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Corona rules disregarded: Aida suspends cruise vacationers in Italy

2020-10-27T08:24:04.038Z

The cruise company Aida Cruises had to remove a passenger from the ship in Italy. The guest had not adhered to the Corona regulations.



The cruise company Aida Cruises had to remove a passenger from the ship in Italy.

The guest had not adhered to the Corona regulations.

Strict hygiene measures have been in place on board cruise ships since the resumption of journeys in the wake of the corona pandemic *.

As with all European cruise lines, shore excursions during cruises are currently only permitted within the framework of strictly controlled tours that can only be organized by the respective cruise company.

The passengers are not allowed to leave the tour group.

Contact with locals

who have not been tested for COVID-19 is also strictly

prohibited

.

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 the cruise ship “Aida Blu” was en route in Catania, Italy.

It was the first voyage of the ship since the

beginning of the Corona measures

and the associated cancellations of almost all cruises worldwide in March 2020, as reported by the Cruise Hive portal.

However, one passenger did not obey the rules and was forced to leave the cruise ship after

breaking the rules

during a

shore excursion

.

He had left his excursion group and shortly afterwards was banned from the cruise due to violations of the health and safety guidelines in the course of the corona measures.

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Aida on the cruise incident: "For this reason, the guest was refused an onward journey"

In a

statement

released last Saturday

, the Aida company said

: “During a shore excursion organized by Aida in Catania, Italy, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, a guest of the“ Aida Blu ”left his tour group and thereby disbanded against the applicable rules of conduct for protection against Covid-19.

The health and safety of all guests and crew members on board the 'Aida Blu' has top priority.

For this reason, the guest was refused on board the 'Aida Blu'.

Aida Cruises will support the guest in organizing his return trip. "

As part of the

health and hygiene concept, individual shore excursions are currently not possible for guests and crew members of the Aida

.

The company wants to ensure that all “necessary preventive measures are also observed on land”.

"All guests will be informed about these measures not only before the trip, but also before their shore excursion," the statement continues.

The passenger in question received support from Aida in organizing the return trip home.

It is unclear whether other people had traveled with the man.

(sca) * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen editorial network.

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