State of Emergency until 17 May

12 May 2020 / Dominican Republic

The COVID-19 State of Emergency declared by the government of the Dominican Republic has been extended until 17 May.

All ports in the country are operating with the following security measures that Port Authorities have implemented to avoid the spread of the virus:

  • National daily curfew from 17:00 to 06:00 hours the next day. Only the people with permits like doctors, nurses, armed forces and port employees are allowed out after curfew.

  • No crew changes permitted until further notice.

  • Cruise Ships are prohibited from calling at all Dominican Ports.

  • No passenger flights are operating - only cargo flights and a few flights for foreigners leaving the country.

  • All vessels must send their Maritime Health Declaration along with the Last 10 Ports of Call, Crew List and copy of P&I Club prior to arrival.

  • When pilot boards, established social distancing is required.

  • Health Personnel appointed by the Ministry of Defense perform the medical examination to vessel's crew at the berth. Therefore, all crew members must disembark the vessel upon berthing.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in the Dominican Republic, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at [email protected])

Source: Marítima Dominicana, S.A.S. – GAC agent

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