Cruise Companies Suspend Operations in Brazil after Covid Outbreak

Announcement was made by Clia, the sector's association in Brazil, and is valid until January 21

Clia Brasil, the association that represents cruise ship companies in the country, announced the suspension of operations in Brazilian ports until January 21st. The statement was made this Monday (3) on behalf of MSC and Costa Cruises. The measure was taken after the outbreaks of Covid on ships last week, which led Anvisa to recommend to the Ministry of Health on Friday (31) the temporary suspension of the cruise ship season, on a preventive basis, until there is more available data to assess the epidemiological scenario.

Clia says it wants to align health and safety protocols with the federal government, Anvisa, state and municipal authorities.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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