Quarantine Act

Chapter number: 
197
In force: 
Yes

 

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LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

CHAPTER 197

Act 22 of 1948.

Pros 13 of 1948.

Act 14 of 1963.

S.I 95 of 1975.

S.I. 104 of 1975.

S.I.72 of 1976.

Act 23 of 1976.

Dec. 39 of 1975.

S.I.61 of 1988.

S.I.41 of 1991.

 

 

QUARANTINE ACT

[1st November, 1948]

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.       Short title.

2.      Interpretation.

3.      Establishment of Quarantine Authority and appointment of health officers, visiting officers and staff.

4.      Power to make regulations.

5.      Power to make rules.

6.      Power to make orders in emergency.

7.      Offences and penalties.

8.      Duty and power of the police.

9.      Disposal and recovery of charges and expenses.

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1.      This Act may be cited as the Quarantine Act.

2.      In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

"aerodrome" includes both land and water aerodromes;

"aircraft" includes any machine which can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air and is intended for aerial navigation;

"commander" includes any person for the time being in charge or command of an aircraft;

"master" includes any person for the time being in charge or command of a ship;

"port" includes any place at which ships arrive or from which they depart;

"ship" includes a vessel or boat.

3.(1)  For the purposes of this Act there shall be established a Quarantine Authority with the powers, duties and functions prescribed in this Act. The Chief Medical Officer of shall be the Quarantine Authority.

   (2)  For the purposes of this Act the President may appoint such health officers and visiting officers as he may consider necessary. In the exercise of their powers and in the performance of their duties under this Act, the health and the visiting officers shall act under the general direction and control of the Quarantine Authority.

   (3)  The Quarantine Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, delegate in writing to health officers or to any health officer all the powers, duties and functions vested in the Quarantine Authority under this Act, save and except the power to make rules and orders under sections 5 and 6.

   (4)  The President may appoint such clerks and servants to the Quarantine Authority as may, in his opinion, be required.

4.(1)  The Minister may make regulations in respect of the whole or any part of Seychelles, including the ports and coastal waters thereof, for preventing-

(a) danger to public health from ship or aircraft or persons or things therein arriving at any place; and

(b) the spread of infection by means of any ships or any aircraft about to leave any place, or by means of any person or thing about to leave any place in any ship or aircraft.

   (2)  Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by subsection (1), regulations under that subsection may, for the purposes therein set forth, make provision for all or any of the following matters, that is to say-

(a) the collection and transmission of epidemiological and sanitary information;

(b) the signals to be displayed by ships or aircraft;

(c) the questions to be answered and information (whether oral or documentary) to be supplied by masters, commanders and other persons who are or have been on board any ship or aircraft or are desirous of boarding any ship or aircraft;

(d) the detention of ships or aircraft and of persons and things that are or have been on board any ship or aircraft;

(e) the destruction of articles which are or have been on board ships or aircraft;

(f) the duties to be performed by masters, commanders and other persons who are or have been on board ship or aircraft or who are desirous of boarding any ship or aircraft;

(g) authorising the making of charges and providing for the recovery of expenses;

(h) the enforcement of the regulations;

(i) the conferring on appropriate officers of powers to board ships and aircraft and to enter premises.

5.(1) Subject to the provisions hereafter contained, the Quarantine Authority may make rules for implementing or carrying into effect any regulations in force by virtue of section 4 and for supplementing any such regulations in regard to any matters for which the Quarantine Authority may deem it expedient to provide with a view to carrying into effect the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of that section.

  (2)  Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by subsection (1), rules under that subsection may, for the purposes therein set forth, make provision for all or any of the following matters, that is to say-

(a) regulating the granting or withdrawal of pratique;

(b) regulating the issuing of bills of health, certificates, and other documents;

(c) the governance of quarantine mooring stations, anchorages and berthing places, and of places where persons or things are detained or taken for examination and of places used for the observation or isolation of persons;

(d) the sanitation of ports and aerodromes and their surroundings, including measures for keeping them free from rodents, mosquitoes and other vectors of disease;

(e) fixing the charges sanctioned by regulations in force by virtue of section 4 and providing for their incidence.

