Press Release | April 09, 2021

CLIA response to Global Travel Taskforce report (UK)

LONDON, 9 April 2021- “We welcome today’s announcement to restart international cruises alongside the wider resumption of international travel, in line with the “traffic light” system.

"This announcement is the culmination of extensive collaboration between industry, government, health authorities and ports during the last twelve months to further strengthen health measures, which now go beyond any other travel sector. The industry’s protocols have already been tried and tested as almost 400,000 people have sailed on cruises since last summer elsewhere around the globe.

"Today’s decision sends a signal of confidence in the industry and is a welcome boost to the thousands of people employed in the sector or whose livelihoods depend upon cruise, including travel agencies, hotels, tour guides, port operators and many other service providers up and down the country.”

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