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Brazil: Rio de Janeiro to lose US$7.5 million due to cancellation of cruise season

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will stop receiving at least 25,000 tourists this year due to the cancellation of cruise ship operations on the coasts of the country, equivalent to the loss of US$7.5 million, due to the growing number of infections caused by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in recent weeks, as reported by Agencia EFE.

This week, the sanitary situation and the almost 800 positives reported on ships led the Brazilian Association of Cruise Ships (Clia) to voluntarily suspend operations in Brazilian ports. This measure will be extended initially until January 21.

Under this context, through a statement compiled by EFE, the Port of Rio de Janeiro pointed out that “in January 2022, approximately 36,000 people were expected to arrive, including passengers and crew.

Rio de Janeiro to lose US$7.5 million due to cancellation of cruise season. (Photo internet reproduction)
Rio de Janeiro to lose US$7.5 million due to cancellation of cruise season. (Photo internet reproduction)

From January 6 to 21, the city of Rio de Janeiro will stop receiving approximately 25,000 tourists, and the city’s economy will lose some 7.5 million dollars”.

In just two weeks, the city will stop receiving 30.5% of the tourists expected during the current cruise season, detrimental to the local economy.

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