Coronavirus Port / Country Implications

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Update version 21/2/2020 14:30 (-6 GMT)


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Albania

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No warning/instructions from authorities. No infection with this virus has been reported.

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Algeria

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No infection with this virus has been reported
Following measures are in force in Algeria  as of 04/02/20 with regards to the coronavirus protection.
Before  arrival on roads, all vessels  must send by e-mail, at the earliest, to the port authorities via the local Agent, the following docs:

  1. Ship’s particular
  2. Last 10 ports of call
  3. Crew list (mentioned the last crew change coming on board with date & place on board)
  4. Maritime Declaration of Health,
  5. IMO General Cargo Declaration
  6. Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate.

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Argentina

All Ports
Update: 4/2/2020

The vessels coming from China or that have operated in a China port, must send copies of the Medical Record on Board (including latest body temperature from crew members and pax) to the health authority when requesting the Free Pratique, as per port authority communication

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Australia

All Ports
Update: 21/2/2020

ALL PORTS
Australian Border Force
The Prime Minister has again announced the current entry restrictions for foreign nationals who have recently been in mainland China will be extended for a further week to 29 February 2020. This advice is also available at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

The Australian Government is closely monitoring the situation and the attached advice will be updated as needed. It is important to continue to monitor the ABF website and the Department of Health website.

Australian Government - Department of Health
Latest update on novel coronavirus in Australia (21 Feb 2020).
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert#current-status

Darwin
Based on updated information received from Department of Health, Darwin Port has updated its pre-arrival protocol:

In light of Australia’s continuing response to the current threat of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we will continue our proactive stance in managing the risks associated with incoming shipping to Darwin Port.

Darwin Port Harbour Control Officers (HCO) shall require all foreign trading ships scheduled to arrive at Darwin port to Report if any Crew Member is unwell (2 hours prior to embarking a Pilot) until further notice.

If the answer to the question is NO, the HCO shall then inform all parties including; Marine Pilots, Pilot Boat Crew and the ships Agent of the clear declaration. 

If the answer is YES, the HCO shall immediately inform the GMO or DOM for direction on appropriate action. The GMO/DOM will make the appropriate notifications to the Territory and Federal agencies for further advice. Any such ships will either be directed back to sea or proceed to anchor until assessed and cleared by appropriate government qualified personnel.

These precautionary measures are consistent with Government's updated posture on the need to minimise risk across the Territory.

Queensland

Maritime Safety Queensland - Department of Transport and Main Roads (07 Feb 2020)

At 12 pm Thursday 6 February 2020, a General Manager’s Direction was issued under section 191A of the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 (as per attached).

This direction applies to the masters of all ships in Queensland waters if:

  • the ship left, or transited through mainland China on or after 1 February 2020, and 
  • the ship intends to enter a Queensland pilotage area.

The ship must not enter a Queensland pilotage area until 14 days have elapsed since the ship's departure from mainland China on or after 1 February 2020.

This Direction was issued ‘due to the exceptional circumstances that exist which justify the giving of this direction in the public interest, in that there is a serious risk to public health’.

Note: This Direction will be reviewed within 7 days and an update provided. 

VTS Directions
REEF VTS 05-2020 and VTS Direction 08-2020 are in effect.

The directions were updated Fri 14 Feb to reflect that the 1st February date is no longer relevant as all vessels will now fall within the 14 day reporting requirement and also to reflect that reporting out of Hubei Provence is no longer applicable as Mainland China captures the reporting requirements.

Notice to Agents 
In order not to unnecessarily delay or isolate vessels once berthed - or worse, cause regulatory action to be initiated, Ships Agents are strongly urged to remind Masters of their legal obligation to make full and frank declarations to the attached VTS Directions. Failure to make full and frank declarations of unwell crew has already led to unnecessary delays and potential regulatory recourse.

Advice to Mariners
An Advice to Mariners advising of the General Manager’s Direction to all ships Queensland has been promulgated through Maritime Safety Queensland’s website.

Conclusion
MSQ will continue to work collaboratively with Queensland Health and broader maritime representative industry groups to minimise the risks associated with the Coronavirus and its associated impact to our vital trade corridor. The safety and wellbeing of our maritime industry personnel however will continue to be the paramount priority.

While every effort has been made to inform all Queensland maritime partners of this update, please ensure wide distribution. Please also note, MSQ’s website now also includes information and updates on the novel coronavirus –www.msq.qld.gov.au 

New South Wales

All Australian states/territories (except NSW) appear to be enforcing the Federal regulations of denying entry to any Travelers/Crew who have left or transited through mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 until 14 days after leaving China.

Port Authority of New South Wales maintains the 14 day isolation period from any departure from Mainland China.

Victoria

Port of Melbourne

Couple of key outcomes from a meeting that took place today are that there will be key advice circulated in the next few days: 

  • ‘Operational Rules’ sheet for handling ship arrivals; and 
  • Specific guidance provided for Pilots for their engagement with ship arriving from China or have crew who have boarded from China.

The advice will centre around discussions which took place today:

  • All ships departing China after 1 Feb must not enter port until the 14 day period has passed 
  • Vessels need to identify sick crew in advance of arriving
  • While at port, all crew to remain on-board; Where crew are required to get off the ship as part of their duties they need to wear protective gear to limit their contact
  • Commercial vessels from other countries with crew joining from China are required to keep their crew on-board
  • Pilots are to be provided with personal protection equipment to mitigate the risk of the virus 
  • Department of Health and Border Force are considering protocols to allow ships that are not letting crew off in China to potentially allow crew to come off the ship in Australia 
  • Additional prearrival questions are being drafted regarding contact in China

The Federal Government committee considering these matters will meet again in Thursday and I will circulate any further advice as soon as it becomes available.

Portland
Effective immediately the Port of Portland will require all vessels to complete the attached health declaration prior to the pilot boarding the vessel. 

It is a declaration for signs and symptoms of cold/flu. 
All Masters must complete and return to the office.

South Australia

Fremantle 

The Australian Border Force (ABF), working with partner agencies, will establish advanced screening and reception arrangements to facilitate identification of those individuals to whom these measures apply. The ABF acknowledges the impact this will have on operations.

All vessel masters will be required to answer the following health screening questions as part of their entry reporting:

  1. Have any persons left or transited through mainland China since 1 February 2020?
  2. Have any persons become ill or shown signs of illness in the past 14 days?

ABF and Biosecurity officers remain responsible for border clearance processes. Vessels that report ill persons will undergo a human health inspection by a Biosecurity Officer on arrival in Australia, and before the vessel is granted pratique.  Vessels that report persons who have been in mainland China within 14 days (commencing on or after 1 February 2020) will be subject to additional restrictions outlined in this document.

For Commercial Vessels that departed mainland China prior to 1 February 2020Standard Biosecurity requirements and restrictions will apply. You must still identify any ill traveller or member of the crew as part of your pre-arrival report.

For Commercial Vessels that departed mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 and arrive within 14 days of last port being in mainland China
All crew will be remain on-board while the vessel is berthed in Australia.

Crew are only able to disembark to conduct essential vessel functions and crew must wear personal protective equipment while performing these functions.
The restrictions above apply until 14 days has elapsed since the vessel or any person on board left mainland China.

For Commercial Vessels with crew joining from mainland China
Where a commercial vessel has crew joining the vessel and that crew have travelled to or transited through mainland China on or since 1 February 2020, all crew are to remain on board the vessel.
Crew are only able to disembark to conduct essential vessel functions and crew must wear personal protective equipment while performing these functions.
The restrictions above apply until 14 days has elapsed since the vessel or any person on board left mainland China.

For Maritime Industry
Industry members engaging with commercial maritime vessels subject to the restriction outlined above should consider the use of personal protective equipment.
Maritime Pilots will be provided personal protective equipment for the initial engagement with those vessels subject to restrictions.

Local Port Authority
The requirements outlined in this document are required to facilitate border clearance of vessels and their crew. Local port authorities may have additional requirements over and above those outlined.

Geraldton – Mid-West Ports Authority (MWPA)

Effective immediately, all third party contractors and visitors will be required to follow the below requirements should they require to visit a vessel in Geraldton Port limits (alongside, underway or at anchor):

  1. Provide own PPE as required (recommend P2 Mask, gloves and hand sanitiser)
  2. Declare the name and dates the contractor / visitor last travelled or transited through China (from 01/01/2020) – revert with required dates to harbourmaster@midwestports.com.au 
  3. Agents / contractors / visitors to seek permission from the MWPA Ship Scheduler and to confirm the status of a ship’s incubation period – boarding only permissible if ship and contractor are outside the 14 day incubation period

Third party contractors includes, but is not limited to the below:

  • Surveyors (Third party, Flag, Port State, Class, etc.)
  • Third party launch crews
  • Immigration, quarantine and Bio-Security Officers
  • Technicians 
  • Contractors (including fumigators, hold cleaners, stevedores, crane operators, dogmen, etc.)
  • Union Officials
  • Mission to Seafarers 
  • Stores delivery personnel
  • Pilot visitor / observer

Dampier - Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment - Karratha

  • For vessel crew who left China on or after 1 February 2020, the crew cannot disembark on arrival in Australia. 
  • If crew are reported sick, please forward the Travelers with Illness Checklist (TIC, attached) and inform the on-call officer directly on 0409 225 805. 
  • Compliance Division have provided Ports Australia with coronavirus information who will cascade to port authorities and operators.  
  • The Compliance Division team are working with IT to improve MARS functionality so that appropriate factsheets will be sent directly to the vessel.

Tasmania

TasPorts in consultation are implementing a number of precautionary measures relating to the Coronavirus for vessels entering Tasmanian Ports.  Please find enclosed the following documents. 

  • Entry Restrictions Letter 
  • External Stakeholders Information 
  • Vessel Coronavirus Checklist

TasPorts will continue to monitor the information as it comes to light and work with the Australian Government to ensure our measures compliment their border protection arrangements.    
The arrangements contained within will be in place from today’s date until further notice. 

  • All crew of vessels originating from China or any vessels where crew have come from or transited through China will be required to remain on board the vessel when in port.  

