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Canada bans cruise ships until end of October

Minister Garneau announces updated measures for cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters up to October 31, 2020

The Government of Canada announced it has extended its ban on cruise ships through the end of October 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport, made the announcement that cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020.

Canada had already banned cruise ships from April through the end of June.