COVID-19 Crew Change Tracker

Understand the ongoing implications COVID-19 is having on ports around the world with our bespoke tracker.

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Albania

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

VLORE, DURRES, PORTO ROMANO

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

For vessel coming in Albania for cargo operation, medical assistance is available.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

QUARANTINE 14 DAYS / HOTL OR DEDICATED AREA FROM GOVERNMENT

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

72hrs/ 48 hrs notice for Nationality that need a visa to enter Albania, and 24hrs notice for those that do not need visa to enter.

Crew change comments

1. Passport copy
2. Seaman's Book
3. Arrival & departure Crew list
4. Employment contract for sign on crew only and without signature ( just for immigration formalities)
5. Registry certificate
6. Flight details
For the holders of the valid Schengen Visa or the USA Visa, no need visa to enter in Albania and the procedures are much easier.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Free Pratique is granted when the quarantine officer boards the vessel. Normally on vessel arrival and without any delay.
Health declaration is required by all vessels entering Albania.
There are no restrictions for vessel coming from infected areas.
Cruise vessel are allowed to stay only for provision & bunker supply.
When boarding the vessel, only one person is allowed at any time and his stay on board must be no longer than 30 minutes.
For vessel coming in Albania for cargo operation, medical assistance is available.

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

DEPENDES ON NATIONALITY
IF VISA REQUIRED A TRANSIT VISA WILL BE APLIED

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

DEPENDES ON NATIONALITY
IF VISA REQUIRED A TRANSIT VISA WILL BE APLIED

Restricted countries

None

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

No

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

SHIP'S ID WILL BE ENOUGH

Max/min cash that can be carried

MAX OF 9.999 EURO, AOVE THIS AMOUNT TO BE DECLARED

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

129 POLICE, 128 HOSPITAL, 127 FIRE DEPARTAMENT

Additional comments

No

Updated: 12/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Algeria

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

ALGIERS
ANNABA
BEJAIA
DJENDJEN
SKIKDA
TENES

Restricted ports

ORAN

Nationalities restricted

No

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Crew change comments

COVID VACCINAION IS NOT A REQUIREMENT, HOWEVER ALL JOINERS ARE REQUIRED TO HOLD A 36 HOURS NEGATIVE PCR TEST ON THEIR ARRIVAL IN ALGERIA.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OFFSIGNERS NEED TO LEAVE ALGERIA MAX 48 HOURS AFTER DISEMBARKATION.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Health maritime to visit the vsl at anchorage in order to screen all the crew and clear the vessel for berthing. No vsl to berth prior green light from health authorities & coast guards

All vessels are to be quarantined between 7-14 days (this is still to be decided by health authorities on arrival of the vessel), if so, this period will count from the day the vessel leaves the last port.

All the vessels must submit the health declaration and all related documents to the port maritime health authority 03 hours before the pilot is boarded.

All crew members required to be on the embarkation / disembarkation route must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (ppe), in particular the member responsible for escorting the pilot from the embarkation point to the wheelhouse i.e. as far as possible, the route between the embarkation point and the wheelhouse should be done by the open bridge, rather than by enclosed spaces.

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Updated: 27/10/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

American Samoa

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

International flights allowed

No

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

All crew are required to be PCR tested prior to commencing cargo operations.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Crew change in American Samoa is not permitted at the current time.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Additional comments

All authorized travelers are required to apply for repatriation to enter American Samoa at least 21 days before departure. During this process, travelers will be informed if they are eligible and will be asked to provide supporting documents such as proof of residency, a 'travel health declaration form', and 'health clearance' issued by a licensed physician.

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Updated: 30/11/2021
Reviewed: 06/12/2022

Angola

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

Netherlands; Belgium; Denmark; Spain; Finland; France; Greece; Italy; Norway; Israel; Portugal; Germany; Russia; United States of America; Canada; Argentina; Brazil; South Korea; Singapore; Japan; Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Vessel should be sailing for at least 10 days from previous port

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

only available for residents only

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Positive crew disembarked and sent to hotel approved by government.
Vessel in quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Average timeframe to obtain the border visa authorization: 7-10 days (working days)

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Onsigner
Local authorization from authorities in Angola for border visa to be granted at arrival / hotel booking / meet & greet assistance / airport transfer to hotel / nurse monitoring temperatures during the quarantine / COVID-19 test PCR or Blood test / Health Authority clearance to exit quarantine / Passport recovery from Immigration / Local authorization to embark from Port Health & Immigration / Embark manifest formalities (Immigration, Harbor Master)

Step 1: Authorization for Border Visa with Ministry of Transport (IMPA) and Immigration (SME):

Documents required: Copy Passport + Seaman book + Picture ID (digital)
Average timeframe to obtain the border visa authorization: 7-10 days (working days)

Step 2: Pax must fill in a Travel Registration Form (FRV) online up to 72 hours before the date of travel

https://viagem.covid19.gov.ao
Pax will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of his FRV and a code of registration

Step 3: Pax must proceed with PCR test from country of departure within 72 hrs. prior embark. Rapid test i.e. blood test not accepted
Step 4: Border visa issuance upon arrival:
Passport retained at airport immigration (SME) during the quarantine period
Step 5: Start of quarantine period (Minimum 7 days duration as per current applicable law):
Daily check of temperature with nurse at hotel to monitor fever symptoms
Step 6: Day 7 = COVID-19 PCR test or Rapid Blood test
Step 7: Day 7 to Day 10 = test results available (from 24 to 72 hours after test depending on laboratory congestion)
Step 8: Based on negative test results Health Ministry issues a discharge certificate to end of quarantine period. Original Passport with border visa recovered by the agent from airport immigration (SME)
Step 9: Based on above discharge certificate the agent (TLC) requests an authorization to embark to Port Immigration & Health Authorities normally granted within 24 hours (working day)
Step 10: Embark Manifest issued and stamped the same day, pax transferred to vessel

Offsigner:

Booking of PCR test at clinic / booking of hotel / disembarks formalities / meet & greet assistances / port transfer to hotel or airport

Step 1: As from 5 days prior to flight departure = request booking for PCR test (date)
Rapid test i.e. blood test not accepted
Step 2: As from 3 days prior to flight departure = disembark + transfer to hotel
Step 3: PCR test (Rapid test i.e. blood not authorized)
Step 4: Staying at hotel waiting for PCR test results (estimated 24-72 hours)
Step 5: PCR test results available = ready to travel
Step 6: Transfer from Hotel to Airport for check-in and departure

Onsigners do not need to stay in quarantine if he is vaccinated and holding the vaccination certificate. And upon arrival, he will be testing at the airport and if negative, can embark vessel right away

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

• Port berthing/Sailing operations: confirm, but daylight berthing only.
• Port cargo operations: allowed 24/7
• Curfew: Yes, at the Luanda province.
• Boarders open: Yes
• Commercial flights active: Yes

All trade vessels will go through temperature check and screening by port health before boarding team will be allowed on board Vessel will only be quarantined if master reports any illness on board which give reason for checking of suspected cases. Period 14 Days.

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 3 days

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa 72 hours

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 72 hours

Restricted countries

Citizens from Brazil and India are temporarily suspended from entering Angola - applicable to citizens who have transit through these countries. All travelers to and from Angola must present a negative PCR test validity of 72 hrs.

Also below Schengen countries are also suspended.
a) the Netherlands;
b) Kingdom of Belgium;
c) Republic of Denmark;
d) Republic of Spain;
e) Republic of Finland;
f) Republic of France;
g) Republic of Greece;
h) Republic of Italy;
i) Republic of Norway;
j) Republic of Israel;
k) Republic of Portugal;
l) Federal Republic of Germany;
m) Federative Republic of Russia;
n) United States of America;
o) Republic of Canada;
p) Republic of Argentina;
q) Federative Republic of Brazil;
r) Republic of South Korea;
s) Republic of Singapore;
t) Republic of Japan;
u) Republic of Botswana;
v) Republic of Zimbabwe.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Visa on arrival for seamen

Passenger vaccination requirements

NA

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Downloads

Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Anguilla

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Feasible ports

Nil

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

File with Visa Requirements included

International flights allowed

Limited

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Contact our (CMO) Chief Medical Officer right away and further instructions.
No Movement whatsoever without the CMO’s Consent

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Subject to CMO’s approval - At least 10 days before

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Nobody is allowed on the island unless they are fully Vaccinated or a resident.

Crew change comments

Protocol included - Must apply for entry, present Neg PCR Test results. fully Vaccinated(21 After second jab)

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

No Entry without Entry Certificate given by CMO, which is obtained after the requirements are met

Port closure or delays

Nil

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Subject to Nationality - See visa requirements

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Subject to nationality - Visa processing is between 8 to 10 days.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Subject to Nationality

Restricted countries

File included

Passenger vaccination requirements

Must be fully Vaccinated

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

None for fully vaccinated Passengers but
Insurance is Required for passengers who cannot be vaccinated (Children 17 years & under, Pregnant Women & Medical Conditions.

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max $10,000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

YES but only after all requirements are met (Stay in Place until receipt of their NEG Covid test Results)and they are cleared by CMO.

Emergency contact numbers

911

Additional comments

A part from the present back log being experienced by the Immigration visa processing unit, the published days of visa processing is between 8 to 10 days.

Kindly note below, amendments to previously disseminated new Travel and Movement Protocols. Amendments are not reflected on the attached Travel and Movement Protocols document.

1. Until in receipt of your Port of Entry negative rt-PCR COVID-19 test, access to spas and gyms is prohibited.

2. The Government of Anguilla’s exemptions to the mandatory visitors’ vaccination requirement for entry permission are:
Pregnant women
Children 17 years and under

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Antigua and Barbuda

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

St. John

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

Indian

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes, limited

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5 days

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

E-US Visa is mandatory based on where the passenger is arriving

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

E-US Visa is mandatory based on where the passenger is arriving

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

E-US Visa is mandatory based on where the passenger is arriving

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NIL

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

The quarantine period for all passengers is between 7 to 14 days. If fully vaccinated 72 hours.

Passenger vaccination requirements

NL

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Nil

Max/min cash that can be carried

Mx. $10,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

• Ambulance 911
• Police 268462 0125
• Harbour security 268 464 2518

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Argentina

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Argentine ports

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

Yes, as per the attached list

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Vessel will not be given free pratique, authorities will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

If the nationality is visa restricted, around 10 working days, otherwise we can arrange within 3-5 working days.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

No restrictions apply.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

Yes

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit pax will need a visa depending on their nationality

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Embarking pax will need a visa depending on their nationality

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Disembarking pax will need a visa depending on their nationality

Restricted countries

See file attached

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

NO

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes, visa copy if applicable

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max 10,000 USD

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

911

Downloads

Updated: 29/08/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Aruba

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Barcadera & Oranjestad Harbor

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

Venezuela. Effective December 19th , Aruba closed it’s border for the following African countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland), Naminbia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

N/A

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Instruct to Health Department

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No, All Covid 19 rules and regulations are still in place and crew members are not allowed to disembark for recreational shore leave.

Crew change comments

The general rule for crew change is that crew members are allowed to enter Aruba without a Visa, as long as they board the vessel within 48hrs after entering Aruba.From our end we will provide an OKTB letter for all arriving crew members. We will need copy of their passports and flight details to issue the OKTBs.Due to the current Covid 19 situation the following rules apply: For details on the procedures for guests showing a positive COVID-19 test result while in Aruba, please reference the  https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements#symptoms  section below.Effective December 19th , Aruba closed its border for the following African countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland), Naminbia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana.Crew members arriving from travels originating from Venezuela are not allowed entry. Prior to the pandemic, a border closure was already in effect and shall remain so for the time being.Very High-Risk Countries:Residents as well as non-transit (spending more than 24hours) in a very high-risk country will need to complete one Antigen or one Molecular Covid-19 test between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure date to Aruba and won’t have an option to test upon arrival.: Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, zechia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, San Marino, Slovakia, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.High Risk Countries:Residents of the following high-risk countries, will need to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between two days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba.Residents of the following high-risk countries don't have the option to test upon arrival.Below is the official list of countries deemed high-risk by the Aruba Health Department:Official list of countries deemed “ High Risk” are: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Bulgaria, Canada, Curacao, Cyprus, Dominica, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia,Lebanon,Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saba, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Trukey, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam.All other countries:Residents of all other countries will need to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between three days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba.Residents of all other countries also have the option to test upon arrival at the Airport in Aruba.Non-transit travellers:If a traveler is traveling via a High-risk country as a non-transit passenger, meaning staying in the respective country for more than 24 hours, they will need to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between two days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba and won’t have the option to test upon arrival. If a traveler is traveling via a Very High-risk country as a non-transit passenger, meaning staying in the respective country for more than 24 hours, they will need to complete one Antigen OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba and won’t have the option to test upon arrival.Transit passengers, those staying less than 24 hours, from low risk countries can continue to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between three days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba.Effective Jan 18th, 2022: Aruba accepts Antigen tests and Molecular tests (such as PCR) from any certified lab as long it meets the https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements/covid-testing  .Based on your country's risk level and the type of test you have either 3 days, 2 days or 1 day to complete your test

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

None

Port closure or delays

Yes - Immigration open from 06:00 till 22:00 Medical check from 07:30 till 22:00

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

See enclosed clarification for VISA while travelling / Applicable at origin/ Not available on the Island

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

See enclosed clarification for VISA while travelling / Applicable at origin/ Not available on the Island

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

See enclosed clarification for VISA while travelling / Applicable at origin/ Not available on the Island

Restricted countries

Venezuela

Passenger vaccination requirements

Recommended

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes see ED Online Card application

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10000_ amount exceeding must be declared

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Additional comments

Cruise allowed, as per June 9th Under strict new regulation

Downloads

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Australia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Hay Point, Gladstone, Brisbane, Sydney, Port Botany, Newcastle, Port Kembla, Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Adelaide, Ardrossan, Port Giles, Wallaroo, Port Pirie, Port Bonython, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Thevenard, Bunbury, Albany, Broome, Esperance, Fremantle/Henderson/Kwinana (except for BP Kwinana Oil Refinery), Geraldton, Darwin, Hobart, Bell Bay, Devonport and Burnie

Restricted ports

Mourilyn, Cape Flattery-not possible, Ardrossan, Port Giles, Abbot Point, Any Offshore Terminals, Ashburton, Barrow Island, BP Kwinana Oil Refinery, Carnanvon, Cape Cuvier, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Koolan Island, Shark, Gove/groote/Eylandt/Wyndham, Risdon Wharf(no crew changes permitted), Port Latta(no crew changes permitted)

Nationalities restricted

NIL

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Subject to Local Port Authority Approval

International flights allowed

Limited

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes - strict rules apply. Approval required from several Government Bodies

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Depends which port of call. Some ports restrict the vessel to berth. See attachment

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Ranges from port to port

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No. No crew are allowed to leave the vessel whilst at berth unless for crew change and emergency situations.

Crew change comments

Please see attached document for further information. Please contact port office to confirm restrictions before arranging any crew change. Restrictions changes very quickly and we may not be able to update right away.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

14 days Quarantine required before vessel berthing/pilot on board except ports listed in attachment.

Port closure or delays

NIL

Rebates & tariff availability

Tariff available on request from both Government and Private Vendors. No Rebates.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Emergency contact numbers

police, fire or ambulance call 000

Additional comments

Changes to Australia’s COVID-19 travel restrictions

Australia’s travel restrictions are changing, especially for crew that are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes. For information on how they may affect you and your crews, see:
COVID-19 and the border (homeaffairs.gov.au)
State and territory arrival requirements (homeaffairs.gov.au)

Use of Visitors Visas for facilitating crew changes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, crew arriving in Australia to join their ships used Visitor visas to cover the periods of quarantine that they may have needed to undertake. With recent changes to the quarantine requirements by some Australian States and Territories, crew who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes and who hold an MCV may now be able to return to using a Transit (Subclass 771) visa if they wish to fly to Australia to join their ship.

As travel restrictions are now reducing, Visitor visa applications for MCV holders are no longer being prioritised for processing.

Please check with the relevant state and territory for their entry and quarantine requirements before the crew member travels to Australia, as this can impact the crew member’s visa requirement.

REMINDERS and other important information
Below are some tips and hints that you can do to make sure that your application for a Maritime Crew (Subclass 988) application can be processed as quickly as possible.

Attach a copy of your passport biopage and other identity documents
We need to confirm the identity of the applicant. Make sure that you attach to the application:
• A colour copy of the applicant’s current passport that shows the:
o photo
o personal details (name, date and place of birth, nationality etc)
o the date the passport was issued and when it will expire
• A copy of the applicant’s Seaman’s book, it’s validity page as well as the sign on and sign off event pages
• A colour copy of the applicant’s Seafarer’s card
• A colour copy of National Identity Card (both sides) if the applicant has one, and
• If relevant, documents that prove a change of name including:
o a marriage or divorce certificate
o change of name documents from a relevant authority
o documents that show other names the applicant has been known

Include your employment contract and a statement from the shipping agent
We need to confirm that the applicant is employed to work as a seafarer while in Australia. Attached a copy of the applicant’s current employment contract.

Check your declarations
The applicant or the authorised representative is required to make a number of declarations before the application can be lodged. Make sure that the applicant reads them carefully and answer them correctly. False declarations, even where unintended, will delay the processing of the application and may lead to a refusal.

Make sure the declarations you make about the applicant’s health, any criminal convictions and visa history to Australia and other countries, including where previous applications have been refused, are complete and accurate.

Technical issues
If you have a technical issue with your ImmiAccount or online application you should use the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form in the first instance to request a resolve to your issue. For your more information go to: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/immiaccount-technical-support-form

Updating your application
You can update the application, or correct any information that you have provided, through the ImmiAccount used to lodge the application, until the application has been decided.

Application status updates
The Department does not respond to queries about the progress of Maritime Crew Visa applications made within 6 weeks of their lodgement. Priority is given to the processing so that your application is decided as soon as possible.

Other queries
We will not respond to any correspondence sent to this mailbox - border.entry.visas@homeaffairs.gov.au

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Updated: 06/12/2022
Reviewed: 06/12/2022

Austria

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Azerbaijan

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Bahamas

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

N/A

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 days

Crew change comments

On signers
• Negative PCR covid test (5 days prior to arrival)
• Approved Bahamas travel health visa (submission via travel.gov.bs), USD 40
• Rapid antigen test required 96hrs after arrival (fees for antigen included in cost for health visa)
Off signers
• Negative PCR covid test (local doctor available to carryout onboard testing, 1-2 days to obtain results) – disembarkation only after proven negative results
• Approved Bahamas travel health visa, USD 25

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

Boarding of vessels remains prohibited by terminals, private launch boat arrangements required USD 759.80 p/hour

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Technical calls only

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Nil

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Nil

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Additional comments

Effective May 1, 2021, international visitors travelling to The Bahamas from other countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will be exempt from testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel.

•REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED TRAVELLERS Vaccinated travellers will still need to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and will be required to upload proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card) with their application in place of PCR test requirement. They will not need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to entry, submit to rapid testing mandates or complete the daily health questionnaire during their stay. At this time, the Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.

•REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will be required to follow all existing entry testing requirements including applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa, providing proof of negative PCR test taken no more than five (5) days prior to arrival and completing the daily health questionnaire, as well as conducting rapid COVID-19 antigen testing, if they are staying in The Bahamas for longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days.
•REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRAVELLERS All visitors and residents will be required to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and adhere to health and safety protocols on island such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing among others. Health and safety remain our highest priority, and we must continue to be vigilant.

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Bahrain

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

See list of nationalities permitted to apply for visa - https://www.evisa.gov.bh/list-of-onarrival-visa-country.html

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Yes

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

N/A

Type of vax available (including boosters)

NA

Minimum notice period required

NA

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

yes for all passenger ship

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

If positive, compulsory quarantine at government facility is assigned.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-4 working days in advance

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes at Khalifa Bin Salman, Alba, Sitra

Crew change comments

Crew change is resumed from 4th jan.2022

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

NA

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

cost vary per situation

Restricted countries

file included

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Yes

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Yes

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Passengers who have international driving license permitted to drive.

Emergency contact numbers

998/112

Additional comments

N/A

Updated: 08/03/2022
Reviewed: 25/09/2022

Bangladesh

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Chittaong and Mongla

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Will need to report to the port health office then medical treatment under port health authority will proceed.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 days, max 3 days.

Crew change comments

Crew members of all nationalities having valid national seaman’s book visa can be arranged on arrival. Crew change can be arranged subject to available international flight with maintaining below instruction.

We shall need PNR details of incoming flight along with scan copy of PP & SBKS of on/off-signers for issuing OKTB from airlines.

1. On-signers must hold COVID free (PCR) certificate which valid should be 72hrs.

2. Off-signers must need to do COVID test prior departing from Bangladesh and need to wait 48hrs for report.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Vessel will need to declare COVID crew onboard, for taking further steps by port authority.

Port closure or delays

Delay of discharging operation until the port will not allow.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

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Updated: 13/09/2021
Reviewed: 05/10/2022

Barbados

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Bridgetown from alongside quay only

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

See file enclosed

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Applies same COVID protocols

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Must take a COVID test and await results, all other crew to be quarantine onboard, vaccinated await test. Medivac or treated at local government facility.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

at least 5 days before

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No shore leave is currently granted to crew with or without vaccination.

Crew change comments

A negative PCR test is required 72 hrs or less. Crew changes are only permitted alongside quay. Crew changes are not permitted at OPL.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Nil

Port closure or delays

Berthing block out periods 13:00 -16:00 hrs and 23:59 - 05:00 hrs

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Some nationalities. Only if staying ashore on the island for more than 24 hrs. See list enclosed.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Some nationalities. Only if staying ashore on the island for more than 24 hrs. See list enclosed.

Restricted countries

See list enclosed

Passenger vaccination requirements

Nil / Covid-19 vaccination will be helpful

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes, visa copy / documents

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max. US $ 5000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Police 211, Fire 311, Ambulance 511

Additional comments

BARBADOS COVID-19 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS SEE LINK: https://www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020
ALL travellers into Barbados, inclusive of those deemed fully vaccinated, are asked to review, and indicate their acceptance of the following:
ALL travellers must travel with a valid negative Standard COVID-19 PCR test result.
With specific reference to the type of PCR test required and accepted for entry into Barbados:
Specific Requirements:
1. The specimen taken must be a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab (or both) taken by a healthcare provider
2. The sample must be taken within 3 days prior to arrival.
3. The laboratory performing the test must be an accredited, certified or recognized facility
Please note that the following will NOT be accepted:
1. Nasal swab samples
2. Saliva samples
3. Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
4. Home kits
5. Rapid PCR tests

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Belgium

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes, for all nationalities in Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge.

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer + J&J

Minimum notice period required

24 hours notice to be given hence the sooner the better

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes, however subject to availability of the vaccination team.

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

(Vaccination 35€ PP, Booster 45€ PP)

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

N/A, hence can be arranged if requested

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

There is no mandatory vaccination requirement for Belgium

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes, facemask mandatory in hospitals and medical facilities only.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine on board / master to adjust MDH / sanitation officer to be contacted for evaluation 24 hrs prior arrival at the pilot station.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

N/A

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes, allowed no restrictions. Only facemask mandatory in medical facilities and doctor offices.

Crew change comments

Ne crew change @ anchorage

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

No extra measurements concerning Omicron mutation

Changes to isolation and quarantine:
Test strategy:
If only 1 crew member tests positive, depending on a sufficiently high vaccination status of the other crew members, it can be decided to test on day 1 and day 5. The threshold for this is determined by AZG (Agency Care and Health).

If we are dealing with an outbreak infection, which means that at least 2 crew members take a positive test, then testing must be done on day 1 and day 7.

Port closure or delays

N/A

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

N/A

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Shengen visa subject to nationality

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Shengen visa subject to nationality

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

Vaccination recommended, not mandatory

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

€10,000.00 or equivalent to

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Subject to drivers license

Emergency contact numbers

112

Additional comments

https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/occ-0406

Updated: 07/11/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Costa Rica

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

See file 'List of Restricted Nationalities' below.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes. In case of crew change. If they are not, insurance will be required

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes, but approval must be given by the Health Authorities

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

If a Crew is COVID positive on arrival they will be quarantined onboard and will not permitted ashore expect for Emergency Medical Care if needed.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Min. 7 days in advance

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Information required: 1. Summary Schedule for all Sign On/Off Crew. 2. Passport Bio-Data Page for all Sign On/Off Crew 3. U.S. Visa for all Sign On/Off Crew 4. Flight Details for all Sign On/Off Crew 5. Negative COVID Test result of all Sign On Crew (Must be no more than 48 Hours prior to arrival in Belize).

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Only passengers who are restricted and are not in possession of a U.S. visa - Costs may vary based on the nationality. This process can take as much as 30 days before, for this reason an advance notice of at least 7 days is required.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Only passengers who are restricted and are not in possession of a U.S. visa - Costs may vary based on the nationality. This process can take as much as 30 days before, for this reason an advance notice of at least 7 days is required.

Restricted countries

See file 'List of Restricted Nationalities' below.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

Vaccination is not mandatory but is accepted upon arrival. A vaccine person will not be required to show a negative Covid test on arrival.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Max/min cash that can be carried

Person entering is required to declare any currency in their possession in excess of USD10,000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Additional comments

The Ministry of Tourism have formulated a document in connection with the restart of cruise tourism in Belize. (See file included)

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Benin

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Cotonou

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Crew/passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew will be confined in hotel to follow his treatment. After 11 days, he will do Control test, if negative, he will do the second control after 2 days before depart (with negative result) . Vessel will be quarantined and disinfected before sailing

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-4 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Port Restrictions

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Benin Transit Visa arranged from our side / 48 hrs

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Benin Transit Visa arranged from our side / 48 hrs

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Benin Transit Visa arranged from our side / 48 hrs

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result

Passenger vaccination requirements

requirements passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result. After getting negative result, vaccination will be done

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Bermuda

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Hamilton, Dockyard, St. Georges’, off-shore

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

Nil

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

n/a

Minimum notice period required

n/a

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

n/a

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Isolate or quarantine onboard . Or debark and quarantine for 14 days at local hotel. With cost bourne by ship owner.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

24 hrs

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Will require a negative PCR test on arrival.

Crew change comments

Nil

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Nil

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Must have visa to transit US, UK or Canada

Restricted countries

File included 'Visa Controlled Nationalities List'

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Nil

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Nil

Passenger vaccination requirements

COVID vaccination

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers-visitors

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Photo ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10,000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes – two pax electric vehicles

Emergency contact numbers

911

Additional comments

COVID test 4 days prior to arriving Bermuda showing negative results – suggest at least 3 days prior to be safe. 48hrs prior to flying must complete Travelers Authorization form . Note link:  https://www.gov.bm/crew-requirements  - please make sure PCR test is uploaded onto websit

48hrs prior to flying must complete Travelers Authorization form . Note link:  https://www.gov.bm/crew-requirements  - please make sure PCR test is uploaded onto website

A reply email will be sent confirming or denying entry into Bermuda.  If confirmed a copy must be shown at airport ticket counter to allow boarding of flights to Bermuda.

A COVID test will be administered on arrival at Bermuda airport.

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Bonaire

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Kralendijk

Restricted ports

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

File included

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5 days

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Nil

Port closure or delays

Nil

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa / Transport cost / Airport tax

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa / Transport cost / Airport tax

Restricted countries

File included

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

File included

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Nil

Passenger vaccination requirements

Nil

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Own private insurance

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship´s ID / passport

Max/min cash that can be carried

Nil

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance/Police/Harbour security
911

Additional comments

www.bonairecrisis.com

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Bosnia and Hercegovina

No information available at this stage.

Brazil

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Brazilian ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

According to Ordinance No. 670 of the Presidency of the Republic / Civil Household issued on April 1st, 2022, it is compulsory to be fully vaccinated present certificate/vaccinated card prior embarkation to Brazil. In case person is not fully vaccinated (exceptions if health issues or coming form an country tat vaccines are not available) will be compulsory the PCR test 24 hours prior embarkation.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No.

