Updated quarantine arrangements for non-cruise maritime crew

09 Apr 2020 / Australia

The Australian Government and all states and territories will implement a consistent and immediate exemption for non-cruise maritime crew to provide for the transiting to and from their places of work, within and across jurisdictions with agreed documentation.

National Cabinet noted that states and territories may adopt additional protocols in consultation with industry that creates protection for crews on board vessels, and will put in place appropriate penalties for companies and individuals that are found to be in breach of the requirements of the exemption which will be reviewed on 1 June 2020.

The Australian Border Force, in consultation with the Commonwealth Department of Health, will continue to manage the safe movement of maritime crew…

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Source: Shipping Australia Ltd. Update No.84 dated 9 April 2020

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