Brief of COVID-19 News – events dated 01/Oct/2021
Restriction for vessels coming to Argentina due to Covid-19
General regulations – Covid19 Protocol
Additional to usual pre arrival requirements and with no exception, Sanitary authorities request to receive in advance all documents as per National Protocol according to Items 1 to 4 whatever be the case, copy of it here attached.
Valid from Sept 10th 2020, Vessels arriving from any country abroad with less than 14 days of navigation since last port of call are not being required for ‘quarantine period’, subject all crew is found in good health condition.
Special attention must be paid in case vessel has performed crew change in the last 14 days prior to arrival to Argentina, as per documents requested on item 3. Authorities requires specific documents as listed in Item.3 of current protocol, which are subject to Sanitary authorities review and approval; documents must be available in time (72 hrs before arrival to Recalada PS).
Crew Members / crew change in Argentina.
So far, Crewmembers are not allowed to disembark at all ports nationwide, so no crew changes can be effected time being.
However, Sanitary authorities will allow these services to be performed on foreign flagged vessels as from October 20th 2021, always subject with compliance of sanitary protocols/rules for foreign crew/passengers. (PCR test for travelers / asymptomatic from Covid19).
Pilot Services – embarking/disembarking at Recalada
Uruguayan authorities are requesting to all Argentine citizens entering to their country (by land or river) a negative COVID test.
Argentine River Plate pilots are traveling as ‘passengers’ on outbound ships, in order to be positioned at Recalada PS, this affecting their usual travelling/logistics and availability.
As consequence additional pre-booking and coordination time might be needed before boarding at Recalada, this specially focused on River Plate service Recalada/Zona Comun leg.
PORT STATUS in ARGENTINA
So far operations are being performed on normal basis at all ports/terminals in line with current Covid19 safety protocol in force, except as below ports:
Since October 1st 2021, Stevedores Unions reached to an agreement with Port authorities and will not be requesting 14 days quarantine anymore. Authorities at Necochea port will now request to comply with Sanitary regulations in line with national protocol as all the other Argentinian ports
Since August 5th 2021, Port authorities and Stevedores Unions have reached to an agreement and will not require 14 days quarantine anymore. Authorities at Bahia Blanca port will now request to comply with Sanitary regulations in line with national protocol as all the other Argentinian ports (except Necochea as commented above.)
Due to current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with Mandatory isolation and Sanitary protocol in force, majority of our staff is still working from home.
All our staff is monitoring incoming e-mails + phone calls 24/7, to make sure that our service is no affected on this period.
Agencia Maritima Dulce SA