   (3)  The power to make rules under subsections (1) and (2) shall be without prejudice to any power to make regulations under section 4:

Provided however that no rules shall have any force or effect where they are any time inconsistent with any regulations in force by virtue of section 4.

   (4)  Rules made by the Quarantine Authority under the preceding provisions of this section shall not have any force or effect unless approved by the Minister. In approving any rules, the Minister may make any amendments thereto which he may deem desirable.

6.(1) When in the opinion of Quarantine Authority an emergency exists, the Quarantine Authority may by order direct special measures to be taking during the continuance of that emergency for any of the purposese specified in section 4 and 5, and any such order shall have effect notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any regulations or rules in force by virtue of those sections.

   (2)  An order made under subsection (1) may be varied or rescinded by order of the Minister.

7.(1)  Any person who-

             (a) refuses to answer or knowingly gives an untrue answer to any inquiry made under the authority of  

             this Act, or intentionally withholds any information reasonably required of him by any officer or  

             other person acting under the authority of this Act, or knowingly furnishes to any such officer or

             other person any information which is false; or

 

(b) refuses or wilfully omits to do any act which he is required to do by this Act, or refuses or     

wilfully omits to carry out any lawful order, instruction or condition made, given or imposed by any

officer or other person acting under the authority of this Act; or

(c) assaults, resists, wilfully obstructs, or intimidates any officer or other person acting under the authority of this Act, or offers or gives or attempts to offer or give a bribe to any officer or person in connection with his powers or duties under this Act, or otherwise obstructs the execution of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine of thirty thousand rupees or to imprisonment for two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

   (2) Any person who is guilty of any other offence against this Act shall on conviction be liable to a fine of thirty thousand rupees or to imprisonment for two years or both such fine and imprisonment.

8.(1) It shall be the duty of every member of the police force to enforce (using force if necessary) compliance with this Act and with any order, instruction or condition lawfully made, given or imposed by any officer or other person under the authority of this Act; and for such purpose any member of the police force may board any ship or aircraft and may enter any premises without a warrant.

   (2) Any member of the police force may arrest without a warrant any person whom he has reasonable cause to believe to have committed any offence against this Act.

9.(1) Any sum of money paid to the Quarantine Authority in respect of charges and expenses under this Act shall be forthwith paid by the Quarantine Authority to the Director General Financial Controller of the Ministry of Finance to the credit of general revenue.

   (2) In default of payment, when due, of any of the charges and expenses payable to the Quarantine Authority under this Act, such charges and expenses, with interest at the rate of four per centum per annum from the day when they became due and payable, may be enforced and recovered by the Quarantine Authority as a civil debt due to the Government.

   (3) A statement purporting to be signed by the Quarantine Authority that any amount is due by any person to the Quarantine Authority under this Act shall, without any proof of the signature or of any other matter, be prima facie evidence that the amount is due by that person.

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LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

CHAPTER 197

QUARANTINE ACT

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

G.N.482/1948.

S.I. 104/1975.

Act 22 of 1948.

(First Schedule)

S.I. 14 of 1957.

S.I. 67 of 1973.

S.I. 34 of 1975.

S.I. 42 of 1978.

 

SECTION 3 (2)

APPOINTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICERS

 [15th November, 1944]

 

The Chief Medical Officer and such other Government medical officers as may be authorised in writing by the Chief Medical Officer are appointed as health officers for the purposes of the Act

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S.I. 67 of 1973.

