The precautionary measures are initiated by the Mumbai Port Authority to control the spread of Yellow fever. The measures state:
- Ships that have called at the ports in countries, where Yellow Fever is endemic, within 30 days from the departure will be subject to Indian Port Health Rules. Such vessels will be labelled as “Suspect Vessels”.
- All “Suspect Vessels” should necessarily undergo health checks.
- A seafarer or any person arriving from Yellow Fever endemic country should produce a valid Yellow fever vaccination certificate.
- Those unable to produce a certificate will be quarantined until the end of the six-day period.
The ships shall undergo the above measures when they call at the following ports.
- In Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo and Uganda.
- In South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela.
Source: North P&I Club