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COVID-19 UPDATES

Get the latest travel measures for CREW TRAVEL in a snapshot.

Designed by Kyvernitis Group for its valued clients in the Maritime industry.

Updated on September 13th 2021

For every travel you BOOK WITH US you can get
the PCR COVID-19 TEST at a competitive price.

Send us your VISA Request and we will take care of every detail. Our Visa Experts are ready to help you daily from 9am to 6pm. 

PORT RESTRICTIONS ON VESSLES & CREW

PORT RESTRICTIONS ON VESSLES & CREW

We wish to share with you the most accurate online sources below:

  • On this worldwide map click on each port or country to view port restrictions on vessels and crew. Map will be updated up to 3 times per day. 
  • Get the latest COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions at this link here. 
  • Visit the WORLD PORTS INFORMATION PORTAL and get information from Q&A’s and latest updates on Crew Changes
  • Read at this link here useful COVID-19 updates by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) with advice and guidance for IMO Member States, seafarers and shipping.
  • New web platform by the European Commission with essential information for traveling across Europe.
CREW CHANGES UPDATE
  1. COVID-19 Crew Testing Map at this link here
  2. COVID-19 Crew Change Requirements at this link here
  3. Traveling to China or to Manila important information at this link here
  4. Travel Requirements For Crew Change In Singapore at this link here

Travel to Greece September – October

Travel Measures for Entering & Departing from Greece 
Countries that will NOT BE ABLE TO VISIT GREECE:

We would like to inform you that based on Greek Government’s latest announcement the following are valid until September 17th, 2021:

  • Greece will ΝΟΤ open its borders for non-EU Citizen & Schengen Area countries. Only citizens from the following 36 non-EU countries and territories are excluded from the ban:  Australia, Northern Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, Bahrain, New Zealand, South Korea, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Jordan, Moldova, Brunei, San Marino, Andorra, the Vatican, Monaco, Turkey, Kosovo and Chinese Taipei.
    (People traveling from countries not mentioned on the list can travel to Greece only for essential reasons.)

Important Notes: 

  • Restrictions are not applied for transit travelers.
  • Travelers from the aforementioned countries and territories are allowed to enter Greece – provided they have the required documentation (see below) – without the requirement for subsequent self-isolation.

Travel from Greece updates until July 2021

COUNTRIES THAT IMPOSE QUARANTINE OR COVID TEST FOR ARRIVALS FROM GREECE:

Travelers out of Greece may be required to a negative PCR COVID test. Please find at this link the list of designated clinics in Greece that offer Covid-19 RNA test service.

Additionally, please find at this link https://travelvitals.amexgbt.com/ the latest travel restrictions worldwide.

Please note that at Athens International Airport a testing facility from IATRIKON ATHINON will be available to perform Rapid tests between 08:30 - 17:00. The test outcome certificate will be provided in English. In order to avoid any potential delay, it is highly recommended to the passengers to be at the airport at least 4,5 hours before their scheduled flight.

TAKE A FLIGHT with SAFETY
  • People in Greece (residents and foreign visitors) are allowed to travel to the Greek islands by airplane only if they have one of the following:
    • Α vaccination certificate stating that 14 days have passed since full vaccination for Covid-19. Greeks can issue their vaccination certificates here.
    • Α negative rapid antigen test taken 48 hours prior to travel. (The rule is in force for children over the age of 12.). Important note: Unvaccinated individuals should know that only rapid tests conducted at private health centers will be accepted to travel within Greece. From September 13, unvaccinated individuals will no longer be allowed to get tested for Covid-19 for free by the mobile health teams of EODY that carry out daily rapid tests at no charge to citizens in different areas.
    • Α recovery certificate. Travelers can present a medical/recovery certificate issued thirty days after they first tested positive for Covid-19 (the certificate is valid for entry to Greece 180 days after its issue date). The certificate must be issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory. (The rule is in force for children over the age of 12.)
  • Face masks are mandatory for all airline passengers and flight attendants
  • The use of mobile apps is encouraged
  • Passengers must maintain a distance of 1.5 meters from one another in the waiting areas
  • A special boarding process has been set up with passengers boarding in smaller groups, to avoid overcrowding
  • Access to the airport building is strictly for passengers, airline crew & airport staff. All transfer escorts will be waiting outside the building.
  • Immediately upon arrival at the airport, the aircraft cabin must undergo cleaning in accordance with an enhanced antiseptic program, before being allowed to continue flying.
  • Arrival at the airport in due time (3 hours ago)
  • Prepare for a thermal check at the airport
  • Passengers sign electronically a health statement before the boarding pass is issued
  • Reduce in-flight services to a minimum / Reduced food and beverage service
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Why choose us

With the COVID-19 outbreak, ports and airlines are imposing various restrictions that make crew changes a difficult process. We are proud to inform you that we have repatriated from all over the world more than 700 seamen during the crisis of Covid-19. Since May (when the travel restriction for travelling to the Philippines took place) we have repatriated over 240 Philippene seamen. Kyvernitis Crew Travel department was the first one to have successfully managed crew changes in collaboration with many shipping companies.

Please take a look at the map below to see our success stories:
Repatriated Seamen
  • Philippines: 240
  • USA (Portland, Miami, NYC etc): 110
  • Tokyo: 45
  • Seoul: 78
  • Los Angeles: 53
  • Reunion: 78
  • San Francisco: 10
  • Copenhagen: 65
  • Las Palmas: 37
  • Marseille: 27
  • Houston: 34
  • Mexico: 22

* Please note: Restrictions, testing requirements, and mandatory quarantine measures are subject to change depending on how successful Covid-19 management/infection rates reported at airports of origin and according to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE that every two (2) weeks the news will be reviewed and the information updated. Please contact us at crewtravel@kyvernitis.gr if you have any further questions