Coronavirus restrictions

17 Mar 2020 / Gibraltar

Under regulations issued by the HM Government of Gibraltar, any person arriving in Gibraltar within 14 days of their departure (including transit) from an at-risk country may be:
- refused entry to Gibraltar;
- detained for screening, assessment or any other restriction; or
- kept in isolation (14 days) to reduce/remove the risk of infecting or contaminating others.

The countries currently considered to be at risk are: China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Iran, Italy, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Vessels with any crew member on board who has visited above list of countries shall be monitored under the following special conditions listed below:

  • Remote pilotage requirements will be applied to the vessel.
  • No crew members will be allowed to disembark the vessel during its call at Gibraltar.
  • For ongoing operations shore personnel embarking/attending the vessel, will later not be allowed to disembark.
  • Shore/barge personnel to minimise all interaction with the crew as much as practically possible.

The Gibraltar Port Authority reserves the right to further scrutinise any incoming vessel if it deems necessary in the interest of public health.

If applicable:

  • We propose that visiting vessels carry out their own anchoring in Gibraltar Bay under strict guidance and assistance from the duty Gibraltar Pilot on arrival at the pilot station.
  • The Pilot will be onboard the pilot boat and lead the vessel into the Bay, staying close to the vessel and providing instruction to the vessel's bridge team throughout the entire operation until it is safely anchored in a pre-determined anchorage slot.
  • Request vessel owners/charterers to inform all concerned of the special conditions that have been applied to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus.
  • Bunker suppliers and any other service providers also need to be advised accordingly.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Gibraltar, contact GAC Gibraltar at [email protected]

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