Adoption of the guidelines on the arrival and repatriation of overseas filipinos, and the guidelines

This page includes links and articles of general interest and will be updated when relevant information is available. Links to industry sites and articles. Sailors Society Guidance on Coronavirus. Nautical Institute Coronavirus webpage including various links and guidance for seafarers.

Back to top. Instructions to ports and ships for dealing with Covid 25 March Brazilian Presidency Ordinance 47 dated 26 March enacting, for a period of 30 days, the prohibition for foreigners to disembark from vessels unless related to the need for urgent medical assistance or repatriation by air. Form for sanitary free pratique request. Maritime Declaration of Health.

UAE Crew health report requirements can be downloaded here. No other requirement officially announced so far. Dated 24 February Martin, St. Christopher St. Kitts -Nevis, St. Eustatius, St. Lucia, St. With the increase of overseas COVID cases, ports are becoming the front line of the battle against the epidemic. No exemptions will be given.

As a voyage from Italy to Israel takes about 4 days, a vessel will have to wait outside the port for about 10 days. Korean Ministry of Justice document : Note Question 4 that there is no restriction for crewmembers visiting Korea apart from those with a passport issued at Hubei Province, China or holds a visa previously issued by the Korean Consulate General in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China or has visited Hubei in the past 14 days.

However, in case of a private terminal for example POSCO terminalthe terminal would not allow the crewmember a shore pass or exchange within the terminal, so Members should consult with the local agent. The period they have specified is two weeks of their departure from the affected ports.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice. With effect from 6 March, a further temporary travel ban has been placed on travelers arriving from, or who have visited in the last two weeks the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Lebanon, Philipppines, Sri Lanka, Syria. The ban will remain in force for at least one week until 13 March. Any traveler, except Kuwaiti Nationals and Non-Kuwaiti direct family members of Kuwaiti Nationals, who have been to or transited through any of these countries in the previous two weeks will be denied entry into the State of Kuwait.

Additionally the entire island of Luzon has been placed under enhanced community quarantine. Licenses to go ashore also will not be granted. Exception is made to Portuguese Citizens living in Portugal wishing to disembark at Portuguese ports. Cruise vessels still may call Portuguese ports and to carry on provisions, fresh water and other supplies, as well as to perform bunkering operations.

Anyone travelling directly from the listed countries will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival. In addition strict checks are now being implemented at the airports to determine the point of origin of any journey. On 23 March the Saudi Government has today imposed a curfew for 3 weeks, the curfew is from 7pm to 6am. This will prevent surveyors from being able to attend ships for inspections during these times. The vessel will only be allowed to enter the port once it has received free pratique from the inspectors.

The regulations also impact on people attending at ports and require compulsory screening. It is a criminal offence to contravene the Act and its regulations. If any crew onboard suspected with Corona Virus, Ministry of Health will attend the vessel for inspection, pilot will board once Ministry of Health approved to board. Off signers from foreign vessels should attend screening inside port.Developed by Averma Consulting. Tell us what you think. Follow us on. General Information for Philippines.

Available online at and. If the vessel does not carry cargo or passengers, the manifest must show that no cargo or passenger is carried from the port of departure to the port of destination in the Philippines.

All cargoes intended to be landed at a port in the Philippines must be described in separate manifests for each port of call. A true and complete copy of the cargo manifest and CCM shall be electronically sent in advance by the shipping company, NVOCC Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrierfreight forwarder, cargo consolidator, or their authorised agents within the following cut-off period prior to the arrival of the carrying vessel at the port of entry:.

This Quarantine Certificate or clearance pratique shall be a prerequisite to Customs clearance. Upon arrival, such vessel shall be boarded by a Quarantine Officer, and after pratique or health clearance is granted, shall be boarded by a Customs Officer.

Subsequently, no person shall be permitted to board or leave the vessel without the permission of the Customs Officer; however, if a vessel has already been issued a Quarantine Certificate in the first Philippine port of entry, she will not be required to undergo another quarantine formalities at succeeding ports of call in the Philippines. The health clearance shall be part of the required documents to be received by the authorised Customs Officer from the Master of the vessel. No Quarantine Permit shall be required for the discharge of the regularly manifested cargo including animals, plants, etc.