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

All embarking crew must be vaccinated.
In most, but not all, ports vaccination against covid19 is not compulsory for disembarking crew, but all crew disembarking must perform the RT-PCR test.

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

New test to be done. If still positive, embarkation is not allowed. Quarantine of 14 days at hotel. New test required after quarantine. Only when is negative that crew will be allowed to embark or leave the country.
If crew is disembarking, a new test is to be done. If it is positive, we must report to Health Authorities, who will request for all crew onboard to be tested and vessel operation might need to stop until all results return negative.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Min 3 days in advance. Weekends/Holidays must be consider for some ports were clearance along local Authorities are not available during weekends/holidays.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Depend on which port.

Crew change comments

Only full vaccinated travelers, with vaccinating card are allowed to enter in Brazil. Exception only for those with proper medical restrictions and holding proper declaration/statement for those will be necessary to present PCR test negative done 24hours prior embarkation.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Free Pratique is being granted basis on detailed Medical Log Book checking. If there are suspicious cases Free Pratique will issued only on board after inspection (at Brazil Health Authorities board ships only berthed, no anchorage boarding is authorized). If case confirmed 14 days Quarantine will be compulsory. Health Authorities (ANVISA) basis on technical note 130 is authorizing cargo ships to berth and operate thru Free Pratique by radio if the last disembarkation of crewmembers were at least 14 days prior arrival at first Brazilian port and there is no registration of any medical issue (in good health condition). Covid19 suspected cases, Free Pratique will be issued on board only (vessel must be berthed as Health Authorities do not board vessels at anchor). Any suspected case informed while vessel is at port, disembarkation of crewmembers will be authorized as from 14 days after last case symptoms started. Any suspected case reported while ship is at port, vessel will not be authorized to departure and will be evaluated if operations will be authorized.

Contacts between crew members and Brazilian port area workers must be minimum as possible which is being followed by several ports and private terminals that is not authorizing crew members to go ashore nor visitors/technicians on board. Embark/disembark of anyone that will perform indispensable service on board (like mooring masters, surveyors) is authorized case by case and always depending on Vessel´s Maritime Health Declaration evaluation.

Anyone that does need to access the pot area (service provider, representatives/etc) must be full vaccinated.

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Updated: 03/11/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

British Indian Ocean Territory

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Brunei Darussalam

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Feasible ports

N/A

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

N/A

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

N/A

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Not Allowed

Crew change comments

N/A

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Cruise Port call not allow

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Cruise Port call not allow

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Cruise Port call not allow

Restricted countries

Cruise Port call not allow

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Cruise Port call not allow

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Cruise Port call not allow

Passenger vaccination requirements

Cruise Port call not allow

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

Cruise Port call not allow

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Cruise Port call not allow

Max/min cash that can be carried

Cruise Port call not allow

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Cruise Port call not allow

Emergency contact numbers

148 ( COVID19 health advice line )

Additional comments

NA

Updated: 28/11/2022
Reviewed: 02/08/2022

Bulgaria

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Burgas and \Varna and Balchik

Restricted ports

The rest of BG Black sea ports

Nationalities restricted

None, only some need BG or Schegen visa

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Cannot enter BG

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

For Russians &Ukrainians 48 hrs

Crew change comments

N/A

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Last 10 ports of call and crew med. status list needed.

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Depends on nationality and BG consulate decision.

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depends on nationality and BG consulate decision.

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depends on nationality and BG consulate decision.

Restricted countries

None

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

None

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

None

Passenger vaccination requirements

No info for the same yet.

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

None.

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Passport only.

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max €5.000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes, with a valid driving license.

Emergency contact numbers

+359887255560

Additional comments

N/A

Updated: 07/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Cabo Verde

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Isolation - If not serious hotel isolation is possible

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 days

Crew change comments

PCR tests required for international flights - might take 48 hours

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Updated: 30/06/2021
Reviewed: 31/10/2022

Cambodia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

There are no country-specific rules in place. Travelers of all nationalities with an approved visa can enter if they meet all the entry requirements

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew will not be allowed to leave from ship unless Covid-19 patient gets a very serious sickness. Need to get approval from port authorities to be transferred to local hospital

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Prefer one week

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes, if approve by local authority

Crew change comments

1. Crew must receive at least 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccination with valid certificate.
2. Crew must have air ticket booking and flight itinerary for submitting to immigration for approval.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Vessel can operate as usual but all crews will not be allowed to leave from ship unless there is approval from local authority

Port closure or delays

Ports operates as usual and usually congestion is less than 24hrs

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Tourism Visa, can apply on arrival, USD50 per pax

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourism Visa, can apply on arrival, USD50 per pax

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourism Visa, can apply on arrival, USD50 per pax

Restricted countries

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes, all are required

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD10,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance 119; Police 117; Port Security +85512334231; Local ISS contact +85523424735

Downloads

Updated: 21/03/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Cameroon

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Douala and Kribi

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

On arrival, vessel will be cleared by Port health and if given free pratique, she will proceed as usual.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Positive crew will be quarantined and treatment commenced. Vessel will also be quarantined for fumigation.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

minimum of 3 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

For On-Signer, please send scanned copies of Flight ticket, Passport,
Seaman book and COVID19 test at least three (3) working days before
arrival. The COVID19 test must be valid for 72 hours and provided to our agency for the immigration formalities in order to obtain the visa & OK TO BOARD. LOI (Letter of Invitation) + OK TO Board will be sent in due course.
o Make sure to have the valid COVID19 test (72 hours) before to embark the plane
prior departure.
o If the COVID19 test expire during the travel, on arrival the passenger will be submitted systematically to new test at the airport.
o On arrival, if the test of COVID19 is positive, the passenger will be submitted to
quarantine for 14 days and all the expenses for assistance and cares will be supported by the principal.
For Off-Signer, please send scanned copies of Flight ticket, Passport,
Seamen book at least three working days (03) before departure.
o The Off signers will carry out the COVID19 test at hospital prior the immigration formalities; the result will be available 24 hours later.
o The COVID19 test must be valid at least 72 hours before to obtain the visa and embarkation at airport.
o Remarks: Since Friday 07th August 2020, the airline companies are requesting the
RT-PCR COVID test upon embarkation, they are no longer accept the Rapid test. You
can find below the list of companies: AIR FRANCE - AIR BRUXELLE -ETHIOPIAN
AIRLINE -ASKY - KENYA AIRWAY - EGYPT AIR, etc.
7– Crew Change at Anchorage:
Health inspection at anchorage: 1220 EUROS
Launch boat services : 1550 EUROS per trip with 02 hours including for waiting time.
o Night Navigation is forbidden
o 01 Trip = (Shore – vessel at anchorage buoy N°8 or 9 – Vessel)
o Overtime for waiting time at anchorage is 200 EUR per hour per Launch boat.
Remark : 19,25% of V.A.T will be apply on A+B

No restrictions for all nationalities. All travellers arriving by Air will need to undergo a Covid Test before reaching immigration at the airport

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

• Port berthing/Sailing operations: 24/7
• Port cargo operations: allowed 24/7
• Curfew: No curfew
• Crew change: allowed but with procedures to be followed

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa for 72 hours

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa for 72 hours

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa for 72 hours

Restricted countries

No restrictions for any country

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Passenger vaccination requirements

yes. for COVID 19

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Canada

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports on West Coast of Canada

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

Nil

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NO

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

N/A (testing is not mandatory/not performed)

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

1 day

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

As of 01st Oct 2022, the Government of Canada is DROPPING ALL COVID RELATED requirement for ALL PASSENGERS, VISITORS, TRAVELLERS to Canada, including ship crews.

Excerpt from 'https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions':
QTE
Starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea
UNQTE

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

Nil

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

N/A

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Max/min cash that can be carried

Amounts exceeding CAD 10,000 equivalent need to be declared

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

N/A (otherwise - YES!)

Emergency contact numbers

911 (Ambulance/Fire/Police)

Additional comments

Visa requirements are nationality dependent see THIS link: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

Updated: 28/11/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Cayman Islands

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Feasible ports

N/A

Restricted ports

All

Nationalities restricted

All

International flights allowed

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

No

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

N/A

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Nil

Crew change comments

N/A

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Additional comments

Crew changes are not allowed

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Chile

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No, negative PCR

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Isolation 14 days and with negative PCR will be released

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 working days as from arrival to Airport in order to have Chilean PCR results

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Authorities request a direct embarkation so vessel must be in port by the time on signer arrive to chile and go direct to the vessel, cant stay in hotel

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Vessel to send 48 hrs in advance health declarations

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Depending on nationality

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending on nationality

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending on nationality

Restricted countries

as per attached

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

no

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

no

Passenger vaccination requirements

no

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

NA

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

TBC

Emergency contact numbers

133 police number

Updated: 01/09/2021
Reviewed: 01/09/2021

China

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All subject to approval.

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

Chinese Nationals may be considered for on and off crew changes subject to approval. Other nationals may be considered for off-signing subject to local government approval and in certain ports.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

If last port is Indian port, authority will pay high attention for vessel and will evaluate case by case. then may take action accordingly.

International flights allowed

Limited

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Crew change comments

Chinese national crew change is available, which is subject to result of application.

Off-signing of foreign national crew is possible, subject to approval from local government in the following ports: Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Haikou

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Chinese ports are on alert after a series of Covid-19 outbreaks recently at Yantian port in Shenzhen and later in Guangzhou.

In regards to the bunkering request at Chinese ports, when a ship can enter the Chinese port for cargo operations, as usual, bunkering at this port can still be arranged subject to a case-by-case application in advance. At some ports like Qingdao, port authority gives the permit subject to that ship has no port call to India within past 28 days and no crew change within past 14 days, if crew change happens (mainly Chinese crew) at Chinese port, crew’s PCR test is required in application for the permit.

If a ship has cargo call(s) first at Chinese ports, then seek another Chinese port for bunkering purpose only, there is a limited number of Chinese ports who provides such a convenience – they are mainly Dalian port in North China, and Zhoushan port in East China.

If a ship has no cargo call to Chinese ports, but seek a Chinese port for bunkering purpose only, nowadays, only Zhoushan port provides such a convenience at anchorage, which is also subject to a case-by-case application in advance. However, it can be very difficult for Zhoushan port to accept a ship only for bunkering if she has ever called India within past 28 days, or less than 14-day sailing on the sea (as a self-quarantine period) before arrival at Zhoushan port.

For more specific guidance and update about the bunkering at Chinese ports, please always contact Inchcape China at husbandry.china@iss-shipping.

Port closure or delays

presently no closure

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Updated: 22/06/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Christmas Island

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Colombia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Coveñas, Buenaventura

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

Nil

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Nil

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Nil

Minimum notice period required

Nil

Is onboard vaccination available?

Nil

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Nil

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes, Subject to screening and Approval of authorities

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

The whole crew remain in quarantine at least 07 days but we have a chance to re-do the test the next day just to be confirmed. The ship can sail after all results as negative.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

At least 7 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No recreational shore leave allowed for crew members. Authorities have not yet provided information regarding this matter.

Crew change comments

See file 'Crew Change Requirements'

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa

Restricted countries

No

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

All crew and pax must have a Negative PCR Test result 72 hours embarking or antigen test negative 48 hours before embarking.

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

All crew and pax must have a Negative PCR Test result 72 hours embarking or antigen test negative 48 hours before embarking.

Passenger vaccination requirements

All crew and pax must have a Negative PCR Test result 72 hours embarking or antigen test negative 48 hours before embarking.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Valid International insurance copy

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max USD10.000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Additional comments

Please find the latest regulations regarding Covid-19 restrictions as follows

RESOLUTION 111 of 2022:

5.1 All crew and pax must be fully vaccinated or at least have one (1) dose.

5.2 Vaccinated certificates may be digital or physical.

5.3 All crew and pax must have a Negative PCR Test result 72 hours embarking or antigen test negative 48 hours before embarking.

Face masks must be used at all times.

Downloads

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Comoros

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Moroni

Restricted ports

All other ports of Comoros

Nationalities restricted

No

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/a

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Recommended

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine of 14 days

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

At least 3 days before arrival of vessel

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes. Face masks and use of sanitizer regularly required

Crew change comments

No

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Visa for 30 days, Eur 32 / head

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Visa for 30 days, Eur 32 / head

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Visa for 30 days, Eur 32 / head

Restricted countries

No

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Yes

Passenger vaccination requirements

Only PCR test

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

No

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Emergency contact numbers

+269 3335763 ; +269 3512176

Additional comments

No

Updated: 09/05/2022
Reviewed: 07/11/2022

Congo

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Pointe Noire

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

NA

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

EUR 381 plus EUR 50/pax coordination

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Must arrive in Congo with a negative PCR test done less than 72hours before.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Positive crew disembarked and sent to hotel approved by government.
Vessel in quarantine.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

7-10 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Onsigners
Must arrive in Congo with a negative PCR test done less than 72hours before.
Can embark onboard the vessel without quarantine.

In addition, onsigners should have their COA (equivalent to the LOI, timeframe to obtain around 7-10 days) prior to coming into Congo and if travelling with Ethiopian Airlines a derogation letter from Immigration.

Important note: Derogation Letter signed by congo Immigration office is mandatory for any onsigners flying to Congo via Ethiopian Airlines or if required by any airline from origin country to allow passenger onboard.
Request of Derogation Letter must be submitted to Authority with copy of flight booking at least 3 working days before departure date.


• Offsigners
Must have a negative PCR test done less than 72 hours before boarding their flight
PCR tests are done at a local authorized clinic opened morning time from Monday to Saturday (except Sunday and hollidays)
Test are usually passed immediatelly after disembarking, and are available within 48 hours average (sometimes 24 hours).

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 72 hours

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 72 hours

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 72 hours

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A however Visa on arrival not possible until further notice for Indian crew

Passenger vaccination requirements

NA

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Matadi

Banana

Boma

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

J&J, Moderna and Synovate

Minimum notice period required

2-3 days

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

None but USD 20.00 bonus

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantined and for treatment. Vessel will be checked and disinfected

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5-7 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

We confirm that the crew change is feasible but please note that the applicant has to send directly his request, for
obtaining visas of the ON-SIGNERS, to the following Company :


The on-signer – if a seaman - needs an Ok To Board (OKTB) to enter DRC. It can be obtained after 5-7 working days. The delay does not depend on us but on the Immigration Office.

Crew must have their passport and seaman books.

Their flight will land at our International Airport of Ndjili which is based at Kinshasa. And from Kinshasa they will take a domestic flight to Matadi.

Local flights schedules :
Kinshasa – Matadi : 09h30 – 13h00
Matadi – Kinshasa : 13h30 – 15h30
There are flights from Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and only one flight/day. No flights on Sundays.

If the on-signer is not a seaman, he must have a passport with a DRC visa.

We are in close contact with them and will intervene after arrival and completion of all the administrative formalities with local Officials.

We indeed do not perform anymore assistance for obtaining a visa, nor any associated intervention (regularization etc…).

We also draw your attention that all the travelers must check, before their departure, the validity of their travel documents, to be in compliance with the regulations at entry and exit of territory; their passports, visas, vaccination records, invitation letters and financial support of expenses, temporary address, return flight ticket, and any other document MUST BE UP TO DATE BEFORE entering the country. For your information, no quarantines for On-Signers who have their negative result of the COVID-19 test done before leaving their respective countries whereas for Off-Signers, they will be assisted by the same agency for the test at the cost of 60 USD/man 48 hours before flying.

For your information, no quarantines for On-Signers who have their negative result of the COVID-19 test done before leaving their respective countries whereas for Off-Signers, they will be assisted by the same agency for the test at the cost of 60 USD/man 48 hours before flying.

Crew change Restrictions DR Congo
Airport
• Kinshasa Airport - FIH
Ports
• Matadi - 8 hours by road from FIH
• Boma – 10 hours by road from FIH
• Banana – 12 hours by road from FIH
Visa
On signers
• Letter granting visa on arrival can be obtained at local immigration. Normal process time up to 5
working days.
Off signers
• Transit visa will be stamped at port – No process time.
Covid-19
• Wearing medical mask required during transport
• Curfew from 2300-0400
On signers
• Negative PCR test taken maximum 72hrs prior boarding.
• Mandatory Covid test on arrival (No requirement to quarantine waiting for results)
Off signers
• Negative PCR test taken maximum 72hrs prior boarding

Port Restrictions

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Cook Islands

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Costa Rica

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

Please see associated file

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

- We must alert local authorities (Terminal, Health Ministry and Immigration) 7
- Vessel must comply 10 days of quarantine at anchorage. Captain must send pictures of daily disinfection and temperature of all crew members.
- After 10 days if all crew members are ok and do not have several symptoms, Health ministry will take the decision to authorize the port clearance.
- Please below protocol of Health Ministry (Only Spanish version) document

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Depends on nationality, for nationals included in the attached list we will need 1 week to proceed, for rest of nationals 2 days will be enough.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

It is possible complying with COVID regulations. Regarding vaccination Government will confirm within next months if it will be required or not.

Crew change comments

ON / OFF signers have to comply with below entry restriction:
On SIGNERS (COVID Test won't be needed)
- They must complete the online form called “Pase de Salud” (Health Pass) 48 hours before disembarking. This form is available online at https://salud.go.cr/
- On signers will need an insurance that must cover medical expenses of at least US $ 50,000 (Fifty thousand US dollars) and isolation and/or accommodation expenses of at least US $2,000 (two thousand US dollars). This insurance must cover all possible medical expenses in case of COVID-19 contagion. Coverage days must be at least 5 days.
The insurance can be issued by an international company and also we offer the service with a local company.
Off SIGNERS ( COVID Test won't be needed to entry to Costa Rica, but you must check Airline’s restrictions)
- They must complete the online form called “Pase de Salud” (Health Pass) 48 hours before arrival to Costa Rica. This form is available online at https://salud.go.cr/
- Off Signers will need an insurance that must cover medical expenses of at least US $ 50,000 (Fifty thousand US dollars) and isolation and/or accommodation expenses of at least US $2,000 (two thousand US dollars). This insurance must cover all possible medical expenses in case of COVID-19 contagion. Coverage days must be at least 5 days.
The insurance can be issued by an international company and also we offer the service with a local company.
NOTES:
• Please consider that ON and Off signers must leave the country 72 hours after the entry registration. In case of ON signers is considered that they leave the country once embarking process is completed even if the vessel leaves the country after deadline time.
• Off signers can wait in a hotel before taking the flight.
• On signers can wait in a hotel before embarking.
• Some Airlines and Airports request COVID Test and antigen test for Off signers, we suggest check and advise time of validity that must have mentioned tests in order to avoid the reject at airports
• Nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport SJO.
• Quarantine won't be needed in Costa Rica. Only in case of contagion, as usual.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

Yes

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Tariff of passengers in transit depends on port of call

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depend on nationality, please find attached nationals that need US VISA.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depend on nationality, please find attached nationals that need US VISA.

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A, Only the mentioned list

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes, Document where the vaccines administered to a person are registered. This document is mandatory to authorize the entry of passengers into Costa Rica who have visited countries at risk because
of endemic diseases, such as yellow fever.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Each passenger or crew member must upload a copy of its medical insurance to the Health Pass Form, and/or the insurance provided by the cruise line or cruise operator Will need an insurance that must cover medical expenses of at least US $ 50,000 (Fifty thousand US dollars) and isolation and/or accommodation expenses of at least US $2,000 (two thousand US dollars). This insurance must cover all possible medical expenses in case of COVID-19 contagion

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Croatia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 days

Crew change comments

Please note Filipino, Indian, Syrian, and other non EU crew on signers (except Turkey, Ukrainian and Russian with valid biometric passport) need to have valid Schengen visa with minimum 2 entries or more or best solution is Multi C type.

For off signers we can apply for Croatian transit visa but can not guarantee that will be issued.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Updated: 12/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Cuba

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Curacao

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports are open

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

No nationality restrictions

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Mandatory antigen for all arrivals from high-risk countries after 3 days

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

not available only for locals

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

If the crew is positive, crew will be placed in isolation.(at one of the hotels on the island) The local authorities will check in on him He will be retest 7 days later if he does not have any symptoms and if he has symptoms, he will be tested again 3 days after all the symptoms have gone. If he has no symptoms and is still positive the local authorities will issue a letter that is not contagious anymore and he can leave curacao to go home

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

24 HRS

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Recreational shore leave is allowed “after taking pcr test with negative result

Crew change comments

Please see uploaded attachment. Crew will need a PCR test if they want to come and stay on the island, and if they staying more than 3 days also mandatory antigen is required.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

NIL

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

No, only needed if they stay longer then 48 hours

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Nil

Restricted countries

no restrictions

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

no restrictions

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

no restrictions

Passenger vaccination requirements

No requirements

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

No

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10,000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

YES

Emergency contact numbers

Curacao area code is + (599-9) Police Emergency : 911 Ambulance : 912 Fire dept. : 911 HNO (main hospital) : 910 / 745 0000 Coast Guard : 913 / 463 7911 Fort Nassau Harbor Traffic : 461 4581 / VHF chan. 12 & 16 Refinery : VHF chan. 19 Other important numbers: Curacao Ports Authority : 434 5999 Harbor Master : via Curacao Ports Authority Chief Harbor Police : 461 4104 Reef Care : 569 2099 Other Hospitals: Taams Kliniek : 736 5466 Advent Ziekenhuis : 737 1992

Additional comments

Cruise calls opens in June

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Cyprus

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

No

Nationalities restricted

As per https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/country-categories

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

None

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

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Updated: 12/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Côte d'Ivoire

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

all ports

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes but not mandatory

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Sputnik light , Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer are available

Minimum notice period required

minimum 3 days

Is onboard vaccination available?

3 days

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

None

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Positive crew disembarked and sent to hotel approved by government.
Vessel in quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

All crew members wishing to embark at the port of Abidjan must provide a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours between the date of the result and the day of boarding the ship or fully vaccinated.

The final decision of embarkation remains however subject to the approval of the port sanitary agents.

For any vessel wishing to make a technical call for crew change only, the ship must be subject to a total inspection at the outer anchorage by the sanitary agent officers before authorizing any embarkation / disembarkation.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Crew change is possible at Abidjan alongside, inner anchorage, max location where crew change can be carried out is 3.5NM at Outer Anchorage,

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 48 hours

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa 48 hours, but seamen do not require visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 48 hours but seamen do not require visa

Restricted countries

No restrictions for all nationalities. All travelers should have negative PCR Test with not more than 48 hours old when arriving at Abidjan

Passenger vaccination requirements

NA

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

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Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Denmark

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

Russian, Chinese, bagladesh, pakistani, etc. is restricted. Shall hold valid schengenvisa for entering denmark.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Case by case

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

48hrs

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

On & Off-signers are allowed to stay for 5 days.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Restricted countries

No restricted countries

Passenger vaccination requirements

No

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

+45 112

Updated: 25/10/2022
Reviewed: 25/10/2022

Djibouti

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

DMP, PAID and DOT

Restricted ports

Tadjourah

Nationalities restricted

Brazil, India and Mexico due to COVID 19

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

1.Test covid will be done for all crew for vessels which called ports of these three countries (Brazil/ India/South Africa) over the last 30 days.

2. For others vessels quarantine routine will continue.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes. Jensen only

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Yes. Sputnik, COVAX

Minimum notice period required

3 days

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Person will be quarantined in a hotel and go through COVID 19 treatment. After testing negative after 14 days he will be discharged.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

KKindly note that Djibouti port has resumed crew change effective 01 Dec. 2021. Below are the basic protocol of health.

On Signers:

1) Should carry E visa. Will send Letter of Guarantee for crew to apply visa.
2) Should be fully vaccinated.
3) PCR will be done at airport on arrival and once negative will be allowed to go onboard or hotel as the case may be.
4) If found positive, will be isolated in the dedicated area.

Off Signers.

1) PCR to be done onboard between (0800 > 1200 hrs.). Result to take 24 hrs.
2) Once negative report is received crew can disembark and go to airport or hotel as case may be.
3) If any crew found positive, health ministry will be advise on further step to be taken.
4) Exit visa will be done at port immigration after disembarkation. Ticket is compulsory for the visa.

Other Information.

1) All crew change procedure will be done under supervision of port and health authority.
2) Charges will be applicable of Port & Agency for the service.
3) Minimum of 24 hrs. of notice to be given to port for the crew change.
4) Vessel only coming for crew change, then crew change to be done at anchorage only.
5) Vessel coming for commercial operation, crew change be done alongside with prior confirmation form authority.
6) Depending on the situation, all rules are subject to change without any notice.

Port Restrictions

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa

Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Dominica

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Three (3) Roseau Cruise Ship berth, Woodbridge Bay & Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

none

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

none

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

See attached protocols

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Mandatory wearing of mask for any crew coming ashore

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Mandatory wearing of masks / personnel should be fully vaccinated

Port closure or delays

YES - Christmas Day & Independence Day & New Years Day

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Restricted countries

No

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

None

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

None

Passenger vaccination requirements

All passengers must be vaccinated against covid 19

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID sufficient to go ashore

Max/min cash that can be carried

Not more than US$10,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Emergency contact numbers

Police/ Fire & Ambulance - 767-999 or 266-5100, Hospital - 767-266-2105, Port - 767-235-4009, Agent - 767-235-2183

Additional comments

Mandatory wearing of masks

All Crew must be FULLY vaccinated /All disembarking crew must have a negative Antigen test before going ashore. All embarking crew must full online questionnaire and upload negative PCR test and pay for antigen test on line. The test will be done upon arrival.

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Dominican Republic

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

The vessel can operate with covid positives but authorities will not visit the vessel and nobody is authorized to go ashore.
To disembark covid positive crew, must be authorized by our authorities for medical attention. Not possible to confirm that authorities will allow covid crew disembarkation.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

48 hrs minimum

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Shore pass is granted only for medical visit for crew members.
Probably for cruise passengers are allowed with vaccination card, not confirmed yet.

Crew change comments

Passport copy, crew details and preliminary flight details at least 48 hrs in advance.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Only nationalities that require visa to Enter to The Dominican Republic. USA and Schengen are considered valid visas

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Only nationalities that require visa to Enter to The Dominican Republic. USA and Schengen are considered valid visas.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Only nationalities that require visa to Enter to The Dominican Republic. USA and Schengen are considered valid visas.

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

So far, our government not require vaccination for tourist.

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

This is not mandatory to travel to The Dominican Republic. We recommend passenger hold insurance, if not they must pay directly in case medical emergency if required.

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max. USD10,000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Additional comments

https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ Link for easy immigration process at the airport.

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Ecuador

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports.

Restricted ports

No port resticted.

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No restrictions.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No.

Type of vax available (including boosters)

NA

Minimum notice period required

NA

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Full doses (last taken dose at least 14 days prior arrival) or Negative PCR test result (no more than 3 (72 hrs) days between test, for embarkation or disembarkation.

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2-3 working daysarrangements.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

Available

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

There are no restriction.

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

NA

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NA

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NA

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

Vaccination card (full doses) for crew change.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Max/min cash that can be carried

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

911

Additional comments

NA

Updated: 05/12/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Egypt

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Egyptian Ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Suez Canal Economical Zone Authority & Marine ports authorities requested all agents to report any vessels that are expected to arrive from China, USA, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia and any other country where the virus was detected and 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.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not Available

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

The Egyptian Cabinet decided on Thursday 16th June 2022 the following :

It had been decided to cancel all restrictions imposed on entry Egypt for either Egyptians or foreigners due to the Corona virus.
Lifting the restrictions means that it is no longer a condition for entry Egypt that the traveler should have an official certified vaccination certificate regarding immunization with full doses of the Corona virus, or a negative result of a PCR test .

The Quarantine officials still required to attend the vessels upon arrival for checking the off signers and issuing the requested “ Free Pratique “

Some airlines still request either accredited vaccination certificates Or Valid Negative PCR test results for some specific destinations / nationals for boarding .

