March 14. The ban on cruise ships coming to Australia is likely to end next month, with a formal announcement expected within days, Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan says.
Mr Tehan says the federal government is waiting for the tick of approval from the NSW and Queensland governments, which are finalizing state health protocols.
“We have agreed in the next day we are going to get all the work necessary, so hopefully on Wednesday we can announce that 17 April is the day that cruising can begin again,” the minister told Sky News.
“We now see absolutely no reason why we can’t make that formal announcement now that we have NSW and I am pretty sure we are going to have Queensland onboard.”
Mr Tehan said the resumption is “another piece of wonderful news” for the tourism industry and Australia continues to re-open to the world.
Source: SBS News.