Please find links below for the latest updates for the COVID-19 outbreak advisories as compiled from the information received from our various port offices.
Zone (Asia Pacific)
Link: GAC Hub Corona Virus Updates - APAC
Zone (ME, ISC, AF) + EU
Link: GAC Hub Corona Virus Updates - ME ISC AF EU
Link: GAC Hub Corona Virus Updates – Americas
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Changes / recent updates:
- Refer to immigration, all Nationalities can be processed for E-Visa and Telex Visa in Immigration Jakarta.
- Starting on 23 Nov 20, Indonesia re-open for calling visa for following “High Risk Countries”. See below the list of countries that required calling visa:
- North Korea
China – Maoming Port
- 3 Ship crew tested positive by nucleic acid test at Maoming port recently.
- Maoming port authorities issued new anti-Covid-19 restrictions as follows:
- 1. Pilot station
- If there are crew change before vessel arrives, on-signers should stay on board for 14 days.
- If not, pilot refuse to be on board.
- 2. Customs
- When vessel alongside at berth, either
- A) there has been crew change within 14 days or at last port ; or
- B) there is a crew change during vessel's berthing at Maoming port; or
- C) there are crews feeling sick or their body temperature is more than 37.3 deg c;
- Customs officer will make nucleic acid test of above crews, and the result will be issued at the next am.
It is not allowed to make hose connection/loading/discharging operation until the nucleic acid report (negative)is issued.
Inspector/superintendent /repairman is not allowed to stay on board overnight.
- Latest News Announcements:
- 01. Foreign national entry & Crew change information
- The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program would be implemented starting from December 1, and under this program, travelers shall present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days prior to boarding the flight to Taiwan.
- Regarding the prevention program, the CECC announced more details. In cases where travelers are unable to provide a COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days prior to boarding, such travelers are not subject to penalties if they fail to provide such a test result under the three circumstances listed below. The provision is applicable to Taiwan nationals, foreign nationals with an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), Hong Kong and Macao residents with an ARC; it is not applicable to transit passengers in Taiwan. The above-mentioned three circumstances are as follows:
- 1. Emergency situations: for example, if the traveler comes to Taiwan for reasons including attending a funeral of a deceased first or second degree relative, visiting a first or second relative with serious illness, or seeking emergency medical treatment, the traveler shall voluntarily make an affidavit and prepare supporting documents (a death certificate, notice of critical condition, and certificate of diagnosis, and so on) when checking in with the airline and shall be seated in a designated area on the flight as arranged by the airline; upon arrival, the traveler shall undergo the specimen collection procedure for COVID-19 testing at his or her own expense.
- 2. The traveler arrives from a country where self-paid COVID-19 tests are not available: if the traveler comes from countries in Oceania such as Tuvalu, Niue, Fiji, and Tonga, or other countries, the traveler shall voluntarily make an affidavit and shall be seated in a designated area on the flight as arranged by the airline; upon arrival, the traveler shall undergo the specimen collection procedure for COVID-19 testing at his or her own expense.
- 3. Programs managed by relevant ministries and agencies and approved by the CECC: if the traveler comes to Taiwan for necessary and short-term official business or business purposes and has taken appropriate disease prevention measures before arriving in Taiwan, the traveler shall voluntarily make an affidavit and prepare supporting documents which prove relevant authorities' approval when checking in with the airline and shall be seated in a designated area on the flight as arranged by the airline; upon arrival, the traveler shall observe prevention and quarantine measures approved under the program of the ministry or agency.
- The CECC explained that if travelers are unable to provide a COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued with three days of boarding and come to Taiwan without meeting the above-mentioned requirements, such travelers shall still sit in a designated area on the flight as arranged by the airline they fly with and shall undergo the specimen collection procedure at their own expense upon arrival; moreover, such travelers may not apply for disease prevention compensation after entry. They are also subject to a fine between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 pursuant to Articles 58 and 69 of the Communicable Disease Control Act. If such travelers are diagnosed with COVID-19 and are at risk of infecting others, related criminal liability shall also be imposed on such travelers.
- Covid-19 cases continue to be on a high in Malaysia presently.
- Present CMCO is until 06th December and we will further know of any changes in the CMCO on around 05th Dec-06th Dec
For further details and assistance contact the following:
Asia Pacific Region