March 28, 2020
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The Washington State Department of Transportation officially delayed the resumption of ferry service between the U.S. and Canada – specifically the water route connecting Anacortes, Washington, with Sidney, British Columbia – to at least April 28 due to the recent closure of the Canadian border to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

[Above photo by WSDOT.]

WSDOT said in a statement its international ferry service was originally scheduled to restart March 29 following its annual three-month shut down during the slower winter months.

The agency stressed, however, that domestic sailings serving the San Juan Islands in the early morning, afternoon, and evening will resume as scheduled this spring.

WSDOT noted it is continually monitoring international, domestic, and state COVID-19 (the official name of the Coronavirus) guidelines and directives to support customers making travel decisions. Plans are ready to limit service or passenger capacity on other routes if ridership declines further or based on evolving health guidelines, the agency added.

 

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