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18 Mar 2020 / Malaysia
All cruise ships are prohibited from entering any ports in Malaysia.
All China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, and Japan flagged vessels, or any vessels that had entered any ports in those countries in the last 14 days from their arrival to Malaysia water, are prohibited to enter any ports in Malaysia.
Foreign seafarers are not allowed to sign-off or going ashore, in any Malaysia ports and water.
All seafarers are not allowed to sign-on, in any Malaysia ports and water.
Only Malaysian seafarers, constantly developed COVID-19 symptoms, from Malaysia flagged vessels are allowed to sign-off and disembark at the designated port. Online sign-off must be done at the nearest Port Office.
Seafarers must carry out thorough pre-screening test by the Port Health Inspector at ship/port area, and subject to any instructions provided by the Port Health Officer.
All foreign seafarers:
a) Who are currently serving on board of Malaysia flagged vessels and not having any explicit COVID-19 symptoms, not a COVID-19 suspect, have not going ashore at China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, or Japan within 14 days, are allowed to continue their normal service on board Malaysia flagged vessel;
b) prohibited to change vessel in any Malaysia ports and water.;
c) Those who already possessed COVID-19 explicit symptoms, a COVID-19 suspect, or have been going ashore at China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, or Japan within 14 days, must undergo proper health screening and isolation on board.
All seafarers of Malaysian nationality:
a) Who are serving on board Malaysia flagged vessels but not having any COVID-19 symptoms, not a COVID-19 suspect, have not going ashore at China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, or Japan within 14, can continue their service on board;
b) Who are having explicit COVID-19 symptoms, or determined as COVID-19 suspects, or have been going ashore at China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, or Japan within 14 days, must undergo further health screening and isolation only at the designated port, and their contract of sea shall be terminated.
Designated port is the International Port of Kuala Linggi, Melaka.
For information about operations in Malaysia, contact GAC Malaysia at [email protected]
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