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Vaccination Programme for Seafarers

Everything you need to know!

Welcome

The Netherlands COVID-19 Vaccination Programma for Seafarers was launced on June 15th. The programme is managed by the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR), as commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The KVNR initiated a collaboration with two medical services providers who carry out the vaccination efforts in the Dutch sea port regions (Arbo Unie / Port Health Centre) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (KLM Health Srvices). 

Please find below the instruction for employers to apply for vaccination appointments, the application procedure for seafarers to request an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC).

Vaccination programme in action

Instruction vaccination programme

  • General information v6.0

    If you are a new participant in the Netherlands COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Seafarers, it is advised to first study the general informatiion about the programme and its procedures.

    Via the button below, download the general information about the programme. Subsequently, go to the Parts I, II and/or III below for the relevant application procedures.

    Download instruction (.pdf)
  • PART I - Vaccination Dutch sea ports v6.0

    Arbo Unie / Port Health Centre manages the vaccination efforts under this programm in the four large sea port regions of the Netherlands: Eemshaven (Groningen, Delfzijl), IJmond (Amsterdam), Rijnmond (Rotterdam) and Scheldemond (Flushing-Terneuzen).

    Seafarers employed on board of seagoing vessels visting these sea port regions are eligble for vaccination under this programme. 

    Vaccination appointments can only be made by Netherlands based representatives of the seagoing vessels (ship managers and agents) and Netherlands based employers of seafarers.

    Excluded from participation in the programme are seafarers working on board of fishing vessels (apart from trawlers), government vessels, yaughts and vessels not endeavouring on international voyages.

    The used vaccine is the single shot J&J / Janssen vaccine.

    Via the button below, download the application procedure for scheduling a vaccination appointment.

    For booster vaccination, see PART III on this web page.

    Download application procedure (.pdf)
  • PART II - Vaccination Amsterdam Schiphol Airport v5.0

    Vaccinaton of seafarers under this programma at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is carried out by KLM Health Services. Vaccination is facilitated at two airport locations: transit zone (air side) and Schiphol Oost (land side).

    Via the button below, download the application procedure for scheduling a vaccination appointment at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

    Download application procedure (.pdf)
  • PART III - Booster vaccination campaign v1.1

    As of 11 January 2022, Arbo Unie / Port Health Centre provides booster vaccinations for seafarers under the Netherlands COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Seafarers. Booster vaccination for seafarers at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is not possible at this moment.

    25,000 vaccines of the mRNA type, brand Comirnaty by manufacturer BioNTechPfizer have been allocated to this booster vaccination campaign.

    Via the button below, donwload the application procedure to schedule booster vaccination appointments in Dutch seaport regions.

    Download application procedure (.pdf)
  • How to obtain an EUDCC / QR code?

    Seafarers who have been inoculated with a vaccine against COVID-19 under this programme, can apply for an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), otherwise known as 'QR code'.

    Vaccinated seafarers with a Dutch social security number (BSN) can automatically retrieve their EUDCC via DigiD in the CoronaCheck app. 

    Once the EUDCC has been received, the seafarer can follow the video instruction below to add the EUDCC to the CoronaCheck smartphone app

     


    Via the button below, download the form to apply for an EUDCC / QR code. 

    Please note that the form must be submitted including the following attachments:

     

    Because of privacy regulations, applications for an EUDCC can only be submitted by the seafarer who has been vaccinated. Applications that have been submitted incomplete or incorrect, will NOT be processed.

     
    Download application form (.pdf)

Vaccination programme management

  • About

    The Netherlands COVID-19 Vaccination Programma for Seafarers was launced on June 15th.

    The programme is managed by the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR), as commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The KVNR initiated a collaboration with two medical services providers who carry out the vaccination efforts in the Dutch sea port regions (Arbo Unie / Port Health Centre) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (KLM Health Srvices). 

  • Partners

    The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) is manager of the Netherlands COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Seafarers and carries out the programme, together with the two medical services providers Arbo Unie / Port Health Centre and KLM Health Services. In order to turn the programme into a succes, we work together with a wide variety of relevant partners, amongst whom:

  • Vaccination figures

    Under this programme, seafarers are being inoculated on a daily basis with a vaccine against COVID-19. By now, almost 25,000 seafarers have been vaccinated via this programme.

    Most of them have been vaccinated in Dutch sea port regions at an Arbo Unie / Port Health Centre location or on board of their vessel. Roughly 90% of the total number. The remaining 10% of vaccinated seafarers have been vaccinated by KLM Health Services at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

    At this moment, no figures about completed booster vaccinations are available.

  • Programme launch

    From the very start of the vaccination programme from 15 June 2021 onwards, the Netherlands COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Seafarers has received much media attention.

    At the time of the launch, the programme was the only one of its kind in the world as a dedicated vaccination programme for seafarers, regardless of their nationality. By now, many other countries have also stepped up their vaccination efforts for seafarers.

    Press release (Dutch)
  • Contact

    Via the contact form below you can contact us for questions or remarks about the Netherlands COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Seafarers.

    Are you participating in the programme and do you have an urgent question or do you prefer to speak with us directly over the phone, contact us via oktovaccinate@kvnr.nl or +31 (0)10 2176 288.

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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.