ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Canadian authorities has prolonged a ban on cruise ships as a result of February 2022, which is expected to block outings from visiting Alaska this calendar year.
Transport Canada on Thursday declared the extension of the ban enacted due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada blocked cruise ships of a lot more than 100 travellers commencing in spring 2020.
The ban was set to expire at the finish of February, but Transportation Canada said “cruise vessels in Canadian waters pose a chance to our health care systems.”
Most substantial cruise ships viewing Alaska are registered in overseas nations around the world.
U.S. federal regulation prohibits foreign-registered ships from sailing involving two American ports without the need of halting at a overseas port involving. Significant cruise ships bound for Alaska possibly start out voyages in Canada or stop there on the way.