However if animals or plants are carried as baggage, their discharge shall be subject to regulations promulgated by the Bureau or office concerned. The vessel upon arrival from a foreign port at the port of entry and after the issuance of the Quarantine Certificate Pratique by the Bureau of Quarantine shall be boarded by the Customs boarding team duly assigned by the Chief, PID or its equivalent office through a valid Assignment Order in the following sequence:.

The NOCOP Commander serves as the national on-scene commander and is able to request assistance from other government, private and military sources. Although adequate in major cities, medical care is limited in more remote areas. Even some of the more popular tourist destinations have limited and basic medical provisions.

This may result in a delay when seeking urgent medical attention in an emergency. Private hospital treatment can be too expensive for many people, e. Make sure you have adequate health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation. Mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya virus occur all year round.

The detachments under these stations are designated as SAR units. Contact details of Coast Guard districts available at www.She was referring to the Filipino who was among the 10 crewmembers of the cruise ship who were the first to get the virus. Because of this, the entire cruise ship was placed on quarantine off Yokohama in Japan with more than 3, crew and passengers on board.

Vergeire added that Magsaysay Maritime Corp. The DOH will supply the repatriates with personal protective equipment PPE for the first five days of the quarantine period. She underscored that Magsaysay will shoulder the cost of all transportation expenses of the repatriates from Japan until completion of the quarantine period. The shipping company will provide PPE of the repatriates for the remaining period of the quarantine period, food, lodging, personal hygiene kits and disinfectants, waste disposal services; and other incidental expenses of the repatriated crew.

OWWA will also provide their transportation from Manila to their respective destinations after the quarantine period. Vergeire said the task force will be implementing the same protocols adopted for the repatriation and quarantine of the 30 Filipinos from Wuhan city, China for the Filipino crew and passengers of the ship. The DOH has identified 16 referral hospitals where repatriates who may develop symptoms will be brought.

Five medical teams will be dispatched at any given time at the quarantine site to do regular assessments of the repatriates. Vergeire added each team is composed two doctors, two nurses, four nursing attendants and four utilities.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente ordered the prudent assessment of passengers and immigration officers were instructed to refer foreign nationals who came from Hubei province to the Bureau of Quarantine BOQ for double-checking. The officer added that the BOQ has been giving pocket trainings to immigration frontline personnel on how to prevent the transmission of the virus, given the risk of direct contact due to their line of work.

According to the BI, a special team of immigration officers with medical background has also been assembled to conduct immigration formalities, should Filipinos from Hubei province be repatriated. These officers, according to Morente, have medical background and underwent safety briefings under the BOQ. Last Feb. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country.

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Stay safe, stay informed. These institutions were instructed to remain operating with skeleton forces, with stricter social distancing measures and were given BSFI-issued IDs to use during the implementation of the ECQ. The Bureau of Quarantine stationed at the airport will decide whether returning Filipinos must undergo a mandatory quarantine in a facility or if they should undergo home quarantine instead.

If ordered to undergo home quarantine, they must not leave their room and home for 14 days.


After this, they may get their certificate of quarantine completion and clearance from the nearest barangay or barangay health center where they are staying. The guidelines on the repatriation of Filipino workers in cruise ships have not been changed. Local government units are advised to ensure the unhampered transit of OFWs who are required to undergo home quarantine. Minors are urged to stay home during the enhanced community quarantine, especially since most barangays and local government units do not authorize minors to be holders of quarantine passes.

Philippine National Police Chief Archie Gamboa had said that minors caught violating quarantine rules would be sent back to their parents or guardian. If there are no parents or guardians to pick them up, they will be turned over to the local social welfare officer. But there have also been reports of arrests of minors in certain cities.

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In Navotas, minors have been arrested from March 20 to April 8. The Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline de Guia had said that their office received complaints of arrests of minors, homeless and seniors. Your husband and his driver must bring their identification cards and proof of travel which they will present at checkpoints.