SECTION 4

QUARANTINE (MARITIME) REGULATIONS

[1st November, 1948]

 

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

PART I

Introductory

1.       Citation.

2.       Interpretation.

3.       Officers.

PART II

Ships Arriving from Foreign Ports

4.       Declarations of health.

5.       Radio pratique.

6.       Flags and signal.

7.       Control over ships coming from foreign port.

8.       Ships not granted radio pratique to be visited.

9.       Restrictions on boarding or leaving ships coming from foreign ports.

10.     Granting of pratique by visiting officer.

11.     Offences.

PART III

Provisions as to Ships in Quarantine

12.     Detention of ships.

13.     Quarantine guards.

14.     Specified infectious diseases.

15.     Other infectious diseases.

PART IV

Provision as to Ships Departing

16.     General power to examine persons embarking.

REGULATION

17.     Infected areas in Seychelles.

18.     Offences.

PART V

Miscellaneous Provisions as to Ships Arriving and in Port

19.     General power to inspect ships, etc.

20.     Power to send ship to another port.

21.     General powers.

22.     Duties of master.

23.     Repetition of sanitary measures not necessary.

24.     Saving for ships putting to sea.

25.     Power as to persons who unlawfully board or leave ships.

26.     Persons suffering from infectious diseases not to land.

PART VI

Deratisation

27.     Deratisation.

28.     Ships arriving with deratisation certificates.

29.     Form of certificates.

30.     Where ship harbours rats but deratisations not possible.

31.     General deratisation measures.

PART VII

Merchandise and Baggage

32.     Merchandise, etc., not to be put on ship in quarantine without permission.

33.     Entry of merchandise and baggage to be permitted subject to certain measures.

34.     Destruction of clothes, etc., likely to carry infection.

35.     Savings of mails.

36.     Certificates.

PART VIII

Observation and Surveillance

37.     Places for observation and isolation of persons.

38.     Power of health officer to order isolation or observation or surveillance.

39.     Duties of persons under observation or surveillance.

40.     Isolation of persons under observation or surveillance.

41.     Surveillance replaced by observation.

42.     Failure of person under surveillance to report for medical inspection.

43.     Change of place during surveillance.

44.     Release from observation.

45.     Offences.

46.     Persons improperly leaving places approved for observation or isolation.

PART IX

Duties of Quarantine Authority

47.     Quarantine Authority to keep list of infected areas and to supply visiting officers with copies.

48.     List of ports not equipped to deal with ships in certain cases.

49.     Information required by Convention and agreements.

PART X

Charges for Services

50.     Charges for sanitary measures applied.

51.     Charges.

52.     Further provisions as to expenses and charges.

PART IX

Miscellaneous

53.     General duty to comply with orders, instructions and conditions.

54.     Certificates as to sanitary measures taken.

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PART I

Introductory

1.       These Regulations may be cited as the Quarantine (Maritime) Regulations.

2.       In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-

"aedes" means aedes aegypti and any potential mosquito vectors of yellow fever;

"approved port" means a port or place in which a health officer is authorised by the Minister to grant deratisation certificates and deratisation exemption certificates;

"authorised officer" means a person authorised to act as such in the case in question by virtue of an order made under regulation 3;

"Convention" means the International Sanitary Convention signed at Paris on the 21st of June, 1926 (as amended by the International Sanitary Convention, 1944) of which relevant extracts are set forth in the appendix hereto;

"crew" includes any person having duties on board the ship in connection with the voyage thereof or employed in any way in the service of the ship, the passengers or the cargo;

"day" means an interval of twenty-four hours;

deratisation certificate" and "deratisation exemption certificate" mean respectively a deratisation certificate or a deratisation exemption certificate issued under regulations 26 and 27 or otherwise issued in conformity with Article 28 of the convention;

"foreign port" means a port or place situated elsewhere than in Seychelles;

"health officer" means the appropriate officer appointed as such under section 3 of the Act, and includes a medical practitioner acting under the direction of the Quarantine Authority or a health officer for the purpose of executing these regulations or any of them;

"immune," in relation to yellow fever, means that the person in question produces a certificate to the satisfaction of the health officer issued by a medical officer or institution recognised by the Quarantine Authority to the effect that the bearer has -

(a) been inoculated against yellow fever for the first time more than ten days and less than ten years previously;

(b) been re-inoculated against yellow fever within the ten years immediately preceding; or

(c) recovered from an attack of yellow fever and that his blood contains immune bodies against yellow fever as proved by a test carried out by an institution regularly carrying out biological tests for yellow fever.

