Biosecurity measures to remain in place until September.
The Federal Government has extended its COVID-19 emergency measures for a further three months, keeping restrictions on outbound travel until at least 17 September.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee stated the decision was motivated by COVID-19 continuing to pose an “unacceptable risk to public health”.
The order will keep in place restrictions on outbound international travel for Australians and continued restrictions on the entry of cruise vessels within Australian territory.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia MD Joel Katz responded to the latest news by expressing his concern about the government’s lack of planning for the cruise sector.
“Our industry needs some certainty, but after months of discussions with government, the suspension has been extended again without any clear route from government towards a careful and responsible resumption of cruising,” he said.
More details in Travel Daily and Cruise Weekly tomorrow.