Ferry Passengers Allowed to Remain in Vehicles During Crossings #nltraffic
To help ensure the safety of passengers and crews on provincial ferries during the COVID-19 pandemic, passengers are now allowed to remain in their vehicles during crossings, as per recommendations from Transport Canada.
Health authorities have urged Canadians to engage in social-distancing in public areas. Temporarily allowing passengers to remain in their vehicles will help prevent further transmission of the virus. However, passengers may still be required to vacate their vehicles prior to departing, as per the captain’s discretion, due to weather conditions and the potential for unsafe travelling conditions.
Crews are also required to maintain additional space between vehicles to allow for the easier evacuation of passengers in the event of an emergency. This additional space may result in fewer vehicles for some trips.