Genting Hong Kong to resume operations in Taiwan

Genting Hong Kong cruises halted operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Genting Hong Kong cruises halted operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Authorities in Taiwan have confirmed that Genting Hong Kong has been allowed to resume operations while following Covid-19 countermeasures.

Hong Kong.- The minister of transportation and communications in Taiwan has approved Genting Hong Kong Limited‘s plan to resume operations on the island. The casino cruise ship operator will restart in January and must follow certain Covid-19 countermeasures such as cleaning and disinfection on the ship.

All guests and crew members must be fully vaccinated and must provide negative test results before boarding.

A week ago, Genting Cruises confirmed it will resume operations of its Star Cruises on December 22. According to a statement issued by the company, Star Pisces will depart five times a week, providing a one to two-night round-trip itinerary from Penang.

The cruise ship operator resumed sailings in Hong Kong on July 30 after having all of its staff vaccinated against Covid-19 as required by the Hong Kong government.

Genting has recently reported that a company related to its chairman Tan Sri Kok Lim has agreed to provide a bridge loan of $30m as part of a restructuring plan reached with creditors. The company said in a statement that the interest on the loan will be the London interbank offered rate plus an annual interest rate of 9 per cent.

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