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China announces full resumption of international cruise ship operations, signaling a new chapter in global maritime tourism

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This aerial photo taken on Aug. 4, 2023 shows the Zigui port in Yichang City, central China's Hubei Province.(Xinhua/Wu Zhizun)

China’s Ministry of Transport officially announces the full resumption of international cruise transport to and from Chinese ports. The move marks a significant step in the recovery of the global cruise industry, with implications for international maritime tourism and local epidemic prevention and control measures.

BEIJING, CHINA — China’s Ministry of Transport announced the full resumption of international cruise ship transport to and from ports in the country.

Trials on the resumption of international cruise transportation started early this year at ports in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

In its notice issued, the ministry said that local transport authorities at the ports where cruise ships dock should formulate plans for restoring international cruise transportation and proceed with the resumption work after obtaining approval from local governments.

Local transport authorities are also required to strengthen emergency response and epidemic prevention and control, enhance the management of the cruise transportation market, and swiftly resolve any issues that arise, to promote the stable and healthy development of the international cruise transportation market, according to the notice.

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