkation from passenger vessels

  • calendar

    13 March 2020

  • location

    Maryland, United States



The Governor of the State of Maryland yesterday (12 March) issued an Order stating that no passenger or crew member shall disembark at any terminal or port facility in the State’s ports and harbors (including, without limitation, the Cruise Maryland Terminal) from any passenger vessel that has, since January 31, 2020, made a call at any port outside the United States.

The Order does not prohibit the disembarkation of the passengers from the following vessels at the end of their respective voyages, provided that no person on board is diagnosed with COVID-19 or under investigation for COVID-19:
- Carnival Pride
- RCL Grandeur of the Seas
If anyone onboard the above vessels has a confirmed diagnosis or is under investigation for COVID-19, the vessels shall be subject to the prohibition.

Unless necessary to perform a duty required by law, no person shall board any covered passenger vessel at any terminal or port facility in the State.

Owners of terminals and port facilities in the State that receive cargo vessels shall develop and implement procedures for screening and controlling the movement of crew members who desire to disembark from cargo vessels that have, since January 31, made a call to any port outside the United States, in accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection, the Maryland Department of Health, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to deter the spread of COVID-19.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com