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Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 91876, tabled on 6 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in light of the International Maritime Organisation Circular Letter No.4204/Add.33 on cruise resumption dated 5 November 2020, if he will update his Department's travel advice on ocean cruises during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answered on

16 November 2020

The FCDO advises against ocean cruising based on medical risk assessments by public health officials. We keep this advice under continuous review.

The FCDO remains fully committed to working closely with public health experts, the Department for Transport and key industry leaders to agree on the steps required to restart cruises safely.