CLIA(Brazil) Announces Temporary Hold On Visiting Brazil

Let's be frank. Brazil is a "pain in the porthole" to get anything done as a business or a tourist.

It seems that Brazil, already one of the difficult places for the cruise industry to do business with has finally added enough extra rules that the cruise industry is taking a break. The Cruise Line Industry Association announced that ships will halt any visits there until at least January 21, 2022.

The Association explained that “In the last few weeks, (cruise lines) experienced a series of situations that impacted directly in the operation of their ships, making the continuity of the cruises unworkable at this moment,” the association explained. CLIA continued that the operational uncertainty caused “significant inconvenience for the guests who were wishing to spend their vacations at sea under strict safety protocols.”


Let's be frank. Brazil is a "pain in the porthole" to get anything done as a business or a tourist.


The temporary suspension has immediate effect and means no new guests will board the ships until January 21, 2022 Cruises currently taking place will continue to their final ports as planned.


In explaining the decision, CLIA added some additional double talk and issued the following statement about what Brazil wants and what the cruise lines will do. “However, it’s important to have convergence between ship protocols and agreements made with authorities. We hope to clarify these agreements to ensure a uniform plan between companies and authorities at all levels.”

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