Cruise ship to return to Australia in WEEKS with two-year Covid ban to officially end
- ̵6;Wonderful news’ – cruise ships likely to return to Australia’s shores
- Federal Government awaits NSW and QLD state approval
- Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has been ‘pushing’ for months
Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan says the ban on cruise ships is likely to end on April 17, with a formal announcement in the next few days.
“We have agreed the next day that we are going to do all the necessary work, so hopefully on Wednesday we can announce that April 17 is the day when cruising can resume,” the minister said. sky News,
‘Wonderful news’ for tourism sector: cruise ship ban expected to end on April 17, 2022
‘Now we see absolutely no reason why we can’t make a formal announcement now that we have NSW and I’m pretty sure we’re going to ship Queensland.’
Mr Tehan said the reopening is ‘another piece of wonderful news’ for the tourism industry and Australia continues to reopen to the world.
The minister said the Commonwealth is ready to go for several weeks.
“We just have to make sure that NSW and Queensland follow what their health officials say and if they do, we are there,” he said.
‘The Commonwealth wants to go. I have been pushing for us to leave for several months.
The ban began in March 2020 following the scandalous arrival of passengers from the Ruby Princess cruise ship into the Sydney community.
The event triggered the country’s first major COVID-19 outbreak, causing at least 900 infections and 28 deaths.
Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan said he needed further approval from NSW and QLD