ICS and ITF release seafarers' travel certificate

It was recently announced that the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) have jointly produced special 'facilitation certificate' templates, which can be used by all seafarers (including yacht crew) during the coronavirus pandemic.

These certificates should be used to confirm a seafarer's 'keyworker status' as transport workers, grant them free passage to travel between their home and vessel and confirm they have participated in medical screening'.

The certificates will need to be on company letterheads with required details such as the seafarer's name, passport number, seafarer book number and identity document numbers, as well as employer and ship details.

More details can be found on the International Chamber of Shipping website.