Canada has revised Ship Safety Bulletin 17/2021 containing measures for Authorized Representatives and crew, and other persons aside from passengers, on board Canadian Vessels and Foreign Passenger Vessels operating in Canadian Waters to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In order to meet the COVID-19 requirements, the Authorized Representative of vessels subject to the order will need to ensure that, prior to boarding the vessel, crew and other non-passengers such as Marine Pilots, are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to boarding.
Testing for COVID-19 will not be required for fully vaccinated persons, other than passengers or a pilot, onboard vessels that operate with 12 or more persons on board, unless they are onboard a cruise ship.
In accordance with the Authorized Representative’s vaccination policy, any person who provides evidence of a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to boarding will be required to be tested for COVID-19 every three days for the duration of the voyage if it is scheduled to last six days or more.
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Measures for Persons (other than passengers) on Canadian Vessels and Foreign Passenger Vessels Operating in Canadian Waters to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
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