Covid-19 outbreak on tourist cruises
During 2021, several companies faced outbreaks of covid-19 on their vessels, sustaining numerous losses due to the mandatory vessels' detention in ports and restrictions of crew movement, until the epidemic scenario was overcome.
Despite this scenario and with the approaching summer season, the Ministry of Health authorized the carrying out of cruises on the Brazilian coast, having edited the Ordinance GM/MS No. 2.928, of october 26th, 2021, regulating such activities from November 1st, 2021. In the same sense, Anvisa edited the Resolution of the Collegiate Board (RDC) 574/2021.
However, on these cruises were identified a high degree of contamination among passengers due to the proliferation of the virus and its new mutations. In view of this situation, the Brazilian Association of Maritime Cruises (CLIABrazil) decided to stop operations in all ports all over the country until january 21st, 2022.
Currently, cruise vessels, in which cases of covid-19 were identified, are under epidemiological investigation conducted by the local health authorities. Under the terms of Ordinance GM/MS 2928/2021 of the Ministry of Health, new landings or shipments are forbidden until its conclusion.
The Maritime team is available in case of doubts.