Victoria Clipper ferry suspends service to and from Seattle until April 2021
SEATTLE — Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the closure of the U.S.-Canadian border, the Victoria Clipper V is suspending service between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia, until April 30, 2021.“We wholeheartedly agree with the steps and health precautions taken by Canadian and U.S. government officials to date to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission through nonessential travel,” Clipper CEO David Gudgel said in a news release last week. “Our intent in suspending operations is to hopefully allow ample time to pass so that we may return to service next spring when travel a...
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Ferries, airports swamped as Kiwis rush home for virus lockdown
Wellington (AFP) - Police were called in as huge crowds swamped a New Zealand ferry terminal on Tuesday with people rushing to get home before a four-week coronavirus lockdown begins, as panic buying stripped supermarket shelves bare.Tensions rose as hundreds of desperate travellers tried to secure spots on the roll-on, roll-off ferries that link the country's South and North Islands in Picton."An influx of people who don't have tickets for a crossing are turning up," police said, advising those without bookings to stay away. Air New Zealand, which is running a skeleton international service, ...