Returning Filipinos from the United States shall comply with a mandatory home quarantine. Jerome Secillano, executive of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines permanent community on public affairs, said on Wednesday that the public celebration of Masses in churches will most likely resume once the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine ends. Yes, you may visit the body. Bernard Banac. But visitors must still observe social distancing, proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette at all times.

You may travel via a private vehicle, but must strictly observe social distancing or one seat apart. A quarantine pass is used only within the barangay by ther person designated to go outside the home to buy food and necessities under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

A convenience store owner does not need a quarantine pass. But for him to go out to his home he has to carry his ID of employment in case he has to go through checkpoints. Those working in convenience stores are exempted from the lockdown.

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Bernard Banac said last week that wakes are among the banned public gatherings during the month-long Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine aimed to stop the spread of Covid Banac said only the immediate family of the deceased as well as priest and other ministers will be allowed in wakes in Luzon.

The Department of Health has not issued any specific guidelines for the burial of persons who died of other causes than those due to Covid But funeral parlors are among the establishments offering critical services during the Luzon lockdown so it is safe to assume the burial procedure will be the same.Any factual or editorial corrections that may prove necessary, based on comments made by Governments, will be reflected in a corrigendum to be issued subsequently.

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The considered comments and valuable input provided by the following reviewers are gratefully acknowledged: Chapter World economic situation and prospects World seaborne trade Structure of the world fleet Ownership and operation of the world fleet Container-ship deployment and liner shipping connectivity Registration of ships Shipbuilding, demolition and new orders Freight rates Some relevant developments in shipping finance: Private equity expansion Port throughput Terminal operations Port related developments Some current challenges facing ports Important developments in transport law Regulatory developments relating to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping and other environmental issues Other legal and regulatory developments affecting transportation Status of conventions International agreements on trade facilitation Remoteness from global shipping networks Shipping services of small island developing states Transport costs in small island developing states Liner shipping connectivity Disaster-risk reduction and climate-change adaptation The way forward World output growth, — Annual percentage change Growth in the volume of merchandise trade, — Annual percentage changeEstablish the environment conducive to the continued operations of legitimate, responsible and professional private agencies.

Afford protection to Filipino workers and their families, promote their interests and safeguard their welfare; and. Develop and implement programs for the effective monitoring of returning contract workers promoting their re-training and re-employment of their smooth re-integration into the mainstream of the national economy.

Allottee — any person named or designated by the overseas contract workers as the recipient of his remittance to the Philippines. Balik-Manggagawa Vacationing Worker — a land-based contract worker who is on a vacation or on an emergency leave and who is returning to the same worksite to resume his employment.

Code — the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended. Collective Bargaining Agreement — the negotiated contract between a legitimate labor organization and the employer concerning wages, hours of work and all other terms and conditions of employment in a bargaining unit, including mandatory provisions for grievance and arbitration machineries. Contract Worker — any person working or who has worked overseas under a valid employment contact.

Directorate — the executive body of the Administration composed of its Administrator, Deputy Administrators and Directors as defined herein. Employer — any person, partnership or corporation, whether local or foreign, directly engaging the services of Filipino workers overseas. Government-to-Government Hiring — recruitment and placement of Filipino workers by foreign government ministries or instrumentalities through the Administration.

License — a document issued by the Secretary authorizing a person, partnership or corporation to operate a private employment agency or a manning agency. Manning Agency — any person, partnership or corporation duly licensed by the Secretary to recruit seafarers for vessel plying international waters and for related maritime activities.

Manning Agreement — an agreement entered into by and between the principal and the licensed manning agency defining the responsibilities of both parties with respect to the employment of ship personnel for their enrolled vessels. Name Hire — a worker who is able to secure employment overseas on his own without the assistance or participation of any agency. Non-Licensee — any person, partnership or corporation who has not been issued a valid license to engage in recruitment and placement, or whose license has been suspended, revoked or cancelled.

