The man just got back from a cruise to Jamaica and learned that a fellow passenger tested positive for coronavirus.
Carnival hopes that offering their ships as hospitals will free up additional space on land to treat patients with COVID-19.
Airport officials told FOX 35 News that the worker was a contract employee that worked at a car rental place offsite.
The cruise line said that due to the unpredictable circumstances evolving from the spread of COVID-19 and in an abundance of caution, the cruise line will voluntarily pause global operations of its 18 ships for 60 days.
Some fares from Orlando to some U.S. destinations are as low as $53.
Reports say that the cruise ship is sailing back and forth the Florida coast meanwhile.
Vice President Mike Pence is calling for all cruise lines to test passengers before they even step onboard.
Cruise passengers told FOX 35 News that the cruise lines are sending frequent emails to them, emphasizing the need for diligent handwashing and warning guests that they can be denied access to the ship if they have coronavirus symptoms.
The U.S. CDC has issued a warning on its Instagram page urging international travelers to avoid countries impacted with the coronavirus.
Scott Bartle deals with travel insurance for AAA. He says January 22 is the day coronavirus became a "known event." If you bought travel insurance before that date, it might cover you if you cancel an upcoming trip because of the virus.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus has risen to 11 in the United States.
After hearing the news of the coronavirus outbreak, the woman said that she and her family decided to cancel the cruise.
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Port Canaveral is big business for Florida. As the world's second-busiest cruise port, it contributes almost $4 billion to the state's economy. According to a new study, that created 32,000 jobs in 2018 and huge revenue stream coming from tourists staying in the area before and after their cruise. On average, cruise passengers spend about $362 for an overnight visit.
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