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Crew changes and disembarking guidelines

  • calendar

    17 March 2020

  • location

    Dubai (including Port Rashid & Jebel Ali), United Arab Emirates



In line with the precautionary strategies laid down by the Government of the UAE to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and to safeguard the wellbeing of the Port Users and Workers, we request to kindly follow the below guidelines for vessel crew changes and disembarking:

  • Crew change is strictly prohibited for vessels arriving from outside the United Arab Emirates.

  • Any crewmember will not be allowed to disembark the vessel during its call at DP World's Ports. This includes access to the berth/jetty. Shore leave will not be permitted including access to the Seafarers Club.

  • A crewmember will only be allowed to disembark in case of emergency with the Port Authority’s approval.

  • Boarding on any vessel by vessel agents/owners/representatives will be permitted only in exceptional circumstances and will be subject to prior approval from the Port Authority.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Dubai, contact GAC Dubai at dubai@gac.com