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Novel Coronavirus alert

  • calendar

    31 January 2020

  • location

    United Arab Emirates



As part of the efforts to take all precautions and measures to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus from ships calling UAE, all ports must ensure any ship that visited a Chinese port in the last 30 days, at least three days before her arrival to the first port of call in the UAE, a statement by the Master that crew members onboard are free from any symptoms that include high fever, sore throat, persistent coughing and breathing difficulties and other symptoms that may indicate infection with the new Coronavirus.

If the new Coronavirus is suspected on crew onboard, the port should inform the FTA before allowing the ship to enter the port and wait further instructions.

This circular is valid for 2 months from the date of issue.

For further clarification please contact SHIPPING@fta.gov.ae

(For information about operations in the UAE, contact GAC at abudhabi@gac.com, dubai@gac.com, fujairah@gac.com, rasalkhaimah@gac.com or sharjah@gac.com)

Source: United Arab Emirates Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime Circular No (1) 2020 dated 30 January 2020