The liner planned to visit Svalbard, and in September to go to England and Scotland. Police in Tromsø have launched an investigation into Hurtigruten for violations of the law on protection against infectious diseases. Companies can face fines and jail time.
Following the coronavirus outbreak, the Norwegian authorities have imposed restrictions on cruise services. In particular, ships with more than 100 passengers on board are prohibited from stopping in Norwegian ports, and passengers and crew are prohibited from going ashore. Hurtigruten has suspended its expedition cruises indefinitely.
Earlier, residents of Norway performed against the opening of the border with Russia due to the increase in the number of patients with coronavirus in the Murmansk region. At the same time, the business hopes for an early normalization of the situation due to losses.