Japan P&I Club updates the quarantine measures implemented by Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, informing that PCR negative certificates are required for all on-signers embarked the vessel in all foreign countries when vessels call at a Korean port.
Accordingly, the Club notes that as usual, all off-signers calling a Korean port are required to have a negative PCR test.
In addition, all crew members should keep in mind the following:
- PCR negative certificate must be issued at the country of embarking port.
- PCR negative certificate must be written either in English or Korean. If not, in addition to the original certificate, the certificate should be translated to English or Korean and the translation certificate should be submitted as well.
- Valid PCR test method is only by “Real-time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction”.
For the crews who embarked from the high risk countries (Russia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Uzbekistan), PCR negative certificates must be issued by the designated hospital the same as before.
The Club highlights that
Since detailed conditions are subject to change, it is highly recommended for members to check the latest information at the time of vessel’s calling through local agents in Korea.
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