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News: COVID-19 – China announces strengthening of measures to prevent and control the spread of covid-19 epidemic for seafarers on international sea-going vessels

28 September 2020

ICS (China) Liaison office has issued information regarding the new requirements issued by China to prevent and control the spread of covid-19 epidemic for seafarers on international sea-going vessels.

The new measures now require any new sign-on crew who has joined the ship within 14 days before entering China to have a negative Nucleic Acid Amplification Technique (NAT) test for Covid-19 within 3 days before boarding the ship. The test is to be conducted at an institution designated or approved by the Chinese embassies or consulates overseas.

The club would like to thank ICS for providing this information.

The ICS circular is available for download on the right.