COVID19 Impacting Maritime

COVID-19 member update
MIAL has been working hard with a number of government departments to try to ensure advice to industry about the impacts of COVID 19, and the measures imposed on the industry designed to minimise the spread of the virus, is delivered in a timely manner.  The information below is provided in the interests of public health, ensuring that non-members have access to advice.

You can receive a download of the MIAL Australian Maritime COVID-19 Border Closures Table by clicking here and entering your details.  You will then be advised when the table is updated via email.

MIAL Members can access specific maritime information that is currently being discussed, and also provide input into the these discussions.  If you would like to have access at this level, then you can become an Associate Membership for $3500 plus GST.  Click here to join. 

The Government now requires all persons who have been overseas within 14 days, regardless of the country that they were visiting or their citizenship, to self isolate. International cruise ships have been banned for 30 days.

The Department of Health has released a series of fact sheets to assist individuals in understanding their obligations and providing health information to minimise the risk of infection. Click here to go to the Department of Health website which also contains information for the commercial and cruise industry. 

Additionally, the Australian Border Force (ABF) has been liaising closely with the maritime industry since mid-January and has produced a number of fact sheets specific to the commercial maritime industry and cruise ships. The ABF website contains industry information, but MIAL has observed delays in the most up to date advice being published on the website. Up to date advice from ABF including their most recently distributed materials is available on the MIAL member dash board.

The situation is ever changing. The most recent announcement from the Prime Minister (18/3/20) including overseas travel advice and restrictions on enclosed gatherings is available here.