The Australian Border Service has extended until September 17 a ban on the entry of cruise ships into the country’s waters, the agency said.
The authorities initially banned the entry of cruise ships on March 27 due to an outbreak of coronavirus. Then in Australian waters there were 28 airliners, which, together with the crew, were subsequently able to calmly leave the territory.
“The current restrictions on cruise ships entering Australian waters have been extended for another three months until September 17, 2020. Any cruise ship capable of carrying more than 100 passengers is prohibited from cruising in Australia,” the Australian border guard said in a statement.
On Wednesday, the report says, the country’s Minister of Health clarified the provision of the biosafety law: the ban on arrival at Australian ports applies to any international cruise ship that has left a foreign port.
According to recent data, in Australia, a total of 7081 cases of coronavirus infection were detected, 100 infected died and 6472 people were already cured.