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Preventing entry of COVID-19 through port

  • calendar

    12 March 2020

  • location

    Ras Laffan, Qatar



Ras Laffan Port is placing NO restrictions to ships to call to the Port from the various global ports including WHO list of affected countries.

Ship crew change is subject to issuance of transit visas by immigration authorities. Joining crew cleared through Hamad International Airport are allowed to board without any further health screening. Crew sign-off from ships is permissible subject to early notice and considered on a case-by-case basis after advice from national health bodies.

Ras Laffan Port management is dedicated to the smooth running of the port and share stakeholders’ concern about the coronavirus outbreak. We will continue reviewing advice from national health bodies and advise updated measures and precautions should the guidelines change.

(For information about operations in Qatar, contact GAC Qatar at qatar@gac.com)

Source: Extract from Qatar Petroleum Notice No. VI/R/IP(L)/20/111/0-31 dated 12 March 2020