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

The Egyptian Cabinet decided on Thursday 16th June 2022 the following :

It had been decided to cancel all restrictions imposed on entry Egypt for either Egyptians or foreigners due to the Corona virus.
Lifting the restrictions means that it is no longer a condition for entry Egypt that the traveler should have an official certified vaccination certificate regarding immunization with full doses of the Corona virus, or a negative result of a PCR test .

The Quarantine officials still required to attend the vessels upon arrival for checking the off signers and issuing the requested “ Free Pratique “

Some airlines still request either accredited vaccination certificates Or Valid Negative PCR test results for some specific destinations / nationals for boarding .

Crew change comments

Please note Egyptian Minister of Aviation declared officially that Egyptian international airports will resume receiving international flights as of 1st July 2020. Accordingly, please note Crew changes will be possible in Egypt under new procedures / approvals from Quarantine Authorities as follows:

On Signers:
 Joiners arriving from countries where COVID-19 is not spreading and cases are within normal standards will be checked by quarantine at arrival airports and should personnel shows normal health condition (no fever, no COVID-19 signs….etc) he will be allowed to enter to country and proceed to port of destination. Upon arrival to port, they will be checked again by the quarantine authority doctors and will be cleared to join the vessel
 All Crew arriving to Egypt will be required to present a PCR test done by crew no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to the Egyptian borders.

Off signers:
They will be allowed to disembark at Port of arrival only (meaning if vessel is transiting Suez Canal from Port Said to Suez – Southbound direction – crew will be allowed to disembark only at Port Said after vessel being cleared by quarantine and granted free pratique and after crew is also physically checked by quarantine doctors. Off signer MUST hold a confirmed E-Ticket to flyout of the country. All Crew arriving to Egypt will be required to present a PCR test done by crew no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to the Egyptian borders.

Hotels:
Only Hotels which have been cleared and certified by Quarantine and Health authorities can be used for crew accommodation should same be required. We confirm that Both hotels we are using in Cairo / Port Said have been certified and ready to receive guests in their rooms.

Curfew Timings: NIL

We are following up closely should any new updates arise and shall keep all our principals closely updated with any developments

Update

The Egyptian Cabinet decided on Thursday 16th June 2022 the following :

It had been decided to cancel all restrictions imposed on entry Egypt for either Egyptians or foreigners due to the Corona virus.
Lifting the restrictions means that it is no longer a condition for entry Egypt that the traveler should have an official certified vaccination certificate regarding immunization with full doses of the Corona virus, or a negative result of a PCR test .

The Quarantine officials still required to attend the vessels upon arrival for checking the off signers and issuing the requested “ Free Pratique “

Some airlines still request either accredited vaccination certificates Or Valid Negative PCR test results for some specific destinations / nationals for boarding .

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

New Circular No 5/2020 was issued by SCA with a new Rebate of 8% on SC tolls for Car Carriers sailing from Europe to Singapore and its Eastern ports.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Quick Trip Stamp-No Charges

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

25 USD

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

25 USD

Restricted countries

N/A

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance 123-Police 122-ISS Contact 00201000100643

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Updated: 28/06/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

El Salvador

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Acajutla and PLU

Restricted ports

No

Nationalities restricted

No

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer, Astra Zeneza, Moderna and Sinovac

Minimum notice period required

One week to schedule the appointment at the Health Center

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Is free

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine for the entire crew.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Joiners ( 3 days) and Off Signers (4 days) An appointment must be made with the laboratory so that the test can be carried out at the port 48 hours in advance.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No, Although they have been vaccinated, shore passes are not allowed for port authorities.

Crew change comments

Due to the new disposal of the health authorities to enter or leave our country (air, land or sea), the PCR-RT test is no longer required.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Depending on nationalities only be required payment of tourist card at immigration offices, they must carry US currency (US$ 12.00). (Also applies for Off Signers). Duration 90 days

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending on nationalities only be required payment of tourist card at immigration offices, they must carry US currency (US$ 12.00) (Also applies for Off Signers). To entry our country need a US, Canadian or Schengen visa.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending on nationalities only be required payment of tourist card at immigration offices, they must carry US currency (US$ 12.00). (Also applies for Off Signers). To entry our country need a US, Canadian or Schengen visa.

Restricted countries

No

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

Due to the new disposal of the health authorities to enter or leave our country (air, land or sea), the PCR-RT test is no longer required.

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max. USD5,000.00, above that amount has to be declared to customs authorities.

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Civil National Police (503) 2452-6627 / Ing. Roberto de Jesús Mendoza / Port Manager (503) 2405-3201 / Mr. Jorge Silhi Dept. of Prevention and Risk- Fire Dept. (503) 2405-3335 / Mr. José Luis Acosta (503) 2452-4155

Additional comments

The shedules to entrance and exit the port area are from 0800 hrs-1800 hrs.

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Equatorial Guinea

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All ports not inclusive of terminals

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

Except Americans, all nationals need to apply for LOI

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Positive crew disembarked and sent to hotel approved by government.
Vessel in quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

10-20 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

All people comming to EG (apart from the American citizens) need to apply for LOI. TLC will apply for it, and the normal delay is 10 to 20 days, however with the actual situation of pandemia we cannot guarantee how long it will take.

The necessary documents are :

• Police clearance or criminal report (< 3 months)
• Short CV
• Letter of mission on clients company letterhead stating approximate duration of stay in EG + Detailed job description
• Copy of passport
• Declaration (declaracion jurada) enclosed

Normal procedure is LOI application and visa at the country of origin. However in case of emergency or difficulties in order to apply for the visa (for instance if there is neither an Embassy, nor a near country to apply) TLC can proceed with DEA (Direct Entry Authorization). This has an additional cost of 50'000 CFA

At arrival in EG this visa has a 30 days validity (either DEA or visa at country of origin).

In addition, citizens from the following countries in possession of biometric passport do not require visa to enter into EG:

• Cameroon (member of CEMAC)
• Central African Republic (member of CEMAC)
• Republic of the Congo (member of CEMAC)
• Gabon (member of CEMAC)

Please find below the COVID mesures in place:

Onsigners:
- The passengers arriving to EG are obliged to present a negative PCR test with a validity of 48 hours from boarding
- EG will conduct rapid test on board prior disembarkation from the plane
- Surrender original passport to airport Immigration chief
- Wait for designated hotel for 5 days quarantine ; reservation should be done previously, there is overbooking.
- In the hotel at 4th day EG will conduct SWAB TEST
- 5th day of quarantine - release of swab test but note passenger need to pay the swab test FIRST .
Swab test certificate cannot be release without the payment receipt from the bank. The PCR certificate and the bank receipt to be presented to Immigration chief at the airport to claim the original passport.

Offsigners: EG will not require negative PCR test for the passengers leaving the country, unless the destination country requires it.

Port Restrictions

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

stamp out , 72 hours

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

stamp out, 72 hours

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 72 hours

Restricted countries

Must apply for visa from your country of residence

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No visa upon arrival in EG, on signers must arrive with Visa in hands.
British citizens will have difficulties to have Visa

Passenger vaccination requirements

NA

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Updated: 25/01/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Eritrea

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Crew change comments

Partner agent that oversees Eritrea currently do not have a firm business setup.

We are working to bring on board a business partner to assist with future enquiries/calls.

Updated: 14/12/2021
Reviewed: 14/12/2021

Estonia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Yes

Is recreational shore leave allowed

subject to crew nationality,possesion of valid Schengen visa,current state policy in terms of pandemic situation.Valid Schengen visa is compulsory.

Crew change comments

Vaccinated persons and those, who have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease do not have to undergo the 10-day self-isolation, if they take the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test immediately upon arrival in Estonia and the test result is negative.

Unvaccinated persons may shorten the 10-day self-isolation period, if they take a SARS-CoV-2 test with a negative result immediately upon arrival in Estonia and take a second SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test no earlier than on the sixth day after the first one and the result of the second test is also negative.

Until a negative test result is obtained, all persons must remain at their place of residence or stay./hotel

All persons entering Estonia must fill in the traveller’s questionnaire:

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Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

SILLAMAE PORT ONLY
Crew members of foreign-flagged vessels calling the Sillamae Harbour are not allowed to go for shore leave and walk around the territory of the port, except when routine operation of the vessel requires so (for example, to inspect the draft marks, to receive ship supplies, etc).

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

YES - Schengen visa for NON EU passengers.
Issuance of transit Schengen visa is available for crew members only.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

YES - Schengen visa for NON EU passengers.
Issuance of transit Schengen visa is available for crew members only.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

YES - Schengen visa for NON EU passengers.
Issuance of transit Schengen visa is available for crew members only.

Restricted countries

Info at:
https://www.kriis.ee/en/news/government-approved-order-concerning-easing-covid-19-restrictions

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Info at:
https://www.kriis.ee/en/news/government-approved-order-concerning-easing-covid-19-restrictions

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Info at:
https://www.kriis.ee/en/news/government-approved-order-concerning-easing-covid-19-restrictions

Passenger vaccination requirements

Info at:
https://www.kriis.ee/en/news/government-approved-order-concerning-easing-covid-19-restrictions

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

No

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes, if they have driving license which is approved in Estonia

Emergency contact numbers

112

Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Faroe Islands

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

Nationalities required Schengen visa to EU are required Schengen visa as well to enter Faroe Islands

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No restrictions

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

No restrictions

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

No restricions

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Allowed for EU citizens

Crew change comments

When you travel to the Faroe Islands, you are entering the Kingdom of Denmark. This means that the rules for entering Denmark also apply to the Faroe Islands. Read the guidelines for entering Denmark/Faroe Islands here:
https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules

and further information:
https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/categorization-of-countries

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

None

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Yes, only those with restricted nationality.
Transit Visa, 3 days, 800 DKK

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Yes, only those with restricted nationality.
Schengen visa VALID FOR FAROE ISLANDS

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 3 days, 800 DKK

Restricted countries

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/who-needs-schengen-visa/

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

None

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Emergency central: 112

Additional comments

Cruise are approved, in cooperation with the related authority. We need approval from the authorities before confirming a berth for cruise vessels.We are returning to a daily life that is not consumed by COVID-19. All COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted from 28th February 2022. This means that it is no longer recommended to get tested for Corona and/or to quarantine.

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Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Fiji

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Depending on availability

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

This is no longer a requirement

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Follow local health guidelines. Currently isolation for 5 days, certified by a doctor

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Shore leave is allowed subject to Health approval.

Port Restrictions

Rebates & tariff availability

No rebates available in Fiji.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance: 911
Police: 917
Harbour security: 679 9907146

Additional comments

Requirements for Travel
Please find below requirements for travel to Fiji
1. Fully Vaccinated
2. Confirmed flight itinerary
3. Travel Insurance required prior to travel or this can be purchased via link https://www.fijivisitorsinsurance.com/
4. Confirmed pre-booked RAT test, ref link https://www.entrytestfiji.gov.fj/5. Letter of invite from Fiji or issuance of Letter of Guarantee or OKTB letter for seafarers
travelling on an oneway ticket.
5. Ministry of Health approval for those joining vessel in Fiji

Please find below requirements for those signing off in Fiji
1. Fully vaccinated
2. Confirmed flight itinerary
3. Negative RAT test to be conducted onboard vessel
4. Ministry of Health approval based on results of RAT test
5. Offsigners to be guided and adhere to final destination travel requirements.

Updated: 30/11/2022
Reviewed: 06/12/2022

Finland

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

YES

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

NONE

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes,no restrictions

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

No

Port closure or delays

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Cruise vessels are presently only allowed make technical calls without any sort of passenger embarkation or disembarkation.

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

fully vaccinated passengers & crew can visit Helsinki unrestricted.The same applies for passengers & crew that can prove they have recovered from Covid within a period of six months.Passengers & crew that have been vaccinated once will have to attain negative PCR test result no older than 72hrs for going ashore.Unvaccinated passengers & crew are not allowed ashore.The same applies to passengers & crew that have been vaccinated once but cannot show proof of negative PCR test result taken max 72hrs before Helsinki.City officials in Helsinki are not planning to conduct testing for cruise passengers & crew.

It is however likely that spot checks will performed for those passengers & crew that are going ashore to validate their eligibility per above.

Face mask recommendations apply in crowded areas and inhouse or inside vehicles.

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Additional comments

Valid after 25.7.2021 cruise traffic will again be permitted to Helsinki and passengers are allowed ashore regardless of their nationality or vessel port rotation/ itinerary within EU.Those cruise lines still planning to call Helsinki in 2021 are kindly requested to send latest revision of company Covid health protocol/ guidelines.

These health protocols/ guidelines should include the cruise lines’ any own internal passenger intake restrictions and/ or testing requirements.

It should also include the cruise lines’ any own internal shore excursion or passenger shore movement restrictions/ requirements.

Alternatively the above can also be sent separately by in writing in case the information is not clearly stated in the cruise line company Covid health protocol/ guidelines.

Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

France

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All french port - Crew joining any schengen area/france should be vaccinated
no special situation in place on actual stage

Restricted ports

nil

Nationalities restricted

no unless airlines have compulsory rules

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes - appointment only but as situation decrease less center open now and CHINESE PCR TEST (blood) is no more done in France

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer vaccine done in France

Minimum notice period required

48H on on week pending center availability

Is onboard vaccination available?

pending availability doctors and enough vaccine to be done

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

25 euros injection + doctor fee + transport to doctor cabinet

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

not compulsory at all

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

depends airlines regulations

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

yes but vaccination seamans in France still under appointement BUT UNIQUE DOSE NOT POSSIBLE ANYMORE

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

isolation in dedicated area from Terminal

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

if VOA need to have vessel at berth prior landing in EU country to get docs signed/cleared BUT DURING IMMIGRATION OPENING TIMES ALSO
Now Le Havre Immigration accept VOA 1 days prior vessel ETA on a special process
Port Jerome/rouen - ship need to be declared in port system and after checking of seamans data VOA cleared

Is recreational shore leave allowed

nil

Crew change comments

nil

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

in case positives cases on board report to be done on time to French Health Dept via MDH
and awaiting authorities instructions for quarantine/next step to do

Port closure or delays

nil

Rebates & tariff availability

nil

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

for crew only - pax to be done in embassy only

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

schengen visa for none european still valid 6 month when joining

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

schengen visa still valid 6 month

Restricted countries

Now only airlines can have compulsory rules to embark the flight

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

to comply same restrictions as crew

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

to comply same restrictions as crew

Passenger vaccination requirements

same as seamans

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

n:a

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

for non EU passports required, but better for all to wear passports

Max/min cash that can be carried

over 10K need to make a custom declaration

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

yes if valid European driving licence or Equivalent approved and insurance taken accordingly

Additional comments

nil

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Updated: 17/10/2022
Reviewed: 10/10/2022

French Guiana

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

French Polynesia

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Gabon

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

Very important to note that crew coming from 26 EU countries need to obtain an entry authorization from the Ministry of interior (Homeland Ministry).
Only the crew coming from a country other than EU can apply for visa without this special authorization (visa on arrival process is allowed for seaman book holders

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer

Minimum notice period required

3-4 days

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

none

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Positive crew disembarked and sent to hotel approved by government.
Vessel in quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5-7 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

On signers
Negative covid 19 test will be required to entry in Gabon valid less than 5 days before arrival in Gabon.
On arrival at Libreville, one more covid 19 test will be required with crew stay at hotel waiting for test result before to travel from LBV to POG.
Booking hotel online - https://www.libreville-aeroport.com/covid-registration done by TLC
On arrival at POG the crew can go directly to vessel if no quarantine or covid19 test required by the vessel office or Oil field operator

Off signers
Covid 19 test is required in order to obtain the green light to disembark and travel from POG to LBV and catch the international flight.
Once disembarked in POG, a Covid 19 test is required, and stay at the hotel is compulsory awaiting the results. If the test is negative they are allowed to catch the flight to Libreville however, in Libreville another test is required prior to be allowed to board the flight – timeframe to obtain the result is approx. 2 days – waiting time at the hotel for Owners account as well.

Please keep in mind that the process of Covid test and obtention of the results can be delayed. Sometimes there are not enough test available.

Very important to note that crew coming from 26 EU countries need to obtain an entry authorization from the Ministry of interior (Homeland Ministry).
Only the crew coming from a country other than EU can apply for visa without this special authorization (visa on arrival process is allowed for seaman book holders

Negative PCR test 72 hours old upon arrival, upon arrival travelers will undergo a nex PCR test, quarantine in hotel until test result is in hands. If unvaccinated, travelers must seek authorization by the Ministry of Interior for entering Gabon.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 72 hours

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 72 hours

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 72 hours

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Passenger vaccination requirements

NA

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Gambia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Type of vax available (including boosters)

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes, Fully vaccinated passengers do not need a PCR test to enter Gambia. However, if symptoms shows, they need to undergo Rapid test at the Airport. Non vaccinated/Partially vaccinated travelers is required to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours for entry.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew to be tested, positive crew disembarked for quarantine. Vessel will also be quarantined for disinfection

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Crew change Arrivals / Departures must receive following prior arrival / departure:
❖ Passport copy
❖ Flight details
❖ Dates for hotels (if needed) After receiving this, we will process the Letter of Invitation / OK
TO BOARD, Visa and Clearance if needed.
We need at least 3 working days to arrange for above. Express visa + clearance can be obtained if
notification comes less than 3 days before arrival, however extra charges may apply – this will be upon
requested.
Immigration is closed on Public Holidays, Sundays and closes at noon on Saturdays. It is imperative that
each arriving pax is in possession of both Letter of Invitation/OKTB, Visa and clearance if needed, as they
may not be allowed to board on departing airport, unless above is presented.
Standard Visa is valid for 28 days from date of entry, any visa close to expiration must be extended, in order
to avoid substantial fine upon departure from The Gambia Suggest that you also send your crew the arrival
information, referring to our crew change directory, which is to be shown/printed to all on- and off-signers to
ease the transfers.
COVID PROCEDURES:
On-signing crew:
All arriving crew are required a PCR-RT test with negative result from within 72hrs When crew arrives, they
may be required to do additional testing, depending on country of origin. If additional test required, crew will be placed on quarantine in a hotel at a nightly cost. When a negative
result obtained, crew can embark vessel.
Off-signing crew:
All off-signing crew is required to take a PCR-RT test. If negative result obtained, crew can travel within the
following 72hrs, depending on arrival destination restrictions.
If positive result obtained, crew will be placed in quarantine as per current law.
All travelers coming from hot spot countries have to do Rapid test upon arrival. Quarantine will depend on result of the PCR test.

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

Port berthing/Sailing operations: // Due to COVID-19 all vessels have to arrive 4hrs prior to berthing and drop anchor for Quarantine to check all crew body temperature before Free Practique can be granted. Quarantine will only board vessel between 0830hrs-1630hrs. Kindly note the port allows 24/7 berthing and sailing operations except for tanker vessels

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

transit visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa,

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa

Restricted countries

Citizens from Schengen countries

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Updated: 16/02/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Georgia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

POTI,SUPSA,BATUMI

Restricted ports

KULEVI (AS TERMINAL LIKE A MONOPOLY AND ONLY ONE SINGLE COMPANY ALLOWED BY TERMINAL ACTING THERE).

Nationalities restricted

INDIAN

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

ANY INDIAN PORT

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

YES

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

MEDICAL ASSIST POSSIBLE IN CASE OF REQ.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

36 HRS. FOR SIGNING OFF NEED TO BE MANAGED PCR TEST PASSING BEFORE THEY COULD DISEMBARK THE VSL.

Crew change comments

NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY NATIONALITIES OF THE CREW ON/OFF FOR DOUBLE CHECKING WITH AUTHORITIES, AS DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS THE SITUATION COULD BE CHANGED ANY TIME.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

N/A

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

USD 35 GENERALLY.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

YES

Additional comments

* SOME TRANSIT PASSENGER NATIONALITIES NEED VISA (IF PASSANGER HAVING VALID USA OR SHENGEN VIS A - NO GEORGIAN VISA REQUIRED)

PLS HAVE VISIT BELOW GOVENMENAT SITE TO READ ALL INFO IN DETAIL RELATED TO THE COVID19 AT GEORGIA AND REQUIREMENTS.

https://mfa.gov.ge/MainNav/CoVID-19-sakitkhebi/sazgvris-kvetis-regulaciebi.aspx?lang=en-US

Updated: 07/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Germany

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Emden, Wilhelmshaven, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Brake, Cuxhaven, Brunsbuettel, Stade, Hamburg, Luebeck, Rostock

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

No restrictions as long as a valid Schengen visa and COVID-19 PCR-test is in hand

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Always depending of the federate state where thy will sign off, needs to be checked individually from our respective office

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

HAMBURG
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Vaccination possible only on request at special public vacc. center(s) - vaccination on board not possible anymore
In case of vaccination (sub vaccine available!) further following documents need to be at hand by each crew member: passport, personal
vaccination certificate and the local COVID form (filled out). As per latest regulations applying as from 30.09.22 seafarers which are travelling from declared virus variance areas have to undergo a 14 days dated quarantine isolation. htis regulation is independant if the related crew member is fuly vacinated or not. Pls contact us from case to case in order the check if any "visus variance area" is predicted by the local authorities.


Information:
You need the ID, vaccination card and information sheet for each seaman for the appointment.
People who have previously been vaccinated with other vaccines, especially those not approved in Germany or respectively in the EU, e.g. Sputnik V or Sinovac, cannot be given another vaccination with Johnson & Johnson.
Cross-vaccination with BioNTech / Moderna/ ASTRA ZENECA is also not possible with Sputnik / Sinovac, these are not approved in the EU and important data on tolerability are missing.
A vaccination with Johnson & Johnson is also not possible if the first vaccination with BioNTech, ASTRA or Moderna has already taken place.
Seafarers who have received an initial vaccination with ASTRA can receive a (second) vaccination with BionTech, Moderna or Astra Zeneca.
J&J now need 2 doses, 1 dose J&J now counts as unvaccinated


Bremerhaven
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Corona vaccination for free

All seafarers are welcome to come to the seamen‘s club Welcome and be vaccinated with:
Johnson&Johnson / booster after at least 4 weeks recommended
BioNTech Pfizer / 2 vaccinations necessary/ 6 Persons minimum per vaccination with BioNTech

Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *

Impfpraxis-hafen@magistrat.bremerhaven.de

Please bring your passport or ship ID. No appointment necessary!

Free shuttle container terminal: +49 471 1425 4620
An der Nordschleuse 1, 27568 Bremerhaven

* depending on vaccine availability on the day of request




WILLHELMSHAVEN
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Vaccination is possible from Monday to Friday 08.00h-16.00h at doctor's office and it is strong depending on availability of vaccine.
Vaccination needs to be confirmed / checked at case by case




STADE
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Vaccinations can be performed by local general practitioner, however always subject availability which needs to be checked upon request. Otherwise taxi transfer for crew to Hamburg can be arranged to use their vaccinations offers.

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Biontech

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes. Hospitals reachable in abt. 10 minutes in all ports

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

if many cased Port Health will attend vsl, in worst case vsl could be detained and has to follow port health instructions,
for sure no shore leave for all crew member, no shore personnel allowed to embark affected vessel,

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Crew change to be announced minimum two days prior

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes, but usual standards must be followed: compulsory to wear a FFP-2 mask in public transport, medical institutions such as hospitals/ doctor`s offices; No restrictions otherwise.

Crew change comments

Couple of German embassies closed, in case local embassy closed "visa on arrival"-application for embarking seafarer still possible only for emergency cases or for urgent family reasons

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

No visa required for passenger arriving for transit, Stay at special "transit-areas" possible for a couple of hours

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa for 15 days stay per visit, 90 days total allowed.
Cost: EUR 80

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa for 15 days stay per visit, 90 days total allowed.
Cost: EUR 80

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

At least COVID-19 rapid test (valid 24 hours) or PCR test (valid 48 hours) required for shore leave and signing off

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Entry of passengers from hrc only allowed for business travellers with COVID-19 rapid test at hand

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not applicable yet

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

In case entry from a High Risk Country (via ship & shore) a form via https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/ to be completed

Max/min cash that can be carried

Min. EUR 80 for visa formalities.
Max. EUR 10.000 / equivalent in EUR.
Higher amounts to be declared to Customs

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance: 112 / Police: 110 / Agency contact number +49 471 94760-17

Updated: 17/10/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Ghana

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Tema & Takoradi

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes.

Type of vax available (including boosters)

All approved Vaccines on WHO List.

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Only administrative charges and quote on demand

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Fully vaccinated persons will not be tested upon arrival. Non vaccinated persons must produce negative PCR test not taken more than 48hrs

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

Effective, Monday, 28th March, the wearing of facemasks is no longer mandatory. I encourage all of you, though, to continue to maintain enhanced hand hygiene practices, and avoid overcrowded gatherings.

All in-person activities, such as those that take place in churches, mosques, conferences, workshops, private parties and events, cinemas and theatres may resume at full capacity, as long as the audience and/or participants are fully vaccinated. Hand washing and hand sanitizing points should be made available at these venues.

Fully vaccinated travelers into Ghana will not take PCR tests from the country of embarkation to allow them entry into the country through the KIA, and will not be tested on arrival.

Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, would, however, need to provide a negative PCR test result of not more than 48-hours, will undergo an antigen test upon arrival at KIA, and will be offered vaccination there.

All land and sea borders will be opened. Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry through the land and sea borders without a negative PCR test result from the country of origin. Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, will have to produce a negative 48-hour PCR test result, and will be offered vaccination on arrival.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Only Entry Visa valid for 30 days max at discretion of the issuing authority.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Visas are issued on arrival once OK to Board has been endorsed by the Ghana Immigration Service. We require 3 working days to process same. Citizens from ECOWAS member states Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Liberia, Benin, Cape Verde, Citizens from Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Citizens from SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES: Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya will get an automatic visa on arrival.

Visa permits cannot be obtained for Srilankan, Bangladeshi, Lebanese, Chinese, Iranian, Pakistani crew who must apply for visas in their respective countries as per local directives.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Entry Visa, issued after crew recording negative PCR test and fully vaccinated.

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

YES. All passengers now required to show proof of COVID-19 Vacinnation.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Health declaration form must be completed online at https://ghs-hdf.org/

Max/min cash that can be carried

10000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes if they have valid international drivers license

Emergency contact numbers

Victoria Botchway +233 55 659 9891 (Mobile)
Philip Afful +233 57 765 1448 (Mobile)
Emmanuel Sackey +233 57 765 1543 (Mobile) For Takoradi port
Benjamin Quansah +233 24 891 0914 (Mobile)
PT Ramdass +233 243 261 756 (Mobile)

Additional comments

Effective Monday, 28th March, all land and sea borders will be opened. Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry through the land and sea borders without a negative PCR test result from the country of origin. Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, will have to produce a negative 48-hour PCR test result, and will be offered vaccination on arrival.

Downloads

Updated: 17/07/2022
Reviewed: 21/11/2022

Gibraltar

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Gibraltar

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No testing required unless third country requires

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Isolation in hotel or on board vessel

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

24hours advance notice

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

not as yet

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

no

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

no

Max/min cash that can be carried

10000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

35058626000

Updated: 06/12/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Greece

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Is onboard vaccination available?

nil

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

na

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NO

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Upon health authorites instructions

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

1

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

No COVID restrictions apply for the joining crew. Joiners can board the vessel upon completion of immigration formalities without presenting and COVID test. No restrictions apply for vaccinated leavers. Non-vaccinated leavers need to present a antigen test to the immigration authorities for the disembarkation formalities

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

Yes

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Tourist type C

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist type C

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist type C

Restricted countries

Yes. Weekly amended list

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

In conjunction with the weekly amended list mentioned above

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

In conjunction with the weekly amended list mentioned above

Passenger vaccination requirements

No

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID is enough

Max/min cash that can be carried

EURO 10000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Police: 100
Hospital: 166
ISS 24hrs: 6944756644

Additional comments

NIL

Updated: 22/08/2022
Reviewed: 14/11/2022

Greenland

Crew Change Restrictions

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Additional comments

The Greenland Self Rule Government has decided to extend the current restrictions regarding Covis-19 until April 5 2022.

This means that passenger ships, including cruise ships and pleasure craft, may not arrive in Greenland, if they have called at a foreign port or port in Denmark and the Faroe Islands within 14 days before arrival in Greenland, or otherwise has had people on board from these places. The ban applies to the entire territory, including the territorial sea, but with respect to international obligations.

It is not possible for persons who are not resident in Greenland to receive vaccines, as there are limited quantities and the health service is overloaded.

It is our hopes that after April 5 2022, there has been such an improvement in the Covid-19 situation that the restrictions can be relaxed, so that a restart of the cruises operations in Greenland can take place in the coming season.

Updated: 05/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Grenada

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Guadeloupe

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Guam

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Guam Anchorage / 14 NM, OPL

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Will be transferred to the ISOLATION FACILITY (BAYVIEW HOTEL), and monitored for about 10 days.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

10 DAYS

Is recreational shore leave allowed

For Guam :
Valid US visa
2 proof of vaccination
Details of shore leave

We will need to submit a request letter to our Port Authority to make sure we are in compliance of all protocols.

Crew change comments

Crew boat only operates during daylight hours. Earliest CB can depart F2 Pier is 0600H, and latest to depart F2 Pier is 1300-1400H. CB will not operate if swells are over 4ft.
Non US Citizens must be fully vaccinated to enter US by plane.
24 hours negative PCR test result is required.
Accepted Covid-19 vaccines are: J&J, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm, Sinovac.

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

FOXTROT-3: General Cargo, Passenger Vessels, Fishing Vessels Length: 750 ft., Width 85 ft., Depth: 34 ft.

FOXTROT-4, 5, 6: Container and General Cargo. May accommodate two full container vessels, three smaller breakbulk and container vessels, and other smaller vessels (60-200 ft.). Total Length: 1970 ft., Depth: 34-38 ft.

Port closure or delays

TYPHOONS OR OTHER DISASTERS, NATURE OR MANMADE

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

US CBP GUAM DOES NOT PROCESS TRANSIT VISA

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

US CBP GUAM DOES NOT PROCESS EMBARKING VISA

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

US CBP WILL CONSIDER PROCESSING OF VISA WAIVER. FEE IS US$ 585.00 PER PAX

Restricted countries

PLEASE REFER TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WEBSITE

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Passenger vaccination requirements

If vaccinated, must be a US FDA approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

NO MORE THAN US$ 10K. ANY AMOUNT MORE THAN US$10K, MUST BE DECLARED TO GUAM CUSTOMS.

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

WITH DRIVER’S LICENSE FROM THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, YES.

Emergency contact numbers

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES – DIAL 911

Additional comments

ALL ON/OFF-signers must be FULLY VACCINATED to enter Guam.

Center of Disease Control(CDC) has issued a new guidance for passengers traveling from International to USA.
Links below, and important information for your easy reference.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html

Downloads

Updated: 31/10/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Guatemala

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Guinea

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

: Travel bans for Indians was issued by the Guinea government due to recent increase of Covid-19 in India

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

In case of positivity, crew will be taken care of immediately in a dedicated Treatment Center and will be followed by 14 days quarantine from the day of arrival after which PCR test will be done to confirm negativity .Vessel will also be quarantined for fumigation.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

4-5 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

The use of masks is mandatory for passengers throughout the journey.
❖ Each traveler must have at least 3 masks during the trip.
❖ The disembarkation will be sequenced by the company, 60 passengers at a time, starting with the
Business class up to the rear of the cabin, while respecting the 1m social distance that is marked on
the ground.
❖ Travelers will complete a health declaration form on the aircraft.
❖ Travelers must present a negative certificate with a validity of less than 7 days;
❖ Passengers will be subjected to a systematic check from the descent of the aircraft to the car park.
❖ Passengers will be subjected to a temperature test and routine health check.
❖ The standard PCR diagnostic test will be performed on arrival if the traveler shows signs suggestive
of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sneezing, poor general condition etc.). It will be
immediately confined to a hotel receptive until the test result is available. In case of positivity, it will
be taken care of immediately in a dedicated Treatment Center.
❖ Travelers will be followed for 14 days from the day of arrival; they will have to communicate their
telephone as soon as they arrive to facilitate their follow-up by ANSS services
❖ Repatriated Guineans on humanitarian flights who do not have a certificate of negativity on
departure will be subjected to the PCR screening test on arrival and systematically confined after

Port Restrictions

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa 3 days

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 3 days

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Exit Transit visa visa

Restricted countries

All personal coming from India and Citizens from Schengen countries are NOT allowed in Guinea. Passengers coming from UK and South Africa will have to do PCR test on arrival and passport will have to stay with Immigration until negative result.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Updated: 21/06/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Guinea-Bissau

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

No restrictions for nationalities

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantined in approved hotel and treated. After 14 days another test will be done. Vessel will also be quarantined for fumigation

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

4 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

PCR test within 72 hours required for the arrival time. Quarantine will depend on result of the PCR test.

Kindly note off-signing crew, after being tested, are required to wait for result onboard vessel.
Once result obtained, and if negative, crew can be checked in to hotel if required.

All incoming travelers is required to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Restricted movements between regions in Guinea-Bissau. Mandatory wearing of mask in all public places and offices/banks etc.

Port Restrictions

Port closure or delays

None however daylight berthing only

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 3 days

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 3 days

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

transit visa, 3 days

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yellow fever

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Updated: 21/06/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Guyana

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Linden

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

https://www.minfor.gov.gy/visa-entry-requirements-countries

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

All types

Minimum notice period required

72hrs

Is onboard vaccination available?

Nil

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Port Health will quarantine vessel & Crew, P&I Club will need to get involved along with local agent to take appropriate actions in treating with current pandemic.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

1 week

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

All crew must be full vaccinated and present cards as evidence upon entry at the airport

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

No restrictions once Port Health & MARAD approval is granted. All personnel adhere to Covid19 requirements, wearing of masks in mandatory.

Port closure or delays

Nil

Rebates & tariff availability

Nil

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Nil

Restricted countries

Nil

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Nil

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

200

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Local numbers: Police 911 / Fire 912 / Ambulance 913

Updated: 01/07/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Haiti

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Honduras

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Puerto Cortes, San Lorenzo, Omoa

Restricted ports

Roatan, La Ceiba, Pto Castilla, Tela

Nationalities restricted

Residents or people who have visited the United Kingdom, South Africa and South America

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Honduras Authority requires copy of crew change on previous ports and copy of test for each seaman

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

The authorities only allow disembarkation of crew members for medical assistance if it is an emergency

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Vessel has to be in quarantine at the anchorage for 2 weeks

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days

Crew change comments

Port authorities required the following documents in order to provide authorization to embark/disembark:copy of passport, seaman book, yellow fever vaccination, negative Covid-19 test valid within 72 hrs upon arrival at the Honduras airport and flight detail in order to comply with Merchant Marine Directorate and Immigration requirements.
Please note that the crew member must hand-carry the negative result of the Covid-19 test valid within 72 hrs upon arrival at the Honduras Airport.

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

There is not authorization for crew members to go ashore during the vessel stay

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Because restricted nationalities are not allowed to embark in our port

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

because restricted nationalities are not allowed to disembark in our port

Restricted countries

Residents or people who have visited the United Kingdom, South Africa and South America.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Not allowed

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Not allowed

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yellow fever vaccination is required, but vessel has to declare all the information to the authorities during official

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

Nil

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Hong Kong

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Hong Kong

Nationalities restricted

Please contact ISS Hong Kong for details.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Crew change is permitted for goods vessels subject to the designation conditions of Port Authorities.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

Crew change declaration must be submitted to the Port Authorities at least 72 hours prior to vessel’s ETA.

Suggested notice period to ISS Hong Kong for crew change possibility: 7 days prior to vessel's ETA.

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Subject to designation conditions of Port Authorities.

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Subject to prior application of permission by the Port Authorities / doctor's availability for type of illness on case by case basis and crew's negative test result of COVID-19.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

In case joiner is found with COVID-19 positive result, they would be sent to medical facility by the Department of Health for necessary medical arrangement. The joiner travels the same flight with the one with COVID-19 positive result, as the suspected close contact would be required for quarantine.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Crew change declaration must be submitted to the Port Authorities at least 72 hours prior to vessel’s ETA.

Suggested notice period to ISS Hong Kong for crew change possibility: 7 days prior to vessel's ETA.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Please see the "CREW CHANGE GUIDANCE – HONG KONG (12 OCT 2022)", documents and "UPDATED SUMMARY TABLE ON QUARANTINE ARRANGEMENT FOR VISITING VESSELS (12 OCT 2022)" as attached.

Pls contact iss.hongkong@iss-shipping.com for crew change possibility.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Pls contact iss.hongkong@iss-shipping.com.

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No rebates.

WAIVER OF PORT AND LIGHT DUES - HONG KONG

Please be informed that the HKSAR Government has announced the extension to waive Port and Light Dues (per 100 NRT X HKD43) payable by ocean-going vessels (“OGVs”).

A) Concession Period

The concession period starts from midnight of 1 Oct 2019 until midnight at the end of 30 Sep 2023.

B) Waiver

Port and Light Dues payable by OGVs for the use of port facilities on each occasion of entry to Hong Kong waters under the Shipping and Port Control Ordinance will be waived if they arrive in the waters of Hong Kong during the concession period.

If you require any further information, please contact ISS Hong Kong.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Emergency contact numbers

Police / Fire / Ambulance : 999
Vessel Traffic Centre : 852 2233 7801
Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre : 852 2233 7999
Inchcape Emergency Contacts:
May So : 852 9170 8812
Wilson Wong : 852 9170 8192
Marco Mak : 852 9400 6433
Mark Tse : 852 9192 6227
Matthew Wong : 852 9138 0662

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Updated: 15/11/2022
Reviewed: 15/11/2022

Hungary

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Iceland

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Reykjavik or Hafnarfjordur is ideal but all ports are techincally possible

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

Only Non-Schengen restriceted nationalities - iceland is a Schengen member

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2-3 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes,no restrictions

Crew change comments

All information can be found on web :
Official information about COVID-19 in Iceland

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

None

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Only Non-Schengen restricted nationalities
Tourist visa - must be applied for in home country. Cost may vary in home country

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Only Non-Schengen restricted nationalities
Tourist visa - must be applied for in home country. Cost may vary in home country

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Only Non-Schengen restricted nationalities

Restricted countries

Non - Schengen countries

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not required but its hard to cruise if pax have to do 5-6 day quarantine ahead of boarding

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

None

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ships ID is sufficinet

Max/min cash that can be carried

No

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

112 for police, fire, ambulance

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Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

India

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Mundra, Kandla, Hazira, Dahej, Sikka, Vadinar, Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Kochi, Vizhinjam, Tuticorin, Chennai, Ennore, Krishnapatnam, Kakinada, Gangavaram, Vishakhapatnam, Paradip (Indian National only) , Haldia, Kolkata, Port Blair, Pipavav.

Restricted ports

Ratnagiri , Jaigad, Angre, Dabhol, Port Redi, Digi, Sakhar, Revdanda, Karaikal, Dhamra, Navlakhi, Dhamra, Gopalpur, Paradip (Foreign National).

Nationalities restricted

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, North Korea, Chinese, Sri Lanka and Stateless.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

COVAXIN and Covishield

Minimum notice period required

5 Days

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes in majority of ports

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

If the have they have been vaccinated, they must carry proof. If not vaccinated then they need to carry a RTPCR negative test report which should be within the 72 hrs. validity period

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes for the approved list of countries only

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

YES . Inchcape has successfully carried out vaccination for Indian seafarers at Ports Mumbai , Nhava Sheva (JNPT) , Kandla , New Mangalore .Hazira, Vizag ,Vizhinjam ,Ennore Dahej , GOA & Chennai. Facility to vaccinate Indian Seafarers is also available at the following Port Locations -
Katupalli, Cochin, Tuticorin, Kakinada, Haldia, Kolkata, Gangavaram.
Vaccinations can be arranged at the hospitals or on board the vessel with 5 working days ‘Prior notice ,subject to vaccine stock availability.
Interested clients are requested to direct your enquiries to ISS location office email ID and we will revert with information on the specific port you intend to carry out vaccination of Indian seafarers.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine 7 days.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 days.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No , not permitted.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Technical calls only

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Indian transit visa, Duration 72 hours.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Indian tourist visa, duration as per their stay in India.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Indian Tourist Visa, Duration 30 days or as per their intended stay in India.

Restricted countries

North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Stateless.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

North Korea, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Stateless.

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

North Korea, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Stateless.

Passenger vaccination requirements

Presently NA.

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

As per the requirements of the respective Cruise Principal.

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

INR 25000/- Per Pax.

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

NA

Emergency contact numbers

East Coast India - +91 9030193050 , West Coast India + 91 9321934300

Additional comments

NA

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Updated: 14/09/2022
Reviewed: 14/09/2022

Indonesia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Jakarta, Lampung, Palembang, Dumai, Merak, Anyer, Cigading, Bitung ,Benoa, Sorong, Banjarmasin, Batam, surabaya, Samarinda, balikpapan

Restricted ports

Bontang , Cirebon,Cilacap,Jayapura

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available for foreign crew

Minimum notice period required

2 week in advance

Is onboard vaccination available?

Not available for foreign crew

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes, Certificate of vaccination / Immunization ( complete Vaccination 2 doze), not less than 14 days prior arrival at Jakarta air port

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

no exemption

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

available

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

will be isolated in appointed/approved hospital

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 Weeks

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No allowed

Crew change comments

Due to Pandemic please ensure spare 2 weeks for Crew Changes preparedness. ensure joiner / off signer crew has vaccinated before entering to Indonesia " foreign crew / those who will sign on/off in Indonesia must show a vaccine card and
certificate of negative RT-PCR Test results, taken The sample is taken within a maximum period of 2x24 hour
furthermore, please contact ISS Indonesia

Domestic flight regulation
- For 3 doze/booster vaccinated does not need PCR Test
- For 0/1/2 doze/booster vaccinated need PCR test within 3 x 24 hrs since sample taken

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

All incoming vessel are subject for Body temperature check for whole crew, PCR test will conduct if one of crew indicated with covid19 symptom and crew is not allowed to go on shore

Port closure or delays

N/A

Rebates & tariff availability

TBA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

B211A ( E-Visa )
4-5 working days arrangement
USD 550/crew + vat 11%

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

B211A ( E-Visa )

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Need immigration Exist Permit (EPO), valid for 7 days only

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

TBA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

TBA

Passenger vaccination requirements

No Vaccination Required

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

TBA

Max/min cash that can be carried

TBA

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Emergency contact numbers

On 0600-1800hrs you can contact to (+62- 821-1332-4883)
On 1800-0600hrs you can contact to (+62–821-1332-4877)

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Updated: 19/07/2022
Reviewed: 14/11/2022

Iran, Islamic Republic of

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Iraq

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Khor Al Zubair and Umm Qasr port

Restricted ports

Not Applicable

Nationalities restricted

Sign on is possible for the following nationalities of these countries can get Iraqi visa on arrival : United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Gibraltar, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Czech Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan ) .

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Authorities have banned the entry of all tourists until further notice. Iraqi citizens are permitted to return from HRC, subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Currently Crew changes (Sign-Off) for any Nationalities are not recommended at the Iraqi ports due to the Covid-19 situation and extended Curfew.

Moreover, there is no Sign-On in Iraq due to the extensive delays for entry permits from the concerned departments in Baghdad.

The Government of Iraq (GOI) amended its full curfew from 20:00 LT to 05:00 LT on all days. And there are restrictions for Malls, restaurants, cafes, and other public facilities. Government departments are working, with 50% general staffing.

Iraq has also suspended all travel to/from India until further notice. For other Nationalities, Agents will have to approach the Immigration department well in advance to see the possibilities for Sign-Off at the time if the vessel's stay at the Port will be 3-4 days.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer and Sinopharm (excluded boosters second dose will be after 3 months )

Minimum notice period required

Before 3-5 days

Is onboard vaccination available?

Available

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Minimum 5 person / Maximum 50 person
Vaccine will ( 75 USD ) per dose .
Will issue covid-19 international certificate and its cost is ( 65 USD )

Doctor transportation cost will be 100 USD .

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Not needed

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

It is available for non – Covid-19 issues

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Should inform agent about positive case of covid-19 before vessel’s berthing.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

48 hrs (PCR test result take 24 hrs)

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes at Khor Al Zubair & Basrah.
No at Umm Qasr.
Restricted nationalities - Israel.

Crew change comments

Not Applicable

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

The usual practice was that for Vessels calling at the Iraqi Commercial Ports, Vessel's Master will have to present a declaration through the Agents atleast 3 days prior its arrival, with clear health records to its crew (includes high temperature - sore throat - frequent cough and breathing problem) which may indicate an infection of Corona virus. In case of any suspicions showing symptoms in crew, then port & related authorities have to inform Health Centers, before approval of vessel's entry, and to wait for further instructions.

Health Officer will board the vessel for checking only upon vessel's arrival alongside at the berth and thereafter, Free pratique will be granted accordingly.

No Crew are permitted for any shore leave.

Port closure or delays

Normally no closure or delays

Rebates & tariff availability

As per new tariff which applied by General Ports of Iraq since 115.04.2021

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Not Applicable

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

If passengers from one of the countries which mentioned in Nationalities restricted will get a visa on arrival, otherwise need to obtain visa.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Not Applicable (Disembarking no need visa)

Restricted countries

Not Applicable

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Not Applicable

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Not Applicable

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not applied so far

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

Depend on the selected airline

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Visa copy and ship’s ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

10,000 USD

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

• Ambulance – 112 or 911
• Police - 112 or 911
• Harbour security - All communications via VHF 12 / 16
• Inchcape contact - +964 781 381 9998

Additional comments

Not Applicable

Updated: 22/02/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Ireland

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Irish ports

Restricted ports

No

Nationalities restricted

Crew to hold a valid SBK issued by a country which has ratified ILO Convention C108 or C185

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Usually Pfizer

Minimum notice period required

24 hours

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free, but transportation costs will apply

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

N/A

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew to isolate in cabin

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

None

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes - zero restrictions

Crew change comments

N/A

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

N/A

Rebates & tariff availability

All Irish Ports publish Tariffs as per Statutory Instruments. None offer rebates.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa

Restricted countries

See attached the latest list of Non Nationals who are not required to be in possession of an Irish Visa. All other Nationalities not noted on this list require an Irish Visa.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

None at present

Passenger vaccination requirements

No

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

None

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ships ID is sufficient for personnel going ashore

Max/min cash that can be carried

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes with licence

Emergency contact numbers

999 or 112

Additional comments

Emergency Services - Ambulance / Police: 999 or 112. Harbour Police - + 353 1 887 6858. Agent - + 353 86 7802974

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Updated: 20/07/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Israel

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

International flights allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

Arrival of  vessel visitors / sign-on crew to Israel
1. Personal details  must be  send to us at least 4 days before flight:PassportSeaman’s bookFlight details 
2. Entry declaration form for Israel must be filled out and Submit the statement within   48 hours (as early as possible) before departing to Israel: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/ and get confirmation without the confirmation crew/passenger cannot board the flight. The details must be filled in carefully  any mistake can cause rejection feedback When boarding the plane, the following documents must be presented: Confirmation of submission of an entry declaration form

Disembarkation is allowed for crew member / Passenger depending on the following conditions:

1.  Disembarkation  must be approved by the Israeli authorities in advance, prior disembarkation
2. Please provide the following documents at least 4 days before flight:

-copy of Passport
- copy of Seaman’s book
-Flight details- in this stage only booking
Flight Form Content

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Updated: 12/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Italy

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Main Italian Ports

Restricted ports

Small ports without physical presence Health Office to be checked time to time

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes, only in Genoa and under strict reservation protocol

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

no

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

no

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

if mild symptoms prescribed confinement on board. In case of severe symptoms, the procedure is admitted to the hospital through the Ministry of Health

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Four

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

PCR valid not older than 48 hours

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Subject to health clearance from the ministerial health office

Port closure or delays

none

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

For pax not EU

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

For pax not EU

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

For pax not EU

Restricted countries

none

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

FP2 or superior mask compulsory on all transport means

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Anyone who is vaccinated will have to swab. A quick test is enough and if it is negative you can move freely.

Passenger vaccination requirements

None at the moment

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

none

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max 1999 Uero

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

YES

Emergency contact numbers

112 – General Emergency Number
113 – Police Emergency Number
115 – Fireman Emergency Number
118 – Sanitary Emergency Number
1530 - Harbour Master Emergency Number
+390412712647 ISS-Tositti Srl contacts

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Updated: 17/10/2022
Reviewed: 17/10/2022

Jamaica

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

Indians, South Americans & Trinidadians

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Subject to approval from Port Health before pilot is allowed to board

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

J&J , Astrazena, SinoPharm & Pfizer

Minimum notice period required

48 hrs

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

no

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Will not be able to disembark

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

48 hrs

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Shore leave is not allowed at this time in Jamaica whether the crew is vaccinated or not.

Crew change comments

Nil

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

Nil

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Nil

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Allowed 3 days to depart

Restricted countries

none

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Not allowed to disembark

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Not allowed to disembark

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not mandatory

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ships Id is require to enter and exit the terminal

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10,000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes / with valid drive licenses

Emergency contact numbers

Police119

Additional comments

No cruise calls allowed at this time however Government is reviewing and we expect this to open soon

All seafarers are allowed 72 hrs to transit Jamaica without a visa

Visa requirements if any – all seafarers are allowed 72 hrs to transit Jamaica without a visa

No visa required if they transit in 72 hrs

Quarantine period for onsigners – There is no prescribe quarantine period for seafarers however they must stay in the hotel until they are ready to board or fly home.

Nearest airport – Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay

PCR COVID test is available at the port of embarkation, how long will it take to get the result. – PCR tests are available results in 24-36 hrs

Is on signer allowed to stay in hotel while waiting for PCR COVID test results.- Yes

Is off signer allowed to stay at hotel while waiting for flight even if the vessel has already departed. – Yes, they can wait for 72 hrs without a visa.

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Japan

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports but costly if carrying out at those ports that are far from the international airports.

Nationalities restricted

No.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No but 14 day-interval is required before arrival at Japan.

International flights allowed

Limited

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Not available

Minimum notice period required

Not available

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Not Available

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Better

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

3 times Vaccination are all Japan approval vaccine:

Before departure
=>Isolation NOT required / PCR test NOT required

After Arrival Japan
=>NO PCR or Antigen test held by Japan airport quarantine / Isolation after arrival NOT required

3 times Vaccination NOT Japan approval vaccine:

Before departure
=>PCR test conducted within 72hrs before departure

After Arrival Japan
=>NO PCR or Antigen test held by Japan airport quarantine / Isolation after arrival NOT required

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Available.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Report to agent and/or the Coast Guard thereafter the Quarantine office take the initiative and its requirements will be case by case.

*The pilot and/or others refuse to get onboard to serve the ship until the safety will be confirmed by the Quarantine office.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days. *Preferrable more than 3 working days.
Remarks, no new plan after the ship's arrival at the first port in Japan will be accepted by the Quarantine office. All the planning must be done and reported before arrival at the first port in Japan.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No, except off-signers. Special permission may be granted under special circumstances, i.e., medical evacuation, on humanitarian grounds. It may be negotiable if the ship has not make any port of calls for 15 days in prior to arrival at the first port of Japan.

Crew change comments

3 times Vaccination are all Japan approval vaccine:

Before departure
=>Isolation NOT required / PCR test NOT required

After Arrival Japan
=>NO PCR or Antigen test held by Japan airport quarantine / Isolation after arrival NOT required

3 times Vaccination NOT Japan approval vaccine:

Before departure
=>PCR test conducted within 72hrs before departure

After Arrival Japan
=>NO PCR or Antigen test held by Japan airport quarantine / Isolation after arrival NOT required

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Please see the attached file named "Japan Crew Change Procedure"

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Entry VISA.
VISA must be obtained before arrival at Japan. Duration and cost vary from location to location at where passenger obtains VISA.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Entry VISA.
VISA must be obtained before arrival at Japan. Duration and cost vary from location to location at where passenger obtains VISA.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Entry VISA.
VISA must be obtained before arrival at Japan. Duration and cost vary from location to location at where passenger obtains VISA.

Restricted countries

North Korea

Passenger vaccination requirements

Must be fully vaccinated.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes but it is requested to the Cruise lines, not to the individual passenger, to declare to the Immigration office that all of their passengers are insured.

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

No cruise port calls allowed and unknown the requirements at the moment.

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes if possess a proper drivers license.

Emergency contact numbers

Please ask each Cruise line.

Additional comments

Japanese government has just reopen all the ports for international cruise ships. The ships are required to follow the protocal and obtain CLASS certificate for enterin to Japan.
The first port of call is expected to be taken place in March, 2023.

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Updated: 15/11/2022
Reviewed: 15/11/2022

Jordan

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Aqaba

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

List As Attached

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Phizer & Sinopharn

Minimum notice period required

No notice period as such for taking vaccines but agent has to take prior approvals prior vessel arrival.

Is onboard vaccination available?

No, only at the vaccination centers

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free Of Cost

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

In case of positive result, travelers must commit to adhere to home quarantine for a period of 7
days and do the (PCR COVID19) test on the seventh day of home quarantine at their own expense.
During this application the traveler will sign an indemnity, and failure to comply with the
quarantine requirements could result in legal prosecution under the defense order number 16.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 Days if all Docs are ready in hand

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes. Face mask is not required in public spaces in Jordan and for the vaccine it is preferable but also not required.

Restricted nationalities: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bissau, Botswana, Brazzaville, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Kinshasa,Lagos,Laos,Liberia,Macedonia,Madagascar,Mali,Mauritania,Moldova,Mongolia,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zaire, Zambia

Crew change comments

No

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Covid-19 related port restrictions 1. Face masks 2. Eye protection 3. Gloves 4. Use of hand sanitizers before and after boarding Port restriction comments 1. -The list of the ports called by the vessel for the last 30 days prior to calling Aqaba 2. -The list of the previous 10 ports of calls before Aqaba 3. -The names and nationalities of the crew onboard the ship 4. -Any crew change over the past 30 days with place, date and time of the change -Any crew member suffering from temperature above 37.5C

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

No Cost (If they are staying less than 48 hours)

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

USD 57.15

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

No Cost (If they are staying less than 48 hours)

Restricted countries

As attached

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

None

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Traveling from India:
• Passengers who stayed 14 up to 45 days outside India prior to traveling to Jordan will be subject to 14 days self-quarantine.

Passenger vaccination requirements

A. Vaccinations certificates proving that full course of vaccination has been completed issued from the following countries are approved: (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, EU Countries, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunis, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA). B. The vaccination certificate shall be in the Arabic or English language only and presented to airline personnel prior to boarding. C. Register on the platform visit Jordan to get QR code. https://www.visitjordan.gov.jo and upload the certificate. D. Submit passenger health declaration and locator form in the counter before boarding.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Proof of health insurance is mandatory for non-Jordanians. Exemptions include: Medical Tourism Patients. Diplomatic QR holders (diplomats and employees of regional and international organizations (and their dependents and family members holding diplomatic passports, special passports, or regular passports) have a permanent diplomatic QR code that its validity does not expire, and it is possible to return with this code to Jordan for several trips.

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

All the crew have to hold the passport + seaman book.

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

• Ambulance 911 • Police 911 • Harbour security +962 3 2720010 EXT 119 • Coast Guard:+962 3 2017013/2017073 • Inchcape contact +962 79 5359814

Additional comments

Not applicable

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Updated: 04/03/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Kazakhstan

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Kenya

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Mombasa

Restricted ports

No

Nationalities restricted

Please refer to the updated list of list of travelers from approved states on exemption for Quarantine

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson

Minimum notice period required

As long as the crew member has completed six months after their last vaccination then they are eligible to have a booster vaccine

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free of Cost

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

PCR test is not compulsory for all on signers/ off signers

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days i.e. 72 hours

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

Covid-19 protocols to be adhered as required

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Covid-19 protocols to be adhered as required

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa allowed for 72 hours at USD 20 per person

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa allowed for 72 hours at USD 20 per person

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa allowed for 72 hours at USD 20 per person

Restricted countries

Please refer to the updated list of list of travelers from approved states on exemption for Quarantine

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

All flights are allowed in/ out of the country

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes, Covid-19 vaccination certificate is compulsory

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes. Shore passes are now allowed for crew members

Max/min cash that can be carried

No restrictions on cash as long as same is carried on the wallet

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Emergency contact numbers

+254721555865/+254706423709/+254736097015/+254722713046

Additional comments

Wearing of Masks, sanitize and social distancing in closed places such offices, worship places etc. enforced after a rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya

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Updated: 15/11/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Kiribati

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Korea, Republic of

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All ports in Korea

Restricted ports

No

Nationalities restricted

No

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

If vessel had crew change from Russia or Philippines, crew change will not be allowed for 14 days from departure time from Russia or Philippines.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

None, may arrive Korea regardless of vaccination status

Minimum notice period required

3 days before vessel ETA

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

All crews may visit doctor, after on-shore PCR test at quarantine office.
As the result is being released on the next day of tested date, the visit shall be made afterwards.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

The vessel may proceed the cargo jobs and other operations, with facial masks, under minimized contacts environment.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Notice a day before crew change operation is feasible.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Not allowed

Crew change comments

Please refer to the attached

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Please refer to attached for further details

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

$130 per days for hotel stay, in case of buffer duration is needed for the flight schedule.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Technical calls only

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Updated: 01/10/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Kuwait

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

all

Restricted ports

no

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

min 1 to 2 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Only medical emergency

Crew change comments

ok

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Normal

Port closure or delays

5-7 days waiting for berthing turn due to vessel congestion at Shuaiba port.
Port vessel moments, Health and customs is functioning 24 Hours.
Stevedores (bulk & general cargo) Are now working round the clock (24x7) and can perform cargo operations subject to availability of transporter and readiness of storage facility of receivers.
If there will be full flow of truck, stevedores can continue loading/discharging.

Containers vessel operation continue 24 hours.

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Seaman visa - 7 days

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Seaman visa - 7 days

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Sign off visa directly from Sea Port to Airport

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

With valid international license

Emergency contact numbers

Emergency Phone Number of Police, Ambulance and Fire Services 112, Harbor security : 24848581 , 24844859 , Inchcape Contact mob : 66876048

Additional comments

almost back to normal

Downloads

Updated: 14/11/2022
Reviewed: 21/11/2022

Latvia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information/news/66019-emergency-situation-in-latvia-to-restrict-the-spread-of-covid-19

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information/news/66019-emergency-situation-in-latvia-to-restrict-the-spread-of-covid-19

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew member will remain on board or be trasporting to hospital in an emergency case.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

72- 48hrs

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes,no restrictions

Crew change comments

Self-isolation of seafarers is not required(seafarer's book holder) for on & offs.
A PCR test for seafarers ( on-s & off-s) (seafarer's book holder) is not required for travel to/from Latvia. Needs QR code on hands as per application in www.Covidpass.lv

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Depend of the nationality.
Schengen visa-issued in the country of residence.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depend of the nationality.
Schengen visa-issued in the country of residence.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depend of the nationality.
Schengen visa-issued in the country of residence.

Restricted countries

https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/moldova/consular-information/countries-and-territories-whose-citizens-may-enter-latvia-without-a-visa

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information/news/66019-emergency-situation-in-latvia-to-restrict-the-spread-of-covid-19

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information/news/66019-emergency-situation-in-latvia-to-restrict-the-spread-of-covid-19

Passenger vaccination requirements

None

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

None

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

No

Max/min cash that can be carried

No

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

110/112/113

Additional comments

vaccination of foreign seafarers is not possible at this time.
if there is a government decision to vaccinate foreign citizens in Latvia, we will inform you

Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Lebanon

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Feasible ports

NONE

Restricted ports

ALL

Nationalities restricted

ALL

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NONE

International flights allowed

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

NO

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

NO

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

NIL

Crew change comments

CURRENTLY NOT APPLICABLE

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

NO

Port closure or delays

NO

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

48 HRS TO 1 MONTH, 25$

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

48 HRS TO 1 MONTH, 25$

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

48 HRS TO 1 MONTH, 25$

Restricted countries

ISRAEL

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NO

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NO

Passenger vaccination requirements

YES

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

NO

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

YES

Max/min cash that can be carried

NIL

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

YES

Updated: 01/07/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Liberia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Nationalities restricted

No restrictions for off signers, only Indian on signers who are subject to quarantine for 7 days

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Normal port formalities for covid screening

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Covaxin, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm Sinovac

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

On signers/off signers need to be vaccinated but crew on board are not required

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Only fully vaccinated individuals will be cleared for travel in and out of the country. All travelers must hold a negative PCR test 96 hours upon arrival. All arriving travelers must carry out a PCR test upon arrival

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine for treatment and tested for negative before going on board

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-4 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

There will be an examination conducted by the port health team and Covid team before crew can leave port

We hereby confirm crew change in Liberia as there is no restrictions on crew due to COVID – 19.

However, all crew arriving through the airport will undergo PCR test and off sigers also require negative COVID travel certifcate to depart Liberia

Please note that On Signing crew joining vessel in Liberia will required Visa, Letter of Invitation and OKTB to enter Liberia and Off Signing crew required Transit visa to disembarked Liberia and can be issued via our Agency in Liberia. A copy of the Visa + Invitation letter and OKTB must be held in hand prior entering any flights with direction ROB (Roberts International airport with IATA code ROB).

We require below documents for visa and local documentaion processing

• Scan passport copies
• Seamen’s book
• Vessel Last 10 port of calls
• Vessel particulart
• Crew List
• Medical certifcates
• ISPS/Safety training cerfticate
• Off signers temapture on baord needed

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

Daylight berthing only

Port closure or delays

Daylight berthing

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 3 days

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 3 days

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, 3 days

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No restrictions for off signers, only Indian on signers who are subject to quarantine for 7 days

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No restrictions for off signers, only Indian on signers who are subject to quarantine for 7 days

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Updated: 16/02/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Libya

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Updated: 01/07/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Lithuania

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

KLAIPEDA / BUTINGE

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

CREW SHOULD GO TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL OR STAY ISOLATED O/B

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

None

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes,no restrictions

Crew change comments

None

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

None

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

N/A FOR PASSENGERS

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

FOR NON EU

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

VISA FOR PASSENGERS N/A, FOR CREW WE CAN ARRANGE EXIT VISA

Restricted countries

None

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

None

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

None

Passenger vaccination requirements

ALL PASSENGERS SHOULD BE VACCINATED

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

None

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

CREW AND PAX SHOULD GO ASHORE WITH PASSPORTS

Max/min cash that can be carried

No

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

112 (EMBULANCE, POLICE, FIRE BRIGADE)

Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Macao

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Madagascar

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Tamatave

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

No

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

recommended

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

N/A

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Subject to Government Authorisation

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Disembarkation not allowed. Treatment possible only onboard

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

N/A

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No. Only for medical reason and requiring outside consultation (Doctor consultation, analysis, dentist,…)

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

30 days for Tourist - USD 40 per pax

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

30 days for Tourist - USD 40 per pax

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

30 days for Tourist - USD 40 per pax

Restricted countries

No

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yellow Fever

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

Not fixed

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Emergency contact numbers

harbour master Pilot : 00261 34 23 160 28 , PFSO : 00261 34 23 160 11

Additional comments

No

Updated: 17/10/2022
Reviewed: 07/11/2022

Malaysia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Port Kelang, Port Dickson, Malacca, Tanjung Pelepas, Pasir Gudang, Tanjung Bin, Penang
(Please contact ISS Malaysia for further reference).

Restricted ports

ALL seafarers are ALLOWED to carry out crew change activities (sign-on & sign-off) in any Malaysia port irrespective of their citizenships or ship's flag subject to a strict compliance to procedures s specified by Marine Department of Malaysia (MARDEP)

Nationalities restricted

Israel

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Sinovac / Pfizer

Minimum notice period required

5 working days

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

RM 350

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes Fully

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes - Only for Critical Health Issues

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

IF positive:
Quarantine Required as below
Fully vaccinated: HSO 7days
Partial/ unvaccinated: HSO 10 days

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

All sign-off and sign-on applications to Marine Depatment must be made at least three (3) days before the ship enters the port, before the crew arrival date at any port, or before the crew arrives in Malaysia.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Allowed and within 40 KM from Terminal only.

Crew change comments

PORT KLANG CREW CHANGE REGULATIONS & PROCEDURE.

MANNING MUST SEND CREW CHANGE REQUEST AT LEAST 5 DAYS PRIOR VESSEL ETA.
MANNING & MASTER MUST PROVIDE COMPLETE & CORRECT REQUESTED DOCUMENT. (PAGE 3)
100 % FULL PREFUNDING ARE REQUIRE FOR GREECE PRINCIPLE BEFORE ISS AGENT PROCEED CREW CHANGE ARRANGEMENT.
LAST MINUTE CREW CHANGE REQUEST SUBJECT TO REJECT.
TOTAL ARRNAGEMENT ON/OFF CREW MUST BE FIXED BEFORE VESSEL 3 DAYS ETA.
ANY ADDITONAL/CHANGING CREW FROM MANNING SIDE ONCE LOG HAD BEEN ENDORSE AT IMMIGRATION, CANCELLATION & RE ENDORSE LOG CHARGES WILL BE INCCURED IN VESSEL DA.
ANY FAILURE OF CREW LOG/FORMALITES DUE TO MANNING LAST MINUTE CHANGING CREW WILL BE NOT RESPONSIBLE BY ISS.
ONCE DOCUMENT WELL RECEIVED FROM MANNING&MASTER ONLY OKTB WILL BE ISSUED BY ISS AGENT.
ANY SIGN ON CREW ARRIVE KLIA WITHOUT OUR ISS AGENT ISSUED OKTB WILL BE NOT ISS RESPONSIBLE. CREW WILL NEED TO RETURN BACK TO HOME COUNTRY SOONEST.
CREW CHANGE ARRNAGEMENT WILL BE DONE AT WHARF.
CREW CHAANGE ARRNAGEMENT AT ANCHORAGE (IPL) SUBJECT TO PORT AUTHORITIES APPROVAL. LAUNCH BOAT SERVICE & CHARGES WILL INCCURED IN VESSEL DA.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGULATIONS REMAIN FLUID AND IT MIGHT CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME IN A SHORT NOTICE.

SIGN ON // EMBARKATION
NO QUARANTINE WILL BE IMMPLIMENT.
NO ART/PCR SWAB WILL BE NEEDED FOR KLIA & PORT IMMIGRATION.
- ART/PCR SWAB UPON MANIING REQUEST
- POSTIVE COVID 19 : UNABLE JOIN SHIP. 5 DAYS SELF ISOLATION WILL BE NEEDED.
- NEGATIVE COVID 19 : ABLE DIRECT JOIN SHIP.
SIGN ON CREW ONLY CAN ARRIVE 3 DAYS BEFORE VESSEL FIRM ETA.
(KLIA IMMIGRATION WILL ONLY ISSUED 3 DAYS TRANSIT VISA FOR SEAFARER)
OKTB WILL BE ISSUED BY ISS AGENT FOR CREW PRIOR FLIGHT ARRIVAL TO KUL ONCE DOCUMENTS COMPLETELY RECEIVED FROM MANNING & MASTER.

SIGN OFF // DISERMBAKATION
NO QUARANTINE WILL BE IMMPLIMENT.
NO ART/PCR WILL BE NEEDED FOR KLIA & PORT IMMIGRATION.
ART/PCR UPON MANIING REQUEST
POSTIVE COVID 19 : UNABLE TO BOARD FLIGHT. 5 DAYS SELF ISOLATION WILL BE NEEDED.
NEGATIVE COVID 19 : ABLE TO BOARD FLIGHT
SIGN OFF CREW MUST DEPART HOME COUNTRY IN 3 DAYS ONCE DISERMBARK FROM VESSEL.
(PORT IMMIGRATION WILL ONLY ISSUED 3 DAYS SPECIAL PASS FOR SEAFERER)
IF CREW RETURN BACK TO OTHER COUNTRY INSTEAD OF HOME COUNTRY, MANNING WILL REQUIRE TO ISSUED AN OFFICAL LETTER INDICATE THE REASON ALONG WITH CREW DETAIL.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Crew change can be done in Tanjung Pelepas, Pasir Gudang, Port Klang, Melaka, Penang by following their port regulations accordingly. Tanjung Bin, Johor Bahru is a restricted port as owner matters are not allowed as it's a private terminal.

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

The transit visa is issued to travelers who will be entering to Malaysia on transit to other countries.

However, if the traveler will not be leaving the airport they are not required to get the transit visa. A transit visa for Malaysia is needed only if the person will be leaving the airport and staying in Malaysia for a short period of time.

Because certain countries do not enjoy visa-free entry to Malaysia, a free transit pass can be obtained for stays of up to 120 hours when transiting through Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Single Entry Visa
This is issued to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia mainly for a social visit. It is normally valid for a single entry and for a period of three (3) months from the date of issue.
Cost :- Varies. Visa Fee According To The Country

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Travelers who require visa to enter Malaysia and wish to disembark the cruise ship at any of the Malaysian port must have valid Malaysia visa before sailing. Visa is not required if the passenger do not wish to disembark the cruise ship.
Cost :- Varies. Visa Fee According To The Country

Restricted countries

Isreal

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max U$ 10,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes if the tourist possesses an international driving license.

Emergency contact numbers

+ 603 88810200 / 600 /700 MOH (CPRC)

Additional comments

NA

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Updated: 20/10/2022
Reviewed: 04/04/2022

Maldives

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Male

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

No

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

7 days

Crew change comments

Sign-On and Sign-Off (Crew Change) from vessel shall only allow under the following criteria in-line with COVID19
prevention guidelines. All crew/pax is required to follow and strictly comply with this guideline effective 23rd June 2021.
This Guideline is applicable for crew-change process at times of effective COVID19 Public Health measures which are
aimed at travelers arriving to and from specific countries/regions.
1. Following documents and information required for On Signers:
I. A Negative PCR result required 48hrs prior to departure.
II. Crew/Pax must provide individual Health Declaration Form. (as per Attached)
III. Crew/pax must provide clear passport data page, seaman discharge book data pages and confirmed arrival flight
ticket PDF copies to agent prior 72hrs of departure.
IV. Crew/Pax arriving from South Asian countries must submit their Travel History for last 14 days.
V. Vessel arriving from South Asian countries shall submit captain/master statement for crew Movement
Confirmation (last 14 days).
VI. Due to COVID 19 restrictions crew/Pax must start their travel only with the approval of the agent
VII. Crew/Pax are allowed to transit in Ministry of Tourism approved transit hotel only.
VIII. Crew/Pax transit period is more than 07 days, Crew/Pax must complete 14 days’ quarantine inMaldives.
2. Following documents and information required for Off Signers:
I. Prior 24HRS departure crew must provide a negative PCR report
II. Crew/pax must provide clear passport data page, seaman discharge book data pages and confirm departure
flight ticket PDF copies to agent prior 72hrs of departure
III. Crew/Pax arriving from South Asian countries must submit their Travel History for last 14 days.
IV. Vessel arriving from South Asian countries shall submit captain/master statement for crew Movement
Confirmation (last 14 days).
V. Crew/Pax are allowed to transit in Ministry of Tourism approved transit hotel only.
VI. Crew/Pax transit period is more than 07 days, Crew/Pax must complete 14 days’ quarantine inMaldives.
3. Additional Information: -
I. Sign on Crew will get on arrival 7 days visa, within 7 days we will have to sign to vessel in order to get 90 days visa
from the date of arrival. To sign on vessel must arrive to maldives before 07 day’s VISA expire.
II. sign off crew from the vessel maximum 7 days is allowed for their visa, within 7 days the crew must leave the
country. And also, he/she cannot join the vessel after stamped out.
III. If VISA extension required Crew/Pax must provide white background passport size photograph more than 200dpi, original passport and filled VISA extension Form (as attached)
4. Measures:
I. The Crew/Pax shall exercise standard precautionary measures to prevent the possible spread of thedisease.
II. The Crew/Pax shall follow every instruction by International Border Health and Health Protection Agency,
following any change to the situation in the Maldives.
III. The local agent of the vessel is responsible for facilitating the compliance to all instructions and measures
by the competent authorities including transit accommodation measures. IV. Crew shall be provided with a separate quarantine document through Haalubelun portal.
V. If transiting crew and their agents are found to be in deviating from the guidelines, further applications
for crew change may be revoked, denied or shall impose corresponding penalty(s) accordingly.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port closure or delays

yes

Rebates & tariff availability

yes

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NA

Restricted countries

NA

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Passenger vaccination requirements

On signers: A Negative PCR result required 48hrs prior to departure

Off Signers: prior 24HRS departure crew must provide a negative PCR report

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

NA

Max/min cash that can be carried

NA

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

NA

Emergency contact numbers

NA

Additional comments

NA

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Updated: 01/08/2021
Reviewed: 23/08/2022

Malta

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

yes

Minimum notice period required

3days

Is onboard vaccination available?

yes

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

on request

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

no

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Will stay in quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 to 3 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

yes - subject crew fully vaccinated

Crew change comments

allowed

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

none however Evos Terminals do not allow crew movement in / out till date

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Restricted countries

None

Passenger vaccination requirements

NO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AS FROM 25TH JULY 2022. LN 211 OF 2022 ATTACHED RELATED TO SAME

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

NONE

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Max/min cash that can be carried

EURO 9,999 MAx

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

yes

Emergency contact numbers

112

Additional comments

none

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Updated: 01/08/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Marshall Islands

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Feasible ports

NA

Restricted ports

ALL

Nationalities restricted

ALL

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

The vessel will most likely deny entry.

International flights allowed

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Vessel and crew will be under quarantine until further notice.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Crew change is not possible until further notice.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Please note that shore leave is not possible until
further notice.

Crew change comments

NA

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

All crew must remain onboard and no human to human contact.

Port closure or delays

To be decided by the RMI National Disaster Committee.

Rebates & tariff availability

YES

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

All issuance of all visas are banned at the moment until further notice.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

All issuance of all visas are banned at the moment until further notice.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

All issuance of all visas are banned at the moment until further notice.

Restricted countries

All countries are restricted at the moment during the lockdown of the country until further notice.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Not possibly at this time.

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Not possible at this time.

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not possible at this time.

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

Not possible at this time.

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Not possible at this time.

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Not possible at this time.

Emergency contact numbers

Please see attached.

Additional comments

Majuro port only allow ships to take bunker and provisioning only at this time as the port is still on lockdown.

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Updated: 17/07/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Martinique

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Fort de France : High sea or anchorage

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

PFIZER

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

no but need PCR to travel

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

yes but limited to small “pb"

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

to be announced to local heath department , they will decide

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

we need all informations at least 48 to 72 hours before for organization and authorities

Is recreational shore leave allowed

if vaccinated yes

Crew change comments

File included

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

File included

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

Tarifs on PDA depending upon requests

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Depends on nationality and immigration regulations.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

As the port is still closed to cruise ships, we are not able to provide all informations requested for pax / crew

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depends on nationality and immigration regulations.

Restricted countries

File included

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Subject to screening and approval of authorities

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Subject to screening and approval of authorities

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not applicable yet

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

Health insurance required

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max. EUR10,000.00

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

File included

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Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Mauritania

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Restricted ports

• Port berthing operations: not allowed between 0000 – 0800 hrs lt
• Curfew: 0200 – 0800 hrs lt.

Nationalities restricted

No quarantine requirements for both local and foreign nationalities

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine and treated before going on board

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

4-5 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Due to the situation of the Covid-19, the crew change is subject to the acceptance of the port authorities. It will be necessary to provide:
1. the list of the 10 last ports that the vessel touched
2. the port from which the seamen embarked
3. for on-signer: 1 test of Covid-19 with a negative result 72 hours before boarding
4. for the off-signer a test of Covid-19 during the visit of the medical team on board before the vessel berthing.

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

Port berthing operations: not allowed between 0000 – 0800 hrs lt
Curfew: 0200 – 0800 hrs lt.

Port closure or delays

Port berthing operations: not allowed between 0000 – 0800 hrs lt
Curfew: 0200 – 0800 hrs lt.

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Updated: 16/02/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Mauritius

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Port Louis

Restricted ports

Port louis

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Nil

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Preferable

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Not applicable

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes-for vessel at Port already only after a negative PCR test of all crew.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Vessel will be denied entry

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes. Face mask and sanitizers mandatory

Crew change comments

To follow strict protocol issued by the authorities. Pls contact mruops@iss-shipping.com for protocol.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Pls contact us on mruops@iss-shipping.com

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Depending of nationality, most will not require specific visa but mere passport and vessel ID tag.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending of nationality, most will not require specific visa but mere passport, and Eticket.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending of nationality, most will not require specific visa but mere passport, and Eticket.

Restricted countries

Yes

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Yes

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Yes

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not required but recommended

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

not compulsory

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

Not more than USD12k

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes - Int'l Visa required

Emergency contact numbers

Harbor control : +230 2169081 Police: 999 SAMU : 114 Fire & Rescue Services : 115

Additional comments

No

Updated: 05/09/2022
Reviewed: 07/11/2022

Mayotte

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Longoni

Restricted ports

All other Ports

Nationalities restricted

No

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Crew members embarked less than 15 days from one of the following countries are not allow to disembark in Reunion : South Africa, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, United Arab Emirates, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Only for urgent medical reasons (to be approved by the local MRCC)

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

On-signers crew members are not tested locally and consequently, could embark on board, regarding the off-signers if at least one off-signer is covid-19 positive, none off the off-signers could disembark locally, but vessel could sail without any delay.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

60 hours before ship's arrival.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

PCR test to be done on roads or at quay less than 72 hours is compulsory for each off-signers (only off-signers to be tested)

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

N/A

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Not available locally

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Not available locally

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Not available locally

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Yes

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Yes

Passenger vaccination requirements

PCR

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

No Official communication but better to have one in place

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Each passengers to disembark (even in transit) with their passport and their ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max cash of 10,000 Euros is permitted

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

+ 262 (0)692 951 103

Additional comments

No

Updated: 09/07/2021
Reviewed: 07/11/2022

Mexico

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

PCR Test

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NO

Is onboard vaccination available?

NO

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine. If any laboratory analysis result is positive to Covid-19 crew who result positive must await under isolation be tested again by PCR Test till result negative.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

7 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

NO, it's not allowed

Crew change comments

CREW CHANGE PROCEDURES - TUXPAN

On-Signers

HEALTH AUTHORITIES
When arrived in Tuxpan, according to health regulations, an antigen test will be carried out before embarking. (Until 8 hrs. before embarkation)

CUSTOMS
The customs inspect luggage before embarking.
Is not allowed carry the following items in your bags:
Chocolate, cigarettes, gifts, candies, alcohol, tools, snacks greater than 100 grams.
For the authorization with customs, we need 48 hrs. to get the approval.
Customs only works from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 hrs. (for authorization of permits)
Baggage inspection schedule
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday – off

IMMIGRATION
We need to prepare the notices up to 24 hours before the arrival of the crew
List of documents required
• Passport
• Seaman´s book
• Flight itinerary


Off-Signers
HEALTH AUTHORITIES
We need to prepare the notices with 48 hrs. before disembarking.
The master of the vessel must send the granted free pratique document

CUSTOMS
The customs inspect luggage before disembarking.
Is not allowed carry the following items in your bags:
Chocolate, cigarettes, gifts, candies, alcohol, tools, snacks greater than 100 grams.

For the authorization with customs, we need 48 hrs. to get the approval.
Customs only works from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 hrs. (for authorization of permits)
Baggage inspection schedule
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday – off

IMMIGRATION OFFICE
We need to prepare the notices up to 24 hours before the arrival of the crew
Payment of the new shore pass
It is necessary to change shore pass for repatriation
List of documents required
• Passport
• Seaman´s book
• Flight itinerary
• Shore pass delivered by immigration upon arrival
CREW CHANGE PROCEDURES – TAMPICO and ALTAMIRA


ON-SIGNERS who have the complete vaccination programme (including the reinforcement), WILL NOT NEED TO CARRY OUT ANY PROTOCOL OR ISOLATION, they should only send by mail 48 HRS before arriving in Tampico to validate the following documentation with the Department of Health:

• Travel Record of your last 7 days
• Vaccination Record that verifies that you have the complete vaccination programme (including the reinforcement)
• Photo for the On-Signer with white background
• Copy of flight itinerary e-ticket
• Copy Passport and Seaman’s Book

Once the on-signers arrive in Tampico, the next day they can take a laboratory test (PCR) to detect the covid-19 and if it is negative, proceed to request a Medical Evaluation (Medical Certificate of the condition of the crew) to proceed with embarking.

Total time awaiting to be considered for on-signers before embarking is 1 day waiting for PCR test results + 1 day and authorities’ formalities (labor days).

Consider if the ETA of the Vessel is for the weekend, the on signers must arrive on Wednesday night so that they can perform the PCR test the next day and have results in time to obtain Authorization Customs and Immigration Authorities.

THE ON SIGNERS WHO DO NOT HAVE THE COMPLETE VACCINATION PROGRAMME (INCLUDING THE REINFORCEMENT), MUST FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL.

The On signers must be placed in Tampico port (hotel) by period of 3 days isolation without contact with any person outside the group, maintaining at all time the recommended hygiene measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, during this period of isolation a temperature monitoring record must be kept twice a day (morning and afternoon) and respiratory illness data if there is one that will be required at the time of embarking.

Once the isolation period has been completed, carry out a laboratory test (PCR) to detect the covid-19 and if it is negative, proceed to request a medical evaluation (medical certificate of the condition of the crew) to proceed with embarking.

Total time awaiting to be considered for on-signers before embarking are 3 days isolation + 2 days for analysis and authorities’ formalities (labor days).

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

All crew must be tested

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

Only tariff

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NA

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NA

Restricted countries

None

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Passenger vaccination requirements

NO

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

NA

Max/min cash that can be carried

NA

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

NA

Emergency contact numbers

911
066
Pablo Muñiza - +52 833 218 8638

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Updated: 26/09/2022
Reviewed: 14/11/2022

Micronesia, Federated States of

No information available at this stage.

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Updated: 18/05/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Monaco

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Montenegro

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

None

Crew change comments

The crew members from EU, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Norway, USA and holders of Schengen or US visa can be changed
All others are not allowed since no transit visas are issued in Montenegro.

Nearest airport is Podgoritsa and port of Bar is an OK option if crew change is needed due to the closeness of the airport.

Updated: 12/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Montserrat

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Morocco

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

International flights allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

- On / Off signers to be fully vaccinated and hold valid vaccine passes.
- On signers to have a negative PCR test of max 48 hours.
- Off signers to undergo a PCR test on board and can be disembarked only if the result is negative .

APPROVED VACCINES

- Astrazeneca-SK Bio
- Sinopharm
- Sputnik
- Pfizer / BioNTech
- Janssen( Johnson & Johnson)
- Covishield ( Serum Institute of India )
- Moderna
- Sinovac

Updated: 29/11/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Mozambique

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

NIL

Nationalities restricted

NIL

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

All on Signer Crew Members must be in possession of a valid and official Negative PCR Test on arrival

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Is onboard vaccination available?

