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This circular supersedes Port Marine Circular 06 of 2020 dated 26 Feb 2020, and brings to the attention of the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) requirements to submit the Maritime Declaration of Health to the Port Health Office. These requirements are applicable for the following vessels:

  1. All arriving passenger ships (with the exception of ferries operated by MPA-licensed regional ferry service operators);
  2. All arriving vessels with crew/passengers with recent travel history to mainland China, Iran, northern Italy [the 8 administrative regions in northern Italy: Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol] or the Republic of Korea in the past 14 days;
  3. All arriving vessels that have called at ports in mainland China, Iran, northern Italy [ports located in the 8 administrative regions in northern Italy: Marina di Carrara, La Spezia, Genoa, Savona, Ravenna, Porto Levante, Chioggia, Venice, Porto Nogaro, Monfalcone, and Trieste] or the Republic of Korea in the past 14 days.

This declaration is part of the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) into Singapore and come into effect from 04 Mar 2020, 2359hrs. It must be submitted to the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) 24 hours before arrival at Singapore Port…

The master of the ship is recommended to implement the following additional precautionary measures:

a. Educate crew/passengers of the symptoms of COVID-19, which are:
i. Fever;
ii. Runny nose;
iii. Cough; and
iv. Shortness of breath

b. Carry out daily temperature checks for all crew/passengers at least twice daily;

c. Isolate unwell crew/passengers when his/her temperature is above 38 degree Celsius. The unwell crew should also wear a mask;


d. Disinfect common areas and rooms in the vessel before arrival in Singapore. The disinfection may be conducted by the ship’s crew en-route to Singapore. You can refer to the Interim Guidelines for Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection of Areas Exposed to Confirmed Case(s) of COVID-19 in Non-Healthcare Premises issued by NEA for guidance on the disinfection protocols, if needed.

Any queries relating to this circular should be directed to the Port Health Office at Tel: (65) 6222-2585.

(For information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)  

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.08 of 2020 dated 4 March 2020