Minister Garneau announces extended measures for cruise ships and pleasure craft in Canada

Date Announced:

October 29, 2020

Active Period:

Extended until February 28, 2021. Initially announced on March 19, 2020, and May 30, 2020, measures were scheduled to end on October 31, 2020.


Today, given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced the extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft until February 28, 2021. This means: a) Cruise ships with overnight accommodations carrying more than 100 people continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters; b) All other passenger vessels must continue following provincial, territorial, local and regional health authority guidance; c) Passenger vessels carrying more than 12 people continue to be prohibited from entering Arctic coastal waters, including Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Labrador Coast; d) Adventure-seeking pleasure craft also continue to be banned in Arctic waters.

Departments and Agencies:

Transport Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Arctic | cruise ships | passenger vessels | pleasure craft | travel restrictions

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