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MPA disallows any sign on crew with recent UK travel from crew change in Singapore

28 Dec 2020

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Wednesday (23 December) issued a marine circular verifying that any crew change involving sign-on crew with recent travel history to the UK will be prohibited following an announcement from the Ministry of Health of Singapore:

Prohibition of Sign-on Crew with travel history to the United Kingdom for crew change in Singapore 

The Ministry of Health has announced that from 23 December 2020, 2359 hours, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to the United  Kingdom (UK) within the last 14  days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore. 

In line with the above, please be informed that the following crew change will not be allowed in the Port of Singapore:

  • Sign-on crew with travel history to the UK within the last 14 days
  • Sign-on crew transiting the UK on their connecting flights to Singapore.

The above measure is effective from 23 December 2020, 2359 hours and will remain in effect until further notice.

Any queries relating to this circular should be directed to crew_change@mpa.gov.sg.

This circular is to be read in conjunction with Port Marine Circular No.42 of 2020.

Related: Singapore: MPA issues further enhancements to crew change for cargo ships


Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 28 December, 2020

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