Where a crew member is required to get off the ship as part of their duties, they need to wear protective gear and limit their contact with port staff. At minimum, protective gear should include a P2 mask, glasses and gloves.

  • Checklist to be completed by vessel with prearrival and ensure the completed checklist is sent to VTS 24 hours prior to arrival to ensure no unnecessary delays to POB

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Bahrain

All Ports
Update: 27/1/2020

All vessel calling to Bahrain waters must fill in the Maritime Health Declaration Form issued by the Ministry of Health within 72 hours from the date of ship arrival w.e.f. 27.01.2020. Vessel Master has to fill the MOH form, sign/stamp prior to the vessel arrive in Bahrain.

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Belgium

All Ports
Update: 4/2/2020

No trade or travel restrictions received by Belgian Government related to all ports.  In case of suspected cases Government Health Institute investigating ad hoc on board advising to keep this person in quarantine for 14 days avoiding further distribution of infection.  By separate document (as attached) an EU advice for ship operators cruise / cargo ship travel has been distributed to all parties involved in maritime business.

Antwerp

A first positive sample of the corona virus has surfaced in Belgium. This is reported by Minister of Health Maggie De Block. It would be someone from the nine Belgians who were repatriated yesterday from China, along with three of their Chinese relatives.

Several samples have already been examined in our country, but no one was found to be infected, Until now. The sample in question tested positive twice.

The compatriots transferred from China were extensively tested yesterday in the military hospital in Neder-Over-Heembeek. “One of them appears to be infected with the new corona virus. The test results of the other countrymen are negative, "according to the cabinet of the ministers.

The person diagnosed with the infection is in good health and currently does not show any symptoms of disease. Yesterday evening the person concerned was transferred to the Saint Peter's Hospital in Brussels, one of the two reference centers in Belgium. "There is all the expertise and support available to guarantee the best care," it sounds.

Ghent

A first positive sample of the corona virus has surfaced in Belgium. This is reported by Minister of Health Maggie De Block. It would be someone from the nine Belgians who were repatriated yesterday from China, along with three of their Chinese relatives.

Several samples have already been examined in our country, but no one was found to be infected, Until now. The sample in question tested positive twice.

The compatriots transferred from China were extensively tested yesterday in the military hospital in Neder-Over-Heembeek. “One of them appears to be infected with the new corona virus. The test results of the other countrymen are negative, "according to the cabinet of the ministers

The person diagnosed with the infection is in good health and currently does not show any symptoms of disease. Yesterday evening the person concerned was transferred to the Saint Peter's Hospital in Brussels, one of the two reference centers in Belgium. "There is all the expertise and support available to guarantee the best care," it sounds.

Zeebrugge

A first positive sample of the corona virus has surfaced in Belgium. This is reported by Minister of Health Maggie De Block. It would be someone from the nine Belgians who were repatriated yesterday from China, along with three of their Chinese relatives.

Several samples have already been examined in our country, but no one was found to be infected, Until now. The sample in question tested positive twice.

The compatriots transferred from China were extensively tested yesterday in the military hospital in Neder-Over-Heembeek. “One of them appears to be infected with the new corona virus. The test results of the other countrymen are negative, "according to the cabinet of the ministers

The person diagnosed with the infection is in good health and currently does not show any symptoms of disease. Yesterday evening the person concerned was transferred to the Saint Peter's Hospital in Brussels, one of the two reference centers in Belgium. "There is all the expertise and support available to guarantee the best care," it sounds.

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Brazil

All Ports
Update: 19/2/2020

Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has issued Technical Note nbr 10 to updated the guidelines regarding Corona Virus, as follows:
Special attention to those who work with any transportation in which there are travelers from China. They must:

  • If there is no report of a suspected case, use a surgical mask;
  • If there is a report of a suspected case, use a surgical mask, apron, goggles and gloves;

Important instructions about activities at ports in which international vessels arrives and the Cruise Ship Season were included. Please check below the free translation (the full content in Portuguese can be found attached):

Activities to be performed in ports with the arrival of international vessels:

The vessel with a history of traveling to China in the last 30 days, must present the Medical Logbook when requesting the issuance of a Free Practice Certificate; The Maritime Health Declaration – MHD must be completed correctly and fully for evaluation regarding the issuance of Free Practice. A solid analysis from the sanitary authority of the document is fundamental to release the operation.

In case of suspicion of 2019-nCoV on the vessel, the issuance of Free Practice must be performed on board. The traveler must be kept in a private place, preferably in the cabin, and must be given surgical mask until an evaluation of the health authority by the epidemiological surveillance, as defined in the local Compliance Plan. After evaluating the case it will be defined if the traveler will be discarded as a suspect case, kept on board in quarantine or removed to the designated referral hospital.

As defined by the Ministry of Health, so far, China is the country considered the area affected by 2019-nCov, and, when filling out the Maritime Health Declaration, be so signaled.

The dissemination of information material in Portuguese and English is recommended, as available on the official pages, http://portal.anvisa.gov.br/coronavirus and https://saude.gov.br/saude-dea-z/novocoronavirus, with general recommendations for the port community.

Communicate recommendations regarding the use of PPE for pilots, servants of the IRS, Federal Police, “Vigiagro” and Brazilian Navy and other workers who are in direct contact with travelers from China.

National Cruise Ship Season

Provide and monitor audible warnings in English, Portuguese and Spanish about signals and basic symptoms and care, such as regular hand washing, mouth and nose coverage when coughing and sneezing.

Sensitize the vessels' medical teams for the detection of suspicious cases and the use of Personal Protective Equipment - PPE, standard precaution, by contact and droplets, according to the orientation defined by the Ministry of Health.

Carefully evaluate the daily notifications sent by the vessels, according to the flow defined in the Sanitary Guide for Cruise Ships (available at http://portal.anvisa.gov.br/cruises/healthguides).

Regional and State Coordination Offices must ensure an adequate contingent for monitoring health events on board of cruise ships, especially on holidays and weekends. (SEI / ANVISA - 0902100 - Technical Note https://sei.anvisa.gov.br/sei/controlador.php?Acao=doc_imprim...8 of 10 02/11/2020 11:15)

In case of detection of a suspected case on board, the orientations of the Guide Cruise Ships Sanitary must be observed, from the protocol "Attending Public Health Event on board of a vessel" and "Protocol for Confronting the New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Ports, Airports and Borders".

In case of isolation of a suspected case on board, observe the recommendations available in the protocol "Use of Personal Protective Equipment - PPE and Isolation".

As foreseen in the protocol for handling suspicious cases on board and taking into account the provided in Law No. 13,979, of February 6, 2020, the application of quarantine can be determined, according to the evaluation of the health event to be carried out alongside the Ministry of Health and Epidemiological Surveillance.

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Brunei

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

ONLY APPLIES TO SHELL TERMINAL IN KUALA BELAIT

Vessels calling to comply with the below requirements.

  • As per the requirement from the Ministry of Energy (ME), please provide the details of any crew with Positive Travel History using the template provided. Information will be kept confidential and will only be shared with ME.
  • As per ISPS, vessels to provide last 10 port of calls.
  • Provide Crew Manifest
  • Fill in the Maritime Declaration of Health form (Shipping Notice: 04/2012)
  • Any vessels which has its last port as China, must be able to demonstrate at least 14 days of quarantine prior to arrival in BSB.

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Cabo Verde

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No warning/instructions from authorities. No infection with this virus has been reported.

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Canada

All Ports
Update: 20/2/2020

Vessels to report Port of Calls (via regular reporting channels to the authorities) and advise health status of crew. No restrictions. 
Incubation period (14 days) as main guideline for EVENTUAL restrictions (if the ship is arriving from densely infected area).

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Cambodia

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

So far there is only one case of 2019nCoV in Sihanoukville since 28-Jan and patient has been quarantined and under good care of Ministry of Health. All ships can berth as usual and any doubt against 2019nCoV can be reported to 115.

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Chile

All Ports
Update: 11/2/2020

No official instructions/procedures from health authority so far regarding clearance of foreign vessels. Only prevention measures to prevent contagious (Like frequent hands washing, etc). Friday Feb 7th Chilean Ministry of Health ordered a “Health Alert decree” that is looking for a timely detection of any potential Coronavirus case. By order of said decree, now there is a special revision made with new questionnaires that must be filled in specific check points areas during immigration process to Chinese citizens and / or any other person travelling or coming from North of Asia (North Japan to South of China range). This special revision is made as soon as travelers or citizens that have stayed in North of Asia before 14 days prior to arrival to Santiago’s international airport, show up in immigration check points. So, there is a first barrier in Santiago’s International Airport. All sanitary personnel in said place are in alert and will divert immediately any suspicious case to designated Santiago’s hospitals, preventing any crewmember or guest to continues trip up to Punta Arenas if they have fever, cough or cold symptoms.

Further details can be seen here: https://www.minsal.cl/ministerio-de-salud-decreta-alerta-sanitaria-por-nuevo-coronavirus/

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China

All Ports
Update: 8/2/2020

  1. Per government guidance, our public holiday is extended to Feb 09th.
  2. Ports are in normal operations, and no impacts for vessels arrival and departure. Now all ships are requested to report every crew health condition and body temperature before vessels arrival.  For Chinese crew, it is requested to declare if he is from Wuhan City, or have visited Wuhai city in the past 3 months. If crew temperature abnormal, Customs/Quarantine officer will decide if moving vessels to anchorage for further observation or not.
  3. Discharge / loading operations are in the normal, but the discharging/loading rate was affected by the short of labors due to many labors going back to hometown for Chinese New Year holidays and the outbreak of Corona Virus.
  4. Most of the ports do not allow crew change, neither crew’s shore visits while vessel in port.

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China - Hong Kong

All Ports
Update: 11/2/2020

1) Immigration facilities at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Ocean Terminals are suspended until further notice.  
2) Restrictions on crew change:

  • Anyone who had visited WUHAN, HUBEI in the last 14 days are not allowed to enter Hong Kong. 
  • Effective from 8 Feb, travelers (including seafarers to join ship) entering Hong Kong from China would be required to go into quarantine for 14 days. Crews (except from HUBEI) of cargo vessels are exempted.  They are required to adopt medical surveillance.   Please check with us firstly for any crew change plan. 
  • Travel restrictions have been imposed by countries Including Australia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand,    Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam. Travelers are reminded to confirm with their airlines if any relevant travel restrictions have been issued by the destination country

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Croatia

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

No any official announcements that are binding and implemented at country level, and anything that is affecting the port schedule, traffic and its official announced from a port or maritime authority. 

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Union of Comoros

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No restriction announced since the first case of coronavirus. All necessary precautions are taken for all travellers on arrival of the ports and airports in the union of Comoros.

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Cyprus

All Ports
Update: 8/2/2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCORDING TO THE PORT AND MEDICAL AUTHORITIES , EVERY VESSEL BEFORE ARRIVAL AT LIMASSOL ANCHORAGE MUST INFORM US / AUTHORITIES IF ANYBODY FROM THE CREW / PAX VISITED CHINA OR CONTACTED ANY PERSON ARRIVED FROM CHINA . 

THEREFORE , THE MASTER MUST INTERVIEW ALL CREW MEMBERS / PERSONS ON BOARD AND FIND OUT  IF ANYBODY ARRIVED FROM CHINA OR CONTACTED ANYBODY ARRIVED FROM CHINA. IN SUCH A  CASE  THE MASTER MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN/ STAMP THE ATTACHED FORM AND SEND IT TO US IN ORDER TO ENTER SAME IN THE PCS SYSTEM. THEN THE MEDICAL  AUTHORITIES WILL GIVE US INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO HANDLE THIS CASE.

HOWEVER , PLEASE NOTE THAT STILL  WE HAVE NOT  IN CYPRUS , ANY INCIDENT WITH THE CORONA VIRUS.

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Denmark

All Ports
Update: 3/2/2020

So far nothing official from Danish authorities.
Unofficially there are 2 persons voluntary in quarantine as they have recently travelled to China, however they are not confirmed infected. 

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Ecuador

Guayaquil, Manta, Puerto Bolivar, Esmeraldas
Update: 5/2/2020

No official instructions from Health Authorities.  Only prevention measures as per attachment uploaded.  48 hours prior arrival is required the manifests, 10 ports information and maritime health declaration.  Port Doctor will board first and will discuss with Vessel Doctor or delegate for any specific issues.  Agency and related parties needs prevention equipment such as mask, gloves, among others.

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Egypt

All Egypt
Update: 4/2/2020

  • No (nCOV-2019) cases are officially announced in Egypt till date 
  • Ministry of Health announced standing by alert to deal with any case may appear
  • Suez Canal Economical Zone Authority & Marine ports authorities requested all agents to report any vessels are expected to arrive from China, USA, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia and any other country where the virus was detected & to apply for the vessel berthing at least 4 days in advance prior to vessel arrival so that special quarantine arrangements are being made in place for clearing the vessel at anchorage prior to allowing it to proceed to berth. 
  • Quarantine Authority issued an official decree (No 1 – 2020) with general health precautions to be taken to avoid (nCOV-2019) 
  • No off signers are allowed to disembark any vessel before being cleared first by quarantine doctors. 
  • Passengers arriving to any Egyptian Int’l Airport are being swiftly checked before being allowed to enter to the country & special attention / check is being made to those who are arriving from the infected countries where the (nCOV-2019) is officially announced 

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Estonia

All Ports
Update: 3/2/2020

No restriction by the Government.

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Finland

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

EU Health authorities have issued advice for ship operators for preparedness and response to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection.

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Fiji

All Ports
Update: 11/2/2020

Fiji's borders will be closed to all foreign nationals who have been in mainland China within 14 days of their intended travel to Fiji. Similar to newly-instituted policies in Singapore and Australia, no passenger arrivals or transits will be permitted for those falling under these controls, effective immediately and until further notice. Any vessel with crew or passenger that falls within the category as stated above will not be granted Pratique and must return to high seas immediately.

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France

All Ports
Update: 13/2/2020

Applied by Harbour Master in our ports. It is not a change as they are checking on documents already provided through prearrival usual procedure (ISPS and Health declaration)

  • Check the 10 last ports is ISPS sent by Masters with prearrival documents.
  • If vessels called China, then they request the attached Health Declaration which we systematically ask to Masters as part of the prearrival procedure
  • If there is a case of crew with fever, then Harbour Master is contacting specialised medical Center who will instruct isolation measures to be taken.
  • If there is no case declared by Master, then vessel can berth normally ( the voyage duration from China being higher than 14days -the virus incubation time) 

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Germany

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

In Germany less than 10 known infections, all in Bavaria, South Germany, all within a manufactory of heatings, obviously caused by a business trip of a single employee to China. Information for employees and travelers issued by  EU Health authorities have issued advice for ship operators for preparedness and response to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection

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Ghana

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No restriction by the Government of Ghana meanwhile passengers are required to fill a declaration form before screened by a thermal scanner. Screening has been intensified at all entry points which has been causing some delays at the  Kotoka International Airport. Free pratique for vessels calling alongside berth will only granted after port officials visit during boarding formalities. There is also no confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus in Ghana So far, The Ministry of Health (MoH) has designated two hospitals as initial case management centres should there be any reported incident

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Greece

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

Have just received an update by Port Authorities in regards to the Corona virus.  This has been issued by the National Public Health Organization and it provides guidelines in regards to hygiene protection / preventative measures and how to act in case of a suspected case. 

You will find here attached the following:

  1. Guidelines for aircrafts and ship's crew
  2. Guidelines for ship's crew in case of a suspected case during sailing

FYI, the above are a free translation as the original documents are in Greek language.

Furthmore, they are advising to follow the World Health Organization for any updates on the issue in the following link:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 

Lastly, for the time being Port Authorities have not published / issued any specific procedure in regards to vessels calling Greek ports, but their only requirement, as per the usual standard procedures, is that the health condition / status of a crewmember or passenger should be registered in the Maritime Health Declaration.
Keep in mind that there has not been officially reported / registered a case of the 2019-nCoV. Instructions for to ships crew (DOC 1 if required)

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Guyana

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) will be denying entry to crews from ships with recent travel history in Hubei or those that hold a People’s Republic of China passport, as cases of the recently-discovered coronavirus continues to cross international borders.


According to MARAD, all international vessels coming into the Georgetown and Berbice ports will be required to provide documentation of the crew list and nationality, and their last port of call.
Additionally, the crew members from these vessels who are unwell, experiencing respiratory symptoms or those associated with the fever should inform the master of the ship in order to seek immediate medical attention.
The Maritime Department has clearly outlined that vessels refusing to comply with these instructions may be denied entry into Guyana’s waters. Meanwhile, assurances were made that the situation will be monitored to implement additional measures if necessary.


“Crew with recent travel history in Hubei or with People’s Republic of China passports will not be allowed entry into Guyana,” 

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Iceland

All Ports
Update: 27/1/2020

Icelandic Directorate of Health and have been asked to share this information with all ships coming to Iceland while the Coronavirus outbreak is in effect. Guidance document provided in the country folder, ships must complete declaration form 24 hours before arriving to Iceland.

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India

All Ports
Update: 27/1/2020

Budge Budge
Kolkata port have also swung into tackling novel coronavirus (nCoV). The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) has decided to screen all incoming vessels to the city for prevention of infection from the nCoV. It has procured 10 infrared thermal scanners, which will be used in examining the officers and crew members of the vessels.

All incoming foreign vessels will be screened. Paramedics and other staff with the handheld thermal scanner would screen officers and crew members on-board. Shore leave passes would be issued to the officers and crew members on-board the vessel, only if they do not show any symptom of coronavirus infection.” This exercise is to be carried out at Kolkata Dock System, Budge Budge. Thermal scanners and personal protective equipment (PPE) comprising cap, mask, goggles, gown, gloves and shoe cover already procured by KOPT.”

Chennai
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have alerted about 2019 novel corona virus infection (2019-nCoV) which occurred in Wuhan city in China and now spreading to many provinces in China and some imported cases in other neighbouring countries also. The affected patients have reported to have symptoms of Acute respiratory illness with history of fever and cough suggestive of bilateral pneumonia requiring admission to hospital within 14 days of contact. Few of them have developed severe acute respiratory illness (SARI). The latest updates on the cases and deaths can be accessed from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Since Chennai, Ennore, Kattupalli, Karaikal ports receives many ships, crews and passengers from China, Hong Kong and Singapore, Ministry of Health and Family has asked all the point of Entries i.e.
Airports and ports to be on alert for a possible importation into India of 2019- nCoV.

Dhamra
As per Port SoP, crews/passengers from those affected countries will not be allowed Shore leave. If, there is an affected person on Board, has to be evacuated by the CMO/PHO. These ships have to report daily health status update in the format, until they leave the Port. Hence, self-declaration on arrival and thereafter, on daily basis health update, if has (1) touched any affected country, (2) anyone boarded from an affected country, or (3) anyone came in contact with a confirmed case, within last 28 days.
Crew/passenger from the above ships allowed shore leave due to some other illness and any other ship, has to pass through the Thermal Scanner at Port Gates.
The updated formats are enclosed for your ready reference. Please ensure the use of these formats only for information on Coronavirus.

Ennore
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have alerted about 2019 novel corona virus infection (2019-nCoV) which occurred in Wuhan city in China and now spreading to many provinces in China and some imported cases in other neighbouring countries also. The affected patients have reported to have symptoms of Acute respiratory illness with history of fever and cough suggestive of bilateral pneumonia requiring admission to hospital within 14 days of contact. Few of them have developed severe acute respiratory illness (SARI). The latest updates on the cases and deaths can be accessed from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 
Since Chennai, Ennore, Kattupalli, Karaikal ports receives many ships, crews and passengers from China, Hong Kong and Singapore, Ministry of Health and Family has asked all the point of Entries i.e.
Airports and ports to be on alert for a possible importation into India of 2019- nCoV.

Gangavaram
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of lndia has issued an alert about 2019 Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) infection which occurred in Wuhan city, China. The affected patients are reported to have developed symptoms of Acute Respiratory illness within 14 days of contact, with history of Fever and Cough, and requiring hospital admission. Few of them have developed Sever Acute Respiratory lllness (SARI).

