Brazil

How Brazil’s new migration law affects seafarers

A new Migration Law entered into force in Brazil in November 2017. Seafarers entering Brazil on ocean-going vessels can stay up to 90 days in each migratory year without a visa provided they carry valid seaman’s books issued by a country signatory to the ILO Identity Documents Convention.

Problems with ship sanitation certificates in Brazil

The Steamship P&I Club notes an increase on vessels facing problems with Brazilian port health authorities in respect of ship sanitation certificates (SSC) that often result in delays, extra costs and expenses and loss of hire and advises measures to be taken to avert or reduce the associated risk.

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