Genoa - A group of French tourists who arrived in Genoa to board the MSC Grandiosa were not allowed on board the ship. Once in Genoa on board a minibus, the thirteen French were refused boarding because one of them was found positive for the double swab, mandatory procedure before being admitted on board MSC ships. Two different sources confirm this to ShipMag. Having shared the same bus, unfortunately everyone was banned from entering the Grandiosa. As explained a week ago by MSC CEO, Gianni Onorato, "the health of passengers and crew is our first and absolute priority. The security protocol is very strict. We have introduced an insurance policy that covers expenses already incurred by passengers who test positive for the swab before, during and even after the cruise ”. This is the case of the thirteen Frenchmen rejected in Genoa. The MSC Grandiosa departed tonight for Civitavecchia with about 650 passengers on board.