The World Health Organisation on 5 May 2023 have declared that COVID-19 no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. This means that the official designation of a pandemic is now removed.
The full statement can be found here.
Throughout the pandemic, INTERTANKO and other organisations have been at the forefront of providing advice developed by Members for Members. The guidance contained on these pages represents best practices designed to prevent the transfer of the disease.
Now that the pandemic is over, the threat posed by the virus has been reduced and so has become an established and ongoing health issue. This guidance will remain on the website as a resource for Members to use if a country of a port requires the implementation of control measures or, if following a risk assessment, the ship requires such control measures.
t: +44 20 7977 7033
Assistant Manager Marine
t: +44 20 7977 7013
Latest on Coronavirus (Covid-19)
INTERTANKO participates in Paris MoU Industry Forum
In an effort to maintain a close engagement with the industry, the Paris MoU organised its first virtual Industry Forum... MORE
China – Covid-19: Rapid test acceptance and resumption of reciprocal visa services with Japan and Republic of Korea
China embassies in several countries have announced that, from 1 March 2023, Rapid Antigen Tests (ART) are acceptable in place... MORE
China: Notice on removal of crew change restrictions
A joint notice issued by various government agencies in China details some key changes to remove crew change restrictions and... MORE
Increased Covid testing on travellers from China
With restrictions being lifted from 8 January 2023 for travel out of China, some countries including Japan, the Republic of... MORE
Temporary Guidelines for Conducting a Vessel Inspection During Covid-19 2nd edition now available
The INTERTANKO Secretariat has been working alongside CDI and OCIMF in reviewing the Temporary Guidelines for Conducting a Vessel Inspection... MORE
Covid-19: Updated Flag State Notices
INTERTANKO has been monitoring the Covid-19 notices and updates issued by Flag States with regard to the following areas: Extension... MORE
Covid-19: Flight schedules to Singapore
Following discussions with industry stakeholders, the Singapore Shipping Association, working in partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Transport, has agreed to... MORE
International list of ports offering vaccinations to seafarers
The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA), a Christian association, provides fellowship, encouragement, advocacy, education, spiritual and professional development for... MORE
Crew Change and Covid-19 - Panels Week
Covid-19: INTERTANKO Tanker Recovery Management Plan
As the world starts to reopen in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, INTERTANKO has developed new guidance tailored to... MORE