The resumption of the cruise season in Brazil is expected

The travel protocol will require, among other things, mandatory full vaccination of passengers and crew and testing before boarding. | Photo: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil.

The Brazilian Cruise Ships Association (Clia) announced on Wednesday (2) the resumption of the cruise season in the country. The period of departure of ships begins on Saturday (5) and ends on April 18, with a forecast of 19 routes, passing through Santa Catarina, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Services were suspended until February after several cases of Covid-19 were recorded inside the ships. An order from the Ministry of Health, issued last week, authorized the operation of cruise ships across the country from March 7, however, according to the Ministry of Tourism, after a new evaluation of the epidemiological scenario, the anticipation took place. Dated.

“The decision to resume the cruise season was made based on the alignment of relevant authorities with the cruise industry, affected states and municipalities, to ensure the safety of tourists and crew. is a very important segment for job creation and the movement of the economy in Brazil,” the filing states.

The travel protocol will require, among other things, mandatory full vaccination of passengers and crew and testing before boarding. In January, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) announced that it would carry out an investigation into the possibility of breaches of protocols by cruise ships which have recorded outbreaks of Covid-19 among their passengers.

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