BREAKING NEWS: Public Health Agency of Canada issues advisory against cruise travel

Posted on 03/09/2020

TORONTO — Following the lead of the U.S., the Public Health Agency of Canada is now advising against cruise ship travel for Canadians amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, previously advised Canadians to think twice about cruises but toughened her warning at a news conference today.

Tam says the ships may sail to areas with confirmed or undiagnosed cases of the coronavirus.

The move will hit the cruise industry and the retail travel industry here in Canada.