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Romania. Regime of maritime transport in the TRACECA region under the COVID-19 pandemic as of April 15, 2020


All vessels arriving at the port of Constanta that have entered ports in the COVID-19 risk zones (the so-called yellow and red zones) 14 days before are immediately quarantined on the roadstead for a period of 14 days.

The same applies to the vessel if any of the crew members have visited the risk zone during the last 14 days. The quarantine period is calculated from the departure date of vessel from the risk zone or from the date of registration of crew members.

Vessel crews undergo a thorough inspection upon arrival at the port including the physical examination, the temperature screening, checking the vessel’s medlogs and the history of crew movements. Accordingly, the port authorities have asked to timely notify them if the vessel has had crew changes in the past two weeks and crew members have travelled through COVID-19 affected zones, or if the vessel 's last 10 ports of call include ports of China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Germany and Spain. They also ask to publish on the MSW platform (Maritime Single Window) the date and the place of crew change in accordance with the instructions of the RNA.

During the vessel 's quarantine, medical personnel conduct the temperature screening of people on board twice a day. Agents are informed of the screening results and the health status of the crew.

Quarantine restrictions are lifted after the expiration of the established period of quarantine and the final medical check of the crew.

Furthermore, regarding the ports of Romania, the immigration service informed that crew members arriving from the COVID-19 affected zones will not be issued the coast passes.

The introduction of mandatory quarantine on the roadstead is owing to the authorities ' apprehension that due to the expansion of the list of "risk zones" and the duration of the quarantine itself, the number of vessels waiting to enter Constanta will exceed the number of berths in the port.

By the Decision of the Government of Romania, the quarantine regime was extended until the end of May 2020.

More detailed information can be found at the link:
https://sudohodstvo.org/karantin-na-chernom-more/ The information provided is relevant at the time of publication and may be subject to changes in the future.






Permanent Secretaritat of the IGC TRACECA