Canada has announced new rules that are being put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including a ban on cruise ships like the Disney Wonder, which spends its summers sailing to Alaska out of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Federal ministers and health officials, announced the rules at a press conference this morning.
- Boats and cruise ships that carry more that 500 people will be banned from Canadian ports until July.
- International flights will be only be permitted at a small number of yet-to-be-determined airports.
- International travelers from all countries will be asked to self-isolate.
The Disney Wonder is currently on a Westbound Panama Canal sailing set to arrive in San Diego on March 20th. Disney Cruise Line has cancelled any additional sailings through the end of April, when it is expected to continue with several cruises to Baja Mexico and the Mexican Riviera.
On April 24th, the Wonder is scheduled to sail to Vancouver for two Hawaiian sailings and a full season of Alaskan sailings that are set to continue through September.
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Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.