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Updated coronavirus measures

  • calendar

    11 March 2020

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    Ras Laffan, Qatar

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Below are the updated measures in force at the port of Ras Laffan:

  • Business visa and Residence Permit holders with valid Ras Laffan & Offshore passes can travel to offshore after coronavirus screening inside port/subject to approval.

  • Ras Laffan gate pass applications are endorsed by the port authority after verifying their passport entry stamp copy.

  • Crew changes for (Sign on/ off) from international voyages are stopped till further notice. For unavoidable cases, approval must be obtained 7 days in advance.

  • Seaman visa process for on-signers has been stopped by immigration for the following 15 nationalities till further notice:
    China
    Italy
    Iran
    India
    Iraq
    Lebanon
    Nepal
    Bangladesh
    Pakistan
    Philippines
    South Korea
    Sri Lankan
    Syria
    Thailand
    Egypt

  • Seaman that have entered Qatar through the airport will be accepted to join the vessel (Irrespective of nationality) through Ras Laffan, subject to Corona virus screening inside port and subject to approval.

  • If any crew working offshore has completed the 14-day quarantine period, the port authority must be requested to sign off approval in advance. Visa and passes will be processed once permission is granted.

  • Agent must submit an undertaking letter & exit flight ticket copy (same day travel) to accept sign-off of crew members from the 15 restricted nationalities listed above. Crew should transfer directly from Ras Laffan port to airport. They are not permitted to stay in a hotel or any other place.

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

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