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Vaccination Programme for Seafarers

Everything you need to know!

Introduction

On 12 May 2021, the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) has issued a press release announcing the Netherlands Vaccination Programme for Seafarers. The programme was launced on June 15th and will run for several months. By now, over 12,000 seafarers have been inoculated with a vaccine against COVID-19. On this page:

Vaccination programme in action

Instruction to vaccinate seafarers in the Netherlands

The Netherlands COVID-19 vaccination programme for seafarers working on Dutch ships was launched on 15 June 2021.

From 1 September 2021 the scope of the programme has been expanded to all seafarers working on ships calling the ports of:

  • Delfzijl-Eemshaven;
  • Amsterdam-IJmuiden;
  • Rotterdam-Dordrecht-Moerdijk;
  • Flushing Terneuzen.

However, excluded are seafarers working on fishing vessels (except trawlers), government ships, yachts and ships not engaged on international voyages.

Appointments can only be scheduled by employers or ship agents that are based in the Netherlands.

The applicable procedures can be downloaded below:

INSTRUCTION: General Information (v5.0)

PART I - DUTCH SEA PORTS (v5.0)

PART II - SCHIPHOL AIRPORT (v5.0)

 

How to apply for an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)?

A seafarer who has been vaccinated against covid19 at Port Health Centre/Arbo Unie or at KLM Health Services can request an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC). Due to very strict privacy rules regarding the processing of medical data, this request cannot be dealt with by the employer

Download the application FORM TO REQUEST AN EUDCC

Download and read the INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE FORM

Seafarers who have been vaccinated by Port Health Centre / Arbo Unie must submit their application via EUDCC@kvnr.nl. The KVNR will provide the EU DCC’s to seafarers as a task representative of Arbo Unie.

Seafarers who have been vaccinated at KLM Health Services must submit their application via covid19vaccination.health@klm.com.

Only applications that are complete and have been submitted correctly will be processed. After sending the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. There is no need to submit an application twice or more. We strive to issue the EUDCC within a week after receiving the request. Incorrect and incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

For questions about the EU DCC/QR code, please send us a message via the contact form below.

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CONTACT

 

OKtoVaccinate@kvnr.nl

 

(+31) 010 2176 288

 

www.kvnr.nl/vaccines4seafarers 

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Are you a seafarer and you wish to apply for a European proof of vaccinaton (EUDCC)? Check the information above and apply.