Vaccination programmes in German ports available

(08.10.2021) Free vaccination is possible also for foreign seafarer in almost all German ports.

In Hamburg: please contact info[at] for vaccination of merchant mariners, the association is coordinating this.

For Kiel, Rostock, Emden and Wilhelmshave please contact your local agents or owners´represative, they have to organize am appointment 

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.