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Update! Quarantine and control information on incoming ships in 60 overseas countries and regions

★ 1. Control measures such as quarantine of ships entering the port ★


As of March 3, a total of 60 countries/regions have introduced control measures for ships on Chinese routes. Among them, 5 in North America, 9 in South America, 13 in Europe, 11 in Southeast Asia and South Asia, 10 in the Middle East, 6 in Africa, 2 in Australia, and 4 in other regions.


Table 1 Implementation of control measures for ships on Chinese routes


List of countries/regions



Note: Among other countries that have been screened, Spanish ports currently do not have special regulations and requirements. They only require the agent to inform whether the ship is from China. Poland has not issued relevant regulations.


The Walvis Bay in Namibia, the Port of Bucharest in the Congo, and the ports in West Africa have not yet issued any new regulations for ships from China.


Quarantine of incoming ships adopted by countries/regions, etc.


The specific control measures are as follows:


(1) North America


1

United States


US Coast Guard official channel verification: The United States has recently strengthened anti-epidemic measures. Before ships dock at US ports, shipping companies must report the physical condition of the crew to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the past 15 days. As long as the crew members have normal body temperature and good health, and confirmed that they are not infected by the new coronavirus pneumonia, the ship can call at US ports normally. There are no hard and fast rules regarding the 15-day mandatory quarantine period for ships on Chinese routes. However, the U.S. authorities require that people on board cannot disembark and land in the U.S. The specific measures are as follows:


(1) The ship’s agent or captain must report the sickness or death of the crew to the CDC within the past 15 days before the ship’s arrival in port;


(2) The Coast Guard reviews all arrival reports (NOA) in accordance with existing regulations, and informs the Coast Guard Command System and the CDC of any problems caused by sick or dead crew members or passengers. Will coordinate with local health authorities.


(3) If there is any sickness of any crew member, the captain should inform the boarding officer before Coast Guard boarding, and the boarding officer will communicate with CDC to verify the situation;


(4) In Delaware Bay, the United States, in addition to the above, when a crew member has suspected symptoms, the captain must also report the suspected symptoms;


(5) In New Orleans: If the ship has a Chinese port in the past 5 ports, the port master will require the ship to submit a statement to the port master on the following matters:


①Whether any crew members have been to China in the past 30 days;


② If a crew member has symptoms such as low-grade fever, difficulty breathing, coughing, etc., it will be reported as a "harmful condition" listed in 33 CFR 160.216.


③If the ship fails to report as required, it will be fined up to $94,219.


2


Canada


According to the recommendations made by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization, in order to reduce and/or eliminate the risk of the spread of the new coronavirus in Canada, the following measures will be temporarily implemented:


(1) Ships flying foreign flags should ensure that the required parts of the 96-hour and 24-hour pre-arrival inspection report (PAIR) are submitted in accordance with Article 221 of the Maritime Transport Safety Regulations (MTSR);


(2) For ships with crew members and passengers on board with symptoms of suspected new crown virus infection, the captain should provide a 96-hour pre-arrival inspection report (PAIR) and inform Transport Canada Marine Safety;


(3) For ships with suspected cases of infection, the maritime safety inspectors of Transport Canada Marine Security will report and make recommendations to officials of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), who will directly track the ships;


(4) Based on relevant information, PHAC will provide follow-up guidance;


(5) If PHAC determines that the crew or passengers on a ship are at risk. Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security will cooperate with PHAC to inform other relevant parties (including but not limited to the Canadian Coast Guard CCG, Pilotage Authorities, Port Authorities, etc.).


3


Mexico


(1) Manzanillo Port: If the arriving ship has sick crew members, the ship should be anchored at the anchorage, and the local health officer will board the ship for inspection. If it is related to the coronavirus, the ship will be moved to the quarantine anchorage for treatment, and during the isolation period Check again afterwards. If the illness occurs after the ship has berthed, the ship‘s operations will be stopped immediately and inspection and isolation will be carried out in accordance with the above procedures.


(2) Ensenada Port Authority requires ships from the Far East to drop anchor and wait, and only arrange berthing after passing the sanitary and quarantine inspection.


4


Panama


The Canal Administration requires that ships carrying crew members with suspected symptoms must report to the Canal Administration 30 days in advance. The Panama Maritime Safety Administration issued a circular on the early warning of coronavirus symptoms, requiring ships to report to the Maritime Safety Administration (AMP) if their crew members have symptoms such as fever, breathing difficulties, and muscle pain: ship name, ETA, previous port, next port . The circular also provides suggestions to reduce the risk of infection: good health habits, wash hands frequently, cover your mouth and nose with coughing or sneezing, and avoid close contact with people with fever or breathing difficulties.


5


Dominica


The Dominican health authority stipulates that 48 hours before the arrival of the ship, a "Health Questionnaire" must be filled out to the health authority and the port authority, including: after December 12, 2019, whether the ship has visited a Chinese port, and if so, please specify The berthing time, the name of the port; whether the crew has been to China since December last year, whether the crew has fever, cough, headache and other symptoms.


(2) South America


1

Brazil


The long voyage from China to Brazil exceeded the 14-day incubation period of the disease. The Brazilian National Health Service (ANVISA) requires:


(1) Fill in the "Maritime Health Declaration" (Maritime Health Declaration) correctly in order to carry out the relevant assessment and issue the quarantine certificate (Free Pratique). What needs to be emphasized is that the need to issue a quarantine certificate needs to be raised 48 or 72 hours in advance so that ANVISA can make an assessment before the ship is allowed to call.


(2) If it is suspected that there is a coronavirus infection on the ship, the infected crew member must be isolated in his engine room and provided with surgical masks until the emergency plan of the local port authority provides for the assessment together with the epidemiological monitoring agency. After analyzing the situation, it will be decided whether the crew will be dismissed, as a potential victim of infection, stay on the ship for isolation, or be transferred to a designated referral hospital for treatment.


(3) For ships that have called at Chinese ports in the past 30 days, medical logbooks (medical logbook) on board 30 days prior to arrival are required.


2


Argentina


(1) Starting from January 31, when a ship applies for a quarantine certificate (Free Pratique) 48 hours before arrival, it is required to provide a medical logbook on board;


(2) All crew members and passengers who have any suspected symptoms on board must report to the health department;


(3) There are currently no travel and trade restrictions.


(4) Ships or crew members who have been to China recently are required to submit coronavirus health reports including body temperature records and other information before arriving in Hong Kong; people with suspected fever and other symptoms should report 48 hours before arrival in Hong Kong; the authorities will restrict landing and isolation according to the situation And other requirements and measures.


Regarding the epidemiological alert of the epidemic of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the National Department of Borders and Transport Terminals of Argentina requested that if you want to obtain more information about the health status of the crew and passengers on board, ask for ship entry hygiene Please use the Distance Procedures System (TAD) for the copy of the quarantine certificate and the last 48 hours medical record book on board.


The health authorities recommend that when the crew or passengers of an international ship arrives at the point of entry, if they suspect an infectious disease similar to the symptoms of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, they should immediately notify the National Border and Transportation Terminal Department. Once there is consultation for these special cases, the agent should give corresponding instructions and take preventive measures to isolate the patient in the cabin or hotel room. The patient is evaluated by the health committee of the health authority and then transferred to isolation.


3


Uruguay


The Ministry of Health of Uruguay issued notices on January 24 and January 29 respectively to respond to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, emphasizing that all relevant parties in the port strictly implement existing systems and regulations, and put forward the main contents of the precautions:


(1) Ships carrying Chinese crew members and crew members on board in China are required to strictly declare health. Declare the time when these crew members last left the Chinese port.


(2) The captain bears the unshirkable responsibility for the crew’s health declaration, not only for the health and safety of all crew and passengers, but also for the health and safety of the residents of the port of call. False declaration, whether intentional or negligent, is a crime against public health and safety, and the captain shall bear criminal responsibility.


(3) The health declaration usually belongs to the routine declaration of the captain‘s voyage before berthing, and it is usually reported 24 to 48 hours before the ship arrives in port.


(4) Ships or crew members who have been to China recently are required to submit a coronavirus health report including body temperature records before arriving in Hong Kong; persons with suspected fever or other symptoms should report 48 hours before arrival in Hong Kong; the authorities will restrict landing and isolation according to the situation And other requirements and measures.


4


Peru


For all ships from Chinese ports, the health status of all crew members, such as respiratory problems, body temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius, coughing, sneezing, etc., must be truthfully declared. After the declaration, the health authorities may take one or more of the following measures: go through the ship’s entry procedures at the anchorage, assess the health status of the sick crew member, transfer the sick crew member to a designated hospital for isolation, and evaluate the health status of the non-diseased crew member. If there are confirmed cases, The specific treatment method will be determined by the health authority.


5


Chile


Chilean Port Authority (EPSA) Announcement: In the following situations, each shipping company or its agent needs to notify relevant agencies (Ministry of Health, Maritime Affairs, Inspection and Quarantine, etc.) 48 hours before the ship’s arrival to make declarations and accept inspections .


(1) If there is a crew member on a ship calling or about to call at any port in Chile, it is confirmed or suspected to have a coronavirus case.


(2) Past voyages include China or Asia, and ships on the route have arrived at other ports with confirmed cases of coronavirus.


(3) The first port to arrive in Chile is a ship from San Antonio Port.


(4) The captain must correctly fill in the "Maritime Health Declaration" of each crew member and declare it to the maritime department.


(5) Any crew and passengers on board who are suspected of having symptoms of the new coronavirus should report to the health department.


(6) The Ministry of Health strongly urges all foreigners to arrive in Chile by air, land or ship. If they have been to a place where the new crown virus broke out in the last two weeks and have respiratory symptoms, they must truthfully declare. If they meet the criteria for suspicious cases, they will be isolated and notified to the health center of the health department to be transferred to the health center for related inspections.


6


Colombia


(1) Cartagena


① Vessels from the Far East will be boarded by pilots and port doctors when they arrive at the sea mark to verify the health of the crew and authorize mooring.


② The customs inspects all containers from the Far East and suspends the release through paper documents.


③There are no other restrictions on China‘s import and export goods, and trade will not be affected.


(2) Buenaventura


The captain received the latest instructions from the port, which were also adopted by captains of other ports. The original port‘s regulations on ship management are still valid. The new regulations are as follows:


① If the crew has any symptoms of illness, the ship must go to the designated area to wait for medical examination;


②Crew disembarkation and disembarkation regulations: The captain must report to the maritime agency at least 12 hours in advance, including: the list of crew members on/off; ports visited in the past 14 days; health reports from the relevant World Health Organization prompting relevant symptoms;


③If the crew has suspected symptoms when the ship enters the port or works, the local terminal regulations must be followed;


④ When berthing, the captain must report the health of the crew every day;


⑤ Ships that have changed crews in foreign ports must report to the port at least 6 hours before the ship arrives at the Colombian port, provide a list of crew members, and indicate the crew members who have boarded the ship in the past 14 days.


(3) Covenas


Regarding the new coronavirus, the Covenas Port Authority has implemented the following restrictions:


①At least 24 hours before the ship arrives at the port, the ship must submit a maritime health statement and a list of the last 10 ports;


②The captain must inform whether there is any sick crew member on board, and if there is any symptom;


③The captain must send a list of crew members, including the countries and cities visited in the last 30 days, as well as telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses;


④ The captain must inform whether the ship has called any country where the new crown virus epidemic has occurred;


⑤For the boarding of port authority personnel, the health department will board the ship first to determine whether other personnel can board the ship;


⑥If the ship is allowed to pass free of epidemic (Free Pratique), the captain informs that there are sick crew members on board, the health department will check the patients to determine whether they can disembark;


⑦ With the approval of the health department, the dock allows the crew to disembark;


⑧When the crew boarding the ship, if they have any suspected symptoms, they must report the departure place and provide relevant information.

7

Ecuador

The Ecuadorian agent has verified with the local port/maritime authority and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health that Ecuador does not impose any restrictions on ships flying the Chinese flag, ships arriving from Chinese ports, or Chinese crew on ships.

8

Guyana

Currently, only restrictions are imposed on people entering the country. Chinese people who plan to go to Guyana need to postpone the plan because they may be refused entry; people who arrive in Guyana from China will abide by the quarantine agreement and can be quarantined at health institutions or at home based on the risk assessment results.

9

Suriname

If the crew is already in China 14 days before arrival, they need to be notified by the ship and notify the Public Health Bureau.

(3) Europe

1

France

(1) Le Havre Port

① The original normal health monitoring procedures remain unchanged. Regarding the prevention and control of the coronavirus, ships calling at Le Havre must pass a standard “Marine Health Declaration” (MHD) to report whether there are any possible related situations on board (if the captain fails to comply with the International Health Regulations "The reporting obligation stipulates the declaration, and compulsory measures will be taken in accordance with the "Public Health Law").

②After receiving the "Marine Health Declaration Form" (MHD), the Port Management Office will automatically transmit it to ARS (Local Health Authority) through the (the S-wing stopover management system.) system.

③ARS will take corresponding measures based on the declaration form provided by the ship and the information of the ship‘s port of departure and port of departure. Including: arranging to go ashore for medical treatment, quarantining patients, dispatching medical teams to board the ship or denying ships to enter the port.

④The port management office shall promptly notify the units related to ship operations, such as maritime affairs, docks, etc., according to the arrangements and instructions of ARS.

⑤The Le Havre Port Authority (GPMH) has also signed an agreement with Le Havre‘s SAMU SCMN ambulance service, which will arrange corresponding ambulances based on the ship‘s location at sea or at the dock.

⑥ Regarding the change of crew, corresponding measures shall be taken in accordance with the regulations of the EU airport health authorities for personnel from the infected area.

(2) Forth Harbor

On January 27, the Foz port authorities confirmed that the train from Wuhan to Durg was suspended, and the cargo will be transferred to other ships calling China in batches.

Persons with fever symptoms must follow: ① Wear a mask in public; ② Use disposable towels and wash hands frequently; ③ Contact the French emergency medical service authority and inform whether you have traveled to Wuhan or China recently; ④ In order to reduce the risk of cross infection, there is a new crown Patients with symptoms of viral pneumonia are forbidden to go to the hospital or see a general doctor.

2

Gibraltar

(1) A declaration form (ORONAVIRUS DECLARATION FOR-000156) needs to be filled out when a ship calls at Gibraltar;

(2) For ships confirmed to have special conditions on board, the following measures will be implemented: remote pilotage, prohibition of crew disembarkation, shore personnel who have already boarded the ship will be prohibited from disembarking, and shore personnel to avoid contact with crew.

3

Belgium

The port of Zeebrugge in Belgium has issued guidelines for cargo ships to prevent and control the new crown virus. Among them, the CEO of Zeebrugge Port Authority believes that it will take nearly a month for Chinese ships to reach Europe, and theoretically the incubation period has passed. At present, all crews berthing in the port are healthy and normal, which is a reliable port.

4

Turkey

The Directorate General of Boundary and Coastline Health Management of the Ministry of Health formulates sanitary and quarantine inspection measures for sea areas and the Turkish Strait.

(1) Sea area gateway measures

① Vessels and crews from affected countries should minimize contact with people outside the ship.

②If a foreign ship‘s crew develops fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, they must be isolated immediately and the captain of the ship should contact the Turkish Online Health Center (0090 212 444 8353) to report the situation and follow instructions.

③If there are confirmed or suspected cases, the patients and those who have had contact with them must be isolated.

④ If ships and crew members from the affected countries have the above symptoms, non-Turkish personnel should immediately contact the foreign affairs department of the country and carry out related work with the Turkish health agency with their assistance.

⑤ Ships and crews from the affected countries have the above symptoms, and local personnel can directly contact 112 emergency services for assistance.

(2) Measures in the Turkish Strait

①Before entering the Turkish Strait, vessels from any foreign port must upload the latest sanitary conditions on board to the following website:

https://www.hssgm.gov.tr/onlineislemler/DenizSaglikBildirimiGiris.aspx

Istanbul Strait:

rumelifeneri@hssgm.gov.tr

Dardanelles:

canakkale@hssgm.gov.tr

②After inspecting the sanitary conditions of each ship, the Boundary and Coastline Health Management Department of the Ministry of Health, if there is no special condition, approve the ship to be equipped with water diversion, crew replacement, and landing permits.

③If an illness or a suspected case is found on the ship, isolate it first, and then arrange well-prepared medical care and water diversion personnel to assist.

5

Greece

The authorities did not require the terminal to take any additional special measures, nor did it require the quarantine of ships from China before boarding the port. The ship still needs to submit a ship health declaration to the port authority through an agent as usual. According to a statement issued by the International Cruise Line Association (CLIA) on January 30, 2020, CLIA members have suspended crew departures from mainland China and refused to board from mainland China or anyone (whether a passenger or a crew member) via mainland China in the past 14 days. wheel.

The Port of Piraeus currently does not impose restrictions on ships from China, but if the epidemic continues to develop, it may have a negative impact on the mentality of pilots and other relevant personnel, which will affect the berthing of ships and cause delays in entering the port.

6

Italy

The Ministry of Health issued to the maritime agency the relevant ship‘s port requirements: the ship agent must provide the local health officer with a quarantine declaration within 6 hours before the ship‘s arrival (it is recommended to declare 6-4 hours before the ship‘s arrival). include:

(1) The maritime health declaration form filled out and stamped/signed by the captain;

(2) Ship sanitation control exemption certificate;

(3) Crew list/passenger list;

(4) List of ports listed in the last 14 days.

The health officer will check the received documents/number of people on board/previous itinerary/general health status/any potential risks caused by crew changes in the former port, and decide how to issue a quarantine certificate (via high frequency or after boarding); After receiving the quarantine certificate, the captain needs to notify the ship‘s health status changes until the sailing; if necessary, local health officials can provide assistance at any time.

In addition, the Italian Health Agency has put forward 10 tips specifically for the new crown:

(1) Wash hands frequently;

(2) Try to avoid close contact with patients with respiratory infections;

(3) Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands;

(4) Cover the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing;

(5) Do not take prescription drugs such as antiviral drugs or antibiotics without medical treatment;

(6) Clean all surfaces with a disinfectant made of alcohol and chlorine;

(7) Use masks only when they are sick or when assisting a sick person;

(8) Products made in China and goods shipped from China are not dangerous;

(9) If you have a fever or cough, or come to China within 14 days, please call toll-free number 1500;

(10) Livestock will not spread the new coronavirus.

7

Ukraine

The port of Odessa requires that ships calling at Chinese ports and with Chinese crews are strictly inspected by the health and quarantine department and monitored for new viruses. At present, before the ship arrives at the port, the clinical symptoms of all ship personnel will be checked for fever, cough, and vomiting. All crew members are required to fill in relevant question and answer forms. The entire monitoring time is about 2-3 hours.

8

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam Authority requires pre-arrival ships to provide a health declaration. There are no other requirements and regulations.

9

Slovenia

Before the ship arrives, it needs to make a port arrival declaration, including the crew’s health declaration and the 10 ports in front of it. If the crew members have abnormal health conditions, this report will be submitted to the Sri Lankan public health authorities for further quarantine treatment depending on the situation.

10

Russia

St. Petersburg: There are no restrictions related to the new crown virus, but the National Quarantine Center requires all ships to declare all crew members from China, regardless of whether the crew members are suspected of being infected.

11

Romania

According to the feedback from Chinese ships, the quarantine procedures of the Port of Constanta involve the following (no official notice has been received yet):

(1) Request the ship to provide a port list (a normal procedure);

(2) The captain must notify the port if there is any crew change in the last 14 days before arriving in Constanta;

(3) Whether the crew has related symptoms and changes in body temperature in the past 14 days;

(4) When arriving at the port, take body temperature measurement of all crew members;

(5) If a crew member is found to have a confirmed case, it should be declared quarantined and the local infectious disease hospital should be notified to seek appropriate medical assistance, and careful measures should be taken;

(6) According to the quarantine opinion, the immigration and customs will decide whether to board the ship and go through the port entry formalities.

12

Spain

Spanish ports currently have no special regulations and requirements, only the agent is required to inform whether the ship is from China.

13

Poland

Poland has not yet introduced inspection and quarantine measures for Chinese ships entering the port.

14

United Kingdom

London: According to British and international health regulations, only when an incident on the ship that may affect public health occurs, a ship entering the port usually needs to submit a Maritime Health Declaration (MDH). Due to the current situation of COVID-19 (new coronavirus), the London Port Health Authority has recommended that the PLA (London Port Authority) apply the additional requirements for submitting a maritime health declaration, and requested the PLA to issue a notice on behalf of the London Port Health Authority. Before further notice, ensure that all ships arriving in the London port area have completed the maritime health declaration and passed

porthealth@cityoflondon.gov.uk and

porthealth.denton@cityoflondon.gov.uk to the London Port Health Authority.

15

Malta

All ships calling at the port of Malta are strictly prohibited from getting off the ground without the permission of the authorities and must take protective measures during berthing.

(4) Southeast Asia and South Asia

1

Singapore

From February 1st, ships that have called at Chinese ports in the past 14 days and ships whose personnel have stayed in mainland China in the past 14 days will all need to go to the maritime checkpoint (including ferry and cruise terminal, PSA terminal and Jurong Port) Take a temperature test.

Before the ship arrives in port, people on board need to be screened for suspected symptoms, take body temperature twice a day, and submit a health declaration form 24 hours before arrival. In response to suspected symptoms, personnel on board shall be isolated and the public areas of the ship shall be disinfected regularly.

2

Pakistan

(1) Ships arriving at the port must report to the Port Quarantine Bureau (PQA Control) the crew’s health status, fever and dyspnea symptoms;

(2) If a crew member has suspected symptoms, report to the port health department;

(3) Crew members of foreign ships are prohibited from disembarking, and crew changes are suspended.

3

Philippines

(1) All ships that have called China in the past 14 days, including Hong Kong and Macau, will be quarantined at the anchorage;

(2) After the ship arrives at the quarantine anchorage, the ship should raise the yellow flag and immediately notify the quarantine station at the designated port through the ship‘s agent, and the ship is strictly prohibited from getting on and off;

(3) The captain should submit a health declaration form to the boarding quarantine officer. After the boarding quarantine officer instructs the quarantine to pass, the ship‘s other import procedures can be processed;

(4) Ships departing from China, Hong Kong, China, and Macau, China within the past 14 days must be quarantined by quarantine officers at the designated quarantine anchorage at the first port of entry or another local port of call;

(5) If the ship’s personnel have any fever, cough, weakness, difficulty breathing and other cold symptoms, and once flu occurs, the captain must report to the port for quarantine to obtain guidance and prevention and control measures from the port to minimize the spread of infection on board ;

(6) Port quarantine officials will classify specific cases according to the Philippine medical standards for epidemic response;

(7) If the port where the ship is located cannot be screened for suspected cases, the ship’s agent will arrange for the ship to immediately turn to the nearest capable port;

(8) Screening of suspected cases will be carried out in designated hospitals on shore, and ships will be regarded as infected ships. After the laboratory confirms the infection, the ship will undergo a 14-day quarantine at the anchorage, and the L flag will be raised. The quarantine period starts from the date when the suspected case begins to be screened; after the 14-day quarantine period expires, the port quarantine officer will Board the ship again to inspect the ship. If there are no abnormalities on the ship, a quarantine permit will be issued and the ship can begin other import procedures.

Palawan: The health and quarantine agency of Palawan Province requires all ship agents to provide the following documents at least 48 hours before the arrival of the ship: (1) Voyage Memo or Port of Call List; (2) Crew List, Including each crew member’s boarding date; (3) crew temperature measurement records; (4) health and travel declaration. If there are any suspected flu cases (such as fever, cough, chills, fatigue, difficulty breathing, etc.) on the ship, the captain needs to immediately report to the health and quarantine agency for further advice. The shipping agent should also provide the crew and passengers with a copy of the health declaration card so that they can fill it out before arrival. When going through the quarantine and boarding procedures, the following additional documents will be collected: (1) Health declaration card (signed by the crew/crew); (2) Body temperature measurement record (latest). The above measures will be strictly implemented.

4

Malaysia

Five days before the ship arrives at the port, the health status of the ship’s crew must be sent to the local agent.

(1) Port Klang: The last port that the ship will call within 14 days is the Chinese port, which will be quarantined by the Department of Health, and all crew members will check one by one; if the ship does not call at a Chinese port within 14 days, but there are Chinese crew members before the ship arrives in Klang On board the ship within 14 days, it will be quarantined by the Department of Health, and all crew members will be checked one by one.

(2) Tanjong Palapas (PTP): ①Any ship calling at PTP that has been to China in the past 14 days must be isolated and inspected by the health department. ②If a suspected or confirmed case appears during the inspection, it will be managed by the Malaysian Ministry of Health.

(3) Johor: According to the recommendations of the Ministry of Maritime Health (MOH), Malaysian ports can still accept Chinese ships, but the following procedures must be met: ① When berthing, the ship will be screened by the Port Health Office. ②Inspect the ship and crew, including galley, storage room, cargo hold and other cabin parts of the ship. ③If the disease is confirmed, the crew or ship will be quarantined by the Ministry of Health, and the scope and duration of the quarantine will be determined by the Ministry of Health.

(4) Penang Port: According to the notice from the Port Health Bureau, if the ship comes from a Chinese port and the crew develops fever, breathing difficulties, coughing and other symptoms, the ship will be quarantined and the ship will not be allowed to operate, and every crew member will be checked for health. And not allowed to go to the ground.

5

Thailand

For all Chinese crew members/ships of Chinese nationality/ships that have called at Chinese ports within 14 days, the temperature of the crew members must be recorded from the time they leave the Chinese port, or the temperature of the crew members 7 days before arrival.

The Thai Port Authority dispatched a quarantine team to board the ship, especially for ships from China, to initiate the process of screening high-risk crew members. They require the ship to submit the following reports 24 hours before arrival, including: cargo transportation information, maritime information on health status via wireless telegram, maritime health declaration, port of call, new coronavirus 2019 disease screening form questionnaire, crew temperature records Table (Monitor and record the temperature records of all crew members 7 days before arrival at the port).

The ship’s quarantine team will also take temperature measurements of the crew, provide some protective masks and alcohol disinfectants, and provide advice on how to prevent the virus. If a crew member has a fever or has any suspicious symptoms, they must immediately report to the Disease Control Bureau of the Ministry of Public Health (call 1142) and submit a crew list. The crew member who has a fever will arrange for medical treatment ashore, and the ship will be quarantined for 14 days.

6

Vietnam

At present, there are no special regulations for ships calling at the previous port in China. For ships arriving in Vietnam, the Vietnamese quarantine department requires ships to undergo quarantine before berthing. Generally, quarantine can be completed within a few hours while the ship is waiting for berth.

7

Myanmar

Ships that have called at Chinese ports in the past 14 days are not allowed to get off the ground.

8

Indonesia

The Ministry of Health will work with the Port Health Office to conduct sanitary quarantine on ships from China. The agent will do the following tasks: (1) notify the ship‘s arrival information 1 day in advance; (2) provide the seafarer’s health certificate before entering the port; (3) measure the crew’s body temperature before entering the port; (4) provide one-month voyage records, etc. to ensure the ship Parked in the quarantine area, the quarantine cost is the transportation cost of the quarantine personnel; (5) The crew is not allowed to go ashore.

9

Bangladesh

Chittagong: (1) The ship must mention in the arrival statement that “all crew members on board have coronavirus”. (2) The quarantine officer will board the ship at the foreign anchorage to check the health of the crew, and the port health department will check the health of the crew again at the immigration point. (3) If the first port of the ship is China and the next port is Chittagong, the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) will isolate the ship in the designated area for special inspections of each crew member and their medical history. (4) CPA opened a coronavirus response desk in the port area, and organized an isolated medical unit in the CPA hospital to provide support to the infected crew in an emergency. (5) If a crew member develops symptoms of coronavirus, CPA requires the ship to immediately notify the port service desk in order to provide immediate support for the ship at the outer anchorage.

10

Brunei

Taking into account the current situation of the new crown epidemic, Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd. (BSP) has informed all ships calling at Brunei Seria Crude Oil Terminal for single-point mooring for crude oil loading to comply with the following measures:

(1) According to the opinion of the health department, any visitors who have been to Mainland China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) in the past 14 days will be prohibited from entering any BSP offices and venues;

(2) According to the needs of the energy sector, all crew members who have the above records of visiting mainland China need to provide detailed travel records;

(3) According to ISPS, ships must provide call records for the past 10 ports. The ship must provide a crew list and complete a maritime health declaration;

(4) All ships whose nearest port of call is a Chinese port must prove that they have been quarantined for at least 14 days before arriving in Seria.

For ships that have not implemented the above measures, BSP staff will be prohibited from boarding the ship.

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India

Foreigners who have visited China on or after January 15, 2020 are not allowed to enter India from any air, land or sea port, including the land borders of India-Nepal, India-Bhutan, India-Bangladesh, or India-Myanmar. All ports must strictly comply with the above instructions.

(1) Foreign ships that have called at the ports of countries affected by the new crown virus must notify the agent in advance by mail and record it in the "Maritime Health Statement", and the agent must forward the mail to the port captain;

(2) Port Health Officer (Port Health Officer) issues quarantine certificates for ships that are undoubtedly medically recorded. For ships with suspected illnesses, relevant operations must be performed under the guidance of PHO.

(5) Middle East

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Kuwait

As epidemic control has been upgraded, Kuwait has banned ships sailing from South Korea, North Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Italy, Singapore, and Iraq from calling at ports within 14 days.

All ships that have called or passed through Chinese ports are required to provide a statement that there are no people on board with suspected symptoms before arriving at the port. Under the current situation, people from China or other epidemic areas/countries are temporarily prohibited from entering Kuwait regardless of their nationality.

SHUAIBA decided at the port meeting on February 6 that quarantine officials will implement quarantine procedures (Free Pratique) at anchorage under the following circumstances: (1) the ship is flying the Chinese flag; (2) there are Chinese crew on board; ( 3) There are Chinese ports in the past five ports of call. The quarantine officer uses the pilot boat to board the ship at the anchorage at the expense of the ship. This requirement is currently only implemented in Shuaibai Port.

MINA AL AHMADI Oil Terminal: If the crew has symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or difficulty breathing, the captain must submit a written statement to the Port Authority. After the ship arrives, it must drop anchor at the anchorage outside the port, and the Port Medical Officer (PMO) will board the ship for inspection so that follow-up measures can be taken.

Kuwait stated that it is necessary to clarify whether there are crew members on board with fever, sore throat, cough or breathing difficulties. If so, unless approved by the quarantine agency, these crew members are not allowed to go to the ground or provide supplies and other services.

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UAE

Ships that have called at Chinese ports within 30 days must submit a statement to the Hong Kong side that there are no persons with suspected symptoms on board 3 days before arrival. For ships that have been to China within 15 days before arrival, the Hong Kong side arranges the quarantine department to board the ship for quarantine, and start operations only after there are no problems.

The UAE stated that it is necessary to clarify whether there are crew members on board with fever, sore throat, cough or breathing difficulties. If so, unless approved by the quarantine agency, these crew members are not allowed to go to the ground or provide supplies and other services.

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Djibouti

JIB, Port of Djibouti: Ships that have been to China in the past 15 days are required to report to the Hong Kong side in advance, and the Hong Kong side will arrange for quarantine and embarkation on the ship and start operations only after there are no problems. Therefore, the berthing time is longer than usual. At the same time, it is required to provide the names of the 10 recently called ports. No crew changes are allowed, and no other personnel are allowed to board the ship.

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Saudi Arabia

There is currently no requirement for additional quarantine at the anchorage. The ship fills in a statement related to the new coronavirus 24 hours before the ship arrives, and submits it to the port health control center through the agent. The succeeding crew must pass a health check before boarding the ship.

The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Ports recently signed a document requiring ships from China to notify their health monitoring center 24 hours before arriving at the port and fill in the maritime health declaration accurately. What needs to be submitted to the health monitoring center includes:

(1) Whether the ship has called China in the past 14 days;

(2) Whether any crew members have visited China in the past 14 days;

(3) Whether any crew members have been in contact with suspected cases of infection;

(4) Whether any crew members have symptoms of suspected infection, such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

5

Bahrain

The port will propose quarantine measures based on the captain’s report (Maritime Health Declaration Form). According to the current situation, the ship is allowed to enter the port to berth, and the Ministry of Health will conduct a physical examination for the crew.

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Oman

Crew change/landing requires special permission from the port master in advance.

Port of Duqm: All ships calling at Port of Duqm must submit IMO maritime health declaration and questionnaire through the agent. These documents need to be signed by the captain and sent to vts@portduqm.com. All ships with sick crew members on board will be prohibited from entering the port and must be moored at anchorage. Sick crew members will be tested by the Port of Duqm health team.

Mina Al Fahal Terminal (Fehle Port): All shipping agents who need to call at Mina Al Fahal Terminal need to ensure: (1) The captain needs to fill in the nCoV declaration form; (2) Submit this form 5 days before the ship‘s arrival; (3) At the same time submit the crew list; (4) If there are any changes in the statement, the form needs to be updated and submitted to PDO. Failure to comply with the above requirements may cause delays in entering the port, requiring health quarantine at the anchorage.

Qalhat: Since February 12, Oman LNG (OLNG) has implemented the following control measures at Qalhat Terminal: Ship berthing and crew contacts are limited to key business links.

Port Sultan Qaboos (Muscat) (Sultan Qaboos): Muscat Port’s Port Authority Marafi recommends that for ships calling at Port Sultan Qaboos, all crew members need to fill out a self-declaration form from the health department. If the ship is only operating at an anchorage, only the crew members who have landed need to fill out the form.

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Iraq

There is currently no requirement for ships to be inspected at anchorages. All ships from China will undergo quarantine inspection after berthing, and the crew cannot go to the ground. The port takes precautions for all cargo from China, spraying chloride solution on all container doors when unloading.

Basra Port: If the ship has called at a Chinese port within 30 days, the captain must report to the port 3 days in advance that there is no abnormality. If the crew has symptoms of infection, the captain must report and wait for instructions from the port.

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Jordan

There is currently no requirement for ships to be inspected at anchorages. If the voyage from China to Aqaba is less than 14 days, quarantine personnel will board the ship for health checks upon arrival.

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Sudan

All ships from Chinese ports must complete health inspection procedures at anchorages outside the port.

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Sri Lanka

Port of Colombo:

(1) Three weeks before arriving at the port of Sri Lanka, the ship must submit the "PORT OF CALL" list to the port health inspection agency;

(2) If the crew members have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, they must report to the port health inspection agency;

(3) 12 hours before the arrival of the ship, the captain must report the health of the crew to the port health inspection agency;

(4) All crew members are required to fill out a health declaration form and hand it to the immigration officer to obtain a landing permit;

(5) Suspected patients or crew members who have visited high-risk countries designated by WHO within 14 days may not obtain landing permits.

(6) In order to prevent the spread of the virus, the quarantine department requires visitors to be restricted from boarding the ship until further notice.

(6) Africa

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South Africa

(1) All ships must provide accurate health declarations. If in doubt, contact the physician appointed by the agency. If there are any false declarations, the Port Authority will report to the South African Maritime Safety Agency and health officials for further action.

(2) If all the people on board are healthy, but the port health department has not approved disease-free passage, all ships must fly the "Q" flag.

(3) The "Q" flag should remain on the mainmast until the ship passes the port sanitation inspection and is allowed to pass without disease.

(4) Even if the captain has declared that all persons on board are healthy, pilots should use personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves when boarding the ship. Disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) should be left on board after use, and the captain should dispose of it in accordance with the ship’s procedures for handling medical waste.

(5) Before receiving notice or the situation returns to normal, ships outside the departure boundary and at anchor must immediately stop clearing garbage.

(6) If one of the past 10 ports of call is a Chinese port, the ship is not allowed to dispose of garbage in any port in South Africa.

(7) Before any contact between shore-based personnel and ships from China or high-risk ships (that is, sick crew members on board), they must obtain permission from the port health and port master’s office.

(8) Suspected COVID-19 cases must follow the standard operating procedures of the South African Ministry of Health Council and contact the National Health Laboratory. Hotline: 066 562 4021 or 079 495 6739. If there is a suspected case on board, you must notify the health office of the local port authority.

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Angola

On January 29, it was announced that the first suspected case was found, which was not new coronary pneumonia after inspection. Currently, the port of Luanda in Angola has not issued any new regulations for Chinese ships, but Chinese crew members cannot go ashore during berthing operations.

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Egypt

According to the recent instructions of the Egyptian Ministry of Health:

Mooring: If the crew has any fever of the new crown virus, the captain of the ship must report 4 days in advance; if the crew has fever, the ship must be isolated and quarantined at the outer anchorage. After the quarantine department waits for the ship to berth in all Egyptian ports, it conducts a quick check on all crew members in the isolation area beside the ship. All wharf and shipping agent employees must wear masks and gloves; any illness must be reported in time.

Crossing the canal: if the crew has any symptoms of the new crown virus, the ship should report 4 days before arriving at the canal reporting line; northbound: after arriving at the designated anchorage, the quarantine department will quickly inspect all crew members; southbound: after reaching the designated anchorage, If time permits, conduct a quick inspection of all crew members, or follow the inspection results of the previous port.

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Tanzania

For ships that have called at Chinese ports, the Tanzania Port Authority requires all crew members to take their body temperature when they call at the port, and they are allowed to work only after they are normal, and crew members are still allowed to go to the ground. The relevant departments of Tanzania are studying and formulating corresponding measures.

The Walvis Bay in Namibia, the Port of Buenos Aires in the Congo, and the ports in West Africa have not issued any new regulations for Chinese ships.

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Kenya

The Kenyan government requires the ship to provide a health declaration before calling at the port. It also refines the implementation standards. The main content is: if the ship or crew has been to China or other high-risk countries in the past 14 days, it must be isolated for 14 days according to the requirements of the terminal After confirming that there are no symptoms, they can berth reliably; if they have not been there within 14 days and the crew has no symptoms, they can berth directly after boarding and quarantine by local health law enforcement officers. In addition:

(1) The list of all crew members must include the crew‘s boarding place and date;

(2) All ships with security personnel must provide additional timetables for the ships calling at ports in the past month;

(3) All mandatory pre-arrival notices must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance. For ships with 14-day notice requirements (ships on China routes), they can be submitted earlier.

6

Morocco

All crew members must fill in the "Health Declaration Form" for the quarantine of the new coronavirus.

(7) Australia

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Australia

The Australian Health and Quarantine Service requires all ships arriving from China to provide information sheets on the physical condition of the crew. New South Wales has taken additional control measures for ships that have recently called on mainland China, and other Australian states will also take similar measures at an appropriate time.

The Australian Biosecurity Department requires ships to fill out virus-related forms before calling. At the same time, the agents of ships that have recently called in China are required to clarify the following information: the time when the ship left China, the ports that have called between Australia, whether there are sick crew members, and the 5 ports that have been called before.

While the ship is calling at Australian ports, the measures of the health and safety department will also be upgraded, including: the health protection of personnel and stevedores of the Department of Biosecurity will be upgraded, ship agents are prohibited from boarding, and crew members are prohibited from disembarking.

For commercial ships that leave mainland China on or after February 1, 2020 and arrive in Australia within 14 days of entering mainland China at the last port, there are the following requirements: (1) When berthing in Australia, all crew members will be restricted to the ship (2) The crew can only disembark to perform basic ship functions, and the crew must wear personal protective equipment when performing.

Sydney:

(1) Ships are required to declare the last 5 ports of call and confirm that there are no suspected symptomatic crew members on board.

(2) For ships less than 14 days away from Chinese ports, the Port Authority will postpone the diversion time until the 14-day quarantine period is met.

Brisbane:

The MSQ must be provided before the ship arrives, including the following:

(1) Determine whether any crew members have been to Hubei Province within 14 days.

(2) Make it clear whether any crew members have been to Mainland China after February 1. (The Port Authority statement: Regardless of whether the crew has been on the ground or not, the ship docking at the mainland China dock is equivalent to the crew having been to mainland China.)

(3) Determine whether any crew members have symptoms of new crown.

If any of the above points are met, the relevant crew members will be required to quarantine on the ship for 14 days and not contact any Australian maritime and terminal staff.

Ports of New South Wales (Newcastle, Sydney, Port Kembla, Eden):

The captain of all ships arriving in the port of New South Wales must declare:

(1) The last 5 ports of call;

(2) Confirm that no crew on the ship has symptoms of new coronavirus;

(3) A list of crew members or passengers who left or transited through mainland China on or after February 1, 2020 and less than 14 days.

(4) If the new coronavirus epidemic is obvious, agency employees will not be allowed to board the ship, and the Port Authority will postpone the pilotage service for ships that transit through mainland China and stay at sea for less than 14 days during the quarantine period.

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new Zealand

From February 7, 2020, the Port of Oakland will change the entry process of ships as follows:

(1) The ship must fill in the "Health Declaration" 24 hours before arrival and return it to port control. In addition, 90 minutes before the arrival of the ship, the captain must notify the port control via VHF radio to confirm that the crew’s health status has not changed;

(2) In the past 14 days, if a vessel has been to a high-risk area, namely China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), it cannot enter the port;

(3) From January 1, 2020, if the ship or any of its crew has been to a high-risk area, ①The crew must stay on board and not disembark; ②Any crew interacting with Auckland Port personnel must wear appropriate personal protective equipment , Including masks and gloves; ③Only make necessary contact with the Port of Oakland personnel wearing masks; ④If the ships in the port require additional services, maintenance or certification, the contractor will need to provide transportation services by themselves and wear appropriate personal protection Supplies (PPE) and complete its own risk assessment. The Port of Oakland will provide transportation escorts when needed.

(8) Other areas

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Korea

(1) Vessels that have called at Chinese ports in the past 14 days need to arrange boarding for quarantine;

(2) All crew members are not allowed to go ashore and do not apply for landing permits;

(3) At the same time, it is not allowed to change crew members while in Korean ports;

(4) In order to prevent a large number of masks from leaving the customs without declaration, Busan Port currently only allows a small number of masks to be boarded without the declaration permission, and the number should be equipped with no more than three crew members;

(5) All Korean ports (Busan, Incheon, Gwangyang, etc.) prohibit entry of cruise ships, including those from China and non-China, but allow cruise ships to enter the port for refueling or supply purposes.

Notice from Busan Xingang Quarantine Station:

(1) Starting from February 8, ships that have berthed at Chinese ports 14 days before arriving at Busan New Port (including other ports in South Korea) will be quarantined after they have docked.

(2) Even if a voyage calls at Busan North Port or other South Korean ports or Xingang piers at the same time, they need to be quarantined again; for ships that have berthed in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam 14 days before arriving at Busan New Port, It is necessary to inform the Hong Kong authorities whether there are any symptoms of the new coronavirus on board, and those who have symptoms must undergo quarantine on board. If a ship with symptoms is found but not declared, it will be fined up to 10 million won.

Notice from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries:

For ships that have berthed in foreign ports (including refueling, etc.) before arriving at a Korean port, the crew of the ship has symptoms of new crown, and the ship must notify the port authority, quarantine authority and pilot of the relevant information. It also requires: (1) Pilots can only board the ship after taking protective measures; (2) Ensure that there is an isolation space inside the ship, and isolate and observe those with suspected symptoms.

Notice from Incheon Port:

According to the requirements of the Water Diversion Association, ships that have berthed at Chinese ports (including Hong Kong and Macau) must submit a confirmation sheet of crew temperature (if not submitted, they can be berthed. If they are found after berthing) There are crew members on board who are infected with the new crown virus pneumonia, and the Maritime Safety Administration will punish the shipping company).

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Japan

(1) Port of Tokyo/Port of Osaka/Port of Kobe

①All ships fill in the health declaration form for all crew members. If there are feverish persons, they must report the isolation measures as required and implement relevant preventive procedures.

②Hubei Province and Zhejiang Province have issued certificates and those who have been to Hubei within 14 days are prohibited from entering (landing).

③Health questionnaire. This quarantine applies to all cargo ships and passenger ships from China including Hong Kong and Macau. The questionnaire needs to be filled out by the captain himself and handed over to the relevant quarantine agency before arriving at the port of Tokyo.

(2) Yokohama Port/Nagoya Port

①All ships fill in the health declaration form for all crew members. If there are feverish persons, they must report the isolation measures as required and implement relevant preventive procedures.

②Hubei Province and Zhejiang Province have issued certificates and those who have been to Hubei within 14 days are prohibited from entering (landing).

(3) Hakata/Moji Port

①All ships fill in the health declaration form for all crew members. If there are feverish persons, they must report the isolation measures as required and implement relevant preventive procedures.

②Hubei Province and Zhejiang Province have issued certificates and those who have been to Hubei within 14 days are prohibited from entering (landing).

③It is necessary to add the certificate issuing place to the crew list and declare in writing whether or not they have been to Hubei within 14 days.

④For ships applying for entry and landing of crew members, all crew members must undergo quarantine after the ship docks before they can be approved for entry and landing.

(4) Sakata Port (SAKATA)

As the spread of the new crown epidemic has not been effectively contained in Japan, the Sakata Port (SAKATA) Pilot Association has declared that it will not provide piloting services for ships under the following conditions: ① Chinese flag ships; ② ships with Chinese crews; ③ ships calling at Chinese ports. Its purpose is to prevent the pilot from being infected by the new coronavirus. If there is a Chinese port (without time limit) in the list of ports provided by the ship, the pilot of the Port of Sakata will refuse to provide piloting services.

(5) Happy to enter Hong Kong (KIIRE)

①The crew shall wear protective masks/masks during operation in the port and when they are going ashore;

② Areas and surfaces of objects that may be contacted and used by shore personnel must be disinfected;

③Symptoms of respiratory infection must be reported immediately.

(6) Fukuoka

On February 24, the Kitakyushu branch of the Fukuoka Immigration Bureau (Moji) added the following requirements: From February 24, all ships entering Moji Port must have Chinese nationals (including Hong Kong and Macau) on board, regardless of whether the crew is on board or not. To apply for land, you must provide the following information:

① PORT OF CALL;

② Copy of passport;

③Photocopy of seafarer‘s certificate;

④Health questionnaire.

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Taiwan, China

The captain should take the initiative to report any abnormal health conditions to the Traffic Control Center of the Port Authority. The captain must sign the marine health declaration and submit it to the CDC by the agent when entering the port. If the crew is unwell, the port agent must notify the CDC to deal with it immediately. All ports have stopped issuing crew landing permits, and crew members are prohibited from entering the country, so crew members cannot be replaced at Taiwan ports.

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Hong Kong, China

The SAR government currently implements a 14-day compulsory isolation measure for travelers from mainland China (regardless of nationality).

(1) It is recommended that all crew stay on the ship during the ship‘s stay in the port, and avoid entering the port/city if not necessary;

(2) In order to reduce the risk of infection, it is strongly recommended that all crew members wear masks when there is any interaction between visitors and crew members;

(3) If any crew member feels unwell, has a fever or has any symptoms of pneumonia, please contact the local shipping agent for immediate medical treatment.

★ 2. Summary and suggestions★

On February 21, the World Health Organization and the World Maritime Organization jointly issued the "IMO-WHO Joint Statement on Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak." This statement was sent to: all IMO member states, the United Nations and specialized agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and The non-governmental organization with advisory status of IMO emphasized that WHO and IMO did not issue travel and trade bans, and called on relevant parties to take necessary actions to prevent the spread of the epidemic, but at the same time maintain good shipping order as much as possible to avoid affecting shipping schedules and cargo Loading and unloading and crew life.

However, judging from the results of this issue, the number of countries/regions that have adopted control measures such as entry quarantine on Chinese ships or maritime ships that have called Chinese ports is still increasing, and the quarantine measures of some countries are more detailed and stricter than before. It can be seen that under the influence of the epidemic and in the short term, my country‘s maritime trade and commerce are still facing many obstacles and challenges, and the cost of maritime transport may rise as a result.

Here, we suggest that exporting companies should conduct full research before cooperating to implement contracts, understand the specific epidemic prevention measures taken by the target country, calculate the overall cost, and consider the risk of buyer’s default due to delays in customs clearance. It is recommended that shipping companies should focus on preventing possible legal and financial risks, deal with possible lease disputes in advance, and strengthen cost control to optimize operational effects.