Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Finland informed that bans ferry passengers’ entry from 11 April until 13 May, in an effort to reduce the spread of the disease. Specifically, the border restrictions will be forced until further notice from the authorities.
In light of the COVID-19 oubreak, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control decided to prohibit all the arrivals from the 13 most affected countries by the disease. According to Reuters, all the countries that have more than 1.000 confirmed cases, are banned to enter the country.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions that has brought, the Greek government announced that will put everyone arriving from abroad into a 14-day quarantine, in an effort against the disease.
In the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission made the decision to ban non-essential travel to its 27 member nations for the next 30 days in order to limit the spread of the disease.
The general cargo ship M/V “BISLAN” was detained in Port of Azov, Russia, on 11 March 2020, Paris MoU informed. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Australia and New Zealand decided to ban cruise ships arrivals at their foreign ports to avoid the spread of the disease.
Following the significant rise of COVID-19 cases, Indonesia decided to ban the entry and transit of foreigners from the most affected countries outside China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. In fact, Indonesia will not allow the entrance of travelers coming from countries’ top 10 regions hardest hit by the disease.
In order to provide some clarity regarding Port State Control, EMSA published a Q&A answering the most frequent questions on the ban list and on the banning procedures.
Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 expressed disappointment in regard to Malaysia’s recently-announced decision to prohibit the use of open-loop scrubbers in its coastal waters, stressing concerns for shipowners who have already opted for scrubbers as a way of compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap.
The general cargo ship ‘Hak’ was detained in port Constanta, Romania, on 15 October 2019. This is its third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months, so the ship will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the region for three months.
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