UK Chamber of Shipping urges government to exempt seafarers from quarantine restrictions

- By Chezhian Vaiz May 11, 2020


Following the Prime Minister’s broadcast; the UK Chamber of Shipping is urging the UK government to exempt seafarers and maritime workers from any quarantine restriction.

UK Chamber of Shipping, Chief Executive Bob Sanguinetti said, “The UK shipping industry employs nearly 200,000 people and it is imperative that the UK government avoids applying quarantine restrictions to seafarers and other maritime workers.

“If we want to ensure supply chains remain open and essential goods including food, fuels, raw materials and vital medical supplies continue to flow into the country, it is vital that seafarers and maritime workers can move between countries without imposition. We urgently call on the government to provide the industry with clarity on this issue.”