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Crew changes banned at Israeli ports for two weeks due to Covid-19 variant Omicron concerns

News & Insights 7 December 2021

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​​Israel has banned crew changes for all ships in all Israeli ports for two weeks from 29 November 2021. The Israel Chamber of Shipping has issued a memorandum stating that due to the entry of the new Covid-19 'omicron' variant,...

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​​Israel has banned crew changes for all ships in all Israeli ports for two weeks from 29 November 2021. The Israel Chamber of Shipping has issued a memorandum stating that due to the entry of the new Covid-19 'omicron' variant, the decision has been made to prohibit foreign staff replacements. After two weeks a further decision will be taken whether to continue with the ban or allow crew changes. 

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