VIDEO: U.S. Evacuating American Citizens Quarantined on Cruise Ship in Japan

by AmericasKeepersAdmin on February 15, 2020

Americans quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship received word from the U.S. Embassy that they would be flown back to the United States on Sunday February 16.

U.S. Evacuating American Citizens Quarantined on Cruise Ship in Japan

The cruise ship which has been under quarantine since February 3, and currently there are approximately 380 U.S. citizens aboard the ship waiting to return home.

An email was sent to those aboard the cruise ship informing them that there would be a flight bringing them back to the United States where they would be further quarantined for 14 days on an air force base in California.

The email stated the following:

“Passengers will be screened for symptoms and we are working with our Japanese partners to ensure that any symptomatic passengers receive the required care in Japan if they cannot board the flight. Should you choose not to return on this charter flight, you will be unable to return to the United States for a period of time. We recognize this has been a stressful experience and we remain dedicated to providing all the support we can and seeing you safely and expeditiously reunited with family and friends in the United States,”

While for some this is good news to be getting off the ship and back to the United States. Some passengers are upset about having to undergo at least 14 days of further quarantine.

“Incredibly disappointed that the US government has decided to throw a monkey wrench into the quarantine we have maintained here on board the Diamond Princess. If we stay onboard through next week, we will be tested and will likely come up negative,” 

– Matthew Smith, American passenger aboard the ship

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