• [20/10/2021] Philippines – Updated Protocol for entering the Philippines B – Click Here
  • [20/10/2021] Philippines –  Updated Protocol for entering the Philippines A – Click Here
  • [05/10/2021] SG STAR-FUND – CrewSafe Facilities – Updated – Click Here
  • [01/10/2021] Singapore – Enhancements to Crew Change for Cargo Ships in the port of Singapore and application for Vaccination – Click Here
  • [01/10/2021] Singapore – Covid-19 Protocol on Seafarers Vaccinations in the port of Singapore – Click Here
  • [01/10/2021] Singapore – Updates on Crew Change for Indian Seafarers in Singapore – Click Here
  • [30/09/2021] Philippines – Registration of Filipino Seafarers in the Marina COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Portal – Click Here 
  • [13/09/2021] SG STAR-FUND – CrewSafe Facilities – Updated – Click Here
  • [06/09/2021] Scotland – COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: National Policy on Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Migrant Seafarers in Scotland – Click Here
  • [16/08/2021] UK – NHS FAQs on Seafarers and vaccinations – Click Here
  • [02/08/2021] Australia – Protocols and Standards for commercial vessels arriving at Western Australian Ports – Click Here
  • [22/07/2021] Belgium – Guide to making an explicit informed choice to get the Janssen Vaccine – Click Here
  • [22/07/2021] Belgium – Procedural Aspects of CoViD-19 Vaccinations for International Seafarers in Belgian Ports – Click Here
  • [22/07/2021] Belgium – Vaccination of seafarers in Belgian Ports – Click Here
  • [09/07/2021] IGP&I – FAQ’s Seafarer Vaccination – Click Here
  • [09/07/2021] Singapore – Crew Change for Cargo Ships in the Port of Singapore- Click Here
  • [09/07/2021] Indonesia – Travel Restrictions (scroll down for English Translation) – Click Here
  • [28/06/2021] Cyprus – Vaccines against the COVID-19 virus – Click Here
  • [11/06/2021] Baltimore – Port of Baltimore to offer COVID-19 Vaccinations for visiting ship crew members – Click Here
  • [08/06/2021] ICS – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers – Click Here
  • [04/06/2021] Japan – Strengthening border measures when foreign seafarers enter Japan – Click Here
  • [04/06/2021] Philippines – IATF 119 – Filipino repatriates from countries with travel restrictions – Click Here
  • [04/06/2021] Philippines – Extension of the imposition of travel restrictions on travellers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman and the UAE to prevent the Entry of Sars-Cov-2 B,1,617 variant first detected in India – Click Here
  • [04/06/2021] Philippines – Amended guidelines on travel restrictions on individual from selected countries to prevent the entry of the Sars-Cov-2 B.1.617 variant – Click Here
  • [02/06/2021] Belgium – Vaccination of Belgian Seafarers – Click Here
  • [02/06/2021] Singapore – Requirements for vessels arriving in the portof Singapore during COVID-19 – Click Here
  • [20/05/2021] India – DGS Circular – COVID-19 – arrangement for vaccination of seafarers – Click Here
  • [18/05/2021] Japan – Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: To anyone entering/returning to Japan – Regulations on Mandatory 14-Day isolation – Click Here
  • [17/05/2021] Singapore – Requirements for vessels arriving from countries with sustained increase in Covid-19 case – Click Here
  • [12/05/2021] Japan – Precaution for Foreign Seafarers entering Japan – Click Here
  • [07/05/2021] Singapore – Crew Change Handbook v7 – Click Here
  • [07/05/2021] Singapore – MPA Singapore – Prohibition of crew change in Singapore for crew with recent travel history to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka – Click Here
  • [28/04/2021] IMO – Industry recommended framework of Protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – Click Here
  • [23/04/2021] India – DGS Circular 9 of 2021- Coronavirus(COVID19) Arrangement for vaccination of seafarers – Click Here
