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Any person entering Ecuador must arrive with a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test performed up to three (3) days prior arrival at Ecuador or the vaccination certificate against COVID-19. If not comply, authorities will not permit the entrance to the country.


The results of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test required by the Bahamas Government to conduct crew changes are now available within a 24 hours turn around in order to operate in a safely and rapid manner.


All crew members (on & off) have to apply for a travel authorization at least 48 hours before travel and must log on to the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) website to apply for a seafarers certificate at least 48 hrs prior to travel.

Vaccination Liability and Issues

This Guidance addresses legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for COVID-19. It provides guidance on best employment practice to protect against such liabilities.

Vaccination Guide

COVID-19 vaccines reduce the severity of symptoms or prevent symptoms completely in a vaccinated person. To date, nearly 200 million people have received one dose of the vaccine. Download the practical guide for a better understanding on how it works.

Crew Change Crisis

WaterFront Maritime Services have signed the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change that defines four main actions to facilitate crew changes and keep global supply chains functioning.


International air travel commenced from August 1st subject to strict COVID protocols being observed by arriving and departing passengers. Crew change activity now possible but subject to defined processes and time-table.


Crew change in Tunisia restarted since November 30th, 2020. In meantime, New measures took place starting from February 1st where a compulsory 7 days confinement at hotel should be arranged.


Below you will have access to the countries’ insight for local availability, enforcement, implications, and contingencies for Sulphur 2020.

South Korea

New joiners shall get PCR test at least 72 hours before vessel departure time at the joining port (All countries, NO exception). Immigration office prohibits disembarking of all crew/passenger who have travelled to Wuhan, China in the past 14 days.