International cruises will return to Vigo in June

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma), by means of a Resolution of the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine (DGMM) that has been published this Saturday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), has lifted the prohibition for cruise ships internationals can dock in Spanish ports, with effect from June 7.

The favorable evolution of the pandemic in the European territory, from where most of the passengers of international cruise ships with stops in Spanish ports come, the increase in the population vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 and the decrease in the incidence in the communities Autonomous ports with ports capable of receiving this type of ships, allow the restart of the activity of cruises that carry out vinternational flights and destined for Spanish ports.

The resolution of the DGMM determines the sanitary measures that cruise-type passenger ships that make international trips and navigate through territorial waters to enter Spanish ports open to international navigation, which are detailed in the document ‘Sanitary measures for the restoration of international cruise ships’ published on the Ministry’s website.

The document describes the measures to be implemented by cruise-type passenger ships that intend to make international routes visiting Spanish ports to prevent events related to the health emergency due to Covid-19 and to carry out adequate management in case of contagion between the passage.

According to the International Cruise Lines Association (CLIA), in 2019 international cruises contributed around 2,800 million euros to the national GDP and generated some 50,000 jobs and 1,500 million euros in salaries.

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