Due to the recent Ebola Outbreak and even more recent issue aboard the Carnival Magic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 travel notice for US Citizens to nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In an abundance of caution, Disney Cruise Line is actively verifying with arriving guests that they have been following the guidelines outline by the CDC.
We were presented with this new health questionnaire while checking in for our cruise aboard the Disney Magic earlier this morning in Puerto Rico.
The new questions are as follows:
Have you or any occupant of your stateroom traveled to Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone in West Africa in the last 60 days of the start of your cruise vacation? The second question asked guest if any stateroom occupant has been in direct physical contact (having cared for, lived with, or had direct contact) with a confirmed or suspected Ebola case within 60 days of the start of your cruise vacation.
This comes on the heels of an incident where a Dallas nurse who was sailing aboard the Carnival Magic may have handled Ebola samples at the Texas hospital where patient zero was recently in care. The Carnival Magic, sailing from Galveston was denied berthing in both Belize and Cozumel as a result of the quarantined passenger.