COVID 19 directives withdrawn

04 Apr 2022 / India

In view of the significant decline in the COVID 19 cases across India, all COVID 19 related directives and SOPs issued by the Directorate General of Shipping have been withdrawn with immediate effect, as advised in the Directorate Feneral of Shipping Order 13 of 2022 dated 1 April 2022.

All stakeholders are however required to continue to comply with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and IMO advisories on COVID containment measures including on the use of face mask, hand hygiene, and such other measures.

Further, all passengers above 12 years of age may continue to carry vaccination certificates or negative RTPCR report. Minimum facilities to isolate Coronavirus patients on board and their immediate evacuation may continue to be maintained.

In view of the nature of the pandemic and possibilities of resurgence, all stakeholders are cautioned to remain vigilant in the matter and implement appropriate measures proactively whenever required to prevent resurgence of the pandemic.

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