Transport Canada has prolonged a ban on cruise vessels in all Canadian waters till February 28th, 2022.
The order, which had been initially issued final spring and prolonged a number of occasions since, was introduced by minister of transport, Omar Alghabra.
Any vessel carrying greater than 100 or extra folks can be barred from working in Canadian waters, successfully cancelling the 2021 Alaska and Canadian seasons.
The order additionally bans all adventure-seeking pleasure craft and passenger vessels from coming into Arctic waters managed by Canada, together with Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Labrador Coast.
That a part of the order guidelines out smaller expedition vessels from conducting their 2021 itineraries.
“As Canadians proceed to do their half to scale back the unfold of Covid-19, our authorities continues to work exhausting to make sure Canada’s transportation system stays protected,” mentioned Alghabra mentioned in a press release.
“Short-term prohibitions to cruise vessels and pleasure craft are important to proceed to guard essentially the most susceptible amongst our communities and keep away from overwhelming our well being care techniques.
“That is the correct and accountable factor to do.”
Transport Canada has said it won’t provide an exemption to those guidelines for even technical or service calls by cruise vessels that will permit ships to sail from Unite States ports.