"infected area," "infected port," "infected place" and "infected local area" mean a local area in which the health officer has reason to believe that -

(a) a first case of plague recognised as non-imported has occurred or in which rodent plague exists or has existed during the previous six months; or

(b) cholera has formed a foyer,that is to say that the occurrence of new cases beyond the immediate surroundings of the first case proves that the disease has not been limited to the place where it began; or

(c) a first case yellow fever recognised as non-imported has occurred; or

(d) typhus or smallpox exists in epidemic form,

and includes a port or sea-board which serves an infected local area;

"infectious disease" means any epidemic or acute infectious disease and includes open pulmonary tuberculosis but does not include veneral disease;

"isolation" means the removal to a hospital or other suitable place approved by the health officer of a person suffering, or suspected to be suffering, from a infectious disease, and his detention therein, until, in the opinion of the health officer -

(a) he is free from infection; or

(b) if not so free, he may be discharged without undue danger to public health;

"local area" means a properly defined area such as a district, island, town, port or village, or division thereof, whatever may be its extent or population;

"master," "port" and "ship" have the meanings assigned to them in section 2 of the Act;

"observation" means the detention under medical supervision of persons in such places and for such periods as may be directed by a health officer;

"passenger" means any person, other than a member of the crew, carried in a ship;

"period of incubation" for the purpose of these regulations shall be deemed to be-

For plague                                                                                                       ……… ... ... ... ... 6 days,

For cholera                                                                                                      ………..... ... ... ... 5 days,

For yellow fever                                                                                              …..………... ... ... 6 days,

For typhus                                                                                                       ………... ... ... ... 12 days,

For smallpox                                                                                                   ………... ... ... ... 14 days;

"Quarantine Authority" means the Quarantine Authority established under the powers conferred by section 3 of the Act;

"specified infectious disease" means plague, cholera, yellow fever. typhus and smallpox;

"suitably equipped port" in relation to any disease means a port recognised by the Quarantine Authority as possessing the necessary organisation and equipment for dealing with that disease;

"surveillance" means that persons are not detained, that they may move about freely, but that they are required to report for medical examination at such intervals and during such period and to such persons as may be directed by a health officer;

"valid" in relation to a deratisation certificate or deratisation exemption certificate means issued within the last preceding six months, or where the ship in respect of which the certificate is issued is proceeding to its home port, the past preceding seven months;

"visiting officer" means the appropriate officer appointed as such under section 3 of the Act, and a person authorised to act as such in the case in question by virtue of an order made under regulation 3 and includes a health officer where the context so permits.

3.(1) The Minister may by order authorise any officer or person or class of officer or person to act as a visiting officer or as an authorised officer for the purposes of these regulations or for some specified purpose of these regulations.

   (2) Every such officer or person shall exercise his powers and perform his duties subject to the general or special direction and control of the Quarantine Authority and the health officer.

PART II

Ships Arriving from Foreign Ports

4.     The master of a ship approaching Seychelles from a foreign port shall ascertain the state of health of all

persons on board and shall prepare and sign a declaration of health in the form in Schedule A. If a ship's surgeon is carried on board, he shall countersign such declaration.

5.(1) The master of any ship approved by the Quarantine Authority as eligible for radio pratique may apply for the same by sending to the visiting officer not more than twelve and not less than four hours before the expected arrival of the ship at a port in Seychelles a wireless message embodying such of the items of information set out in Schedule B hereto as are applicable.

   (2)  Every such message shall, except in cases in which the Quarantine Authority otherwise directs, conform with the section relating to routine quarantine messages of the 1931 International Code of Signals.

   (3) The visiting officer, who for the purposes of this regulation shall be a health officer, may grant radio pratique to the ship if he is satisfied from the wireless message aforesaid and other information (if any) in his possession that no person on board the ship has symptoms which may be indicative of infectious disease and that there are no circumstances in relation to the ship requiring medical attendance.

   (4) When a ship has been granted radio pratique, the master shall, immediately on arrival at a port in Seychelles, deliver or cause to be delivered to the health officer the relevant declaration of health, the ship's bill of health (if any) and the ship's deratisation certificate or deratisation exemption certificate (if any). Any bill of health, deratisation certificate or deratisation exemption certificate shall be returned after inspection.

