Vaccination programmes in in Bremen, Bremerhaven and Hamburg

(06.09.2021) Free vaccination is possible in Germany also for foreign seafarer in almost all ports.

In Hamburg: please contact info[at] for vaccination of merchant mariners, the association of ship brokers are coordinating this. Port Health have direct contact with cruise liners.

For Rostock, please contact your local agents or owners´represative, they have to organize the transfer to the vaccination center.

In Kiel: Every person (nationality, flag etc.) from the merchant marine can visit the Kiel port Vaccination Center, Schwedenkai 1. The center is situated in the harbour. It is open to the public from Monday -Friday ,9 to 6, every day. Cruise Lines companies are contacted by the port authority for special arrangements (local government provides vaccines).

Since 6 September, 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. Of course, a specially organized arrival, e.B. from the fishing port is also possible. Vaccinations in Bremen are also still possible. The contact person here is the Bremen Seafaring Mission (bremen(at)

Important notes:

- 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.