Seychelles bans cruise ships until 2022Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 15, 2020
In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the government of Seychelles announced a ban on cruise ships in Port Victoria until 2022.
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It reports Dogley said the government is also enacting a series of stimulus measures intended to support the East African island chain's travel industry until tourism picks back up.
The announcement appears to be received as a welcomed and necessary step by Ronny Brutus, the chief executive of the nation's Ports Authority.
"The Seychelles Ports Authority appreciates the fact that the government has made a prudent decision to mitigate the impact that COVID-19 may have in the medium term," Brutus said, according to the Seychelles News Agency.
"It is to be noted that the cruise industry has been a major catalyst by which the COVID-19 has spread throughout the world," he added. ■