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Australia extends cruise ship ban to mid-September

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 23, 2020
Australia on Friday extended its ban on most international cruise ships for three months until 17 September.
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The ban applies to any cruise liner capable of carrying more than 100 passengers, the Australian Border Force said in a statement.

Topics: Australia

It is the latest blow to the multi-billion-dollar cruise industry, which already faces lengthy bans in countries from the United States to the Seychelles.

Australia first announced the ban on international cruise liners on 27 March when nearly 30 ships were in its territorial waters.

Hundreds of Australians who disembarked from the ships were subsequently diagnosed with coronavirus.