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Government of Canada announces one-year ban for pleasure craft and cruise vessels


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1 minute ago, Sir PMP said:

A little bit too fast of a decision by Omar.

Safe harbour:    "Should the COVID-19 pandemic sufficiently improve to allow the resumption of these activities, the Minister of Transport has the ability to rescind the Interim Orders."   Scott. 

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23 minutes ago, Sir PMP said:

A little bit too fast of a decision by Omar.

Since America is months and months away from mass immunization, not it’s not. This isn’t unexpected whatsoever. Cruises will only have a few Caribbean islands and mayyyyybe a SE Asia country to visit in 2021, at best. Punt to 2022,

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23 minutes ago, canadianbear said:

I had just seen this on another forum.  It does not surprise me but still am disappointed.  

Not surprised either - we just received a great offer from the casino for July and August Alaska dates. which I thought at the time was too good to be true!

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3 minutes ago, JeffElizabeth said:

Why can't vaccinated people go? 

Speed of rollout notwithstanding,  what does a universally-accepted and fraud-proof certificate of vax look like?  Scott. 

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4 minutes ago, terrydtx said:

This will kill what is left of Alaska Tourism unless Alaska cruises get a waiver from having to stop at a foreign port when sailing from Seattle

 

Hopefully see a waiver. Otherwise the Alaska cruises start in San Diego,  go to Ensenada,  and then to Skagway? 

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3 minutes ago, YXU AC*SE said:

Speed of rollout notwithstanding,  what does a universally-accepted and fraud-proof certificate of vax look like?  Scott. 

Add a physical data code to your passport and also in your scanned passport? 

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1 minute ago, JeffElizabeth said:

Hopefully see a waiver. Otherwise the Alaska cruises start in San Diego,  go to Ensenada,  and then to Skagway? 

Possible, but doubtful.  Too many sea days involved. and likely a two week cruise.

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Just now, JeffElizabeth said:

Hopefully see a waiver. Otherwise the Alaska cruises start in San Diego,  go to Ensenada,  and then to Skagway? 

No reason why that wouldn't work.  It might be easier to schedule the customs and immigration processes, however, if Ensenada was the last stop before returning to San Diego.

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1 minute ago, XBGuy said:

No reason why that wouldn't work.  It might be easier to schedule the customs and immigration processes, however, if Ensenada was the last stop before returning to San Diego.

I would do that cruise. Start in Seattle or Anchorage,  finish in Ensenada and then San Diego. 

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It sounds like the news release, which is where the link goes, is a bit muddied.  I would like to read the actual document not the news release.  Reading between the lines it sounds to me that the one year ban is to Arctic waters.  The cruise ship ban statement seems like someone through that in and it really doesn't belong in the one year ban statement.  

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2 minutes ago, JeffElizabeth said:

Add a physical data code to your passport and also in your scanned passport? 

Biometric passports have been around since 1998.   US started issuing in 2006.  Canada didn't start issuing until 2013.    Alaska season starts in 12 weeks ...       your optimism is refreshing !!        🙂      Scott. 

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2 minutes ago, Mary229 said:

 I would like to read the actual document not the news release.  

 

This is the original order that was extended  

 

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https://tc.canada.ca/en/ministerial-orders-interim-orders-directives-directions-response-letters/interim-order-no-4-respecting-passenger-vessel-restrictions-due-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

 

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15 minutes ago, Mary229 said:

It sounds like the news release, which is where the link goes, is a bit muddied.  I would like to read the actual document not the news release.  Reading between the lines it sounds to me that the one year ban is to Arctic waters.  The cruise ship ban statement seems like someone through that in and it really doesn't belong in the one year ban statement.  

 

No, it’s not thrown in.

Oops I posted an link to an article that I thought was clearer but it looks similar to the original so I deleted it, sorry.

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1 minute ago, Mary229 said:

That is the news release not the actual edict.  I would like to read the original edict

That's exactly what was posted in post #21 by YXU AC*SE, the formal document from Transport Canada.

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