On 2 March 2021, the National Task Force Committee for Prevention and Control of COVID-19 ("Task Force") issued the Notice on Medical Monitoring Devices and COVID-19 Insurance for Foreigners who wish to Enter Lao PDR ("Notice"). The Notice follows, amongst others, the Instruction of the Task Force No. 3078/NTC dated 26 February 2021.
The Notice sets out guidelines on the implementation of: (i) the use of medical monitoring devices; and (ii) purchase of COVID-19 insurance for foreigners who wish to enter Lao PDR.
This is the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Regional Shipping Update of Rajah & Tann Asia’s Shipping & International Trade Practice, a publication that provides a snapshot of the key legal issues in various jurisdictions where our member firms have regional presence.
In this issue, we provide an overview of the procedures for arresting a vessel in Vietnam. We also report the measures that Singapore has recently introduced to ensure safe and responsible practices in the maritime and shipping sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.