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Royal Caribbean Reverses Ban on Chinese Passport Holders

By ,   February 13, 2020 ,   Accidents

A major cruise company reversed a ban on Chinese citizens travelling because of fear of the coronavirus after passengers accused it of discrimination.

The US-based Royal Caribbean issued a statement saying that "any guests holding a Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau passport, regardless of when they were there last, would not be allowed to board their ships.

However, the company has now reversed the policy, which it said had been made because of "governments around the world restricting travel for Chinese passport holders".

Port of Hong Kong (China)

A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman said now that those governmental restrictions had been clarified, they were able to clarify their own policies.

A 15-day restriction remains in place for people who have travelled from/to/through mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong.