Thailand – Coronavirus Disease Update

Vessels that called Chinese ports before Thailand must report any symptoms of crew / passengers on board, with intensive screening for those who were in China 14 days prior. Symptoms must be reported 24 hours prior arrival. 

Any ships from China, H.K, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Germany, France, Italy and Iran will be monitored by health control. Master of all ships must report temperature of crew on board every day, 7 days before arrival in Thai waters.  Authorities will attend on board to perform quarantine screening.  All crew must have thermal scans and fever condition checked. If any crew have fever or a suspected symptom, s/he will be placed under 14 days of quarantine and further check by hospital.  If individual is found to be infected with Covid-19 on board, that vessel is prohibited to enter the port until health authorities ensure that vessel is free from infection.

No crew change can be done in Thai ports.

Sriracha, Laemchabang, Maptaphut and Rayong

For vessel calling from critical infected countries (Italy, South Korea, Iran, China, Macao, Hongkong and Taiwan)

  • If less than 14 days, crew change is not permitted.
  • If over 14 days, the following docs to be submitted to Health Control via agent in advance before arrival in Thai water for Health Control’s consideration
    • Report of temperature of crews on board daily at least 7 days
    • The voyage memo (last ten ports)
    • Maritime information of Health (Tor 2)
    • Maritime Declaration of Health (Tor 3)
    • Information of Conveyance Arriving in Thailand (Tor 1)
    • Crew list with recording embarked date & place
    • Health certificate
    • Insurance coverage USD100,000 per person

Ranong, Songkhla and Sattahip 

Crew change is prohibited

Phuket and Prachuap

For vessel calling from critical infected countries (Italy, South Korea, Iran, China, Macao, Hongkong and Taiwan) and ongoing local transmission area (Austria, Belgium, Malaysia, Canada, Protugese, Brazil, Israel, Australia, UK, Pakistan, Finland, Turkey, Greece, Chile, Luxembourg, Polish, Ecuador, Switzerland, France, Spain, American, Nowegian, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.

  • If less than 14 days, crew change is not permitted.
  • If over 14 days, the following docs to be submitted to Health Control via agent in advance before arrival in Thai water for Health Control’s consideration and approval from governor
    • Report of temperature of crews on board daily at least 7 days
    • The voyage memo (last ten ports)
    • Maritime information of Health (Tor 2)
    • Maritime Declaration of Health (Tor 3)
    • Information of Conveyance Arriving in Thailand (Tor 1)
    • Crew list with recording embarked date & place
    • Health certificate
    • Insurance coverage USD 100,000 per person

Sri Lanka – Coronavirus Disease Update

All vessels that calls at Ports of Sri Lanka have to submit HSR/HDF to Port Health/Harbour Master well prior arrival.  Based on Director of Port Health’s assessment, clearance to vessel through Harbour Master/Port Control for berthing will be communicated to agent.  Crew will not be issued with Shore Pass, and only sick crew members can leave the vessel subject prior approval from Port Health.  Vessels calling to replenish Bunkers, Fresh Water at Colombo Anchorage/OPL is allowed.

Port has been designated as an “essential service” thus operations on all three terminals continues 24/7.  However, conventional vessels encounter shortage of labour force, in view of curfew imposed effective 1400/24th until further notice, but the option of engaging Private Stevedores is available.  Except for P&I surveys on vessels, rest is not allowed until further notice.

Vietnam – Coronavirus Disease Update

Immigration office has announced below information which is effective from March 20 until further notice:

  1. China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Italy, Iran are not allowed entry to Vietnam.
  2. ASEAN are not allowed entry to Vietnam from 18 March 0000lt.
  3. Visa exemption of Japan, Korea, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Belarus are not accepted.
  4. Stop issuing visa for all nationalities for 30 days from 18 Mar 0000lt.
  5. Visa on arrival at airport of all nationalities are not accepted.
    Exit visa at port are not accepted neither.
  6. The rest of nationalities who can enter Vietnam by exemption visa or valid visa, they must present covid-19 negative certificate issued by competent authorities of their country of residence at their arrival in Vietnam. The certificate must be approved in advance by Vietnamese competent authorities prior arrival.
  7. Upon arrival at airport, all guests must declare medical information & check temperature. All guests come from: ASEAN, Europe, USA, China, Korea, Iran will be isolated in concentration.
  8. For shipping line related to crew change / attending vessel:
    Firstly, please send us below info for checking with immigration / quarantine office:
    – List of 10 last port call
    – Nationality of crew / technician / superintendent
    Finally, immigration / quarantine office will decide which vessel can be arranged crew change or not.
    8.1. Vessel call epic areas like: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, EU ports, crew change can not be arranged; crews on board are not allowed going on shore for all purposes.
    8.2. Vessel do not call epic areas: crew change can be allowed to arrange with some conditions. Quarantine officer at port will:
    – On-signer: check temperature or health condition before allowing enter port.
    – Off-signer: they may check temperature daily and / or the date of repatriation.

** ASEAN: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand.

** European: Russia, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Romani, Poland, Bungari, Albani, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Italia, Netherland, French, Iceland, United Kingdom And North Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Greek, Portugal, Germany, Cyprus, Spain, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosna & Hercegovina, Ireland, Montenegro, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, Liechtenstein.