6.     The ship master of a ship coming from a foreign port shall comply with the provisions as to flags and signal lights contained in Schedule C hereto.

7.(1)  The harbour of Victoria shall be the first port of ships coming entry for any ship coming from a foreign port.

   (2) All ships coming from a foreign port shall enter the outer harbour of Victoria and obtain pratique before-

(a) anchoring; or

(b) mooring; or

(c) lying; or

(d) loitering;

in any other harbour in Seychelles, except for stress of weather or some other sufficient cause:

Provided that the Medical Officer of Health may exempt a ship coming from a foreign port from any of the above provisions subject to such conditions, if any, as he may impose.

   (3)  No ship coming from a foreign port shall enter the inner harbour of Victoria unless and until permission has been granted by the Health Officer.

8.(1)  Every ship arriving in Seychelles from a foreign port, if radio pratique has not been granted, shall be visited on arrival in Seychelles by the visiting officer and the master shall thereup surrender to the visiting officer the declaration of health and present to him for inspectation any other ship's papers which the visiting officer may desire to inspect.

   (2)  The visiting officer is hereby authorised to put to the master and to the ship's surgeon (if any) and to any person on board the ship all such questions as he may deem advisable for the execution of these regulations.

   (3)  Where the visiting officer has good reasons to suspect that there is any infectious disease on any such ship, it shall be lawful for such visiting officer to make an inspection of the ship and a medical inspection of the crew and passengers for the purpose of ascertaining whether such disease exists or not.

9.(1) No person, other than a pilot or a person acting in or execution of these regulations, shall, without the general or special permission of the health officer, board or leave a from ship coming from a foreign port before the same had been granted pratique, and the master shall cause all reasonable steps to be taken to enforce this provision.

   (2) Before any person, other than a pilot or a person acting in execution of these regulations leaves a ship arriving in Seychelles from a foreign port, he shall furnish all such information as may reasonably be required by the visiting officer or by an authorised officer including information as to his name , state of health and origin, and information as to places recently visited and his destination and his address there and shall, if so required by the health officer or an authorised officer, complete and sign a certificate of origin and destination in a form from time to time approved by the Quarantine Authority.

10.(1) A visiting officer may grant pratique to a ship on visiting it if he is satisfied from the declaration of health and otherwise that during the voyage, or if the voyage has lasted longer than six weeks, during the six weeks immediately preceding arrival-

(a) there has been no death or case of illness on board suspected to be due to infectious disease;

(b) there has been no plague or undue mortality among rats or mice on board;

(c) the ship has not called at an infected port; and

(d) the ship was not overcrowded or in an insanitary condition.

   (2)   If the visiting officer is not a health officer and if he is not so satisfied-

(a) he may refuse pratique and thereup the ship shall be deemed to be in quarantine and the visiting officer shall immediately inform the health officer of such refusal; and

(b) the health officer shall forthwith visit the ship and thereupon regulation 8 shall apply as though the ship had not been previously visited.

   (3)   If the visiting officer is a health officer, then even if he is not so satisfied, he shall grant pratique if he is of opinion that none of the measures for which provision is made in these regulations, other than those relating to persons or things disembarked, require to be taken or that all such measures as are appropriate have been duly taken. If he is not of that opinion he may refuse pratique and thereupon the ship shall be deemed to be in quarantine.

11.    The master of a ship, ship's surgeon, or other person (as the case may be) who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of regulations 4, 5 (4), 6, 7 (2) and (3), 8 (1) or 9 shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

PART III

Provisions as to Ships in Quarantine

12.   A visiting officer may give such directions as he may deem expedient to the master of a ship in quarantine for securing the detention of the ship pending the granting of pratique, including directions (if he thinks fit) to take the ship to a specified mooring station, anchorage or berthing place generally or specially approved by the Harbour Master for the use of ships in quarantine.

13.     A visiting officer may place on board any ship in quarantine such quarantine guards as he may think necessary.

14.     In relation to specified infectious diseases, the measures which may be taken and the circumstances in which they may be taken shall be such as are specified in Articles 24 to 27 and Articles 29 to 42 of the Convention, and for that purpose these regulations shall have effect as though those Articles were part of these regulations:

Provided that references in those Articles to the port sanitary authority or the port authorities or the sanitary authority of the port or the Government, shall be construed as though they were references to the Quarantine Authority, the health officers or an authorised officer.

15.(1) When any infectious disease other than a specified infectious disease has occurred on board a ship during the six weeks immediately preceding its arrival at a port in Seychelles, the health officer may require all or any of the measures specified in subregulation (2) hereof to be taken.

   (2)  Such measures may include-

(a) medical inspection of the crew and passengers;

(b) isolation of the sick either on board or on shore;

(c) surveillance of the crew and passengers, who have been exposed to infection, for 14 days or the period of incubation of the disease (whichever is the shorter period) from the last day of possible exposure to infection;

(d) disinfection of clothing and other articles and of the parts of the ship which the health officer may consider infected;

(e) examination of food and water if considered sources of infection and the application of appropriate measures;

(f) destruction of animals, birds and insects which may be considered as potential vectors of the disease.

   (3) When the Quarantine Authority or the health officer has reason to believe that an epidemic may arise in Seychelles through persons on board a ship having been exposed to infection from an infectious disease, the Quarantine Authority or the health officer may require all or any of the following measures to be taken:-

(a) Medical inspection of the crew and passengers.

(b) The crew and passengers may be prohibited from leaving the ship save upon such specified conditions as appear to the Quarantine Authority or the health officer to be reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of infection.

(c) The crew and passengers who are allowed to disembark may be kept under observation or subjected to surveillance during such period as is reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of infection.

(d) Unloading shall be carried out under the supervision of the Quarantine Authority, which shall take all necessary measures to prevent the infection of the staff engaged in unloading. This staff may be subjected to observation or surveillance during such period as is reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of infection.

(e) All persons who have boarded the ship or who have been in contact with any member of the crew or any passenger or who otherwise may be a source of infection, may be subjected to observation or surveillance during such period as is reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of infection

PART IV

Provisions as to Ships Departure

16.  The health officer may examine any person intending to embark in a ship whom he suspects to be suffering from an infectious disease or any person whom he considers to have been in such relations to the sick as to render him liable to transmit the disease; and, if after examination, he is of opinion that the person shows symptoms of any infectious disease he may prohibit his embarkation.

17.   When any areas of Seychelles is an infected area, the health officer shall cause to be taken measures-

 

(a) to secure the medical examination of all persons about to leave that area by sea so as to prevent the embarkation of persons showing symptoms of any specified infectious disease and of persons in such relations with the sick as to render them liable to transmit the disease;

(b) in the case of plague, to prevent rats gaining access to the ship, and, where indicated, to secure the destruction of rats and mice on board;

(c) in the case of cholera, to ensure that drinking water and foodstuffs taken on board are wholesome, and that water taken in as ballast is disinfected if necessary;

(d) in the case of yellow fever, to prevent mosquitoes gaining access to ships;

(e) in the case of typhus, to secure the delousing before embarkation of all persons suspected of being infested with lice;

(f) in the case of smallpox, to disinfect old clothes and rags before they are packed or baled and to ensure that persons from the infected area are protected against the disease before embarkation;

(g) if the health officer thinks fit, to secure the examination of any clothing, bedding or other article of personal use which belongs to or is in intended for use by the crew or any person who proposes to embark or is on board and which, in the opinion of the health officer or an authorised officer, may have been exposed to infection; and to secure the disinfection or destruction of any such clothing, bedding or other article of personal use;

(h) if the health officer thinks fit, to secure the disinfection to the satisfaction of the health officer or an authorised officer of any parts of the ship which, in the opinion of the health officer or authorised officer, may be infected.

18.(1) Any person who -

(a) knowing or having reason to suspect that he is suffering from an infectious disease embarks in or is conveyed in a ship leaving Seychelles without the permission of the health officer, or

(b) embarks in a ship about to leave an infected area of Seychelles without submitting himself for examination by the health officer, or exports or takes on board any such ship any merchandise, stores, baggage, personal effects or other articles from such area without submitting them for examination, and, if required, disinsectisation and disinfection by the health officer or an authorised officer, or does any of such things as aforesaid contrary to any prohibition or restriction which the health officer may impose with a view to preventing the spread of infection,

shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

   (2)  Any master of a ship, ship owner or ship's agent, who knowingly conveys or permits the conveyance in a ship from an infected area of Seychelles of any person or thing contrary to any prohibition or restriction imposed by or under regulation 16 or 17 shall be guilty of an offence against these Regulation.

PART V

Miscellaneous Provisions as to Ships Arriving and in Port

19.  The health officer or an authorised officer shall be entitled at any time to visit and inspect any ship arriving in or lying in a port (whether or not the ship has come from a foreign port) and –

(a) in any circumstances which would justify the refusal of pratique under these regulations in the case of ships arriving from foreign ports, direct that the ship shall be deemed to be in quarantine for the purposes of all or any of these regulations.

(b) direct that any such action shall be taken as would be appropriate under these regulations in the like circumstances in the case of ships arriving from the foreign ports.

20.  If the health officer is of opinion that the port in Seychelles at which a ship arrives is not suitably equipped to deal with it, he may order the master of the ship to take the ship to a port in Seychelles which is suitably equipped.

21.   A health officer may, in relation to any ship arriving in or lying in a Seychelles port (whether the ship has come from a foreign port or otherwise) -

(a) medically inspect the crew and passengers;

(b) detain any such persons for medical examination;

(c) prohibit any such persons from leaving the ship save upon such specified conditions as appear to the health officer to be reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of infection;

(d) require the master to take or assist in taking such steps as, in the opinion of the health officer, are reasonably necessary for preventing the spread of infection by any such person, for the destruction of vermin, and for the removal of conditions in the ship likely to convey infection, including conditions the existence of which might facilitate the harbouring of vermin.

22.   Without prejudice to any other provisions of these regulations, it shall be the duty of the master of every ship which is in any Seychelles port forthwith to notify a visiting officer (whether the information is requested or not) of any case or suspected case of infectious disease in the ship and of any circumstances on board which are likely to lead to infection or the spread of infectious disease including in his notification particulars as to the sanitary condition of the ship and the presence of dead rats or mice or mortality or sickness among rats or mice in the ship; and any master of a ship who contravenes or fails to comply with these requirements shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

23.   A ship which, before arriving at a port in Seychelles, has already been subject to sanitary measures to the not satisfaction of the health officer of that port shall not again be subjected to such measures unless some new incident has occurred which so requires.

24. The master of a ship at or approaching a Seychelles port who does not desire to submit to any requirements of these regulations which may be applicable shall be at liberty to put to sea without being subjected to control under these regulations if he notifies the health officer of his intention:

Provided that if he desires to land goods, to disembark passengers or to take on fuel, foodstuffs or water, the health officer may grant him permission so to do subject to such conditions, in conformity with the provisions of these regulations, as the health officer thinks fit; and the master shall proceed accordingly and put to sea with due despatch, and if he fails so to do he shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

25.(1) Any person who leaves any ship contrary to the provisions of these regulations may, without prejudice to any other liability, be apprehended by a visiting officer, authorised officer, quarantine guard or member of the police force and compelled to return to the ship and, if he is not a passenger or member of the crew, may be dealt with as a passenger.

   (2) Any person who boards a ship contrary to the provisions of these regulations may, if he is not a passenger or member of the crew, be dealt with as a passenger.

   (3) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of subregulations (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

26.   A person on board a ship at a Seychelles port who knows or has reason to suspect that he is suffering from an infectious disease shall in no case land without the permission of the health officer, and any person who contravenes this provision shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

PART VI

Deratisation of Ships

27.(1) On the arrival of a ship from a foreign port at an approved port, the visiting officer shall call for the deratisation certificate or deratisation exemption certificate, and if such certificate is not forthcoming or is no longer valid inform the health officer accordingly.

