The maritime guidance is for vessels operating in US waters and includes recommendations on preventing and managing illnesses to help provide a safer and healthier environment for passengers and crew, as well as requirements for reporting illnesses and deaths to CDC.
Disease-specific guidance is provided for cruise ships and non-passenger carrying vessels (e.g., cargo/container ships, bulk carriers, tanker ships, offshore ships, special purpose ships). Other passenger-carrying vessels (e.g., ferries) may also find this guidance useful as they develop their operational procedures.
All vessels sailing from a non-US port destined to a US port are required to report certain illnesses and all deaths that occur among travelers on board.
Recommendations for all maritime crew members to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and healthy ways to cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Definitions of Signs, Symptoms, and Conditions of Ill Travelers
- Explanation of Key Fields in Maritime Conveyance Illness or Death Investigation Form
- Federal Regulations for Reporting Death or Illness on Ships Destined for the United States
- CDC Port Health Stations and Jurisdictions
- Ship Sanitation Certificates