COVID-19: Lockdown in Liberia

On 10 April, the Government of Liberia declared a 21-day state of emergency in four counties (Montserrado, Nimba, Grand Kru and Margibi) and put the rest of the country into a 14-day quarantine.


Happy Easter

Best wishes for a very Happy Easter to all our friends and clients who will be celebrating this weekend. A special thought for those who are at sea far from family and friends at this difficult time.


COVID-19: Medical Evacuations Possible in China

On 26 March 2020, China suspended the entry of foreign nationals due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 across the world.


COVID-19: Preventive Measures in Cotonou, Benin

In a circular dated 27 March 2020, Cotonou’s Harbour Master informed all port stakeholders and users that the following measures had been introduced to limit the COVID-19 outbreak:


COVID-19: Vietnam Bans Passenger Vessels

Following the news that, in a move to limit the spread of the COVID 19 outbreak, Vietnam had closed its courts up to the end of March 2020, Budd Vietnam advises that this measure has now been extended with the introduction of a 15-day period of social distancing starting from today (1 April 2020) onwards.​


COVID-19: State of Emergency in Angola

On Wednesday, 25 March 2020, in view of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the President of the Republic of Angola declared a State of Emergency throughout the national territory from 00:00LT on 27 March 2020 for a period of 15 days, subject to renewal.


COVID-19: Tunisia Update - Vessel Disinfection

Budd Tunisia reports that Tunisian stevedoring companies have introduced a new requirement for vessels berthing in Tunisian ports.


COVID-19: Confinement & Sanitary Inspections in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

On Monday, 23 March 2020, the President of the Ivory Coast, Mr Alassane Ouattara, declared a state of emergency in view of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.


COVID-19: France - Update

​Following our 19/03/20 update on the situation in France, the government has recently reinforced confinement measures by requiring all people leaving their homes to carry forms which indicate not only the date and purpose of their outing, but also the time at which they went out.


COVID-19: Land, Air & Sea Borders Closed in Togo. Crew Quarantine Measures.

Following the anti-COVID-19 measures reported previously, Budd Togo advises that all the country's land, air and sea borders were closed on 21 March 2020.

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