Cruise Industry Floats Restrictions On Those Over 70

CBNC reports:

The cruise industry has submitted a proposal to the White House that would impose restrictions on travelers over the age of 70 as well as those with chronic medical conditions as the coronavirus spreads, two sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.

The proposal would restrict people over the age of 70 from getting on a ship unless they can provide written consent from a doctor, the sources said. Earlier this week, the U.S. State Department urged Americans not to travel on cruise ships.

Adam Goldstein, CEO of the Cruise Line International Association and former Vice Chairman of Royal Caribbean, told CNBC’s Squawk on the Street that the industry submitted the proposal following Vice President Mike Pence’s request to beef up containment measures.