A Chilean company Antarctica21 is planning 17 Antarctica cruises this coming season, leaving from Punta Arenas, the first of which is scheduled for December 3rd, with an only vessel the Magellan Explorer.
Chile announced on Monday that foreign tourists on cruise expeditions to Antarctica can call and land in the country as long as they comply with a strict sanitary protocol. Andrea Wolleter, head of Chile's tourism services made the announcement following on reiterated petitions from organizations linked to the tourism industry as well as regional and city officials.
A charter flight is expected in Montevideo on Thursday, April 9 to pick up and fly home to Australia most of passengers and crew on the “Greg Mortimer”, the cruise vessel stranded off the coast of Uruguay for the last two weeks because 128 people on board have tested positive for Covid 19.
Eighty-one people on the Greg Mortimer cruise ship, which has been stranded off the coast of Uruguay for almost two weeks and has over 90 Australians on board, have tested positive for coronavirus.
Brazilian and Chinese government authorities are finalizing a protocol setting health standards for domestic processors to export soy-meal to the Asian country, André Nassar, president of oilseeds industry group Abiove, announced.