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Covid rules: announced as cruising set to return to Canada

Friday, 08 Mar, 2022 0

International cruise ship calls are returning to Canada after more than two years.

Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced the ban is ending and Caribbean Princess will be the first call in Victoria, BC on April 6.

Cruise lines must follow strict guidelines to operate in Canadian waters.

It includes Covid-19 testing and reporting,, and all eligible passengers and crew must be fully jabbed.

“Our government continues to work hard to restart our economy. We welcome cruise ships—an important part of our tourism sector—back to Canada, and we will continue working with partners to support this important industry,” Alghabra said.

It is the result of many months’ discussions with Transport Canada,-health officials and cruise lines.

Despite allowing cruising to return, the government still noted the risks of cruise vacations.

“Covid-19 can spread easily between people in close quarters on board ships, and the chance of being infected on cruise ships is very high, even if you have completed a vaccine series,” it said in a travel advisory.

Canada’s cruise ship industry brings in about $4 billion, and generates over 30,000 jobs.



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