2 COVID-positive passengers aboard MSC Seaside ship: Malta refuses entry

   June 9, 2021 ,   Accidents

Malta's authorities on Monday, June 7, prohibited the MSC Cruises' ship MSC Seaside from entering Port Valletta because 2 passengers tested COVID-positive during the voyage.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health confirmed that the liner should have made a call in Malta when two passengers tested positive after routine tests.

All cruise tourists must undergo testing or be fully vaccinated in order to be admitted to boarding.

Seaside arrived in Port Siracusa (Sicily Italy) at ~3 am Tuesday morning.

According to MSC, the two passengers, together with their families, had already left Siracusa with protected transfers organized by the company "in accordance with the protocol and in agreement with the local health authorities."

On Tuesday, June 8, the ship continued her itinerary and is currently in Taranto Italy.

For more MSC Seaside accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.