Crew changes are prohibited at Israeli ports for the next two weeks owing to worries about the Covid-19 variant Omicron.
From November 29th, 2021, Israel has banned all ship crew changes in any Israeli ports for two weeks. The Israel Chamber of Shipping has published a memorandum noting that owing to the introduction of the new Covid-19 ‘omicron’ form, it has been decided to prevent foreign personnel replacements. After two weeks, a decision will be made on whether to keep the prohibition or allow crew changes.
More information about Crew changes are prohibited, may be found in our dedicated Covid-19 circular from the Israel Chamber of Shipping.