COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions
Vessel Quarantine Requirements
There are no restriction in place. Master has to provide a confirmation letter that all his crew is healthy prior calling to Umm Qasr Port and await until vessel is given berthing clearance. Vessel with infected crew members will not be permitted entrance into port.
As per Iraqi Ministry of Health directives, if any crew member is found suspect of COVID-19, then the suspect crew must be kept under quarantine inside the vessel until the PCR test is carried out at Al-Zubair General Hospital. If the result is found positive, he will get appropriate treatment and will remain in quarantine for 14 days at the vessel and the ship’s crew must conduct complete sanitization of the ship.
If the COVID-19 infected patient requires intensive care, he will be transferred to the hospital and will be given proper treatment. Crew member can return to the ship after recovery. If the ship is still in the port and the crew member requires more time to recover, the ship can sail out after completion of operation (subject to owners/charters decision). Infected crew can fly from Basra Airport to their native country after the recovery.
Disclaimer: As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Enquiries@waterfront-ms.com to give you the latest updates for individual countries.