West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak (*UPDATE*)


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We have received updates from Ivory P&I and the South American P&I Correspondents (SAPIC) summarising the special measures that are currently in place in West Africa and South America. Ivory P&I have produced a very useful map of the areas affected by the disease and this can be viewed here. The circular issued by SAPIC can be read here.

In view of the complexity and the rapidly evolving situation in West Africa, we have produced the below table with links to related documents on the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. Please read this information in conjunction with our previous advice as detailed below.

It is recommended that all Members first check the current situation with local port agents in advance of calling at any port in West Africa.

CountryRequirements / restrictions (updated 17 September)
ArgentinaPilot Association Notice of Quarantine Period Requirements
BeninCotonou Port Authority 12 September 2014
BrazilHealth Authority Requirements Prior Entry Into Port
ChinaEbola Update (Huatai) 15 September 2014
CongoPlease see West Africa below
Cote d'IvoirePort of Abidjan Ban Lifted
DurbanThe Handling of Stowaways During the Ebola Outbreak
GabonMinistry of Heath Requirements for Entry Into Port
GuineaEbola Update for Conakry 15 September 2014
LiberiaDeclaration of a State of EmergencyEbola Advisory (Liberia Maritime Authority) August 2014
MauritaniaEbola Update (McLeans) Mauritania 12 September 2014
NigeriaPotential Routine Health Testing of Crew MembersNigerian Port Authority Notice - Lagos
Sierra LeonePlease see West Africa below
South AfricaHarbour Master Written Instructions August 2014
South AmericaEbola Update (SAPIC) 3 September 2014
West AfricaEbola Update (Budd) 22 August 2014.Ebola Update (Eltvedt & O'Sullivan) 27 August 2014.Ebola Update (Ivory P&I) 31 August 2014Ebola Update (Eltvedt & O'Sullivan) 4 September 2014
United StatesUSCG Notice - Ebola Precautions and Requirements


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