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