Gopalpur
As per Port SoP, crews/passengers from those affected countries will not be allowed Shore leave. If, there is an affected person on Board, has to be evacuated by the CMO/PHO. These ships have to report daily health status update in the format, until they leave the Port. Hence, self-declaration on arrival and thereafter, on daily basis health update, if has (1) touched any affected country, (2) anyone boarded from an affected country, or (3) anyone came in contact with a confirmed case, within last 28 days. Crew/passenger from the above ships allowed shore leave due to some other illness and any other ship, has to pass through the Thermal Scanner at Port Gates.
The updated formats are enclosed for your ready reference. Please ensure the use of these formats only for information on Coronavirus.

Haldia
Haldia Dock Complex under KopT have also swung into tackling novel coronavirus (nCoV). The Kolkata Port Trust (KopT)/HDC has decided to screen all incoming vessels touching country China for prevention of infection from the nCoV. 

Paramedics and other staff with the handheld thermal scanner would screen officers and crew members on-board. Shore leave passes would be issued to the officers and crew members on-board the vessel, only if they do not show any symptom of coronavirus infection.” Shore pass will not be issued the crew members who has touched Chinese Port since 15.01.2020. Restriction on boarding of Barber, Hawkers. This exercise is to be carried out at Kolkata Dock System/HDC. Thermal scanners and personal protective equipment (PPE) comprising mask, gloves and shoe cover already procured by KOPT/HDC.” . Enclosed SOP

Kakinada
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of lndia has issued an alert about 2019 Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) infection which occurred in Wuhan city, China. The affected patients are reported to have developed symptoms of Acute Respiratory illness within 14 days of contact, with history of Fever and Cough, and requiring hospital admission. Few of them have developed Sever Acute Respiratory lllness (SARI).

Karaikal
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have alerted about 2019 novel corona virus infection (2019-nCoV) which occurred in Wuhan city in China and now spreading to many provinces in China and some imported cases in other neighbouring countries also. The affected patients have reported to have symptoms of Acute respiratory illness with history of fever and cough suggestive of bilateral pneumonia requiring admission to hospital within 14 days of contact. Few of them have developed severe acute respiratory illness (SARI). The latest updates on the cases and deaths can be accessed from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Since Chennai, Ennore, Kattupalli, Karaikal ports receives many ships, crews and passengers from China, Hong Kong and Singapore, Ministry of Health and Family has asked all the point of Entries i.e.
Airports and ports to be on alert for a possible importation into India of 2019- nCoV.

Katupalli
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have alerted about 2019 novel corona virus infection (2019-nCoV) which occurred in Wuhan city in China and now spreading to many provinces in China and some imported cases in other neighbouring countries also. The affected patients have reported to have symptoms of Acute respiratory illness with history of fever and cough suggestive of bilateral pneumonia requiring admission to hospital within 14 days of contact. Few of them have developed severe acute respiratory illness (SARI). The latest updates on the cases and deaths can be accessed from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Since Chennai, Ennore, Kattupalli, Karaikal ports receives many ships, crews and passengers from China, Hong Kong and Singapore, Ministry of Health and Family has asked all the point of Entries i.e.
Airports and ports to be on alert for a possible importation into India of 2019- nCoV.

Kolkata
Kolkata port have also swung into tackling novel coronavirus (nCoV). The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) has decided to screen all incoming vessels to the city for prevention of infection from the nCoV. It has procured 10 infrared thermal scanners, which will be used in examining the officers and crew members of the vessels.

All incoming foreign vessels will be screened. Paramedics and other staff with the handheld thermal scanner would screen officers and crew members on-board. Shore leave passes would be issued to the officers and crew members on-board the vessel, only if they do not show any symptom of coronavirus infection.” This exercise is to be carried out at Kolkata Dock System, Budge Budge. Thermal scanners and personal protective equipment (PPE) comprising cap, mask, goggles, gown, gloves and shoe cover already procured by KOPT.”

Krishnapatnam
Vessel Agent / Master of foreign vessels coming from countries affected by 2019-CoV (Corona Virus) of China shall inform Harbour Master (HM)/Port Health Officer (PHO) through email about crews suspected of Coronavirus Infection with details like Name, Nationality, Age, Sex, Symptoms, history of previous visit.

Paradip
As per Port SoP, crews/passengers from those affected countries will not be allowed Shore leave. If, there is an affected person on Board, has to be evacuated by the CMO/PHO. These ships have to report daily health status update in the format, until they leave the Port. Hence, self-declaration on arrival and thereafter, on daily basis health update, if has (1) touched any affected country, (2) anyone boarded from an affected country, or (3) anyone came in contact with a confirmed case, within last 28 days.
Crew/passenger from the above ships allowed shore leave due to some other illness and any other ship, has to pass through the Thermal Scanner at Port Gates.
The updated formats are enclosed for your ready reference. Please ensure the use of these formats only for information on Coronavirus.

Sagar
No information as yet

Tuticorin
Under IHR all the entry of diseases by ships through crew or passengers are to be monitored by the competent health authority which is Port health officer. In view of the novel Corona virus threat, all the shore medical assistance required for any crew during the ship pre-arrival or at port stay are to get the clearance of PHO by intimation to rule out the infectious diseases.

Vizag
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India has issued an alert about 2019 Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) infection which occurred in Wuhan city, China. The affected patients are reported to have developed symptoms of Acute Respiratory illness within 14 days of contact, with history of Fever and Cough, and requiring hospital admission. Few of them have developed Sever Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI).

Alang
No information as yet

Bedi
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Bhavnagar
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Cochin
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), have alerted about 2019 Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) infection which occurred in Wuhan city, China. The affected patients have reported to have symptoms of Acute Respiratory illness withthe history of fever and cough suggestive of bilateral pneumonia requiring admission to hospital within 14 days of contact. Few of them have developed Sever Acute Respiratory lllness (SARI).

Dabhol
No information as yet

Dahanu
No information as yet

Dahej
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Dighi
No information as yet

Goa
No information as yet

Hazira
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Kandla
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Mumbai

  1. There have been reports of new virus infection in the Wuhan region of China with reports of the infection causing deaths in some instances. The World Health Organisation (WHO) website has indicated that the Chinese authorities have confirmed that they had identified the new virus as coronavirus.
  2. The outbreak of the coronavirus is reported to have spread beyond the borders of Wuhan region of China resulting in screening procedures being commenced at the borders of many countries.
  3. Considering the possible spread of this infectious new disease, WHO has issued standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of the disease. This recommendation of WHO is available in their website https://www.who.int/
  4. emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt. of India has also issued travel advisory to travellers visiting China. This advisory of MoHFW is available on their website https://mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/Travel%20advisory%20to%20travelers%20visiting%20China-%20Update d.pdf. (copy enclosed)
  5.  All Indian seafarers are advised to comply with WHO recommendation and MoHFW advisory. All concerned organisations including INSA, FOSMA, MASSA, seafarers unions etc. are advised to inform their seafarers to comply with the WHO recommendation and
  6. MoHFW advisory in letter and spirit. Also, all Indian ships are required to exercise due caution while calling at ports of the regions where such infection is reported.
  7. The approved Medical Examiners of this Directorate are also advised to display this M.S.Notice prominently at their clinic to create awareness in the matter.
  8. This is issued with the approval of the Director General of Shipping and Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

Mundra
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Navlakhi
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

New Mangalore
Inform PHO about vessels coming from countries affected by 2019-CoV (Corona Virus) of China & HK well in advance.

Okha
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Pipavav
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Porbandar
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Ratnagiri
No information as yet

Sikka
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Trivandrum
No information as yet

Tuna Tekra
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

Vadinar
All the ships will be screened before arrival by email on teh newly embarked crew members from chinese ports or any chinese nationals joining teh ship from any ports in the world or all crew of ships calling teh ports in disese occuring countries. Teh ships if needed any screening on berthing willbe advised.  Berthing clearance will be given for all other ships for port operations.  The sick crew who are suspected to be 2019-nCov will be transferred to the desingated referal hospital.  Detailed Advisory dated: 27-01-2020 as encl.

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Indonesia

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

In response to recent outbreak of Wuhan Virus from China, Indonesia government has been implemented precautionary measures to prevent community spread in Indonesia. 
  

1. Thermal scanning facilities at all air checkpoints.   
2. Precautions for boarding the vessel agents, CIQP :

  • Per local Government Regulations, any ship that has been to China within last 14 days can undertake cargo operations but No Crew Change or Crew Shore Leave permitted.
  • Master must submit a Health Declaration for all crew and report if any crew with fever, prior vessel arrival.
  • If any crew having fever, must be reported to authorities and quarantined on board.
  • To minimize boarding.
  • A Risk Assessment is conducted prior boarding any vessel.
  • Compulsory to using protective equipment (masks and gloves as well as glasses) when on board the vessel from an infected country
  • On board the vessel after Port Health Office official states that the vessel is in safe condition.

3. Precautions for foreign vessel calling to Indonesia port :

  • A statement of free Pneumonia disease signed by the master or ‘’ Maritime Declaration Of Health ‘’ to be inform pre arrival of the vessel
  • Report a list of the 10 Last Port of Call on the first occasion prior vessel arrive the port
  • For all foreign vessels must be checked first by Port Health and Quarantine officers at anchorage then after complete vessel can be arranged for alongside.

Medical Assistance 
If travelers have a fever (≥ 38°C) and respiratory symptoms such as cough and breathlessness, they should wear a mask and call any outpatient clinic or hospital ahead of the visit.   
 
Remain Vigilant and Adopt Good Personal Hygiene Practices 
Local authorities are closely monitoring the situation and may adopt additional precautionary measures in short notice. 
 
Please refer to official updates and health advisory from Ministry of Health for more details  https://www.kemkes.go.id/article/view/20012900002/Kesiapsiagaan-menghadapi-Infeksi-Novel-Coronavirus.html

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Iraq

All Ports
Update: 4/2/2020

No information received from Port Authorities

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Ireland

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

Situation is being monitored in Ireland but so far no restrictions / procedures or requirements imposed by Irish Authorities.

