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Canada expands its cruise season ban through october

Canada expands its cruise season ban through october

Canadian authorities recently announced that they cancelled the rest of the 2020 cruise season in Canadian waters by banning any ships with overnight accommodation permitted to hold more than 100 passengers from operating in Canadian waters until 31 Octob

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It has been announced that the Alaska season except for U.S.-flagged vessels and will put a stop to foliage sailing in Canada / New England in the late summer and early fall. It'll also have an effect on Arctic exploration operators.

As of July 1 , 2020, all other passenger vessels must comply with the requirements of federal, territorial, local and national health authorities for timelines and processes for resuming operations, the government announced.

Passenger vessels capable of carrying more than 12 persons continue to be prohibited from entering coastal Arctic waters until 31 October 2020.

"Our Government is committed to protecting Canadians, particularly during these challenging times. It is for that reason I am announcing updated measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in Canada, which includes prohibiting larger cruise ships from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020," said Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau.

Passenger vessels will be licensed to operate in inland rivers and lakes in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon starting July 1 , 2020.

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