COVID-19 roundup: pleasure boats banned in Arctic Canada; travel advice in Finland, Sweden

A boat approaches a massive iceberg in Lancaster Sound. Some pleasure craft will be prohibited from sailing in Arctic waters until at least the end of October. (Jimmy Thomson/CBC)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has banned pleasure boats from operating in Canada’s Arctic as of June 1 in order to protect northern Indigenous communities from COVID-19.

Despite gradually opening up the economy over the last few weeks, the government renewed its call on Finns Thursday to continue to avoid all unnecessary travel, including international, saying COVID-19 remains a “global threat.”

Sweden has extended its ban on entry to the EU via Sweden until… Continue reading this Arctic roundup in our interactive map. (Mobile version available here)

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