One-Stop Processing Center — an inter-agency servicing body designed to facilitate the documentation of contract workers.


Overseas Employment — employment of a worker outside the Philippines including employment on board vessels plying international waters, covered by a valid employment contract. Philippine Shipping Company — any person, partnership or corporation registered under the laws of the Philippines and duly accredited to engage in overseas shipping activities by the Maritime Industry Authority MARINA. Placement Fee — the amount charged by a private employment agency from a worker for its services in securing employment.

Principal — any foreign person, partnership or corporation hiring Filipino workers through an agency. Private Employment Agency — any person, partnership or corporation engaged in the recruitment and placement of workers for a fee which is charged, directly or indirectly, from the workers or employees or both.

Recruitment Agreement — the agreement entered into by and between the foreign principal and the licensed private employment agency defining the responsibilities of both parties with respect to the employment of workers for their overseas projects.

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Recruitment and Placement — any act of canvassing, enlisting, contracting, transporting, utilizing, hiring or procuring workers and includes referrals, contract services, promising or advertising for employment, locally or abroad, whether for profit or not; provided, that any person or entity which, in any manner, offers or promises for a fee employment to two or more persons shall be deemed engaged in recruitment and placement.

Regional Extension Unit — the field offices of the Administration in designated regions in the Philippines. Regional Offices — the regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment.Through our extensive network coverage, Ben Line Agencies provides daily updates for ports across the region. Vessels arriving from ports of infected countries identified for mandatory quarantine and travel ban by MoHFW, Govt.

Stoppages of a vessel at any port of infected countries only for bunkering purposes shall not be counted for the calculation of 14 days from port of departure. Vessels that have arrived at Indian port after 14 days of departure from an infected port need not comply with the additional requirements specified. Ports which are not able not comply with the additional requirements specified in Annex 1 shall not allow the vessels to berth for vessels which have arrived within 14 days from the infected countries.

Annex 1 may be obtained from india. The Government of India has declared lock down till 3 May except for essential services.

No port has been closed in India except Kakinada anchorage port and Karwar Port. However, ports are facing issues due to shortage of labour. At Kakinada deep water port, manual operations are getting delayed due to non-availability of labour and transport. Same shall be carried out only during daylight hours. All ports have announced that both residents, visitors and crews from Hubei or stayed in Hubei in last 14 days are prohibited to go on board all vessels. Incoming visitors, and crew to be temperature screened before entering the city or port.

Symptoms of cough, fever or difficulty to breath must be reported to a customs officer then a mask must be used to avoid further spreading the virus. All passenger and crew entering China must provide recent travel history. Due to the block of regular land transportation between cities, river port pilots from Nanjing to Taicang within Yangtze River will go onboard by using tug boat with higher charge incurred.

Due to the irregular working hours of customs, there may be delay in completion of formalities which will result with the delay in berthing.

In the meantime, we recommend ship side as below and actual requirements may vary in different ports:.

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China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement effective 0am, 28 March Guangzhou, Dongguan, Fangcheng are allowed but not suggested.

Crew change formalities have already been suspended by local customs due to coronavirus pneumonia till further notice. Compulsory Quarantine Starting from February 8,the Department of Health DH will issue quarantine orders to all people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland, including Hong Kong residents, Mainland residents and visitors from other places. People concerned must stay at designated places quarantine centre, home or other accommodation for a day compulsory quarantine.

They should not have any symptoms and should have passed temperature checks upon entry. Those with symptoms will be referred to the DH for further handling. Arrivals holding a visa with validity of less than 14 days will be denied entry. With effect from March 25, Hrs LT, and until further notice: All travellers coming from Macau and Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents, will be subject to a day compulsory quarantine, which is the same as the arrangements for people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland.

All port formalities for vessel arrival and departure are normal. The ports of call and rotation of the vessel will not be affected. HKIA now undergo additional body temperature checking for all passengers and passengers are advised to allow sufficient time for relevant procedure. With effect from March 8,all inbound travelers via Hong Kong International Airport are required to submit health declaration form.

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