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Seafarers & passengers arriving from China

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    5 February 2020

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    Bahrain

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The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has issued a Port Health Circular outlining procedures for seafarers and passengers arriving from China, in a bid to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

All ships visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain must fill in the Maritime Health Declaration Form issued by the Ministry of Health within 72 hours from the date of arrival.

No action is to be taken for seafarers and passengers arriving from China 14 days or more after their departure from China.

For seafarers and passengers arriving within 14 days of departing China:

  • The ship agent must immediately notify the Ministry of Health Hotline, Ports and Maritime Authority and Bahrain Port Control.

  • Such ships visiting Bahraini waters must fill in the China Outbreak Health Declaration Card issued by the Ministry of Health within 72 hours from the date of arrival. This must be delivered to the Public Health Directorate, 4th floor.

  • Seafarers and passengers must undergo as Symptoms Assessment (cough, breathing difficulty, fever, etc) and temperature screenings on board clinic.

  • If symptoms assessment and temperature screening is positive, and the symptomatic  seafarers and passengers are in stable condition, they must be monitored and isolated on board.

  • If the symptoms assessment and temperature screening is positive, and the symptomatic seafarers and passengers are sick, they will be referred to Medical Health Facilities.

For further details and updates, or information about operations in Bahrain, contact GAC Bahrain at bahrain@gac.com

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