The ban on Canada’s cruise ships will remain in effect until February 2022. Temporary measures for cruise ships are planned to end on February 28, 2022.
The Canadian Department of Transportation has issued an order banning cruising boats in Canadian Arctic waters, except those used by residents.
According to the government, cruise ships in Canadian waters pose a risk to health systems. The government is focusing its efforts on “most pressing issues, including vaccine administration and new COVID-19 variants.”
The Canadian government has urged Canadians to refrain from traveling on cruise ships for the time being.
The government warned essential cruise ships such as ferries and water taxis to continue to follow local public health guidance and mitigation measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future outbreaks.
However, if the pandemic situation improves enough to allow the course to restart, the Minister of Transport may withdraw the ban.