(18.11.2021) Free vaccination is possible also for foreign seafarer in almost all German ports.
Please contact your local agents or owners´ representative for further details and for organizing an appointment.
In Hamburg: please contact info[at]schiffsmakler.de, the association is coordinating the appointments.
The vaccinations in Bremerhaven have taken place from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Seaman's Mission (Welcome Club). No appointment is required for this. The sailors can be taken to the Welcome Club by terminal shuttle. As part of the vaccination campaign, this will start at 10 a.m. Vaccinations in Bremen are also still possible. The contact person here is the Bremen Seafaring Mission - bremen(at)seemannsmission.org.
- A vaccination can be requested but cannot be claimed.
- Vaccination shall be on voluntary basis and give to the seafarer based on free will.
- It is recommended to only vaccinate half of the crew at a time, in view of possible side effects.
- The times and dates on which seafarer vaccinations take place vary from port to port.
Seafarers vaccinated with Sputnik or Sinovac or other unauthorified vaccines are considered “unvaccinated”. However, you may be able to receive vaccination with approved vaccines.