COVID-19 Cruise ship travel
Cruise ship travel in Canada
Effective November 1, 2021, cruise ships are permitted in Canadian waters. Canada is working with the cruise ship industry, and other domestic and international partners, to support safe cruise ship travel in spring 2022.
Travel on cruise ships outside of Canada
You should continue to avoid all cruise ship travel outside of Canada. If you decide to take a cruise outside of Canada despite this advisory, there are some important facts you should consider.
If an outbreak of COVID-19 or another contagious illness were to occur:
- you could be subject to quarantine procedures onboard the ship or in a foreign country
- the range of consular services available on cruise ships may be significantly restricted by local authorities, especially in situations of quarantine
- the cost of medical care could be very expensive if required, and you may need to pay for your medical bills immediately in cash
The Government of Canada won’t pay your medical bills, including COVID-related expenses or medical evacuation.
If you’re infected with COVID-19, you won’t be able to return to Canada on a public flight until 14 days have passed. You shouldn’t depend on the Government of Canada for assistance to change your travel plans.
The Government of Canada will continue to evaluate the situation and make changes as necessary to ensure the health and safety of all Canadians.
- Announcement of restart of cruise ship season in Canada for 2022
- All COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance for marine transportation
- Travel advice and advisories
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