Embarkation Policy update as of February 10, 2020
In light of the ongoing Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak, Hurtigruten has chosen to follow guidelines and recommendations from WHO (World Health Association), IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) and CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association).
The following procedures have been implemented on all Hurtigruten expedition vessels until further notice:
Guests or crew who have visited or transited via China, including Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days of their voyage embarkation, regardless of nationality, will not be allowed to board MS FRAM, MS Midnatsol, MS Roald Amundsen or MS Fridtjof Nansen.
Guests or crew, regardless of nationality, who within 14 days before embarkation, have had close contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having Coronavirus, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to Novel Coronavirus, will not be allowed to board MS FRAM, MS Midnatsol, MS Roald Amundsen or MS Fridtjof Nansen.
For all embarking guests and crew, filling out a standard health questionnaire is mandatory and shall be regarded as a prerequisite for embarkation. This data is collected and evaluated by responsible medical staff on board.
Any guests or crew members who appear symptomatic with a communicable disease are subject to medical evaluations including, but not limited to, temperature checks as deemed necessary.
Any guest or crew member showing symptoms of any respiratory illness while on board will be subject to screening for coronavirus, and may be subject to potential quarantine and disembarkation.
All Hurtigruten vessels are operating with extensive cleaning and disinfection protocols to prevent an outbreak of disease on board.
For Hurtigruten, safety is paramount. Hence, we are monitoring the situation and will swiftly respond to directives given by authorities should it be necessary.