Canada updates rules on cruise ships coming to visit

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So pretty much every industry is going to look a little different thanks to COVID-19. Even once all this passes, there’s sure to be things that are never quite the same. And one of those industries is travel. And within the travel industry, there are cruise ships.

Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau has just announced updated measures for dealing with cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters. They’ve been put in place to keep the people of Canada safe during this global health crisis.

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So here are the new rules. Firstly, cruise ships that can carry more than 100 people will NOT be allowed in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020. And secondly, starting July 1st, all other passenger vessels must follow provincial, territorial, local and regional health authority requirements for resuming operations. Now, it’s important to note that some passenger vessels, like ferries and water taxis, will still be allowed to operate. As long as they are following health code regulations to keep folks safe.

So if you were hoping to go on a cruise any time soon, we’re sorry to say that doesn’t look like it’ll be a possibility. Stay healthy, people!

For more info, check out the press release here.