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Covid-19: Recommendations and Guidance

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Covid-19: Recommendations and Guidance

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic a number of sets of guidance and recommendations have been issued to assist in maintaining the global supply chain and ensuring the welfare of seafarers. The documents can be accessed via a dedicated area of the IMO website:

For ease of reference we attach some key documents below.

Preliminary recommendations for governments and national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the Covid-19 pandemic:

Framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel:

Guidelines for ensuring a safe ship-shore interface between ship and shore-based personnel:

Operational considerations for managing Covid-19 outbreaks on board ships: