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Qatar: Boycott by other nations

Member Advisory

5 October 2017: The situation remains as per our update on 7 July 2017

As members and clients are aware a boycott of Qatar has been implemented by several nations in the region, and the following is an update of the situation country by country provided by Gulf Agency Company (GAC).

We want to underline that the situation is fluid and that decisions should not be made based on this advice alone, and we will update the summary as regularly as possible but verification should be sought before acting in reliance on it.

United Arab Emirates

  • All Emirates flights to Qatar suspended
  • All Fly Dubai flights to Qatar suspended
  • All Air Arabia flights to Qatar suspended
  • All Etihad flights to Qatar suspended

Land boarder to Saudi Arabia (Sila border):

  • Export and import of all means of transport to Qatar prohibited
  • All goods destined for Qatar stopped
  • Only empty trucks with Qatari number plates can return back to Qatar

Abu Dhabi Ports (Port Khalifa, Musaffa Port, Mina Syed Port)

Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • Qatari flag vessel or owned by Qatari Companies or Qatari individuals
  • Vessels loading/discharging any cargo of Qatari origin
  • Vessels loading any cargo of UAE origin destined for Qatar
  • All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag (for further clarifications contact GAC Abu Dhabi )

Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports (Ruwais Area)

Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • Qatari flag vessel or owned by Qatari Companies or Qatari individuals
  • Vessels loading/discharging any cargo of Qatari origin
  • Vessels loading any cargo of UAE origin destined for Qatar
  • For further clarifications contact GAC Abu Dhabi,

Port of Fujairah

Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • Qatari flag vessel or owned/chartered by Qatari Companies or Qatari individuals. (Part or fully owned or insured by Qatari insurance company).
  • Vessels loading/discharging any cargo of Qatari origin
  • Vessels loading any cargo of UAE origin destined for Qatar

For further clarification please contact GAC Fujairah ()

Jebel Ali Port, Hamriya Port, Port Rashid

The following vessels are not allowed in DP World, UAE Region port or its anchorage areas:

  • Qatari flagged vessels or owned by Qatari Companies or Qatari individuals
  • Vessels loading/discharging any cargo of Qatari origin
  • Vessels loading any cargo of UAE origin destined for Qatar

For other vessels (not mentioned above) going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, it is advised to take advance approvals from DP World and Seaport Immigration.

For further clarifications please contact GAC Dubai ().

Saqr Port, Ras Al Khaimah Port, RAK Maritime City, Al Jazeera Port, Al Jeer Port including offshore anchorage

Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • All Qatari flagged/owned vessels
  • All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag
  • Vessels loading/discharging cargo destined to/from Qatar

Dubai Maritime City Authority - Dubai anchorage (or entering Dubai waters)

Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • All Qatari flagged/owned vessels
  • All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag

Sharjah Port including anchorage area

Following vessels and cargo categories are not allowed:

  • Qatari flagged vessels or owned by Qatari Companies or Qatari individuals
  • Vessels loading/discharging any cargo of Qatari origin
  • Vessels loading any cargo of UAE origin destined for Qatar
  • All vessels going to/coming from Qatar as last/next port of call, irrespective of the flag (for further clarifications contact GAC Sharjah, )

All other ports in the UAE

  • Situation is unclear but no official announcement yet

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudia airlines flights to Qatar suspended

Saudi Port Authorities

Following vessels are not allowed to call any port or terminal in Saudi Arabia

  • Carrying Qatar flag
  • The owner has Qatari nationality
  • The line is Qatar company
  • The cargo is from Qatar
  • No Qatari crew to enter Saudi Ports

Saudi land border to Qatar (Abu Samra)

  • Boarder is closed for any cargo entering and leaving Qatar.

Qatar

  • All Qatar Airways flights to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain suspended
  • Advisory by CMA CGM regarding cost and options for import/export to/from Qatar, see attached circular. No official circular from any other lines.
  • Qatar Petroleum establishes bunker solution in Ras Laffan. For further information please contact our office in Ras Laffan, )

Oman

  • No restrictions as of now
  • Milaha will start operating a feeder from Sohar to Doha this week and schedule is attached. Please be in touch with the lines for further updates.
  • Khasab Port (northern Oman) has agreed to issue port clearance. For further information contact GAC Oman ().
  • Most container lines are routing shipments enroute to Qatar via Oman (Salalah or Sohar). Please find attached the latest update from Maersk regarding their service via Salalah. Please be in touch with the lines for further updates.
  • Many container lines are now accepting new bookings to / from Doha via Oman. Please be in touch with the lines for further updates.

Egypt

  • All Egypt Air flights to Qatar suspended
  • Suez Canal transits allowed to all vessels/flags/nations subject to compliance with conditions stated in the present rules of navigation
  • All Qatari vessels prohibited to enter into Egyptian ports

Bahrain

  • All Gulf Air flights to Qatar suspended
  • All Bahrain ports and territorial waters will remain suspended for marine navigation from and to Qatar

Kuwait

  • No restrictions as of now

Iraq

  • No restrictions as of now

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