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Additional pre-arrival information required

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    14 February 2020

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Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is requesting additional information as part of pre-arrival reporting requirements. Three mandatory questions will be automatically emailed to masters/agents on submission of pre-arrival reporting in MARS.

This is an additional document to the Biosecurity Status Document (BSD). The BSD will also include a direction that Masters or delegates must return responses to the questions no later than 12 hours prior to arrival in Australian waters. Responses must be sent to the Maritime National Coordination Centre (MNCC): maritimencc@agriculture.gov.au

The additional questions are:
1. Has the vessel been in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 and less than 14 days ago? (Answer YES or NO)
2. Has any person on the vessel been in mainland China on or after the 1 February 2020 and less than 14 days ago? (Answer YES or NO)
3. Has any person on the vessel been in contact with a proven case of novel coronavirus infection in the last 14 days? (Answer YES or NO)

Further, any changes to the health of any person on board during the voyage in Australian waters must be reported as soon as possible, by sending an email to the MNCC (maritimeNCC@agriculture.gov.au).

For further updates, and information about operations in Australia, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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