June 11, 2021
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Here are some of the news articles we are following:
- Canada / US Border restrictions may be eased on the 21 June, 2021
- Feds ending mandatory hotel stay, 14-day quarantines for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers
- Norwegian threatens to defy DeSantis with fully vaccinated cruises
- The Viking Health & Safety Program
- Royal Caribbean Clarifies COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Charges for Testing
- Carnival Vista Sailings from Galveston Will Require 95% Vaccinated Guests. No Masks
- MSC’s Supply Chain and Fleet Certified for Highest Standards of Food Safety
- Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Increases Alaska Program
- Uniworld announces the world's longest (46-night) river cruise on 7 rivers and 2 continents
- Royal Caribbean Group Chairman Addresses Vaccine Confusion
- Crew on Cruise Ships Want Better Internet
- IBM Digital Health Pass
- Variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
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Canada / US Border restrictions may be eased on the 21 June, 2021
Canada will indeed be taking steps to ease restrictions at the border for fully vaccinated travellers, Justin Trudeau said Tuesday — he just won't say when. With Canada-U.S. travel restrictions set to expire in just two weeks and pressure mounting on the federal government to avoid yet another 30-day renewal, the prime minister offered only the barest hint of hope that things could change by June 21..
Canadians who fly into the country and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be forced to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving, and will no longer have to stay in a quarantine hotel, as early as July. Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced these “phased” changes to the federal government’s pandemic border measures, following calls to end mandatory hotel quarantines and permit fully vaccinated Canadians to move around more freely.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Monday that it plans to resume cruising from Miami in August with fully vaccinated passengers, a plan that threatens to disobey Governor Ron DeSantis's orders and creates even more uncertainty about one of South Florida's top tourist attractions. The cruise line's announcement did not suggest that DeSantis had agreed to exempt cruise lines from its edict that companies require vaccines, nor did it suggest that any kind of compromise had been reached between Norwegian and the governor.
Viking has always instituted the highest standards for all operational protocol; we also believe in the benefit of scientific collaboration when it comes to solutions for complex health and safety challenges. Key partners that have contributed to our new Viking Health & Safety Program.
Royal Caribbean International’s President and CEO, Michael Bayley, has responded to what he called “different narratives” regarding the company’s cruise restart and policies when it comes to requiring guests and crew to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Carnival Cruise Line will have its Carnival Vista back in operation from Galveston in July and the company will require 95 percent of guests aboard to have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, according to a letter sent to guests.
MSC Cruises has announced that it has become the industry’s first major line to have its entire food safety supply chain and fleet of ships certified for onboard food safety by the global International Organization for Standardization, commonly known as ISO.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic plans to add additional voyages for the 2021 season in Alaska this summer due to “robust demand.”
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises unveiled the ultimate mega trip for anyone who wishes to see the world: a total of 46 days, 9 countries, 5 ships, 2 continents.
Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain posted another video on June 5, offering his views on confusing cruise ship vaccine requirements and the restart of sailing from U.S. homeports.
Having an acceptable quality of WiFi onboard has long been a bugbear for passengers.
Designed to provide organizations with a smart way to bring people back to a physical location during COVID-19.
When a virus replicates, it can change very slightly every time.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the articles above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this e-Newsletter
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