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Israel

All Ports
Update: 19/2/2020

The ministry of Health  in Israel extended the guidance : Foreign traveler who stayed is  the last 15 days in the following counties : China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Singapore are not allowed to enter Israel 

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Italy

All Ports
Update: 4/2/2020

Significantly  strengthen controls  and medical and health personnel at all airports and ports.  In  Rome Fiumicino,  sanitary  corridors  and  thermal scanners are being activated on all arrivals. (circular 370-03.02.2020)
Health Ministery have further  improved for all  vessel approaching Italian Ports following procedure (Prot3189 – free Translation following) it is  mandatory to each  ship that communicates access to an Italian port, regardless of origin, national or international, to request the release of the Free Health Practice (LPS) from the USMAF competent by territory. This LPS must be accompanied by:

  1. maritime health declaration,
  2. copy of the sanitation exemption certificate,
  3. list of passengers and crew members,
  4. list of ports visited in the last 14 days.

The  request  for the release  of  the  LPS  will be sent to the USMAF not earlier than six hours  after entering port.  The captain must communicate any change in the health situation on board, occurred after the release of  the LPS, also during the entire period of stay in the port  and  until its exit.
At the end of this procedure, the USMAF  will determine whether to request any additions to the documentation sent.  Where  necessary,  the  maritime authority will provide adequate support. In light of  the preliminary  investigation,  also taking into account the construction characteristics of the ship, the number  of people present on board, the  disembarkation and embarkation  of  passengers and  crew,  the ports called prior to arrival, and  other  similar factors that reflected the risk to  passengers and health public,  the  USMAF will  evaluate  the opportunity to release the LPS via radio or with on-board access. Excluded  from these measures  are boats returning from the same port from which they  sail (e.g. fishing boats, tug boats, pilot boats, etc ...), as long as they did not embark during navigation other people in off shore or sea rescue operations.

Furthermore  Ministery of Healt released travel advise/flyer also In English and Chinese language Coronavirus has also officially arrived in Italy. Positive  tests a couple of Chinese tourists now hospitalized in Rome in isolation at the Spallanzani hospital in Rome.  Coming from the province of Wuhan, they had landed in  Milan on 23 January and had made some intermediate stops before arriving four  days  ago in a hotel in the capital.
On  Friday morning,  the  Council  of  Ministers  decided  on  a state of emergency for six months. The provision allows for a series  of immediate actions such as the recruitment of doctors, the rental of a  building for health surveillance, and the recovery  of the  means  necessary  for  the transportation of suspected cases of lung virus.  The  situation  will be managed  by  an  extraordinary  commissioner  appointed  ad  hoc  by  the government, the head of the Department of Civil Protection Borrelli.

Augusta, (sicily), Italy
Received a while ago From Sanimare/Harbour Master regarding Request of Sanitary free pratique. Meeting in progress with Sanimare Office and Harbour Master order to disclose final instructions to vessels.  
At moment request of Sanitary Free pratique must be done within Sanimare Office hours 17.00 (but not before SIX HOUR BEFORE VESSEL’S ARRIVAL. No Sanitary free pratique will be granted from 17.00 till 07.30 hrs (Sanimare office closed). Above valid for Santa Panagia and Augusta Ports.

Genoa
Translation of the main part of the Italian Health Authority Circular (attached):

a new Free Pratique required by Health Authority due to the current International Health situation.

The Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) rules are:

  1. All ships to request Sanitary Free Pratique regardless of last port and flag,
  2. Same must be sent not earlier than 6hrs prior arrival to usmaf.genova@sanita.it (cc: to agent) with the following docs:
  • Maritime Health Declaration 
  • Copy of Sanification exemption Certificate
  • Crew List and Passenger List
  • List of the ports called during the last 14 days

Any change in the Health Situation on the vessel MUST be notified to the Health Office also during the port stay. In the above regards Health Authority might request additional documentation on their discretion.
The Health Office will decide whether to grant Free Pratique by VHF or by direct access on the vessel.

Livorno
Please be informed that as per today's local Health office official request all vessels calling Livorno port must apply for Sanitary free pratique not before 12hrs from their ETA.

Request must be accompanied by the folloing docs:

  • health declaration
  • SSCEC
  • crew list and passengers list
  • list of the last 14 ports
  • Sanitary free pratique request, as per enclosed form ( specific for Coronavirus )

Master is obbliged to immediately inform the Health station of any crew or passengers health's conditions change even during the stay in the port till departure. Free pratique can be either granted by " radio" or after inpection on board.

Naples, Italy
Till now no any cases registered in the ports followed by us (Naples, Gaeta and Vasto).

We receive fm Health Ministry one Directive stated that fm today till end of emergency all vessels coming at Naples, Geta and Vasto must request/declare:

  • Free pratique;
  • Last 14 ports.

All above for all vsls even if coming fm EU or Italy.

Santa Panagia Bay
According last information/rumors if Free pratique not granted before or on arrival 

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Jamaica

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No published restrictions by the Authorities, however they request port of call lists and Maritime Health Declaration prior to arrival

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Kuwait

All Ports
Update: 27/1/2020

All vessels' Masters are kindly requested to ensure and  provide us a statement, that any crew onboard are having high temperature, sore throat, coughing or breathing difficulties. Vessel upon arrival will have to drop anchor at OPL (Out of Port limits) Anchorage.   
The PMO (Port Medical Officer) will come onboard for checking of the crew for any of the above  mentioned symptoms and clear the vessel for berthing and other operations.  Fyi, the vessel will not be allowed to have Shore leave,  no disembarkation for offsigners,  no supply of Provision/Bond stores,  or any other service will be provided,  until the vessel is cleared by Quarantine (PMO) Authorities.

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Japan

All Japan
Update: 17/2/2020

Quarantine Office introduced the new questionnaire on Novel corona virus (COVID-19) disease for the captain or the ship's doctor to answer prior to arrival to Japan. Effective from February 14, 2020.

Questionnaire on COVID-19 

  • Name of ship                                
  • Name of master                               
  • Last port                                                               

Please answer following five questions regarding the crew members and passengers in your vessel.
 
1) Is there any person stayed in Hubei Province, Zhejiang Province, China in the past 14 days?
2) Is there any person contacted with people having symptoms such as fever or cough in the past 14 days?
3) Is there any person contacted with infected patients in the past 14 days?
4) Is there anything wrong with physical condition?
    If 'Yes', please check specify symptoms... □ fever □ Cough □ Fatigue □ Other symptoms
5) Are you taking any medications such as antipyretics, cold medicines or painkillers?
 
Date (Month Date, Year) 
Country

Lebanon

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No instructions from authorities. No infection with this virus has been reported

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Libya

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No warning/instructions from the Libyan authorities. No infection with this virus has been reported in Libya.

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Lithuania

All Ports
Update: 3/2/2020

Local cases of Coronavirus?
( ) YES 
(x) NO 
Will there be any delay in free pratique being granted? 
( ) YES 
(x) NO 
Any additional health inspection needed on board prior vessel’s berthing? 
( ) YES 
(x) NO 
Any additional health declaration to be submitted by vessel prior calling/arrival? 
( ) YES 
(x) NO 
Any circulars/regulations is issued by Port Authorities? 
( ) YES
(x) NO
If Yes, please provide with details or a website link for such details: 
Any specific restrictions on (port name) call history? 
( ) YES 
(x) NO 
Is crew shore leave permitted? 
(x) YES 
( ) NO 

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Madagascar

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

24hr prior notice for all ships calling Madagascar. No port entry for vessel having called infected areas within 14days... those more than 14days will still need Free Pratique from Ministry of Helath

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Malaysia

All Ports
Update: 21/2/2020

Cruise vessels calling Port Kelang are hereby required with immediate effect to adhere the following directives:- 

  1. Only schedule calls that have been prepared and approved by Port Kelang Authorities and Terminal Operators will be permitted subject to routine and special inspection by government authorities.
  2. No unscheduled call will be be accepted or processed without prior notification to Port Kelang Authority 7 days in advance of such call. PKA reserves the right to deny entry to any such vessel without assigning any reasons.
  3. As per Malaysian Government directives, any cruise vessel that has departed or transited through any ports in China or any parts in Macau and Hong Kong will not be permitted to at any port in Port Kelang. 

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Malta

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No cases reported as yet. Government hospital has prepared a 12 person isolation unit as a measure to tackle.

Malta (grand Harbour)
No official reports of subject virus in Malta. Having said that, Transport Malta is in discussion with Port Health office re precautionary measures and/or specific procedures that need to be taken at the Ports of Malta particularly on arrival of a vessel from the Far East and China. DOC 2 available at request

Offshore Malta No.1 Tsa
No official reports of subject virus in Malta. Having said that, Transport Malta is in discussion with Port Health office re precautionary measures and/or specific procedures that need to be taken at the Ports of Malta particularly on arrival of a vessel from the Far East and China. DOC 2 available at request

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Marshall Islands

All Ports
Update: 19/2/2020

  1. Suspension of all air and sea travel, to and from , the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong and Macau. This restriction has been assessed as appropriate to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 importation to the RMI.
  2. All sea vessels, containing food and essential commodities for the RMI, will be allowed entry to the RMI, excluding vessels that have departed ports from PRC, Hong Kong and Macau. Vessels which include these countries on their routine path or port of departure are required to divert from these, to ensure the continued supply of essential commodities to the RMI.

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Mauritius

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No restrictions yet... Update 04 Feb. but all passengers coming thru the airport or on a Cruise vessel will be screened. Any passengers having transitted or coming from China will be Quarantined ; Update 05 Feb. msg from MPA advising that all vessels will be screened before entry into port...24hr prior notice to be provided... including Crew Change performed within 14days prior calling Port Louis

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Mexico

Coatzacoalcos, Altamira, Tampico, Ciudad Madero & Veracruz
Update: 5/2/2020

Coatzacoalcos
routine inspections from International Health authority only.  Captain of the vessels must inform about any case of crew member sick

Altamira, Tampico, Ciudad Madero
routine inspections from International Health authority only.  Captain of the vessels must inform about any case of crew member sick

Veracruz
No special instructions from authorities.