  • [30/03/2021] Philippines – DoTr – Exemption of transiting foreign seafarers with valid 9(c) visa during the travel suspension imposed by IATF resolution no. 104 and NTF Covid-19 mc no. 6, S. 2021 – Click Here
  • [19/03/2021] USCG Notice on assisting crew change:  Click Here
  • [19/03/2021] Philippines – Revised Travel Restrictions – Click Here
  • [17/03/2021] MPA Singapore – Booking of Holding Facilities for crew change – Click Here
  • [09/03/2021] Canada – CMC Ship Owners’ Best Practices for COVID 19 – Click Here
  • [10/02/2021] Hong Kong – Information on transferring signing on/signing off sea crew at Stonecutters Island Government Dockyard’s Berth – Click Here
  • [10/02/2021] Hong Kong – Letter of Department of Health – Exemption Conditions Applicable to Crew Change for Goods Vessels with Cargo Operations – Click Here
  • [04/02/2021] Philippines – Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) – Public advisory detailing new protocols – Click Here
  • [02/02/2021] Canada – Communication from the Government of Canada – Click Here
  • [02/02/2021] South Africa –  Measues to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 at seaports for adjusted alert level 3 – Click Here
  • [02/02/2021] Hong Kong – Quarantine measures for vessels which have visited Brazil, Ireland, South Africa or the United Kingdom within 21 days before arriving Hong Kong – Click Here
  • [01/02/2021] Philippines – IATF Resolution 96 & 97 –  Click Here
  • [25/01/2021] Philippines – DoTr:  Updated Guidelines on the conduct of crew changes in order to address the risks posed by the new SARS-CoV-2 Variant –  Click Here
  • [25/01/2021] Philippines – IATF Resolution no. 95 – Click Here
  • [22/01/2021] Canada – Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results for air travellers coming to Canada – Click Here
  • [19/01/2021] Korea – Enhanced quarantine measures in Korea related to Covid-19 (submission of PCR negative certificate)- Click Here 
  • [19/01/2021] Japan – Written pledge form for return/ re-entry/ entry to Japan – Click Here
  • [15/01/2021] Russia – Communication from the Government of the Russian Federation – Click Here
  • [15/01/2021] Republic of Kiribati – Communication from the Government of the Republic of Kiribati – Click Here
  • [15/01/2021] Germany – Federal Gazette regulation to protect against the risk of infection due to entry with regard to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 – Click Here
  • [15/01/2021] New Zealand – Covid19 Maritime Industry update – Click Here 
  • [15/01/2021] Philippines
    • IATF Resolution No 94 – Click Here
    • IATF Resolution No 94A – Click Here
    • DoTr Updated guidelines on the conduct of crew changes in order to address the risks posed by the new SARS Cov2 Variant – Click Here
    • BOQ Guidelines on the Issuance of BOQ Certificate upon Completion of 14-Day Mandatory Quarantine to Travelers from Red-Flagged Countries – Click Here
  • [18/12/2020] Sri Lanka – Crew Change Protocol – Click Here
  • [16/12/2020] Philippines – Activation order for Batangas, Crew Change Protocol, One-Stop-Shop Batangas Organization, Batangas Provincial IATF Resolution No. 22 – Click Here
  • [15/12/2020] Brazil – Guidance on migratory control of seafarer crew. Exceptional treatment in the face of the new coronavirus pandemic – covid 19 – Click Here
  • [01/12/2020] Norwegian – Crew Change Protocols – Click Here
  • [30/11/2020] China – Measures to Facilitate Crew Changes – Click Here
  • [23/11/2020] Philippines: Activation of Davao as a Crew Change Hub- Click Here
  • [23/11/2020] India – Protocol (SOP) for Sign-On of foreign seafarers in Indian ports – Click Here
  • [17/11/2020]  Crew Change Protocols update for Asian ports updated 17/11/2020 – Click Here
  • [12/11/2020] Singapore Shipping Association – Singapore Star Fund: CrewSafe facilities – Click Here
  • [11/11/2020] Singapore: Further Enhancements to Crew Change for Cargo Ships in the port of Singapore: Click Here – Click Here
