Cruise market challenges momentary, voluntary suspension in Brazil

A passenger arrives to board at the cruise ship 'MSC Preziosa'', in the Port Area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, after Brazil's Sanitary Agency has confirmed more cases of COVID-19 on board. Rio's Health Secretariat said that those living in the city or nearby regions will be quarantined in their homes. Those who live outside the state will be isolated in hotels.

The cruise sector has voluntarily halted operations in Brazil to look for alignment with authorities on COVID-19 protocol as the pandemic continues to surge. The suspension will previous until finally Jan. 21. 

The Brazilian Association of Maritime Cruises (CLIA Brazil) introduced Monday that new departures from Brazilian ports would be halted promptly, with latest voyages becoming permitted to finish their planned itineraries. 

“We are extremely involved that the cruise industry’s sturdy wellbeing and basic safety protocols, developed in partnership with the correct authorities and which have verified effective, are remaining questioned at a time that they should really be held up as a product for other folks,” CLIA in Brazil said. 

CLIA Brazil’s announcement came a single day soon after Anvisa, the Brazilian Health and fitness Regulatory Company, claimed in a Sunday observe that it advises towards cruise travel, according to a United states Currently translation of the assertion.  In a Dec. 31 statement, Anvisa advised that the Ministry of Wellness issue a temporary suspension of cruising in light-weight of a increase in COVID-19 circumstances.