Summary: H.R.1318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/24/2021)

Alaska Tourism Recovery Act

This bill temporarily allows foreign-owned and flagged cruise ships to transport passengers directly between ports in the states of Washington and Alaska without stopping in Canada. Under current law, these ships cannot transport passengers from one U.S. port to another without stopping in a foreign country. The bill deems a round trip voyage between ports in the states of Washington and Alaska as a foreign voyage.

The bill applies to any foreign voyage that begins not later than any date prior to February 28, 2022, on which Canada prohibits a vessel from entering, berthing, or docking in Canadian waters of the Pacific Coast due to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.