  • [11/11/2020] Singapore: Information for agents handling sign-off crew requiring COVID19 pre-departure test in Singapore prior to repatriation – Click Here
  • [03/11/2020] Cebu: Crew Change Protocol – Click Here
  • [03/11/2020] Queensland: Protocol for maritime crew members joining or signing off a vessel – Click Here
  • [26/10/2020] Philippines: BOQ: Guidelines for the embarkation of onsigning seafarers at all Philippine ports: Click Here
  • [22/10/2020] Canada: Entry procedures for foreign seafarers requiring travel to Canada to join a vessel – Click Here
  • [22/10/2020] Canada Border Services Agency – COVID-19 – Marine Mode Enhanced Border Measures Information Sheet- Click Here
  • [20/10/2020] China Update – China to gradually allow foreign crew changes – Click Here
  • [08/10/2020] IMO – Recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic – Updated – Click Here
  • [24/09/2020] Singapore Crew Change Guidebook v4 – Click Here
  • [22/09/2020] Singapore – Further Enhancements to Crew Change in the Port of Singapore – Click Here
  • [28/08/2020] Singapore – Enhancements to Crew Change for Cargo Ships – Click Here
  • [28/08/2020] Singapore – Singapore Establishes Crew Facilitation Centre and Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience Fund for Safe Crew Change – Click Here
  • [27/08/2020] Denmark – Crew Change Update – Click Here
  • [27/08/2020] Malta – Crew Change Protocol – Click Here
  • [26/08/2020] South Africa – SAMSA – Updated Crew Change Protocol – Click Here
  • [25/08/2020] ICS/ IMHA/ Intertanko – Protocols to Mitigate the Risks of Cases On Board Ships – Click Here
  • [18/08/2020] Australia – Crew Change Guide – Click Here
  • [10/08/2020] Malaysia – Crew Change Protocols – Click Here
  • [05/08/2020] UAE – Crew Change Procedures – Click Here 
  • [03/08/2020] Singapore – MPA Circular: Revisions to Crew Changes –  Click Here
  • [03/08/2020] Singapore Crew Change Guidebook V3 Click Here
  • [29/07/2020] Chile – Guide for Crew Changes in Chile – Click Here
  • [24/07/2020] MPA Circular – Revisions to crew change for cargo ships under special circumstances in the port of Singapore – Click Here
  • [23/07/2020] ICS – 12-Step Guide to the IMO’s Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Ship Crew Changes and Travel – Click Here
  • [20/07/2020] India – Standard Operating Procedure / Protocol (SOP) for repatriation of foreign seafarers from Indian ports – Click Here
  • [20/07/2020] India – India opens its ports to foreign seafarers repatriation – Click Here for the ProposalClick Here for Approval
  • [14/07/2020] Hong Kong – Quarantine Arrangement for visiting vessels – Click Here
  • [06/07/2020] Dubai – Air Travel Protocols – Click Here
  • [03/07/2020] Philippines – Crew Change Protocol – Click Here
  • [03/07/2020] Canada – Crew Change Protocol – Click Here
  • [02/07/2020] Malaysia – Latest update regarding Crew Change Instructions and Seafarer Documentation (Annex) – Click Here
  • [02/07/2020] Malaysia – Malaysian Shipping Notice MSN 13 / 2020 – Click Here
  • [18/06/2020]  MPA Singapore Phase Two – Updated Guidelines on Crew Movements – Click Here
  • [16/06/2020] Cyprus – Crew Changes Procedure – Click Here
  • [16/06/2020] Cyprus – Ministerial Decree – Click Here
  • [10/06/2020] Hong Kong – Marine Department Notice – Click Here
  • [26/05/2020] Nigeria – Notice for Seafarers for crew change protocols  – Click Here
  • [22/05/2020] MPA Singapore – Singapore issues new Crew Change Protocols – Click Here
  • [22/05/2020] Sri Lanka Crew Change SOP – Click Here
  • [13/05/2020] IBF Joint Statement – Recommended Framework of Protocols – Click Here
  • [23/04/2020] India – Standard Operating Procedures for controlled crew changes – Click Here
  • [21/04/2020]  Covid-19 Crew Movement Facilitation letter – Click Here for cover letter/ Click Here for template
  • [14/04/2020] European Commission – Guidelines on protection of health, repatriation and travel arrangements for seafarers, passengers and other persons on board ships – Click Here