Corona Virus - COVID19

Last update 2020.08.03

Port Esbjerg is critical infrastructure, and consequently we will continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have taken the strictest precautions, and therefore our port control and our crane department as well as other critical functions will remain in operation.

Port Esbjerg operates as normal, and COVID-19 contingency plans have been implemented.

COVID-19 Procedure - Vessels to Port Esbjerg

Port Esbjerg will maintain operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mandatory Declaration of Health
All vessels entering Port Esbjerg must send the Port Esbjerg Declaration of Health to:

The Declaration of Health is mandatory:

     - prior to arrival or prior to contact with operations ashore, and
     - if any of the answers given in the Declaration changes during the stay.

The Port Esbjerg Declaration of Health can be found on the Port Esbjerg website (Vessels may send their own form/declaration if the content is identical with that of the Port Esbjerg Declaration.)

​Port Esbjerg uses the information for internal procedures. However, answers (only the yes/no) to the nine health questions may be forwarded to specific operators (e.g. agents, stevedores, dock workers, pilots, operation staff, etc.).

Declaration of Health to Danish Health Authorities
In case of suspicion of contagious diseases, the regulation concerning detailed information to the Danish Health Authorities applies as usual.

The vessel is requested to inform both Port Esbjerg and the Danish Health Authorities.

Additional information
Vessels which can answer all nine questions with a “NO” and which comply with all maritime requirements applicable are encouraged to show the flag “Q” as a signal for operators in port.

Vessels are encouraged to forward own restrictions and precautions to relevant parties prior to arrival (port, pilot, stevedores, agents, etc.).

Closed Borders
Danish borders are partially opened - Please see the Danish authories' web page for details.
All ships crew are allowed to go ashore.

Authorities – Information and Hotline
Danish Maritime Authority:

Joined Danish Authority web and hotline -

We thank you for your co-operation!

The Danish Health Authority’s have established guidelines for persons arriving Denmark, including Vessels to Danish Ports.

Direct link to the Danish official websites.

Danish Health Authority’s posters.

Emergency Contact DK

POE Declaration of Health

Emergency Contact UK