The addition of the Czech Republic applies from 00-01hrs on 28 January and bars all international crew change within 14 days for non-Filipino crew. Crew change can still be conducting for Filipino national seafarers, however, is only allowed in the Port of Manila with transfer by shipping agents to dedicated facilities for a strict 14-day quarantine.
The temporary ban that was initially put in place for 20 nations from 30 December 2020 to 15 January 2021 relates to the new mutation of the Covid-19 virus that spreads more easily.
On 15 January the Philippines government Department of Transport extended the ban until 31 January, and with countries continuing to be added to the list a further extension at the end of the month looks a likely possibility.
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