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Montenegro

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No warning/instructions from authorities. No infection with this virus has been reported.

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Morocco

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

All the ports are requiring so far is to submit the health declaration ,  crew list including the port of embarkation of each crew member and the list of the last ten ports of the vessel before they can accept the vessel alongside.

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Myanmar

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No restrictions yet.

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Netherlands

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

For infectious diseases, such as the Coronavirus, Dutch Ports follows the Municipal Health Service (GGD) and the RIVM guidelines. They indicate that the chance of an infection (certainly also in the port) is still "very small", hence Dutch Ports have not promulgated any additional measures

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New Zealand

All Ports
Update: 6/2/2020

For the health and wellness of our people and those around us, Ports of Auckland will be changing the entry processes for vessels as of 0000hrs 7 February 2020.

1. Ships must complete the attached form and return it to Harbour Control 24 hours prior to arrival. Further, 90 minutes before the vessels arrival the Master must VHF Radio Harbour Control to confirm that nothing has changed with regard to the health of the crew.
2. No vessels may arrive if they have been in a very high-risk area (currently identified as China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan) in the previous 14 day period. 
3. Additionally, if the ship or any of its crew has been in a very high-risk area since 1 January 2020 then: 

  • The entire crew are required to remain on the vessel for the duration of the visit.
  • Any member of the ship’s crew interacting with Ports of Auckland staff are required to wear the appropriate personal protection equipment including mask and gloves.  
  • Ship crew are to restrict contact with Ports of Auckland staff to essential contact only and only communicate with Ports of Auckland staff wearing face masks.
  • If the vessel in port requires external services, maintenance or provedoring the contractor will be required to provide its own transport to the vessel, wear appropriate PPE and have completed its own risk assessment. Ports of Auckland will provide a transport escort where required.

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Nigeria

All ports
Update: 5/2/2020

There is no trade or travel restriction received from the Government office as yet. Vessel arriving from China will be examined by the Port Health officers. Thereafter Free Pratique granted before any operations commencement. Passagers are being quarantine by health authority before allowing passage into the country. No News of any infected in Nigeria.

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Norway

Mongstad & Sture (Non Ice port)
Update: 4/2/2020

Mongstad and Sture Terminals (WCN) Equinor (as Terminal owners) has decided temporarily to re-introduce the "Maritime declaration of health" to all vessels coming from a port outside Norway.

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Oman

All Ports
Update: 22/1/2020

All ships coming from china, master must confirm by mail that all crew healthy and no crew suffering from any of the symtoms indicated , Ref linked circular.  Any doubtful cases may be subject to Port health inspection Any Crew joining from China or persons having transited china in the past 7-14 days must hold a recent and valid medical fitness certificate

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Pakistan

All Ports
Update: 22/1/2020

Please be informed that Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Government of Pakistan has issued immediate instructions to all Authorities that “DO NOT ALLOW SHORE PASSES TO THE CREW OF THE FOREIGN SHIPS CALLING AT THE PAKISTANI PORTS AND ENSURE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT DISEMBARK THE SHIPS”.

Above instructions issued to Immigration Authority to prevent Pakistan from ‘CRONA VIRUS”.

In view above, at the moment embarkation/dis-embarkation of foreign national crew will not be possible at Pakistani Ports since Immigration Authority not granting permissions for on/off-signers.

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Palau

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

Here are some key roles for the carriers and agents taking immediate effect which will be executed on KHI V189W onwards:

  1. Each vessel entering Palau MUST contact Port Control via VH radio 30 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL AT PILOT STATION.
  2. The usual authorities Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Transportation along with Ministry of Health team will be conducting on board crew inspection and clearance at the pilot station before pilot boards the vessel. Hence, please ensure each vessel has all of usual required documentation ready for the authorities upon boarding
  3. After pilot station clearance, the vessel will then proceed to berth for the regular arrival formalities
  4. Although not mandatory at pilot station arrival, the medical team urges each crew to wear masks during clearance at the pilot station.

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Panama

Panama Canal & Port of Balboa and Crsitobal
Update: 4/2/2020

Panama Canal
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is concerned with the recent outbreak of the 2019 new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has generated an international Maritime Health Association advisory.
It is imperative that vessels arriving at Panama Canal waters, for port calls or transit, after having called at port located in any of these counties; China, tahiland, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Germany, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, United Staed of Americas, France, Australia or any other country with confirmed cases of the virus, and having identified any suspected case on board demonstrating any of symptons, report this condition thought the Panama Maritime single window (VUMPA) within 30 days prior to their arrival. This is necessary in order to take appropiate measures to prevent the possible spread of this virus in the republic of Panama. Such measures include, but are not limited to , boarding the This is necessary in order to take appropiate measures to prevent the possible spread of this virus in the republic of Panama. Such measures include, but are not limited to , boarding the vessel by sanitary health authorities in order to incvestigate any case; use of personal protective equipement or holding the vessel in quarantine as precautionary measures.
https://www.pancanal.com/common/maritime/advisories/2020/ADV-04-2020.pdf

Port of Balboa and Crsitobal
Panama Health of Ministry have not report any case of CoronaVirus so far. It is compulsory to all vessel approaching Panama Ports to inform previouly if coming from any country with confirmed  

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Papua New Guinea

All Ports
Update: 11/2/2020

All international vessels calling Papua New Guinea are directed to one of the following ports to be Health and Customs Cleared into Papua New Guinea, before proceeding to intended port in Papua New Guinea. 

  • Port Moresby
  • Lae 
  • Rabaul

No clearances will be given at any other port. Vessels will need to divert to the closest port mentioned above. The exception to this directive is LNG vessels where Health clearance will be conducted at anchorage (Caution Bay).

To clarify the 14 day Quarantine period is inclusive of the transit time from last port visited in China. Hong Kong is classified as China.
All international vessels with last port in China direct to PNG will be directed to anchor at the above ports respective quarantine grounds to wait the 14 day quarantine period. On day 15 Health officials will then board the vessel for risk assessment.

All international vessels that have called China then call intermediary ports prior to PNG with a transit that falls outside the 14 day quarantine period with be directed to anchorage and boarded on arrival by Health officials for clearance. Note delays may still be experienced as it will be subject to available personnel resource.  

Department of Transport Direction and Notice: 1/2020
Unfortunately, the DoT have yet to update the above notice and until it is we are following the directive with caveats. 

a)Suspension of all crew change in PNG. 

  1. Approval will be given by DoT subject to the circumstance. Inchcape will apply on the principal’s behalf for authorization of crew changes required.
  2. We are unable to obtain any approval for Chinese national crew.

b) No personnel from Portside is allowed on board any international vessel apart from those performing statutory functions. 

  1. This poorly worded point has been recognized by the DoT and it is accepted that loading and discharging of vessels will continue without hinderance.
  2. We are waiting for DoT direction and Notice 2/2020 to be distributed with appropriate corrections to notice 1.

Inchcape PNG continues to recommend to all PNG bound vessels to have the below documents to the respective Inchcape port office five (5) days prior to vessels arrival where possible.

Documents to send with the mandatory screening form

  1. Maritime Declaration of Health (attached)
  2. Voyage memo (attached) 
  3. Travel Advisory Screening form to be completed by the individual (attached)
  4. Drugs/Narcotics List (vessel provides document)
  5. Declaration of No Illness on-board (vessel provides document)
  6. Vaccination list (vessel provides document)
  7. Copy of ship sanitations (vessel provides document)

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Peru

Callao
Update: 5/2/2020

National Port Authority released a Notice on January 30th indicating procedure of Captains of vessels arriving to Peru in case of suspected Corona virus infection on board

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Philippines

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

All vessels coming from mainland CHINA, HONGKONG and MACAU in the past 14 days are prohibited to enter any Philippine port, except emergency calls for Filipinos and holders of permanent residence visa. All vessels coming in from above stated ports beyond 14 days from their last port of call in CHINA, including HONG KONG and MACAU are allowed, provided they will report upon entry to Philippine quarantine zone that there are no ill person on board. Note that the 14-day quarantine starts from the day the vessel sailed out from the affected area. Moreover, once the vessel arrives at the quarantine anchorage, a Yellow Flag must be raised to show that she is still on a 14-day quarantine.  *Note: this goes to all ports in country even if the operation is only at anchorage.  Crew Disembarkation is strictly prohibited for any race if the vessel called the affected areas.

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) bans disembarkation of vessel crews from Novel Coronavirus hit China, cancels visitation privileges of relatives of Pinoys, NGO’s while docked at any PPA-controlled port. For more information please visit: https://www.ppa.com.ph/content/ppa-bans-disembarkation-vessel-crews-ncov-hit-china-cancels-visitation-privileges-relatives 

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Portugal

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

Up till now it is not implemented in Portugal a General Guidance for Ports from by “General Health Department” (DGS).Despite still no National guidance, Sines Port took the liberty of implementing today a prevention plan advising that if any case reported on board of any vessel the Captain shall advise the Agent who will be in charge of advising DGS, that will decide port of call for said vessel and will evaluate and decide procedures.

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Qatar

All Ports
Update: 3/2/2020

Any Vessel which has visited a Chinese Ports in the last thirty days and atleast 3 days prior to arrival shall submit the CORONAVIRUS  DECLARATION  together with the MARINE Declration of Health & Pre arrival Questionaire, Agents are to stress to the Masters to fill in this form, and the Maritime Declaration of Health. Disembarking of crew will be prohibited during vessel stay in Ras Laffan Port Limits. Port and Shore personnel are not allowed to embark / attend the vessel until the Health Department clears the vessel.  If any vessel declares that crew members are suffering from any sickness in relation to this declaration, the vessel will be refused clearance at first instance, and will be referred to other agencies on a case by case basis. 

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Russia

Novorossiysk
Update: 4/2/2020

According to this Letter agents in Novorossiysk should to inform Sanitary Epidemiological Control officers about crew members nationalities arriving to the port and regarding probable patients with suspected infectious disease. Please see attached the mentioned letter with translation. Also, please be advised that on the next week, Sanitary Epidemiological Control officers planning to arrange instructions meeting with agents regarding coronavirus matter.  
Please be advised that presently there is no precedent with coronavirus diseased in Novorossiysk. 

All ships calling to Russian ports are required to provide the following info and documents to Sanitary Authorities via agent prior arrival to the port:

- List of the last 10 ports of call (it’s a standard requirements)
- Crew list with nationalities (it’s a standard requirements)
- A crew list with temperature data of each crewmember (addition/new demands)

In case of any doubt or suspected risks Sanitary Authorities to visit the ship upon arrival and check temperature and condition of the crew on board. 

Ship's agents must pay special attention and inform Sanitary Authorities in case of any sick persons on board or if the ship is arriving from Chinese or other ports of risk. Also, in this case all visitors on board must use PPE (gloves and masks).

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Saudi Arabia

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

You are requested to notify the health control at the port 24 hours. before the arrival of any vessel affiliating to you, coming from China immediately. and filling the required details in the health declaration accurately and providing the controlling center the following info: 

  1. Do the vessel was in China during last 14 days?  
  2. Do any of the sailors were in China for the last 14 days?  
  3. Is there any connection to any of the sailors with a suspect of Corona Virus?   
  4. Do any body suffer from respiratory  symptom such as cough or shortness of breathing?    

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Seychelles

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No Travellers to and from China. People onboard ship who hv travelled to China within 14days will not be allowed to disembark.

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Singapore

All Ports
Update: 1/2/2020

MPA will extend the precautionary measures to include passengers and crew members with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days, as well as ships whose previous ports of call in the last 14 days included mainland China. 
Advice for Singapore-Registered Vessels Shipowners, managers, operators, agents and masters of Singapore-registered  vessels should monitor  the  health  of  their  crew  closely.  Masters of  such vessels are required to report to their company, MPAand destination port authorities,if  their  crew  are  unwell, experience  respiratory  symptoms  (e.g.  cough, runny  nose, shortness  of  breath)  or  feel  feverish. They  should  also make  the  necessary arrangements to seek medical attention. For further information on the 2019-nCoV, please visit the Ministry of Health website at www.moh.gov.sg

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Slovenia

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

No warning/instructions from authorities. No infection with this virus has been reported.

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Solomon Islands

All Ports
Update: 11/2/2020

Any person who has travelled from or transited through China at any time during the 14 days immediately before the day on which the person arrives in Solomon Islands will not be permitted to enter the country. Further, travelers originating from affected countries and regions will also not be permitted to enter the country unless such person is able to provide evidence that they have not travelled from or transited through any affected country at any time during the 14 days immediately before the day of arrival in Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands Government has temporarily designated Honiara Port as the main entry port of clearance for all foreign vessels. Though the Travel Advisory issued by the Solomon Islands Government does not specifically say it, vessels coming from affected countries are reportedly being subject to the 14-day quarantine rule.

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South Africa

All Ports
Update: 20/2/2020

The Coastal Reginal Director to Quarantine vessels coming directly from China that falls within an incubation period of 14days.(date of departure and date of arrival in Durban Port ). Crew change will also influence the granted of free pratique. (e.g. the travel history of the crew change ,the date of joining). 


It is advisable that this information is declared by Master and the agent notifies the master of the vessel in advance. All vessels arriving from China will be cleared at the designated berth within the port on arrival . Kindly note that all other operations or entrance by other port officials will only be allowed once all health measures and screening have been completed by the Port Health Official on board the vessel .

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South Korea

All Ports
Update: 11/2/2020

  1. All masters have to submit the result of body temperature for all crew members, 24hours before berthing through agenta
  2. No crew change, provision/spare parts supply allowed through alongside, only allowed in anchorage only for crews in visa free country and not allowed for crews visa needed   
  3. No shore pass for crew allowed in all Korean ports without having any special case and emergency case
  4. Restrict sign-on/sign-off for Chinese crews and vessels called China ports within 14days effective from Feb.04  
  5. Cargo operation and bunkering is in normal in all Korean ports 

As Government guidance keep changing, please enquire first with us whenever there are any plans to change crews 

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Spain

All Ports
Update: 4/2/2020

Algeciras/National
31 Jan Intrim advice instructions received via EU Health Gateways for prepardness and responce, minimising risk, education, supplies and equipment, management of suspected cases 1 x confirmed case at Canary Islands

Corunna
Immigration required to check crew lists for all vessels (with embarkation/disembarkation ports).
Masks are being used to go on board to avoid infections.

Las Palmas
At the moment there is not any particular action taken at Las Palmas port in relation to this ´coronavirus´
but general recommendations to travellers provided by the Spanish health authorities.

Not any cases have been reported at Las Palmas port.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife
No cases of Coronavirus have been reported in any of the ports. The closer we know is in the Island of La Gomera where a german tourist (who came already infeccted from Germany) is presently hospitalized (in an isolated area of the local hospital) being treated and according to health authorities, recovering very favorably.  

Tarragona
No cases known in Tarragona. In fact the shipping association advised last week no protocol available by local port authorities. 

Checking with health authority they advise if one case known or someone affected use the emergency number +34 690953522 and follow their instructions. And follow the EU protocol attached

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Sri Lanka

All Ports
Update: 28/1/2020

All crew / passengers to fill the HDF and hand it over to the immigration officers to obtain the shore passes

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Sweden

All Ports
Update: 7/2/2020

Maritime Declaration of Health from all vessels arriving to ports of Sweden. If the vessel states that they have a sick on board that has been in the WHO-classified risk area, a quarantine plan will be triggered and infectious disease doctor will be contacted who will make a medical assessment.

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Thailand

All Ports
Update: 08/2/2020

Agent have to submit following document to port authorities 24 Hours before vessel arrive

  1. Information of Conveyance Arriving In Thailand ( ต.1),
  2. Maritime Information of Health (ต.2),
  3. Maritime Declaration of Health (ต.3),
  4. Last ten port of call,
  5. Questionnaire for Dangerous Communicable diseases screening,
  6. Crew list,
  7. Body temperature (for all crew record at least 7 days)

Remark : For all ship that depart from risky country Quarantine officer will use Thermoscan for measure body temperature of all passenger and crew
if found who over 37.5° C will detain all passenger and crew for investigate Blood testing
Important: No shore leave allowed for all crew
FOR SIGN ON - all nationality is allowed
FOR SIGN OFF - all nationality is allowed
Definition of persons who to be suspect patient

  1. Persons who have a body temperature more than 37.5 C and have Symptoms of
  2. Respiratory system (Cough, Sore throat, runny nose,gasp for breath)
  3. Depart from risky country (China) within 14 days
  4. Have record of contact with animal that suspect disease of Coronavirus
  5. Have record of contact with patient who confirm have a disease of Coronavirus

Remark : Risk area of Coronavirus currently is China

Current situation

  • Data from December 30, 2019 to February 5, 2020, Department of Desease Control reported Thailand found 25 patients healed 9 persons no avy patients dead in Thailand. There is evidence of human-to-human transmission. Found patients confirmed in people without a history of traveling to China But has a close history with people traveling from epidemic areas 

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Trinidad and Tobago

All Ports
Update: 05/2/2020

All ships arriving in Trinidad and Tobago waters must submit the supporting documents requested under the Single Electronic Window e-Maritime Module as per arrival/depture Harbour 
Master requirements to the Maritime Services Division of the Ministry of Works and Transportation. This submission is required 72 hours prior to the arrival of the ship. 
Ship owners and operators who refuse to answer or furnish the information in the Delcaration Form and who provide flase declaration are advised that this shall result in the vessel remaining at anchorage until the receipt of the required information, and may be subject to quarantine procedures as established by the ministry of health. 

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Tunisia

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

No official announcement 

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Turkey

All Ports
Update: 5/2/2020

  • As of now no effected person observed accross Turkey.
  • Chinese passengers/crews are monitored for body temperatures at the borders.
  • Ships coming or called in their last 10 calls to any Chinese port are required to provide a body temperature list for all the crew members on board.
  • All ships are passing sanitary inspections before their Turkish Straits passages.
  • Sanitary officers are trying to board all the vessels calling Turkish ports during arrival clearances in order to check the situation on the spot.
  • Shall keep you updated with the developments.

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Ukraine

All Ports
Update: 4/2/2020

  • No confirmed cases of virus in Ukraine for now.
  • Regular air traffic with China closed.
  • All ports prepared and declared quarantine berth/anchorage.
  • All vessels: attended Chinese/South-East Asia ports during last calls and/or with Chinese nationality crew/passengers on board and/or with sick crew/passengers on board – should stay in quarantine for local Sanitary Service inspection and further instructions.
  • All garbage could be removed from the vessel only after prior disinfection and burning in vessel ovens.
  • Vessel visitors should be equipped with personal protecting items: masks, gloves etc.

Update about emergency measures in Ukrainian ports in respect of Corona virus:

Port authorities of Ukrainian ports forced by Ministry of Heath Care of Ukraine to inform ports agents, ports society about safety emergency measures to be taken in all ports of Ukraine due to risks of coronavirus 2019-nCoV.
Safety precautions are in force since 04/FEB/2020/

  • Sanitary authorities will check vessels, which called at ports of China or near China and then free pratique will be granted, if no sick persons, risks found. Otherwise vessel have to proceed at roads. In this case agent with sanitary authorities will visit vessel for inspection at roads, and then permission to call at port or other conclusion to be issued.  
  • all visitors from shore on board vessel should have  and use disposable masks, gloves and shoes covers while on board. When disembark vessel such individual protection to be leaved on board and ships administration must to store it in place for hazardous waste. 
  • Removal of ship wastes will be possible after preliminary disinfection treatment only.

Source: information letters from ports administration.   

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United Arab Emirates

All Ports
Update: 29/1/2020

 All ports must ensure any ship visited a Chinese Ports in the last thirty days must provide, and at least 3 days before her to the first port of call in the UAE, a statement by the Master that crew members onboard are free from any symptoms that include  high fever, sore throat, persistent coughing and breathing difficulties and other symptoms that may indicate infection with the new Coronavirus.                                                                           
If the new Coronavirus is suspected on the crew onboard, the port should inform the FTA before allowing the ship to enter  the port and wait further instructions.                                                                                                                                                                                                           
The circular is valid for 2 months from the date of issue.

