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Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 179262, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to revise the covid-19 travel advice on cruises.

Answered on

20 April 2021

The FCDO remains fully committed to working closely with the Department for Transport and key industry leaders following the publication of the second Global Travel Taskforce report. International cruises will restart alongside the wider restart of international travel, in line with the "traffic light" system. This will be subject to continued satisfactory evidence from the domestic restart and cruising in other countries. Travel advice will continue to be informed by the latest public health risk assessments.

For now, national restrictions on international travel remain in place, including only permitting travel abroad for a limited number of reasons set out in law. Holiday travel is not included.