Canada lifting cruise ship ban earlier than planned
Published on Friday, July 16, 2021
The Government of Canada has surprised the industry by unexpectedly announcing it is cutting short its long cruise ban.
It was originally due to run until February 2022 but will now come to an end on 1 November 2021. Then cruise ships will be allowed in Canada waters ‘if operators are able to fully comply with public health requirements’ Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra said. “We will welcome cruise ships–an important part of our tourism sector–back in Canadian waters for the 2022 season,” he said.
The cruise industry is worth more than £4 billion to the Canadian economy annually. “We know that cruise ship passengers want a Canadian experience in British Columbia, and we know that British Columbians want to welcome them to our cities when it is safe to do so,” said B.C. Minister of Transportation Rob Fleming.
Restrictions were first announced in March 2020 when ships carrying more than 500 passengers were forbidden from docking in Canada. The ban was later amended to forbid all ships carrying 100 passengers or more. It decided to allow cruises earlier than expected due to falling Covid infections and growing vaccination rates on both sides of the US-Canada border.
However the Canadian government is still advising Canadians to avoid all travel on cruise ships internationally, Alghabra said.
- Tmand Outdoor Camping Kettle Stainless Steel Cooking Kettle 1.2L Lightweight...
SALE PRICE: £12.10YOU SAVE: £5.89 Caution:The metal is heat-conducting. When the pot body is hot, do not hold the handle directly with your hand. […]
- Muc-Off 895-1 Hydrodynamic Chain Lube, 50 Millilitres – Ultra Durable, Low...
SALE PRICE: £12.99YOU SAVE: £1.96 About this item PREMIUM BIKE LUBE: Muc-Off Hydrodynamic Lube is the ultimate bicycle chain lubricant that offers […]
- WINNOW Weight Bench Folding Workout Bench with Carrying Handle Flat Home...
SALE PRICE: £75.98 About this item This weight bench offers many training possibilities: Perfect for push-ups, bench presses, abdominal workouts, […]
- Longridge Storm Hood Golf Bag Cover
SALE PRICE: £11.98 Water resistant material Easy access full length zip Fits all golf bags Elasticated neck Check Offer Price Product description […]