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Gibraltar

All Ports
Update: 13/2/2020

Due to the on going Coronavirus outbreak, the Gibraltar Port Authority requires that the attached protocol/declaration be completed by every vessel, yacht, cruise liner, bunker barge that will call Gibraltar at either the  Western Anchorage, East anchorage, North Anchorage, any alongside berth, Quick turnarounds, medical disembarkations, OPLA and OPLB. 

When this declaration is completed this is to be uploaded into section 23 “General remarks/other documents” in VMS
Note - Any vessel that has already received its VMS clearance will be required to submit this form prior to its arrival.  Shortly all vessels in VMS will be sent back to the respective agent so that the attached form is attached.  The form is to be filled in, signed and stamped.  No exemptions will be given.
Agents are to stress to the captain to fill in this form carefully and to answer all questions. Please note that the following special conditions will apply to vessels who have answered yes to any of the questions in the declaration:

  • Remote pilotage requirements will be applied to the vessel. 
  • No crew members will be allowed to disembark the vessel during its call at Gibraltar.
  • With respect to ongoing operations shore personnel embarking / attending the vessel will not be allowed then to disembark. 
  • Shore personnel are to minimise all interaction with the crew as much as practically possible. 
  • The GPA reserves the right to further scrutinise any incoming vessel if it deems necessary in the interest of public health.

Agents will receive via email from the Vessel Traffic Service Supervisor (VTSS) a special condition clause.  This clause is to be forwarded to the master and to service boat operators. Service boat operators are to limit contact with crew members from the vessels that have been issued the “special condition cause” 

If any vessel declares that crew members are suffering from any sickness in relation to this protocol/declaration, the vessel will be refused clearance at first instance and will be referred to other agencies on a case by case basis.

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United Kingdom

All Ports
Update: 19/2/2020

Maritime Declarations of Health are already required for all ships arriving from a foreign port. If the maritime declaration of health reports any instances of illness, the usual procedures for infectious diseases will be followed.

In addition, for vessels that arrive with potential cases, PHE’s local Health Protection Team (HPT) will deliver enhanced port health monitoring commensurate with that in place at airports for the passengers and crew on board.

Enhanced monitoring arrangements involve assessing recent travel history; who they have been in contact with and where they are going next, as well as a possible medical assessment. Medical assessments will be carried out by trained medical staff and not by Border Force or other staff.

Passengers and crew will also be given advice on what to do should they develop symptoms later, again consistent with enhanced monitoring arrangements at airports.

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USA - Corpus Christi / Point Comfort

All Ports
Update: 05/2/2020

Temporary Restrictions include:

  • Foreign Nationals who have visited China in the 14 days prior to arrival in the United States will be DENIED entry into the US.
  • Foreign nationals coming from China and connecting through another foreign airport will be denied travel,  according to a person briefed on the new restrictions. Those with pre-clearance are exempted.
  • TSA issued a new directive for airlines. All passengers on international flights will be asked if they have been to mainland China in the past 14 days.
  • US Citizens returning from China's Hubei province, China within 14 days will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of up to 14 days.
  • US Citizens returning from the rest of mainland China in the 14 days prior will undergo health screenings at selected ports of entry and face up to 14 days of self-monitored quarantine.
  • Department of Homeland Security, Air Carriers and Customs and Border Protection are working to identify such passengers before their scheduled flights.
  • However If a suspected case is discovered inflight to the US the planes will be rerouted to one of seven airports - John F. Kennedy, NY Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles and Honolulu – where the CDC will conduct health screenings.
  • Before booking flights to the US please ensure your passengers have not been to China in the last 14 days, if they have been Inchcape strongly recommends postponing the crew change for the next convenient port.

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USA - Puerto Rico 

All Ports
Update: 04/2/2020

Passenger vessels or any vessel carrying passengers that have been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or embarked passengers who have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States. If all passengers exceed 14 days since being in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) and are symptom free, the vessel will be permitted to enter the United States to conduct normal operations. These temporary measures are in place to safeguard the American public.         Non-passenger commercial vessels that have been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or embarked crewmembers who have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days, with no sick crewmembers, will be permitted to enter the U.S. and conduct normal operations, with restrictions. Crewmembers on these vessels will be required under COTP authority to remain aboard the vessel except to conduct specific activities directly related to vessel cargo or provisioning operations.

The Coast Guard considers it a hazardous condition under 33 CFR 160.216 if a crewmember who was in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the past 14 days is brought onboard the vessel during transit. This requires immediate notification to the nearest Coast Guard Captain of the Port.

The Coast Guard will continue to review all “Notice of Arrivals” in accordance with current policies and will communicate any concerns stemming from sick or deceased crew or passengers to their Coast Guard chain of command and the cognizant CDC quarantine station, who will coordinate with local health authorities.

Vessel masters shall inform Coast Guard boarding teams of any ill crewmembers on their vessel prior to embarking the team and Boarding Teams should verify the type of illnesses with CDC if concerns arise.

Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their Coast Guard Captain of the Port, should review and be familiar with section 5310 Procedures for Vessel Quarantine and Isolation, and Section 5320 -Procedures for Security Segregation of Vessels in their Area Maritime Security Plan.

Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their Coast Guard COTP, should review and be familiar with their Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan.

For situational updates, please check with the CDC at https://go.usa.gov/xdDsWMs.

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USA - Guam, Saipan, Rota, Tinian

All Ports
Update: 05/2/2020

  1. Vessels/Crew that have been to mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days will be allowed to enter as long as no crew members show symptoms of Coronavirus. A COTP order will be issued requiring the crew to remain on the vessel. 
  2. If a crew member exhibits symptoms of Coronavirus, the vessel will be held offshore until cleared by Public Health. 
  3. Passengers are not exempt from screening. If we have passengers that have been to mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days, the vessel will be held offshore until the 14 day period has passed and no symptoms are present.

Vessel is required to answer Wellness Verification Interview and send it to USCG 

Country

USA - Micronesia Islands (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Koror)

All Ports
Update: 05/2/2020

  1. Persons travelling directly or indirectly, either by air or sea transport, from anywhere in mainland China since January 6,2020 are banned from entering into FSM. 
  2. Persons travelling into FSM from countries, states or territory with confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (other than mainland China) are not allowed to enter into FSM unless they have stayed in a country, state or territory with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus for a period not less than 14 days.
  3. All persons travelling to FSM from countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus, other than mainland China are not allowed to enter into FSM unless they have stayed in a country free from coronavirus, no confirmed cases for a period Not less than 14 days immediately prior to their entry into  FSM.

Country

USA

All Ports
Update: 05/2/2020

St. Croix 

  • Vessel owners/operators and local stakeholders should be aware of the following:
  • Vessel representatives are required to report sick or deceased crew/passengers within the last 15 days to the CDC under 42 CFR 71.21. Regional CDC quarantine station points of contact can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/QuarantineStationContactListFull.html 
  • The Coast Guard will continue to review all “Notice of Arrivals” in accordance with current policies and will communicate any concerns stemming from sick or deceased crew or passengers to their Coast Guard chain of command and the CDC quarantine station who will coordinate with local health authorities. 
  • Vessel masters shall inform Coast Guard boarding teams of any ill crewmembers on board their vessel prior to the Coast Guard embarking and Boarding Teams should verify vessel illnesses with CDC if concerns arise. 
  • Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their Coast Guard Captain of the Port, should review and be familiar with section 5310 Procedures for Vessel Quarantine and Isolation, and Section 5320 - Procedures for Security Segregation of Vessels in their Area Maritime Security Plan. 
  • Passenger vessels or any vessel carrying passengers that have been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or embarked passengers who have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States. If all passengers exceed 14 days since being in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) and are symptom free, the vessel will be permitted to enter the United States to conduct normal operations. These temporary measures are in place to safeguard the American public.
  • Non-passenger commercial vessels that have been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or embarked crewmembers who have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within the last 14 days, with no sick crewmembers, will be permitted to enter the U.S. and conduct normal operations, with restrictions. Crewmembers on these vessels will be required under COTP authority to remain aboard the vessel except to conduct specific activities directly related to vessel cargo or provisioning operations.
  • Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their Coast Guard Captain of the Port, should review and be familiar with their Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan.
  • For situational updates, please check with the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html#situation-summary 
  • Kailie J. Benson, CAPT, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response (CG-OEM), sends.  USCG/St. Croix  contact:  (787)669-8587  Email: riost.croix@uscg.dhs.gov


Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC, Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Brunswick, GA, Jacksonville, FL, Port Canaveral, FL, Port Everglades, FL, Miami, FL
Temporary Restrictions include:

  • Foreign Nationals who have visited China in the 14 days prior to arrival in the United States will be DENIED entry into the US.
  • Foreign nationals coming from China and connecting through another foreign airport will be denied travel, according to a person briefed on the new restrictions. Those with pre-clearance are exempted.
  • TSA issued a new directive for airlines. All passengers on international flights will be asked if they have been to mainland China in the past 14 days.
  • US Citizens returning from China's Hubei province, China within 14 days will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of up to 14 days.
  • US Citizens returning from the rest of mainland China in the 14 days prior will undergo health screenings at selected ports of entry and face up to 14 days of self-monitored quarantine.
  • Department of Homeland Security, Air Carriers and Customs and Border Protection are working to identify such passengers before their scheduled flights.
  • However If a suspected case is discovered inflight to the US the planes will be rerouted to one of seven airports - John F. Kennedy, NY Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles and Honolulu – where the CDC will conduct health screenings.
  • Before booking flights to the US please ensure your passengers have not been to China in the last 14 days, if they have been Inchcape strongly recommends postponing the crew change for the next convenient port.

Country

Vietnam

All Ports
Update: 11/2/2020

Crew change is impossible if crews/vessels visited/called in China and areas infected by Coronavirus (especially Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea) in the last 14 days. For crews/vessels visited/called in China and areas infected by Coronavirus (especially Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea) before the last 14 days, Masters must submit the declaration to local authorities for consideration on case-by-case basis. Vessels visited China and infected areas in the last 14 days will be quarantined at the appointed anchorage areas, the operations can commence only after inspections by local quarantine authorities are passed.