Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 12 – Cambodia has allowed Westerdam Cruise to dock in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Port after refused entries to six countries due to Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) fear.

“Westerdam is now sailing for Sihanoukville, Cambodia, where the current cruise will end. We will arrive at 7:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, 13 February and will remain in port for several days for disembarkation. Guests will be able to go ashore. All approvals have been received and we are extremely grateful to the Cambodian authorities for their support,” according to statement by Westerdam updated on 12 February 2020 at 3:30am Pacific Time.

“All guests on board are healthy and despite erroneous reports there are no known or suspected cases of coronavirus on board, nor have their ever been,” the statement added.

According to ABC News, the cruise ship, which left Hong Kong on 1 February, has already been refused entry to the Philippines and Japan and numerous ports in Taiwan, as well as South Korea, Guam, and Thailand.

“Port authorities have cited fears that passengers may be carrying the coronavirus, despite the ship's operators saying they have no reason to believe there are any cases on board.”