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Tourism Statement on Ebola

The Ministry of Tourism has today become aware that the Carnival Magic cruise ship which set sail from Galveston Texas is carrying a passenger who has been voluntarily quarantined due to possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

The Ministry wishes to advise the public that the Carnival Magic was last in the Cayman Islands two weeks ago and there are no indications that the ship or its passengers presented any risk at that time.

The health and safety of the residents of the Cayman Islands remains the Governments foremost priority and the Ministry has contacted the Carnival cruise line to understand what actions will be taken to mitigate any potential risk. We are also liaising with the Public Health Department to ensure their guidelines and directives for managing such instances are followed.

The Ministry wishes to reassure the public that we will continue to monitor developments closely and further advisories will be issued when new information becomes available.