NO

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Must stay in isolation and comply with a 7-day quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days and Immigration letter to be submitted 72 hours working days to be approved by immigration director.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

All on Signer Crew Members must be in possession of a valid and official Negative PCR Test on arrival done till 72 hours previous departure their original countries.

All Off Signer Crew Members must be in possession for a valid and official Negative PCR Test done in the Port of Sign Off (Maputo and Matola Ports).

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

All crew members must remain on the ship are not allowed to leave the vessel without a valid and official Negative PCR Test done till 72 hours previous

Port closure or delays

NIL

Rebates & tariff availability

NIL

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Cost USD 120 ( MZN 7,240/63)

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourism visa valid for 30 days

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourism visa valid for 30 days

Restricted countries

NIL

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NIL

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10,000 but must have confirmation from the paying bank

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

+258 843 634 594 / +258 84 982 1483

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Updated: 18/07/2022
Reviewed: 14/11/2022

Myanmar

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Namibia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Walvis Bay, Luderitz

Restricted ports

none

Nationalities restricted

none

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

If vessel last port was a high rick port the vessel will be required to Quarantine for 14 days

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

n/a

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

48 hours

Crew change comments

With the news of the new covid-19 variant 'Omicron', current status is unclear. Namibia regulations remain unchanged, however other countries have placed travel bans on Namibia, therefore international flights at this stage will be difficult to secure. The situation is being closely monitored and will be updated as the situation develops.

On signers must arrive with a negative PCR test , and off signers to have a PCR test done before they fly out.

Crew only receive a 7 day visa when they enter the country.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

None

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

n/a

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit Visa - Valid for 3 months.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit Visa - 3 days

Updated: 28/11/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Nauru

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Netherlands

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports in the Netherlands

Restricted ports

All ports in the Netherlands

Nationalities restricted

No restrictions

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Not applicable

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes, in Rotterdam for all nationalities

Type of vax available (including boosters)

All types, +boosters

Minimum notice period required

1 day

Is onboard vaccination available?

yes

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

375 per hr for on board, 45 EUR Vaccination costs

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

If a vessel arrives with 1 or 2 crew members which are tested positive , crew members will need to go in quarantine for 5 days and tested again

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

48 hrs

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

No special comments

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Every vessel can only acces the port with a valid MDOH, The MDOH will be approved by port authorities before arriving the port.

Port closure or delays

N/A

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Yes all NON-EU passengers

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Yes all NON-EU passengers

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Yes all NON-EU passengers

Restricted countries

No special restricted countries

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Not yet available

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Not yet available

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes required

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

Not yet available

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes required

Max/min cash that can be carried

10000 Euro max per person

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

112

Additional comments

The Netherlands removed all covid19 restrictions.

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Updated: 21/06/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

New Caledonia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

International flights allowed

Yes

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

Please refer to https://gouv.nc/niveau-alerte/arrivals-english for further details relating to crew change activities in New Caledonia.

Port Restrictions

Rebates & tariff availability

Rebates are not available.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance: 15 or +687 20 88 10
Police: 17 or +687 24 33 00
Harbor Security: +687 25 50 10

Additional comments

Additional information can be found at https://gouv.nc/arrival-information-getting-new-caledonia-0

Updated: 22/11/2022
Reviewed: 06/12/2022

New Zealand

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Whangerei/MarsdenPoint; New Plymouth Tauranga ,Christchurch/Lyttelton, Auckland,Port Chalmers , Wellington and Timaru

Restricted ports

Ports Sign off possible at any NZ customs Port

Nationalities restricted

• NIL
China rules still complicated with a number of PCR and RA tests ,
Visa waiver Country crew now only need NZeTA from May 1st to enter and join. NON Visa waiver can apply now to nearest Visa Processing centre

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Subject to Government reviews

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes, however only Pfizer and that needs 2 doses 3 weeks apart. Only through Private practices.

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer

Minimum notice period required

5 days

Is onboard vaccination available?

possibly

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Depends on day - from 260 to 750 NZD Doctor call out fee - weekends is more

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

YES should be completely vaccinated 14days minimum prior flight.

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No longer required

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes must be assessed by a local GP

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

if onboard - isolate onboard - if full crew sick, then kept at anchorage for 7 Days before allowing to enter or at Public Healths advice/Discretion.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Disembark - prior arrangements to meet Government health guidelines. Generally can be arranged within 4 working days notice.
Embark - Need about 7-10 working days notice. Visa waiver country crew Quicker as now only need NZeTA (W.European, Japanese, S.Korea, US etc)

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

Visa waiver country crew can join with NZeTA now - No MIQ needed for Joiners.
Non Visa waiver crew for commercial ships need to apply at nearest NZ Visa processing centre.
Cruise ship crew need Crew ETA's can only be obtained by Cruise line nominated Primary contact

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

If all crew cOVID infected will need to anchor off and wait 7 days

Port closure or delays

Nil currently

Rebates & tariff availability

All charges for Quarantine and Health are NZ Government. No rebates.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

NZeTA valid 2 years - see costs online

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NZeTA for entering country on a Cruise ship, If flying in Visa Waiver needs NZeTA, NON Visa waiver - visitor visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Not required except Confirmed tickets within 48 Hrs unless staying longer.

Restricted countries

NIL

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NIL

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NIL

Passenger vaccination requirements

no longer required for NZ

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

Should be able to Pay for any Medical treatment

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Photo ID in original and ships card

Max/min cash that can be carried

10000 NZD equivalent

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

With a Licence yes

Additional comments

Cruise ships allowed from 1st Aug 22

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Updated: 07/11/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Nicaragua

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Nigeria

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All onshore ports are permissible, and offshore not allowed, except on emergency cases for the offshore locations.

Restricted ports

Yes, offshore Locations.

Nationalities restricted

Reverting

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Every vessel calling at Nigeria Seaport from Covid-19 affected countries will only be allowed into Nigeria Seaports when Port Health Service has established that the vessel is free on any pandemic on arrival.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Passengers/crew for disembarkation who meet the case definition for COVID-19 following health screening on arrival by PHO or/and based on the health information reported in the Maritime Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form will be required to undergo institutional quarantine. They will not be allowed to self-quarantine. The State Epidemiologist/State Team/PHEOC are contacted to this effect, ensuring they proceed to compulsory quarantine facility in the State. The following categories are required to undergo institutional quarantine.
(a) Passengers/crew reporting or developing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival or during screening will be placed in institutional quarantine and will not be allowed to self-quarantine.
(b) Passengers/crew who do not have Negative COVID-19 test result or failed to do a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test, will be placed in institutional quarantine, and will not be allowed to self-quarantine.
(c) Passengers/crew arriving in Nigeria from countries with the new variant/strain of COVID-19 will be placed on institutional quarantine and will not be allowed to self-quarantine.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Crew are mandated to undergo PCR test for COVID-19 not more than
3 days (72 hours prior to boarding. They must have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 (pre-boarding PCR test in country of departure). Attempts should be made to upload the test on the Nigerian international travel portal (nitp.ndcd.gov.ng).

Unvacinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will be required to observed a mandatory 7-days self-isolation in additiona to a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of arrival.

Fully vaccinated in-bound passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory 7-days self-isolation but will be required.

Persons arriving on 'BUSINESS' trip or on officail duty staying less than 7 days in Nigeria must be fully vacinated, produce negative COVID-19 PCR result 72 hours before boarding.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Please note any crew & personnel intend to come to Nigeria must undergo COVID-19 test from his or her country of origin as COVID-19 test result is require by airport authority upon arrival. Same applicable to crew / people travelling out of Nigeria, they must present COVID-19 test result to airport authority and airline for screening prior boarding the aircraft.
PCR Test will be carryout from NCDC approved health laboratory center, health workers will take blood sample and return test result for which crew must travel within 72 hours of being declared covid-19 negative.

Port closure or delays

Port Closure ‘NO’ Delays ‘YES’

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Technical calls only

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, minimum of 7 days and cost is paid by crew at Country of origin.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, minimum of 7 days and cost is paid by crew at Country of origin.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa, minimum of 72 hours and cost is paid by crew at Country of origin.

Restricted countries

Yes

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

India but now eased by allowing entry on presentation of full vaccination evidence.

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Yes

Passenger vaccination requirements

Evidance for the vaccination

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

visa

Max/min cash that can be carried

5,000 -200 USD

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

N/A

Emergency contact numbers

Yes

Additional comments

Please note any crew & personnel intend to come to Nigeria must undergo COVID-19 test from his or her country of origin as COVID-19 test result is require by airport authority upon arrival. Same applicable to crew / people travel out of Nigeria, they must present COVID-19 test result to airport authority and airline for screening prior boarding the aircraft. Test will be carryout from NCDC approved health laboratory center, health workers will take blood sample and return test result for which crew must travel within 72 hours of being declared covid-19 negative.
Also below are the procedures; Departing passengers / crew member must comply with the following guidelines.
1. All passengers must arrive at the airport properly kitted with their face masks on.
2. They must also ensure a minimum of one point five meters (1.5m) physical distancing, Aviation Medical/Port Health personnel would screen each passenger and ensure the use of face masks
3. All passengers’ luggage would be disinfected before entry into the departure halls.
4. Passengers are required to wash their hands as often as possible; hand sanitizer would be provided for passengers before entrance, at the waiting halls/lounges and pre-boarding gates.
5. All footwear would be disinfected/sanitized by foot mats placed at all entrances to the terminal building, amongst others.

For arriving passengers / Crew, the following guidelines must be adhered to.
1. On disembarking from the aircraft, passengers would observe physical distancing as they board the Co-Buses (Hand Sanitizer would be provided in the buses).
2. Physical distancing protocols must be observed at the baggage claim area, where hand sanitizer is also provided, disinfected trolleys would be made available for passengers.
3. All Covid-19 protocols must be observed while undergoing customs check, Passengers would exit the halls and head straight to the car park for pick up.
4. If you must speak to anyone around, please speak to a properly tagged Aviation Security (AVSEC) officer, physical distancing would be maintained while waiting to be screened by personnel of port health services, amongst others.
5. In addition to the above guidelines, passengers are required to observe social distancing and make use of the floor markings at the security screening area. They must also comply with all other security guidelines as laid down by officials of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) department.

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Updated: 21/11/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Norfolk Island

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Northern Mariana Islands

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Saipan

International flights allowed

Limited

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No. Only for residents at the moment.

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

at least 72 hours prior to arrival

Is recreational shore leave allowed

NA

Crew change comments

Please find attached updated CNMI Travel Entry Guidelines for your reference.

All traveler are still required to complete a mandatory health declaration form and upload their vaccination card. Travelers are encouraged to fill out their health declaration form prior to arrival at www.staysafecnmi.com

Downloads

Updated: 08/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Norway

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Norwegian ports

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Janssen, Pfizer, Moderna

Minimum notice period required

3 days

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

• Estimated Actual Costs [Basis minimum (1 Pax) /maximum (20 Pax)] - NOK 2,500

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Local quarantine hospital or stay isolated o/b

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

as per attachments

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes, but we are only aware that it is allowed at Mongstad, we have not received any changes in restrictions of other terminals.
At Mongstad they can only leave during daytime (0800-2000) if used on spare time.

Passport is needed with them at all times, Crewlist is given to the port gate prior shore leave by agent.

Crew change comments

latest in general:
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/new-measures-to-apply-to-entry-into-norway/id2888683/

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Schengen Visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Schengen Visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Schengen Visa

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Visa

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Additional comments

With effect from 1500hrs on August 12th: Persons from England or Wales who have a valid NHS Covid-certificate with a verifiable QR-code may enter Norway without quarantine and testing.

With effect from 1200hrs local time June 24th: Persons who have been fully vaccinated or have suffered from Covid the last 6 months and have a valid Covid-certificate issued in EU/EEC may enter Norway without quarantine and testing.



Please note following for crew travel to and from vessels in Norwegian ports:
- All travelers must have a valid seaman’s book as per ILO 108 or 185.
- All travelers requiring a visa should have these issued prior to signing on, and the same visa should be valid for two entries for the whole period until the expected date for signing off.
- We advise travelers to have a Covid not older than 24-hour test certificate before starting their journey. Please check your travel agent for details.

- All travelers to take mandatory test on arrival at destination airport.

- Joining crew must travel directly to vessel.

- When embarked vessel, on-signers have to be in quarantine for 10 days. After minimum 7 days new test must be taken. If then tested negative crew can start to work, but stay in quarantine outside working hours (leisure quarantine) for remaining quarantine time.

- Crew not able to travel directly to vessel must be prepared to stay in quarantine in hotel for full 10-days period before allowed onward travel to vessel! If negative test after 3 days in hotel quarantine is provided crew can be released to travel to vessel.

- If vessel leaves Norwegian port within 3 days and do not return to Norwegian port within 10 days; then only 1 (one) negative test is required. Quarantine must still be maintained.

- Offsigners travelling directly out of country and have been at sea for more than 10 days do not need test before departure.

Prior to arrival, On- and Off-signers must complete digital registration before entering Norway - https://reg.entrynorway.no/?lang=en
Alternatively bring the attached form “Registration for persons travelling to Norway.pdf ”. This can also be forwarded to us in advance.
The same also applies to off-signers, prior to disembarkment.

These regulations are fully on owner/masters responsibility and compliance.

Please find enclosed full information form Norwegian Directorate of Health, and 2 forms that needs to be completed by each seaman when travelling to Norway. These forms are:
- Declaration of Consent – giving the Directorate of Health permission to advise us, as your agent, of the result of the Covid-test for each on-signer
- Symptom Form – where each on-signer must declare if they are symptom-free or not.  
- The On-signing crew-member must carry the completed form, signed, when travelling to Norway, and be prepared to present it upon arrival.

Downloads

Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Oman

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Sohar, Duqm, Muscat & Salalah

Restricted ports

Refer to attachments

Nationalities restricted

Nil

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Subject to health authority approvals

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Oman has cancelled the mandatory PCR test requirements for fully vaccinated inbound passengers

Travellers need to present an approved Covid-19 vaccination certificate (two doses). The decision comes into effect from March 1, 2022. Face masks will be optional in open places while it will be mandatory in closed places.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

14 days Institutional Quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

96 hrs

Crew change comments

Subject final approval from local authorities and regulation change without prior notice - Please refer CAA Circular No. 26 - 21 Feb 2022

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

Subject final approval from local authorities and regulation change without prior notice

Port closure or delays

Delays may expected

Rebates & tariff availability

No rebates and charges as per tariff

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Technical calls only

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Express visa, 21 days, OMR30/-

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Express visa, 21 days, OMR30/-

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Express visa, 21 days, OMR30/-

Restricted countries

Israel national

Passenger vaccination requirements

No updated procedures from authority

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

No updated procedures from authority

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Landing cards will be provided by local authority

Max/min cash that can be carried

No restrictions up to OMR 6,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Only International License holders

Emergency contact numbers

Royal Oman Police 9999
Emergencies/Fire: 999
Salalah: 290099
Ruwi: 701099

Downloads

Updated: 05/12/2022
Reviewed: 24/05/2021

Pakistan

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Port Qasim, Karachi

Restricted ports

NIL

Nationalities restricted

Refer to Intl-sop revised country list attachment below.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes for Karachi Port / No for Port Qasim.

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Presently following vaccines available:-
1: Sinopharm: 2 doses vaccine
2: Sinovac: 2 doses vaccine
3: PakVac Single Dose Vaccine
4: Pfizer: 2 Doses Vaccine

BOOSTER: MODERNA ONLY

Minimum notice period required

3 days notice with copies of passports, seaman books and written request from ship’s command prior vessel’s arrival

Is onboard vaccination available?

Crew will be vaccinated on board the vessel as they are not allowed to go ashore.

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

$150 per head

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

If the crew is signing on or off at Pakistan then PCR tests will be required . No restrictions on crew sailing on board the vessel.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Health authorities to quarantine crew

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

7 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Subject to firm Flight tickets of crew entering or departing pakistan basis vessel stay of a minimum of 30-36 hrs .

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Subject to final approval from authorities

Port closure or delays

No closure

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa as applicable

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist Visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Exit Visa

Restricted countries

India,Nigeria,Bangladesh

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Case to Case

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Case to Case

Passenger vaccination requirements

Compliance to health check and produce negative results before arrival

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

NIL

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

No updated information

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Emergency contact numbers

Dial 15

Downloads

Updated: 18/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Palau

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Feasible ports

NA

Restricted ports

All

Nationalities restricted

NATIONALITIES WITH NO DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

RESTRICTED

International flights allowed

Limited

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

BELAU NATIONAL HOSPITAL

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

FOR VERIFICATION TO EOC

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME

Crew change comments

NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

ONLY COMMON VESSELS AND MILITARY SHIPS APPROVED BY PALAU GOVERNMENT ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER

Port closure or delays

TBA

Rebates & tariff availability

TBA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

NOT REQUIRED BUT NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NOT REQUIRED BUT NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NOT REQUIRED BUT NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME

Restricted countries

NATIONALITIES WITH NO DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME

Passenger vaccination requirements

ONLY TAIWAN NATIONALS AND PASSENGERS WITH VACCINE FROM GUAM FLIGHTS ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER PALAU AT THIS TIME

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

NOT REQUIRED

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

YES REQUIRED IF ENTRY IS PERMITTED BY EOC

Max/min cash that can be carried

USD 10,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

YES

Emergency contact numbers

DIAL 911

Additional comments

TBA IF THERE’S ANY

Downloads

Updated: 06/06/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Panama

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

PPC Balboa

Balboa anchorage area thru BYC - La Playita – Flamenco - Brisas

PSA

PPC Cristobal

PATSA

Home Port Colon 2000

CCT

MIT

Telfers

Cristobal anchorage area thru Home Port Colon 2000

Puerto Armuelles
Puerto Armuelles anchorage area subject to terminal launch
availability

Chiriqui Grande
Chiriqui Grande anchorage area subject to terminal launch availability

Bahía Las Minas (only via service boat before or after berthing)

Restricted ports

Puerto de Vacamonte

DECAL

Melones

COASSA

Nationalities restricted

Indian, Chinese, Cuban, Syrian, Bangladeshi, Nepali, Pakistani,
Indonesian, Burmese and Venezuelan
(all a/m nationality can transit thru Panama with migration custody)

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

ONLY Pfizer

Minimum notice period required

5 days

Is onboard vaccination available?

No, seafarer needs to disembark and the shot will be given in a designated area of the boat landing/port.

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Agency fee
Transportation for the medical staff

*Vaccine itself has not cost*

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No necessary. Covid restrictions are lifted

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No necessary. Covid restrictions are lifted

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

No necessary. Covid restrictions are lifted

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

At least 4 workable days in advance to the date the joiners will travel.
If there will be only off-signers, at least 2 days before will disembark

Is recreational shore leave allowed

ALLOWED UNDER CLEARANCE

Crew change comments

Attached updated FORMS

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

None

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

Subject to the amount of crew to be changed

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

N/A

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Panamanian Visa for Seafarers
Attached UPDATED Guidelines

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

No necessary. Covid restrictions are lifted

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

Not compulsory

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

High recommend ship's ID and passport copy

Max/min cash that can be carried

Up to 9,990 USD

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes, With valid driver license and passport for a period of 30 days

Emergency contact numbers

Panama Main office:
Duty Officer Cellular + 507 - 6673 8417 (24 hrs)

Manzanillo / Cristobal Branch Office:
Duty Officer Cellular + 507 - 6673 8416 (24 hrs)

Chiriqui Grande Branch Office:
Boarding officer cellular: + 507 - 6780 0097
Boarding officer cellular: + 507 - 6682 6122

Puerto Armuelles Branch Office:
Senior Ops. representative cellular: + 507 - 6677 0930

See attached Inchcape Shipping Services Panama Full Style

Additional comments

For further details, additional information or any doubt please contact us thru
panama@iss-shipping.com
colon@iss-shipping.com
chiriqui@iss-shipping.com

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Updated: 26/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Papua New Guinea

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All PNG Ports

Restricted ports

Nil

Nationalities restricted

Nil

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Refer to attachment 16

Minimum notice period required

NA

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Approval to disembark from PNG Government required

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

15 Working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

All Joining crew must be vaccinated provide evidence of the same prior to boarding flights to PNG

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Nil

Port closure or delays

Nil

Rebates & tariff availability

Nil

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

NA

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Visitors Visa 30 days AUD 72.46

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

PNG Customs/Immigration will stamp passport of disembarking passengers

Restricted countries

All entry subject to PNG Government approval

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

All entry subject to PNG Government approval

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

All entry subject to PNG Government approval

Passenger vaccination requirements

All passengers required to be vaccinated and provide evidence of the same.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

Not recommended

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Inchcape PNG +675 7106 8392 Agatha Haurama
Port Moresby Police: +675 79061921
St John's Ambulance: +675 71111234
Fire Station: +675 3202025

Additional comments

Entry restrictions have been lifted, however entry will only be granted if fully vaccinated and evidence of the same

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Updated: 24/08/2022
Reviewed: 29/09/2022

Paraguay

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Peru

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Callao

Restricted ports

Paita
Salaverry
Pisco
Matarani
Ilo

Nationalities restricted

Indian

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NO

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

NO

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

YES

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

NO

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

According to sanitary protocol, positive cases must be reported to authorities, vessel´s crew must remain quarantined on board for 14 days under health authorities supervision

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

7 days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

NO

Crew change comments

flights of 4 hours maximum
PCR test required prior to boarding flights

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Covid 19 forms and health declaration requested 72 hrs prior vessel arrival

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Technical calls only

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

N/A

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending of nationality

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending of nationality

Restricted countries

as per attached list

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

minimum 2 shots

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

none at this time

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Landing cards

Max/min cash that can be carried

maximum 10,000 USD

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

yes

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance : 107 (for covid cases) / 106
Police : 107
Harbour security - APN 51 1 6309600 / APM terminal 51 1 2008800 / DPW terminal 51 1 2066500
Inchcape contact : Hector Cardenas 51 948087933

Downloads

Updated: 20/06/2022
Reviewed: 22/03/2022

Philippines

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

FOR CREW CHANGE - MANILA, SUBIC, BATANGAS, DAVAO and CEBU / FOR CRUISE SHIP – NO ADVISORY YET FOR ACCEPTANCE OF TOURIST

Restricted ports

ALL PRIVATE OWNED PORTS

Nationalities restricted

SEE ATTACHED

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Please see latest advisory from BOQ as attached

International flights allowed

Limited

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

ALL HOSPITALS IN MANILA AND NEARBY PROVINCE ARE USED FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

SEE ATTACHED

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

AT LEAST 8 DAYS FOR FOREIGN AND 8 DAYS FOR FILIPINO CREW

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Please note that due to pandemic shore leave is not allow at any ports. No crew movements, only crew change are available at the port of Manila, Bataan, Batangas, Cebu & Davao.

Crew change comments

HEALTH PROTOCOL COMPLIANCE IS A MUST

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

HEALTH PROTOCOL COMPLIANCE IS A MUST

Port closure or delays

GOOD FRIDAY, CHRISTMAS EVER, NEW YEARS EVER

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

TOURIST VISA FOR PAX (9a)

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

TOURIST VISA (9a)

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

NA

Restricted countries

SEE ATTACHED

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

COMPLIANCE TO HEALTH PROTOCOL MUST BE MET

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

COMPLIANCE TO HEALTH PROTOCOL MUST BE MET

Passenger vaccination requirements

Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) TO ADVISE

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

LANDING CARDS/SHIPS ID WHEN GOING ASHORE

Max/min cash that can be carried

WE ENCOURAGE PAX TO CARRY EXACT CASH FOR CONSUMPTION ONLY AND NOT TO CARRY BIG AMOUNT

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

ONLY IF TOURIST HAS INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE

Emergency contact numbers

SEE ATTACHED

Additional comments

We kindly inform that foreign and local crew change including take-over of the vessel is allowed at Manila South anchorage.

Expected vessel port stay is 1-2 days iagw.

If the purpose of call at Manila port is for crew change only, it will be considered as a regular port call and we will have to pay port dues, anchorage fee, port authorities and other related charges that will incur.

Below is the latest crew change template and Green lane is still in effect.

Foreign Joining crew: (only FULLY VACCINATED foreign nationals are allowed to enter)

- Copy of passport and seamans book is required enable to prepare their LOI for securing 9c seamans visa
- Copy of proof of vaccination is required (with English translation)
- To send copy of swab test negative result conducted prior his departure in his home country; with RT PCR test results to be in compliance that it must be taken within 48hrs prior embarkation to the vessel

In case the above requirements cannot be complied and RT PCR test result is required by principal or on the next port of call, the following must be observed and followed.
Upon arrival from the airport:

- Crew must be isolated upon arrival at the quarantine hotel
- Crew may conduct the RT PCR testing upon arrival at the hotel (if their arrival flight schedule permits; due to medical laboratories are observing cut-off time for the RT PCR testing)
- Crew must stay isolated until the release of negative RT PCR test results before he can embark the vessel; embarkation must be within 48hrs

Foreign Disembarking crew:

9C Visaed Crew List must be secured prior to ships arrival (please check with Embassy nearest you for the required documents for application)

- Under Green Lane Policy, Foreign nationals must depart the Philippines within 4 hours after disembarking the vessel
- To check and look for airlines that does not require swab test prior departure (see attached travel advisory)
- Copy of passport and seamans book is required

If Green Lane policy will not be observed, the below will apply:

- Crew must be isolated a total of 6 days upon arrival at the quarantine hotel
- On the 5th day, crew will have to undergo RT PCR test
- Crew must stay isolated until release of negative RT PCR test results before he can fly out

Filipino On Signer Crew: Must be FULLY VACCINATED
- RT PCR test results of joiners taken within 48hrs prior embarkation to the vessel
- Proof of Vaccination: International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV)

Filipino Off Signer Crew – Subject to Quarantine to be arranged by Local Manning Agency on a land base quarantine facilities approved by DOH prior to proceeding to their homes
- RT PCR swab test will be conducted by DOH certified hospital/clinic diagnostic to perform the RT PCR test
- Filled up profile form
- Filled up undertaking

Please kindly be informed of the new guidelines from the Bureau of Quarantine for Filipino Off-signers with regards to RT PCR test that will be taken here in the Philippines:
*For Fully Vaccinated Filipino Crews:

- Crew must be isolated a total of 6 days upon arrival at the quarantine hotel
- On the 5th day, crew will have to undergo RT PCR test
- Crew must stay isolated until release of negative RT PCR test results before he can go home

*For Unvaccinated Filipino Crews:

- Crew must be isolated a total of 8 days upon arrival at the quarantine hotel
- On the 7th day, crew will have to undergo RT PCR test
- Crew must stay isolated until release of negative RT PCR test results before he can go home

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Updated: 16/11/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Poland

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Gdansk, Gdynia, Szczecin, Swinoujscie

Restricted ports

n/a

Nationalities restricted

https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

n/a

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes - available for all seafarers (J&J - one and only dose; Pfizer - 2nd dose; Astra Zeneca - 2nd dose; Moderna - 2nd dose).

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Negative

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Available

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

7 days quarantine for all crew

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Allowed

Crew change comments

There are no COVID-19 restrictions except National regulations which can be checked here – https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus
Hotel accommodation is available.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

n/a

Port closure or delays

n/a

Rebates & tariff availability

n/a

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

n/a

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Possible via Frankfurt of Hamburg

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depends on Nationality. Schengen visa costs 80 EUR. 1-2 working days.

Restricted countries

n/a

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

n/a

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

n/a

Passenger vaccination requirements

n/a

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

n/a

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

n/a

Max/min cash that can be carried

max 10,000 EUR

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

112 - emergency central, 999 - ambulance, 998 - fire fighters, 997 - police

Additional comments

n/a

Updated: 25/10/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Portugal

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

Mandatory
- A valid vaccination EU Digital COVID Certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or with a complete
vaccination schedule and a vaccine booster)
- Or a valid test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate,
- Or a valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster) or recovery certificate
issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador,
Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco,
New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand,
Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey,
Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, The Vatican (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirusresponse/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en),



Vaccination
certificates
are
accepted
if
they
consider
one
of
the
vaccines
approved
in
Portugal
and
according
to
the

terms
that
you
can
consult
in
"V
-
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
/
Vaccination"
at
the
end
of
this
page.



-
Or
a
negative
RT-PCR
Test
(or
similar
NAAT
test)
-
72h
before
boarding,
or

-
Or
a
negative
Laboratorial
Rapid
Antigen
Test
-
24h
before
boarding
(according
to
the
European
Commission
list

based
on
the
Council
Recommendation
of
21
January
2021
+
Addendum)

Children
under
12
do
not
need
to
present
certificate
or
test.

It

is mandatory for all passengers bound for mainland Portugal or in transit/transfer (including from Madeira and
Azores) to fill online a Passenger Locator Form (individually) at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passengerlocator-card,

after check-in and before departure time. The QR Code generated when filling out the PLF can be
presented in paper or digital format, without which boarding will be denied.
Accepted vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency - Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Nuvaxovid
(Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen
(https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid19/treatments-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines)

- and Sinopharm (Vero Cell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech
International (Covaxin), Verity Pharmaceuticals, Fiocruz, R-Pharm.
Domestic flights
Control measures do not apply to domestic flights.
It is mandatory for all passengers bound for mainland Portugal or in transit/transfer (including from Madeira and
Azores) to fill online a Passenger Locator Form (individually) at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passengerlocator-card,
after
check-in
and
before
departure
time.

Downloads

Updated: 01/07/2021
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Puerto Rico

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

San Juan, Yabucoa, Ponce, Guayanilla, Mayaguez

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

PCR Test must have a validity of 24 hrs

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

The is a pre screening via letter requested for Captain to confirm if any symptoms or cases on board. At this point it will be evaluated based on the health condition and USCG/Immigration/PR Port Authority.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 days

Crew change comments

Crew change are allowed in Puerto Rico only under a pre approval process from authorities.
On Signers:
Must have a valid US Visa and a 72 validity PCR test on arrival.
Off Signers:
Require at least 72 hr notice (business days) to present all documentation for pre approval.
Must have at least US Visa and required to have a PCR test prior to disembarking. Other documentation varies by port, please contact local office for details.

We have a local laboratory that can vaccinate crew.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Vessel calling the island must have cargo commitments

Rebates & tariff availability

Nothing Covid related

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

They need to file online an ESTA submission. Details will vary by country

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

They need to file online an ESTA submission. Details will vary by country

Max/min cash that can be carried

None

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

911

Additional comments

Island Arrival
Mask usage is highly recommended on airplanes and in airports. For questions regarding the airport entry process, travelers should contact the Health Department at 939-592-5115 or infoviajeros@salud.pr.gov.

The latest protocol updates:
Domestic travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival on the Island.
International travelers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry. However, international travelers that are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents must still present proof of vaccination.
Air Travel
Travelers arriving on domestic flights:

Domestic travelers are not required to provide proof of vaccination or negative test prior to arriving on the Island.
Travelers arriving on international flights:

As of June 12th, international travelers are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to traveling, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, in accordance with CDC guidelines. However, international travelers that are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents must still present proof of vaccination.
Cruise Operations
Port of Calls (Transit Call/Cruise Port Visit):

For ships to be permitted entry to Puerto Rico, all guests 12 years of age or older must be fully vaccinated with an FDA Opens in new windowor WHO Opens in new windowvaccine. Unvaccinated passengers cannot disembark in Puerto Rico except for children under 12 years of age.
Please check with cruise operators for their most up-to-date COVID protocols and regulations, as many operators require proof of vaccination prior to boarding and have specific testing requirements.
Home Port Operations (Starting or ending your cruise):

All guests arriving via air to Puerto Rico to board a cruise ship must follow the air-entry protocols outlined, which may vary based on vaccination status and point of origin (international or domestic).
Check with the cruise operator for their most up-to-date COVID protocols for cruise embarkation, including cruise line vaccination and testing requirements.

Downloads

Updated: 21/06/2022
Reviewed: 09/11/2022

Qatar

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All Ports. Note: Each respective ports follow different protocols.

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

If you are traveling to the State of Qatar, you will be expected to adhere to the quarantine protocols.

Please refer to below link from the Ministry of Public Health.

https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx

The below travel and return policy will come into effect on Sunday, 4 September at 6 PM Qatar time.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Please refer to MoPH site.

Is onboard vaccination available?

no

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

na

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

If crew stay onboard for the entire port of call then NO. If to disembark then PCR is needed. Ehteraz mobile app is needed as well.

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Rapid Test is still mandatory for on signer and RTPCR test for off signer.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Ministry of Public Health representative inside the Quarantine Hotel will assist & guide the covid19 positive crew and will be transferred to government quarantine facility

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

14days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Only medical emergency

Crew change comments

Normally crew change is being arrange to vessel working in Qatar for a particular offshore project or vessel staying in Qatar for a longer period of time. Seaman's Visa issuance is subject to approval from Immigration Authorities, Gate Pass approval subject to Ministry of Interior and CID approval.

Qatar Airways will no longer be accepting passengers travelling from five Southern African countries. However, we will continue to accept passengers for travel into these countries in-line with current restrictions.

Passengers who are booked on Qatar Airways flights from seven destinations, Luanda (LAD), Angola; Maputo (MPM), Mozambique; Johannesburg (JNB), Capetown (CPT), Durban (DUR), South Africa; Lusaka (LUN), Zambia; and Harare (HRE), Zimbabwe, will not be accepted for travel until further notice.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Incoming vessel to submit the Covid-19 declaration form to port for their final review. Crew Temperature logsheet availability

Port closure or delays

Berthing of the vessel is subject to Covid-19 declaration acceptance by local authorities

Rebates & tariff availability

No Discount or changes with the prevailing Port Tariff.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Cruise 2022-2023 is open. Subject to Port Authorities re-opening guidelines (awaiting). Rules are subject to change without prior notice.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa. Normally under the ship nominated ShoreExcursion Team.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist on arrival Visa. However, agent to submit the details (MOI excel sheet) 72hrs prior vessel arrival.

Restricted countries

NA

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Currently no confirmation

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Please refer to re-opening guidelines and Ministry of Public Health site.

Passenger vaccination requirements

Please refer to re-opening guidelines and Ministry of Public Health site.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Currently no confirmation

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID only. However, guests to complete the mandatory requirements as per the re-opening guidelines.

Max/min cash that can be carried

Currently no confirmation

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Currently no confirmation

Emergency contact numbers

999

Additional comments

Agent POC: Alejandro +974 55841749 and Siddhartha +974 55821802

Downloads

Updated: 03/10/2022
Reviewed: 03/10/2022

Romania

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

CONSTANTA / MIDIA / GALATI

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

In case the crew member tested positive has severe symptoms, he will be transferred to the hospital for medical attendance, in case not he will be isolated in his cabin. All access on board will be prohibited and the vessel will be disinfected on urgent matter.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Only while the vessel is alongside berth for loading/discharging operations for other than Romanian nationalities crew members

Crew change comments

The crew members can be embarked / disembarked providing they hold valid flight tickets.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Ships should report if any crew change has been performed during previous 2 weeks and if joining crew members travelled through any Covid-19 affected zones.

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Additional comments

Until 2022 there are no Cruise ships expected at Constanta Port

Updated: 07/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Russian Federation

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Nakhodka, Vostochny (incl.Kozmino terminal), Vladivostok, Slavyanka, Vanino, Sovetskaya Gavan, ports of Sakhalin Island, St.Petersburg, Primorsk, Ust-Luga, Vysotsk, Murmansk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Restricted ports

ports of Black sea

Nationalities restricted

No. Some nationalities need entry visa

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine for 14 days

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 days (excl. weekend & holidays)

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Master must provide all crew temperature list to agent before arrival at any Russian port. There will be mandatory quarantine inspection like temperature testing for all crews of vessels which have entered COVID-19 high risk areas within the last 14 days or arrived from COVID-19 high risk areas prior issuance of free pratique at anchorage only. All vessel’s crew which have arrived from COVID-19 high risk areas are strictly not allowed to go ashore. During mandatory quarantine inspection If any of the crew member has been detected to have a high body temperature or other symptoms then medical check-up and blood test will be taken and he shall be in the quarantine area for 2-3 days pending medical check-up result. If crew member(s) COVID-19 test is positive then vessel will be quarantined for min 14 days at anchorage only for further notice from local quarantine authorities, medical officer.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

In confirmed positive COVID-19 test

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

Yes

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Technical calls only

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist visa

Restricted countries

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

10000 USD or equivalent

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Updated: 28/11/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Réunion

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Port Reunion (Pointe des Galets)

Restricted ports

No

Nationalities restricted

No

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

With regard to seafarers.
The crew change is subject to a declaration transmitted to the authorities by the ship’s agent with a minimum notice of 3 working days.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Nil

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Preferably

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Possibly

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Only for urgent medical reasons (to be approved by the local MRCC)

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

On-signers crew members are not tested locally and consequently, could embark on board, regarding the off-signers if at least one off-signer is covid-19 positive, none off the off-signers could disembark locally, but vessel could sail without any delay.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

At least 72 hours before ship's arrival.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes.

Crew change comments

For Seaman without Schengen visa, if transiting through France, needs to apply for the Visa prior departure.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

n/a

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

No available locally... needs to be undertaken before transiting through Reunion.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

No available locally... needs to be undertaken before transiting through Reunion.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

No available locally... needs to be undertaken before transiting through Reunion.

Restricted countries

No

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No official communication on this point

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No official communication on this point

Passenger vaccination requirements

No official communication on this point

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Passport and ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

Max cash of 10,000 Euros is permitted

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Emergency Ambulance Service – Dial 15
Police – Dial 17
Fire-brigade – Dial 18
Accident and emergency department (also via GSM) – Dial 112
Moutain rescue : 0262 930 930
Sea rescue : 0262 43 43 43

Additional comments

No

Updated: 09/05/2022
Reviewed: 07/11/2022

Saint Barthélemy

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Saint Kitts and Nevis

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Saint Lucia

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Saint Martin (French part)

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Samoa

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

International flights allowed

Limited

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Depending on availability

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Crew shore leave is allowed as long as negative RAT result is received

Crew change comments

Yes

Port Restrictions

Port closure or delays

Delays expected.

Rebates & tariff availability

Rebates not available.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Police: 911
Ambulance: 996
Inchcape Agent: +685 7570512

Additional comments

1. Health Clearance process continue(Pilot Station)
2. Crew Shore Leave(request by Agent) but to do RAT Test before coming down/ No need all to RAT Test to save our Test Kits but not coming shore.
3. Crew Change starts on the 01st Aug but same requirements(refer no.2) no need blood serology
4. Garbage Disposal(N/A) due to Incineration Machine not working per Vesi Ioane of QUART

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Updated: 05/08/2022
Reviewed: 06/12/2022

San Marino

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Sao Tome and Principe

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Saudi Arabia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Na

Restricted ports

All

Nationalities restricted

All

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Yes

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Type of vax available (including boosters)

NA

Minimum notice period required

NA

Is onboard vaccination available?

NA

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Not sufficient for resident and Nationals

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

YES

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Not to Disembark

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

NA

Is recreational shore leave allowed

NA unless emergency for sick crew which that will require approval from port health officer

Crew change comments

Crew change is suspended due to Covid 19 Pandemic

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Yes

Port closure or delays

Yes till Quarantine Officer Grants Clearance

Rebates & tariff availability

Na

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Tourist Visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist Visa, Multiple 1 year or Single Entry.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Tourist Visa, Multiple 1 year or Single Entry.

Restricted countries

Yes

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Yes

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Yes

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

Nil

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Provided he has international License or GCC License.

Emergency contact numbers

911 /937 Ministry of Health/999 Police

Updated: 13/09/2022
Reviewed: 25/01/2022

Senegal

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Dakar

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Same procedure for vessels arriving.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Minimum notice period required

48 hrs

Is onboard vaccination available?

Yes

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew affected will be disembarked and quarantined for treatment. Vessel will also be quarantined and disinfected before sailing

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Crew change is feasible as per below procedure :

On signers :

- passport ,seaman book and flight details to be received by mail at least 3 working days prior arrival for transit visa processing .

- seaman when reaching Dakar airport should hold a negative Covid test certificate dating not more than 5 days and issued by a well-known/certified laboratory.



Off signers :

- passport ,seaman book , flight details and crew list copies are required at least 2 working days prior repatriation date for transit visa processing.

- negative Covid test certificate to be obtained / held by crew for airport/ airline boarding formalities

- 2 days needed for Covid test result

- Covid test cost euros 80 to be borne by crew / ship

Nearest Airport

Dakar international airport ( Dss )

PCR test still required for those entering and leaving the country. Except people holding sanitary pass or vaccinated

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa ,

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit visa

Restricted countries

Reverting

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

No

Updated: 25/01/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Seychelles

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Port Victoria only

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

Nil

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

No

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Preferably

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Possibly

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine required coupled with medical attention depending on the severity of symptons.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes. Shore leave is permitted on the following conditions only:

1) Vaccination certificate, 3 doses.
2) Vaccination certificate, 2 doses that is under six months or
3) Or negative antigen test.

Crew change comments

Visitors and Crew Change are now allowed in Seychelles since 25th of March 2021 for all Nationals, except:

(aaa)Nationals from India, Nepal, Pakistan or Bangladesh who need to:
(i) show Negative Covid-19 PCR test done 72hrs of departureCovid-19;
(ii) be subject to mandatory quarantine of 7 days & PCR test on the 5th;
(iii) be vaccinated; and

(bbb) Nationals of Brazil who face a complete ban no matter what is their vaccination status..
For more info pls email mruops@iss-shipping.com;

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

VISA is not applicable/used in Seychelles, a visitors permit is granted instead, being free of charge.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

VISA is not applicable/used in Seychelles, a visitors permit is granted instead, being free of charge.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

VISA is not applicable/used in Seychelles, a visitors permit is granted instead, being free of charge.

Restricted countries

Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Pakistan and South Africa (Applies if joining by plane)

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yellow fever vaccination if coming from an infected area.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Pax should have relevant/appropriate insurance .

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ship's ID

Max/min cash that can be carried

No

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes - They should have their permit with them

Emergency contact numbers

.+248 2627292/+248 2642477/+248 2522528/ +248 4380500 /

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Updated: 05/09/2022
Reviewed: 07/11/2022

Sierra Leone

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Freetown

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew will be disembarked and quarantined for treatment. Vessel will be quarantined for fumigation.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-4 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Crew change is possible in Sierra Leone and below are guidelines for passengers

❖ Visa takes 24 hours working days to be prepared

❖ All passengers must test negative for COVID 19 no longer than 72 hrs. before departure from country of origin.

❖ PCR test details need to be given to WHO 72 hours before crew arrives/depart.

❖ Off-signers, same be done will have to take COVID-19 swap test if negative, they should depart within 72hrs after the test.

❖ It mandatory for both on/off signers and exit visa will also be given to off signers on passport upon vessel arrival

❖ for on signers crew, please send scan passport copies of joiners and visa will be ready within 24 hours working day, all joining crew should have Covid-19 free certificate, 3 days before departure from home country and result/ certificate should be presented on arrival as well as landing visa.

Travelers need to present result of PCR Test to the appropriate health dept at the airport to ascertain COVID-19 tests are negative and after will proceed further. If results shown positive, then the propensity for quarantine is real

Port Restrictions

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Restricted countries

Chinese without seaman's book must get visa before arrival.

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

NA

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

No

Updated: 25/01/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Singapore

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All locations in Singapore

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

NA

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Moderna

Minimum notice period required

3 working days

Is onboard vaccination available?

NA

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

SGD185

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Not mandatory.

Non fully/non-vaccinated must undergo pre-departure test not more than 48hrs before departure from home country.

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Not required for the purppse of entering Singapore

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

1. Infected crew onboard ships - Crew to be isolated onboard
2. Comply with MOG protocol https://www.covid.gov.sg/unwell/overview

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Minimum 3 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Fully vaccinated crew - Allowed

Non fully/non-vaccinated must obtain a negative ART test result via teleconsult by a licensed service provider in Singapore, not more than 48hrs before landing.

Crew change comments

Non fully/non-vaccinated crew are subject to Covid-19 test before entering or arriving in Singapore

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

NA

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

Waiver of Maritime Welfare Fee (Until 31Dec 2022)
100% waiver for all vessels calling Singapore for any purposes with port stay less than 5 days or 120hrs
https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/port-marine-circulars/detail/6b715045-2975-4e48-8315-860cbc3b0c0a

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

1. https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-depart/entry_requirements/visa_requirements

2. Transit passengers without entering Singapore does not require Visa

3. There is no Visa-On-Arrival facility in Singapore. If Visa is required, passengers are must obtained a valid Visa before arrival at any Immigration checkpoint.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

1. https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-depart/entry_requirements/visa_requirements
2. SGD30 per application to be submitted by pax

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

1. https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-depart/entry_requirements/visa_requirements
2. SGD30 per application to be submitted by pax

Restricted countries

NA

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

From 1 April 2022, short-term visitors who are fully vaccinated are not required to have travel insurance for their COVID-19 related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore for entry into Singapore

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

1. SG Arrival Card - https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/
2. Ship's photo ID
3. Original passport with 6 months minimum validity
4. Original entry Visa, if applicable

Max/min cash that can be carried

1. https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-depart/at-our-checkpoints/for-travellers/CBNI

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

International Driving License issue by any of the Contracting States of Convention on Road Traffic of 19 September 1949 is required

Emergency contact numbers

Police 999
Fire/Ambulance 995
Non-Emergency Ambulance 1777

Inchcape Services Emergency Contact
Law 97120138
Eric 97774613

Additional comments

Kindly note that obtaining a berth does not mean that permission has been granted for the ship to enter Singapore.

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Updated: 31/10/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Sint Eustatius

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Feasible ports

N/A

Restricted ports

All

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

N/A

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

N/A

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

N/A

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No crew shore leave is permitted. Only persons allowed to board the vessel are teminal pilots cargo surveyors and terminal representatives who are fully vaccinated

Crew change comments

N/A

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

N/A

Additional comments

No crew change is permitted.

Updated: 16/08/2022
Reviewed: 16/08/2022

Slovenia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Koper

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

None

Crew change comments

In case Schengen Visa is required depends on on-signers and off-signers nationality
we can arrange Schengen Visa locally for on-signers and off-signers with valid seaman’s
book and passport only.
Visa can be arranged at Ljubljana airport (Slovenia), which must be the first airport in Schengen
area (please book flight details accordingly).
Please revert with crew personal and flight details min 2 days in advance in order to arrange all formalities.

As per current regulation PCR test for on-signers is not compulsory in case the on-signers
travel directly to the vessel (max.6 hours transit time).

Updated: 12/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Solomon Islands

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Restricted ports

All ports in Solomon Islands are restricted.

International flights allowed

No

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Shore leave is not allowed

Crew change comments

Crew changes are not permitted in the Solomon Islands.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Cruise vessels are currently banned from entering the Solomon Islands. Cargo and fuel vessels are allowed to berth under strict quarantine regulations. Shore leave is not permitted.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Emergency contact numbers

Police: 911
Ambulance: 999
Inchcape Agent: David Sali +677 8837911

Additional comments

Parliament is currently debating the ‘Proclamation by His Excellency the Governor General declaring a State of Public Emergency’ in Solomon Islands on the 25th of March 2021. This is in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If parliament approves this proclamation, the state of public emergency shall continue in force until the expiration of a four month period.

Updated: 20/07/2021
Reviewed: 06/12/2022

Somalia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Mogadishu port

Nationalities restricted

NA

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-4 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

• We need to apply Visa for on board crew to travel and exit at Mogadishu /Hargeisa Airport. (Is this online or on departure from port immigration.
• At the same time the on-signers Crew who will be coming to the Country will need Entry Visa from Immigration.
• To move the Crew from Berbera and Mogadishu Port we will need Transportation and security.
• Food and accommodation Hotel per night if required. (Assume this will be as per actual cost supported by vendor bill ?)
Please advice should we quote for on-signers or off-signers.
1.Visa is on Departure documents required Passport and Covid medical report.
2.Visa on Arrival documents required Passport and Covid Medical Report it takes 1-3 days.
3.From Berbera to Hargeisa Airport crew will need to stay in a Hotel in Hargeisa.
4.Accomodation and Food Per night will be billed at actual cost with vendor supporting.

As ship agents we have to give responsibility and undertaking letter to Immigration department for the safe passage of crew.

Onsigners
• Copy of the passport & Sea man book
• Copy of the Air ticket
• COVID-19 PCR test certificate and it’s required before arrival all passengers arriving in Somalia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
• Immigration fee to be paid (each passport)

Offsigners
• Copy of the passport & Sea man book
• Copy of the Air ticket
• Immigration fee to be paid (each passport)
• COVID-19 PCR test certificate to be done at nearest health center
• Approval from sea port immigration department
• Port Health Office

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Updated: 25/01/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

South Africa

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Durban, Cape Town, Richards Bay and Port Elizabeth

Restricted ports

on and off signers to have valid Covid vaccination certificate on hand

Nationalities restricted

None

International flights allowed

Limited

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

They will be put into quarantine

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

5 days

Crew change comments

With the news of the new covid-19 variant 'Omicron', current status is unclear. South African lockdown level remains unchanged at level 1, however other countries have placed travel bans on South Africa, therefore international flights at this stage will be difficult to secure. The situation is being closely monitored and will be updated as the situation develops.

Crew to arrive with a Valid PCR test and Off signers to have a PCR test before their flight.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

PCR test is a must for all crew

Port closure or delays

n/a

Rebates & tariff availability

n/a

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

n/a

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

n/a

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

n/a

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Updated: 28/11/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Spain

No information available at this stage.

Spain - Algeciras

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Algeciras + All ports

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

yes

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

n/a

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Vessel to come alongside, all crew tested, accommodation fumigated

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

24hrs

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

n/a

Port closure or delays

no

Rebates & tariff availability

no

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Schengen - cost at consulate

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Schengen

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Schengen applied for at Algeciras Port 80 euros

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

no

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

visa copy

Max/min cash that can be carried

no restriction

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

yes

Emergency contact numbers

+34 639 108 608

Updated: 06/12/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Sri Lanka

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

COLOMBO, GALLE, HAMBANTOTA, TRINCOMALEE

Restricted ports

NA

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

48 HRS

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

N/A

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

YES/ FULLY VACCINATED CREW CAN ARRIVE WITHOUT PCR TEST AFTER THE 14 DAYS OF 2ND VACCINATION DOSE

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

YES

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

If any crew receives a positive PCR test result, provision for treatment should be done in the designated Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) approved by the Ministry of Health. (7 DAYS)

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

4 DAYS

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No. Shore passes allowed for medical reasons under approval of Port health officer

Crew change comments

As per prevailing regulations, there are no nationality-specific restrictions to embark or disembark from Galle/Colombo / Trincomalee and Hambantota. The Government of Sri Lanka is now allowing to carry out crew changes via hotels where the crew could arrive via Commercial flight to Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA).


Fully Vaccinated Crew members - Sign On

Documents need for On Signers from Vessel owner/manager as follows and need three days prior to arrival (One Zip file for each crew member including below Doc's) who have Completed 14 days after (Recommended) vaccination,

· PP bio page
· SBK/CDC bio page
· Flight ticket (needs to arrive 36 hours prior to the vessel ETA)
· Vaccinated Certificate (In the English Language)

Sign on Procedure

· The on-signers who arrive in the country by commercial flight at BIA, will be directly transferred to the Hotel from the airport or to the vessel itself.

All other seafarers who are arriving through commercial flights without the completion of the Vaccination process have to be taken to a hotel and need to obtain arrival PCR at the hotel itself. Once the PCR is negative crew members can join the vessel.

Fully Vaccinated - Sign Off

Documents need for off Signers from Vessel Master/owner/manager as follows and need to send three days prior to disembark (One Zip file for each crew member including below Doc's),

* PP bio page
* SBK/CDC bio page
* Flight ticket (needs to book 24/36 hours from the time they disembark)
• Vaccinated Certificate (In the English Language)


Sign off Procedure

* Disembarked Crew member will directly transfer to the hotel until the flight date.

All other seafarers who haven’t completed the Vaccination process will be transferred to the hotel and need to obtain PCR at the hotel itself. Once the PCR is negative crew member could take the flight.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

NA

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

YES

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

transit visa single entry 2 days free

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Seaman Visa (ETA BOND VISA), 2 days, 55 USD tourist visa single entry 2 days free

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

seaman visa, 2 days, 55 USD tourist visa single entry 2 days free

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NA

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

NA

Passenger vaccination requirements

NA

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Health insurance required

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

NA

Max/min cash that can be carried

NA

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes. tourists must posses valid international driving license

Emergency contact numbers

NA

Updated: 31/10/2022
Reviewed: 31/10/2022

Sudan

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Suriname

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Sweden

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Swedish ports

Restricted ports

None

Nationalities restricted

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Pfizer and Moderna,

Minimum notice period required

abt 1-2 weeks’ notice is needed to arrange vaccination. All depending on available appointments.

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Estimated Actual Costs [Basis minimum (1 Pax) /maximum (20 Pax)]
Coordination fee for Covid vaccine: 1000 SEK /crew.
Transportation costs: abt 2000 SEK / trip. 3 crew/trip.

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine, and then sent back home.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

No

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes.Sailor must bring ID ( Passport ) when leaving Harbour Area. If the sailor should leave the municipality, he must have a valid Schengen Visa, if his nationality requires so

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

No

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Schengen Visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Schengen Visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Schengen Visa

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Visa

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Updated: 22/04/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Switzerland

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Syrian Arab Republic

No information available at this stage.

Taiwan

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

all Taiwan ports

Restricted ports

all Taiwan ports

Nationalities restricted

No restriction

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No quarantine restriction for vessel coming from high risk country

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Not available

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Not available

Minimum notice period required

Not available

Is onboard vaccination available?

Not available

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Not available

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

N/A

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Crew medical arrangement is available

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Ship will staying at anchorage for 14 days quarantine upon ship’s arrival in Taiwan and also to provide epidemic prevention plan to CDC/authority for further approval.

And all crew members must to have negative certificate of rapid test on day No.15 after quarantine and further berthing arrangement would be only arranged once obtained all negative certificate by crews.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Please refer information on crew change comments

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Shore leave is not allowed in Taiwan ports

Crew change comments

Please be advised that effective from 13/Oct, crew change is available in Taiwan and following regulation given for your reference.

Visa-exemption countries:
Australia、Austria、Andorra、Belgium、Bulgaria、Canada、Croatia、Cyprus、Czech Republic、Denmark、Eswatini、Estonia、Finland、France、Germany、Greece、Guatemala、Haiti、Honduras、Hungary、Iceland、Ireland、Italy、Latvia、Liechtenstein、Lithuania、Luxembourg、Malta、Marshall Islands、Monaco、Netherlands、New Zealand、North Macedonia、Norway、Palau、Paraguay、Poland、Portugal、Romania、San Marino、Slovakia、Slovenia、Spain、Sweden、Switzerland、Tuvalu、U.K.、U.S.A.、Vatican City State。Belize、Nauru、St. Kitts and Nevis、Saint Lucia、Saint Vincent and the Grenadines。Chile、Israel、Japan、Republic of Korea、Nicaragua。Dominican Republic、Singapore、Malaysia.

Full reinstatement of regular visa application procedures: Foreign nationals may apply for a visa at a Republic of China (Taiwan) overseas mission/embassy. Please provide crew’s passport copy and seaman book for issue letter of guarantee (LOG) then crew can apply visa with LOG and relevant required documents to overseas embassy.

Measurements:

Period: Upon arrival as Day zero (D0) following a zero day of quarantine and seven days of self-initiated epidemic prevention (0+7)

Location: one person per room at a hotel during self-initiated epidemic prevention (0+7)

Four rapid test (RAT) kits will be provided to arrivals at international airports/ports upon arrival.

The arrivals must to have rapid test result (RAT) upon arrival (D0) or on next day (D1). During self-initiated epidemic prevention period, personnel can going out but before going out, must hold a RAT negative result within 2 days validity.

For on-signers, as long as the on-signers’ RAT with negative result then who can be arranging immigration / quarantine / customs formality for signing on, no need to complete the whole 7 days of self-initiated epidemic prevention.

For off-signers, as long as the on-signers’ RAT with negative result then who can proceed repatriation arrangement and take departure flight.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Vessel calling Taiwan ports, please record body temperature (twice a day) for all crew members on daily basis prior to arrival for submitting to quarantine office.
All crew must wear surgical mask and disposable gloves while stay in port.

Port closure or delays

Port operation in normal condition

Rebates & tariff availability

Not available

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Cruise port call is not allowed

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Cruise port call is not allowed

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Cruise port call is not allowed

Restricted countries

Cruise port call is not allowed

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Cruise port call is not allowed

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Cruise port call is not allowed

Passenger vaccination requirements

Cruise port call is not allowed

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

Cruise port call is not allowed

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Cruise port call is not allowed

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Cruise port call is not allowed

Emergency contact numbers

Ambulance: 119
Police: 110
Inchcape contact:
Eric Cheng / OPS Executive
+886-2-7703 9483
Peggy Hsu / OPS Executive
+886-2-7703 9484
Michelle Lu / OPS Executive
+886-2-7703 9466
Monica Yan / Sr. Operations
+886-2-7703 9476
Akin Chen / Ops Mgr
+886-2-7703 9463

Updated: 28/11/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Tanzania

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mtwara

Restricted ports

All allowed

Nationalities restricted

Negative - a part for those country fall under referral visa application

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

India is removed from the high risk country - so far no specic country in high risk list.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

J &J and Sinovac

Minimum notice period required

One day

Is onboard vaccination available?

No. Crew can be vaccinated at Clinics in Town

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free of charge from government hospital and USD35 for private hospital

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NOT MANDATORY

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Rapid test for those fully vaccinated passengers arriving by Air is longer required, however, crew arriving by vessel are mandatorily required to under go Rapid Antigen Tests at a cost of USD 10 each.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Affected crew shall be disembarked and sent to designated hotel for quarantine under supervision of Government Health surveillance team

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Three working days notice required

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes

Crew change comments

No PCR/Rapid test for all passengers and crew who are fully covid19 vaccinated is required except crew arriving by vessel

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

All arriving crew should undergo Rapid COVID-19 Test @ USD 10.00 prior Free Practique

Port closure or delays

Minimum half an hour delay for all crew on board taking rapid PCR test.

Rebates & tariff availability

Tariff based no rebates

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Holiday visa for 90 days validity at USD 50. US Nationality USD 100.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

TRANSIT Visa. Obtainable on arrival for most of the Nationalities. Cost USD 50.00. US Nationality USD 100

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

HOLIDAY Visa. Obtainable on arrival for most of Nationalities. Cost USD 50. US Nationality USD 100

Restricted countries

Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and some of west African country, listed referral countries available in Tanzania immigration website

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

NO

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

YES

Passenger vaccination requirements

All arriving Passengers should posses valid Negative COVID-19 Test Certificates from the country of origin.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

Not Mandatory

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

For passengers ship ID is fine for crew shore pass from immigration free of charge

Max/min cash that can be carried

Above USD10K need to be declared to customs

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

NO

Emergency contact numbers

+255759783144

Additional comments

As per the new travel advisory no PCR required for all passengers arriving by Air if fully COVID-19 vaccinated

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Updated: 28/11/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Thailand

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Koh Sichang, Sriracha, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Maptaphut (Anchorage)

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Available for critical case only

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

If vessel is suspect of crew have symptom of Covid-19 vessel need to drop anchor at quarantine zone.
After that quarantine officer and team will board the vessel to Nasopharyngeal swab + Throat swab for Lab test, process until received Lab Report approx. 24-48 Hours

If all crews have negative of Covid-19 vessel need to wait at quarantine zone anchorage 14 days, during anchorage around day 12-13 quarantine officer will board the vessel to collect sample for Lab test again.
Once Lab report found that all crews have negative of Covid-19 so vessel can berth and working as normal.

If 1 of crew have positive of Covid-19 qurantine officer will escort that crew to hospital and veesel need to wait at quarantine zone anchorage 14 days, during anchorage around day 12-13 quarantine officer will board the vessel to collect sample for Lab test again, quarantine officer will make sure that all crews onboard have negative of Covid-19 until authorize vessel to alongside.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-7 working days after received all document

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Shore leave not allowed

Crew change comments

Updated measures on traveling to Thailand from 1 July 2022

IMPORTANT: Thai VISA may be required for entry based on the purpose of your visit to Thailand and the duration of your stay in Thailand.
The airlines may have their own requirements for their passengers other than the requirements to enter Thailand mentioned above.

Thailand Pass not required

Upon arrival, please present certificate of vaccination or RT-PCR/Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure

Medical insurance not required

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

All

Port closure or delays

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

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Updated: 01/10/2022
Reviewed: 14/11/2022

Timor-Leste

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Togo

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

None

Nationalities restricted

- Venezuela,
- Sri Lanka
- Afghanistan
- Colombia

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Crew/passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

NA

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

NA

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

No, a compulsory 48 quarantine upon arrival is needed until covid result is out in Lome.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Crew will be confined in hotel to follow his treatment. After 11 days, he will do Control test, if negative, he will do the second control after 2 days before depart (with negative result)

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Lomé International Airport is now opened to all flights, visa can be arranged upon crew arrival at Lomé International airport.
OKTB will be issued and name insertion into airline system will be done from our side unless
airline agency not available in Lomé.

On signers will undergo PCR test 72 hours before their departure from their countries
With the result on hand, they will board the plane and on arrival at Lomé International Airport, they will undergo a quick TDR test and will be transported directly to the port and sent by boat for their embarkation if the vessel is at anchorage without staying in hotel.

On crew can arrive at Lomé International Airport via commercial flight.

BP, as agent will do local formalities.

Off signers will be disembarked FROM THE VESSEL to the port to do PCR test and be embarked again on the vessel awaiting the test result, 72 hours later.
When the result is available, off crew with negative result will be disembarked again and conduct under police escort directly to the airport for their flight. They cannot stay in hotel waiting for their flight.
If the test is positive, the sick crew will remain on board of the vessel for treatment.

Documents required for administrative formalities before they disembark.
• Copy of E-ticket
• LOA
• Information form (fill by crew, sign and stamp)
• Copy passport
• Seamen copy

In short, Lomé International Airport is now opened to all flights, but Lomé port is not totally opened as hotel are not authorized
d vessel.

Port Restrictions

Port / vessel restriction comments

NA

Port closure or delays

NA

Rebates & tariff availability

NA

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Transit Visa arranged from our side / 48 hrs

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit Visa arranged from our side / 48 hrs

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Transit Visa arranged from our side / 48 hrs

Restricted countries

Sri Lanka

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Crew/passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Crew/passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result

Passenger vaccination requirements

passenger will undergo Covid-19 Tests and hosted in hotel while awaiting for result. After getting negative result, vaccination will be done

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

NA

Updated: 16/02/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Tonga

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Trinidad and Tobago

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All Ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

As per attached Visa listing

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Vessel will not be granted entry into the country

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes

Type of vax available (including boosters)

All types

Minimum notice period required

1 week

Is onboard vaccination available?

Subject to duration of stay

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free of charge

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Only for emergency cases. Subject to approval by authorities

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Vessel & Crew to remain quarantined on board vessel. Local agents to engage with Vessel's P&I Club to further evaluate and situation with dialogue with local authorities to treat with case.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Seventy-two (72) hrs

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No

Crew change comments

Effective July 01st crew is no longer required to have a negative Antigen or PCR Test to enter the country.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

No Crew are allowed shore leave, persons joining. All personnel entering or leaving Port must wear masks and proper PPE in combating Covid19

Port closure or delays

Nil

Rebates & tariff availability

Nil

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

N/A

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

N/A

Restricted countries

Nil

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

Not allowed at the moment

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

Not Allowed at the moment

Passenger vaccination requirements

Not Allowed at the moment

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

Nil

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Not allowed at the moment

Max/min cash that can be carried

300

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

Police 999 / Fire 990 / Ambulance 911

Additional comments

Effective May 30th the Ministry of Health has terminated the TTravel Pass requirements. Unvaccinated persons are allowed entry into the country once they have a negative PCR / Antigen Test within 72hrs upon arrival. Persons are still requirement to wear masks in public and maintain safe practices to avoid contracting covid19 virus.

Updated: 01/07/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

Tunisia

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All

Restricted ports

None

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

None

International flights allowed

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

To be treated according with authorities case by case

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

One week

Crew change comments

- All arriving Tunisia must have a valid RT-PCR test with QR-CODE not exceeding 48 hours on checking-in, this procedure is excepting children not exceeding 06 years old.
- Each passenger must fill up the link https://app.e7mi.tn/language
- All arriving must be vaccinated
- The persons who are vaccinated by Johnson & Johnson for at least 28 days and 14 days for the other vaccine types are excepting from the confinement, passengers must have their certificates.
- A quick test will be done for all arriving Tunisia, in case a positive results, the pax will be transferred automatically to the confinement of 10 days on their account.
- The vaccine passport is mandatory to enter to all public space.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

No

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

It depends on nationality - 7 days visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

It depends on nationality - 7 days transit visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

It depends on nationality - 7 days visa

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes, will be handed by boarding agent

Max/min cash that can be carried

MAX the equivalent to TND 5000.000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

+2165858105

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Updated: 12/09/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Turkey

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

All ports

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

N/A

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Passengers from Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan are required to quarantined for 14 days unless they are fully vaccinated.

Turkey has closed all boarders between Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia ve Zimbabwe and passengers arriving from these countries are to be quarantined for 14 days.

International flights allowed

Limited

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes but limited.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine procedures to be applied.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2

Is recreational shore leave allowed

No.

Crew change comments

Negative PCR test result taken in last 72 hrs to be presented while entering country for passengers, crew members are exempted from this requirement but it might still be requested for the crew members by airline companies before travelling to Turkey thus suggest to check it locally before flight.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

For Turkish Straits;

* Ships intending to have any kind of supply are required to provide a body temperature list for all the crew members on board for the last 3 days before allowing anyone to board the vessel and it is subject to sanitary office approval.

* Ships are allowed to receive provisions, technician attendance and crew change but subject to sanitary office approval.

* All ships are passing sanitary inspections before their Turkish Straits passages and required to send MDOH & last 10 ports of call list & crew temperature list to the agents not earlier than 24 hrs before arrival.

* No shore leave allowed.

* Officers meeting the pilots at the gangway and persons on bridge must wear proper masks until pilot leaves the vessel and keep the social distance at all times.

Port closure or delays

* Minor delays are applicable in granting free pratique as all the vessels are boarded by the sanitary officers during arrival clearances in order to check the situation on the spot and upon their confirmation other clearances are allowed.

* Vessels might be required to be disinfected by the Ministry of Health approved companies depending the port of arrival.

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

N/A

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Varies depending on the nationality.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Varies depending on the nationality.

Restricted countries

No direct flight - arrival allowed from Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

* Passengers from Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan are required to quarantined for 14 days unless they are fully vaccinated.

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

* Passengers have been in Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan are required to quarantined for 14 days unless they are fully vaccinated.

Passenger vaccination requirements

Nil

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Applicable.

Max/min cash that can be carried

Any amount over 10K USD to be declared.

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

0090 532 211 36 47

Additional comments

N/A

Updated: 07/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Turkmenistan

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Turks and Caicos Islands

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Tuvalu

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Uganda

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Ukraine

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

Odessa,Pivdennyi,Chornomorsk,Izmail,Reni,Kiliia

Restricted ports

All other Ukraininan ports restricted due to war

Nationalities restricted

No

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No

International flights allowed

No

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

NIL

Minimum notice period required

NIL

Is onboard vaccination available?

No

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

NIL

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

NIL

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

For urgent matters only

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine for 14 days in medical facility

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

2 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Allowed for Ukrainians only

Crew change comments

There is only inland transportation allowed to the open ports,Ukrainian airpors are closed due to the war.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

As per above regulations

Port closure or delays

The abovementioned ports are open only

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Max/min cash that can be carried

10000USD max/no min

Emergency contact numbers

• Ambulance: 103
• Police: 102
• Harbour security: 112
• Inchcape contact: +380 50 499 0931

Updated: 05/12/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

United Arab Emirates

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, Khor Fakkan & Fujairah

Restricted ports

Ruwais

Nationalities restricted

Nil

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

Nil

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Quarantine for 10 days

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3 days

Crew change comments

All crew arriving must have a negative PCR test within 72 hrs of arrival into UAE

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Master to make an ISPS declaration prior to arrival;
Master to provide 72 hour health notification as per NTM’s 6 of 2020;
Agents to ensure medical checks have been arranged for crew on arrival at port

Port closure or delays

Nil

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

96 hrs visit visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

96 hrs visit visa

Restricted countries

Iran

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

N/A

Max/min cash that can be carried

AED 100,000

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

999

Updated: 05/12/2022
Reviewed: 06/05/2021

United Kingdom

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Nationalities restricted

Visa national crew to hold a valid SBK issued by a country which has ratified ILO Convention C108 or C185

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

No restrictions

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes - availability varies port by port

Type of vax available (including boosters)

Varies port to port

Minimum notice period required

Varies port to port

Is onboard vaccination available?

Varies port to port

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

Free, but transportation costs will apply

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

N/A - seek guidance from airlines

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Isolate in their cabin on board unless conditions become serious. Notify port agent who will take guidance from Port Health Authority.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

As much notice as possible, but at least one day before departure flights as we will need to obtain Leave to Enter permission from Border Force

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Will depend port by port

Crew change comments

See attached Seafarers Guide

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Some terminals are restricting movements on site to pre or post cargo ops, insisting on movement by launch only and/or providing evidence of a negative test

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Refer to UK Visa Wizard. No Visa on Arrival or specific cruise visa is possible. Visa requirements for the UK will depend on nationality.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Refer to UK Visa Wizard. No Visa on Arrival or specific cruise visa is possible. Visa requirements for the UK will depend on nationality.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Refer to UK Visa Wizard. No Visa on Arrival or specific cruise visa is possible. Visa requirements for the UK will depend on nationality.

Restricted countries

No restrictions

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

No restrictions

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

No restrictions

Passenger vaccination requirements

Depends on the cruise line

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

Depends on the cruise line

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Ships ID is sufficient for personnel going ashore

Max/min cash that can be carried

You must declare cash of £10,000 or more if you bring or take it between Great Britain and another country

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes with licence

Emergency contact numbers

999 for Fire/Ambulance/Police/MCA or 111 for non-emergency medical needs. Harbour varies port to port.

Additional comments

See attached Seafarers Guide

Downloads

Updated: 28/03/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

United States

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All U.S. Ports - with slightly different regulations & procedures for individual ports. We recommend to confirm regulations with the local port office handling the vessel's port call.

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

Varies by port but may include India, China, Russia, and Ukraine nationalities - We recommend to confirm regulations with the local port office handling the vessel's port call.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

If the crew are allowed to enter the USA, then should not be any issues related to last port.

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

Yes, for all nationalities but some ports have supply constraints. We recommend to confirm availability with the local port office handling the vessel's port call.

Type of vax available (including boosters)

We recommend to confirm availability with the local port office handling the vessel's port call.

Is onboard vaccination available?

We recommend to confirm availability with the local port office handling the vessel's port call.

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

For on signers - Noncitizens who are nonimmigrants and seeking to enter the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States from a foreign country. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order.

We recommend to check the airline requirements for off signing crew.

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

By sea: Positive cases must be reported to Authorities and any personnel that have had direct contact with positive case. All vessel's crew must remain quarantined on board for 5-14 days. Crew is restricted to remain on board vessel and crew symptoms/temperatures to be reported daily. Vessel movements must be approved by authorities

By Flight: Crew must be quarantined in hotel for 10-14 days

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-4 days preferred especially when testing is required.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Many ports not granting shore leave to any crew regardless of U.S. Visa status. We recommend to confirm regulations with the local port office handling the vessel's port call.

Crew change comments

Any crew without a valid U.S. Visa will not be allowed to board a plane destined for U.S. No visas are issued in the United States

Typically the following info must be reported with as much advance notice as possible: Passport, Seamen's document, U.S. Visa (C1/D1), Flight details/itinerary

Whenever possible, flights for off-signers should be direct flights outside of the country as some ports will not allow connecting flights / domestic layovers within the U.S.

Typically, flights must depart the country prior to ship sailing. Off signing crew not allowed to remain in hotel after ship sails.

Operators should always check with local agent for any changes/updates as these sometimes happen quickly and vary from port to port.

U.S. Officials may refuse any crew change at any time at the discretion of the individual attending officer.

The more details provided in advance the better for all concerned in order to avoid unforeseen problems.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

Written confirmation from airline that PCR test is not required prior to boarding flight must be presented to CBP in some ports.

Some ports requiring the vessel to present USCG COVID attestation advising crew is healthy and not showing any symptoms of COVID prior to arrival in port.

Many ports not granting shore leave to any crew regardless of U.S. Visa status.

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

N/A

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Visa on arrival is not available in the U.S. and must be obtained outside of the country before arrival.
Seafarers are required to have a valid C1/D visa. Passengers and Superintendents will need to have a valid B1/B2 visa.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

B1/B2 - Must be obtained before arrival in U.S.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

B1/B2 - Must be obtained before arrival in U.S.

Restricted countries

Varies by port but may include India, China, Russia, and Ukraine nationalities - We recommend to confirm regulations with the local port office handling the vessel's port call.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

If the crew are allowed to enter the USA, then should not be any issues. We strongly recommend to monitor the US Department of State for updates and changes to the immigration policy related to high risk countries.

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

B1/B2 - Must be obtained before arrival in U.S.

Passenger vaccination requirements

Noncitizens who are nonimmigrants and seeking to enter the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States from a foreign country. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order.

Will vaccination checks take place

No

Passenger insurance requirements

None

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Valid U.S. Visa and D-1 or D-2 shore pass approved by USCBP required whenever crew is not on board vessel

Max/min cash that can be carried

Maximum $9,999 - FINCEN filing required for cash or negotiable instruments totaling over $10,000
No minimum

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes. Regulations vary by rental company policies

Emergency contact numbers

For any immediate emergency contact 911 by telephone. For anything not requiring immediate, life saving personnel, contact local agent

Additional comments

Pre-departure Testing Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S.

Starting on December 6, 2021 air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please visit the CDC for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, including types of accepted tests for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Please see the CDC website for further information on the Omicron Variant.

CDC Order

The CDC recommends that you do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. International travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some COVID-19 variants. Delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you do travel, follow all CDC recommendations before, during, and after travel.

U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally should be aware that they may face unexpected challenges related to COVID-19 as they attempt return to the United States or attempt to travel from one overseas destination to another. If you choose to travel internationally, be sure to make contingency plans, as you may find yourself having to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order, which took effect November 8, 2021, requiring all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States remains in effect. Travelers should monitor the CDC website on international travel for the latest guidance regarding testing requirements.

Exceptions to the CDC Order requiring all air passengers to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States are extremely limited to the following groups:

-children under 18
-people medically unable to receive the vaccine
-emergency travelers who do not have timely access to a vaccine
-Humanitarian exemptions to the CDC order are granted on an extremely limited basis.

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Updated: 05/05/2022
Reviewed: 28/11/2022

United States Minor Outlying Islands

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Uruguay

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

All ports in Uruguay

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

No. All crewmembers require OKTB

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Yes

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Type of vax available (including boosters)

N/A

Minimum notice period required

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

NO

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

Yes

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

Yes

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

Tests and Isolation

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

7 working days. On board covid plan must be approved before processing the OKTB for the crewmembers.

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Yes, as long as crew are fully vaccinated.

Crew change comments

N/A

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

No

Rebates & tariff availability

Yes

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

Depending on the nationality, they would need a tourist visa

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending on the nationality, they would need a tourist visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

No

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Depending on the nationality, they would need a tourist visa

Restricted countries

See list attached

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

All passenger will be required to be fully vaccinated

Passenger vaccination requirements

Yes, pax will be required to be fully vaccinated.

Will vaccination checks take place

Yes

Passenger insurance requirements

No.

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes

Max/min cash that can be carried

10,000 USD

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

0800 INFO (4636)

Downloads

Updated: 03/10/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Vanuatu

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Venezuela

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Vietnam

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Yes

Feasible ports

Almost ports.

Restricted ports

Checking case by case.

Nationalities restricted

- GOV officially announced to open Entry for general travelers (includes seafarer).
In which, Entry Visa exemption in valid 15 days for 13 countries, i.e Germany, France, Italia, Spain, United Kingdom & North Ireland, Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Belarus.

- The ASEAN is confirmed to exempt Visa to entry Vietnam (if Passport has over 6 months validity).
- The Ukrainian is confirmed to exempt Visa to entry Vietnam when using Seafarer’s Seaman Book (with Seaman Book has over 6 months validity).

- The other countries must be applied Visa to entry Vietnam (via flighting).

- Business/Working Visa(LD Visa) is required for Supt./ Technicians/ Surveyors/ Inspectors and Seafarers to work on board Vessels.

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

N/A

International flights allowed

Limited

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

N/A

Is onboard vaccination available?

N/A

Estimated actual costs of vaccination

N/A

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

N/A

Are fully vaccinated crew exempt from RTPCR testss

N/A

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Local Authorities allow for Emergency cases.

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

As cases study so far, Port Authorities will reject the Vessel calls.

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

Currently, it has possibility for signing-off at Vung Tau with min 10 days for applying Visa permission

Is recreational shore leave allowed

NO

Crew change comments

- For Entry (inbound), the travelers must have RT-PCR test “negative” within 72 hours prior to landing time at Vietnam’s International Airports.
After arrival, it’s no longer need to take quarantined isolation (as per new regulation). The travelers are recommended to keep following-up self health condition (in 10 days since entry date) and must inform to local Health dept. if any abnormal found.

- For Exit (outbound) applicable for seafarer, it’s required for RT-PCR test “negative” before disembarking from Vessel. The RT-PCR is performed by local Port CDC/Quarantine officials.
In case of “CoVID-19 positive” found, the local Port CDC/Quarantine officials will give out actual direction based on the actual demand of seafarers or Ship’s Owners.

- All above are effective from 15Mar-2022.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

Yes

Port / vessel restriction comments

N/A

Port closure or delays

There is no closure until now.

Rebates & tariff availability

Nil, it's still followed to general tariffs so far.

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

No

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

That's normally Tourism Visa (for passenger of Cruise Ships) with around 1 month validity.
Visa issuance fee: USD 25 /pax according to GOV tariff.

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

That's normally Tourism Visa (for passenger of Cruise Ships) with around 1 month validity.
Visa issuance fee: USD 25 /pax according to GOV tariff.

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

That's normally Tourism Visa (for passenger of Cruise Ships) with around 1 month validity.
Visa issuance fee: USD 25 /pax according to GOV tariff.

Restricted countries

All.

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

Currently, it's not available for this service in Vietnam.

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Yes, it's compulsory required by local Immigration.

Max/min cash that can be carried

For foreigners, it's max 5,000 USD in case thru International Airport of Vietnam.

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

It can be

Emergency contact numbers

- For local Police, that's 113
- Or pls contact with ISS's local Agents for assistances.

Additional comments

- GOV officially announced to open Entry for general travelers (includes seafarer).
In which, Entry Visa exemption in valid 15 days for 13 countries, i.e Germany, France, Italia, Spain, United Kingdom & North Ireland, Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Belarus.

- The ASEAN is confirmed to exempt Visa to entry Vietnam (if Passport has over 6 months validity).
- The Ukrainian is confirmed to exempt Visa to entry Vietnam when using Seafarer’s Seaman Book (with Seaman Book has over 6 months validity).

- The other countries must be applied Visa to entry Vietnam (via flighting).

- Business/Working Visa(LD Visa) is required for Supt./ Technicians/ Surveyors/ Inspectors and Seafarers to work on board Vessels.

- For Entry (inbound), the travelers must have RT-PCR test “negative” within 72 hours prior to landing time at Vietnam’s International Airports.
After arrival, it’s no longer need to take quarantined isolation (as per new regulation). The travelers are recommended to keep following-up self health condition (in 10 days since entry date) and must inform to local Health dept. if any abnormal found.

- For Exit (outbound) applicable for seafarer, it’s required for RT-PCR test “negative” before disembarking from Vessel. The RT-PCR is performed by local Port CDC/Quarantine officials.
In case of “CoVID-19 positive” found, the local Port CDC/Quarantine officials will give out actual direction based on the actual demand of seafarers or Ship’s Owners.

A- The South ports (from Ninh Thuan province down to the South)

- As of now, the duration for Visa application takes around 3-4 working days (applied based on copy seafarer’s Passport/ Seaman Book).

B- The North ports (from Khanh Hoa - Nha Trang city up to the North)

- As of now, the duration for Visa application takes around 10 working days (applied based on copy seafarer’s Passport/ Seaman Book).

Updated: 05/12/2022
Reviewed: 08/05/2021

Virgin Islands, British

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

Subject to screening and approval from authorities

Feasible ports

St Croix

Restricted ports

N/A

Nationalities restricted

Subject to CBP Discretion

Restrictions where last port was high risk country

PCR Test must have a validity of 24 hrs

International flights allowed

Limited

Are covid-19 vaccines available for crew?

No

Are onboarding crew required to be vaccinated?

No but must have Covid test to arrive on island

Medical Facility availability for non-covid issues

Yes

Procedure if crew covid-19 positive on arrival

TBD

Min. lead days req. for crew change arrangements

3-5 working days

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Not at this time due to terminal restrictions on taxi access

Crew change comments

No testing available on weekends, terminal requires crew test again upon arrival in St Croix before granting access to vessel. CBP may refuse crew change request if other requests are being handled due to staffing issues in St Croix. Crew changes limited to 2 on / 2 off due to logistical issues ie agent having to transport the crew from terminal gate to ship and additionla permissions and protocols required) and 1 per week.

Port Restrictions

Covid-19 related port / vessel restrictions

No

Port / vessel restriction comments

Sire inspectors, superintendants etc must have negative Covid Test and register at usvitravelportal.com. Must email green scan code and covid test result to agent for terminal approval

Port closure or delays

None

Rebates & tariff availability

None

Passenger Implications (cruise)

Cruise port calls allowed

Yes

Do TRANSIT passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of TRANSIT visa, duration and cost

US Visa required C1/D for all crew

Do EMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of EMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Valid US Visa

Do DISEMBARKING passengers (PAX) need a visa?

Yes

Type of DISEMBARKING visa, duration and cost

Valid US Visa

Restricted countries

N/A

Passenger restrictions for ship from HRC

N/A

Passenger restrictions if entry visa from HRC

N/A

Passenger vaccination requirements

N/A

Will vaccination checks take place

N/A

Passenger insurance requirements

N/A

Landing cards / ship's ID / visa copy requirements

Valid I-95 stamped by CBP or ship pass card

Max/min cash that can be carried

N/A

Are tourists permitted to drive vehicles

Yes

Emergency contact numbers

1-305-614-6199

Additional comments

Crew Vaccinations not currently available

Updated: 04/02/2022
Reviewed: 09/11/2022

Wallis and Futuna

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Western Russia

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Western Sahara

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021

Yemen

Crew Change Restrictions

Crew change possible

No

Restricted ports

All Ports

Is recreational shore leave allowed

Only medical emergency

Updated: 17/02/2022
Reviewed: 05/12/2022

Åland Islands

No information available at this stage.

Reviewed: 06/05/2021