   (2) The health officer shall then arrange for the ship to be inspected to ascertain whether it is maintained in such a condition that the number of rats on board is kept down to the minimum, and if he is so satisfied he shall sign and issue a deratisation exemption certificate.

   (3)  If, after the ship has been inspected, the health officer is of the opinion that it is not maintained in such a condition that the number of rats on board is kept down to the minimum, he shall order the ship to be deratised in a manner to be specified or approved by him, and the master shall forthwith make arrangements for the deratisation of the ship to be carried out to the satisfaction of the health officer. After the deratisation has been completed to his satisfaction the health officer shall sign and issue a deratisation certificate.

   (4) When, in the opinion of the health officer, it is not possible efficiently to carry out deratisation of the ship, because of its cargo or for other reasons, he may cause the ship to work in quarantine and he shall endorse the time-expired deratisation or deratisation exemption certificate (if there is one) and make an entry in the bill of health to be issued to the ship before it leaves port, to the effect that the ship was inspected and found rat infested but that it was impracticable to carry out deratisation.

28.   A ship arriving from a foreign port and carrying a valid deratisation certificate or deratisation exemption tion certificate, whether or not it has been granted pratique on arrival, may nevertheless be inspected by or on behalf of the health officer, should the health officer consider such inspection justified, to determine the extent of rat infestation. In exceptional cases and for well-founded reasons, which shall be communicated in

writing to the master of the ship and to the Quarantine Authority, the health officer may, if the port is an approved port, order that ship to be deratised, and when deratisation has been completed to his satisfaction, he shall issue a deratisation certificate.

29.   Deratisation certificates and deratisation exemption certificates shall be in form prescribed in Schedule D.

30.   When a ship which is not infected or suspected desires to go alongside a jetty or quay and the health officer has reason to believe that the ship harbours rats, he may, when it is not possible or desirable to undertake deratisation of the ship, order that it be fended off or moored away from the jetty or quay, to a distance of at least 6 feet, that all ropes and hawsers between that ship and the shore are fitted with efficient rat-guards, that between dusk and dawn gangways are drawn up or brilliantly lighted, and that cargo is unloaded in such a manner as to prevent rats gaining access to the shore.

31.(1) Whenever any ship is at a Seychelles port, whether an approved port or not, and the health officer has reason to believe that the number of rats on board is not kept down to a minimum, he may require the owner, master or ship's agent to take such steps, under the direction and to the satisfaction of the health officer, as are practicable, in the opinion of the health officer, to secure complete or partial deratisation:

Provided that this paragraph shall not apply to ships which are in possession of valid deratisation certificates or valid deratisation exemption certificates.

   (2) Without prejudice to the provisions of subregulation (1), masters or owners of coastal vessels and harbour lighters may be required by the Quarantine Authority to deratise them in such manner and at such intervals as the Quarantine Authority may direct, and if any requirement under this paragraph is not complied with, the master and owner shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

PART VII

Merchandise and Baggage

32.   Subject to the provisions of regulation 34, without the general or special permission of the health officer, no merchandise, stores, baggage, personal effects or other articles shall be taken off or put on board a ship which has not been granted pratique, and any person who contravenes this provision shall be guilty of an offence against this regulation.

33.   The entry of merchandise and baggage arriving at a suitably equipped Seychelles port shall in all cases be permitted, but the following measures may be applied where, in the opinion of the health officer, there is danger of infection from a specified infectious disease-

(a) in the case of plague disinsectisation or disinfection of recently used bedding and clothing and prohibition of the unloading of merchandise from an infected area which is likely to harbour rats or fleas unless adequate precautions to prevent the escape of rats and fleas and to ensure their destruction are taken;

(b) in the case of cholera, disinfection of recently used bedding and clothing and prohibition of the importation of fresh fish, shell fish and vegetables;

(c) in the case of typhus, disinsectisation of recently used bedding and clothing and of rags not carried as merchandise in bulk; and

(d) in the case of smallpox, disinfection of recently used bedding and clothing and of rags not carried as merchandise in bulk.

34.   The health officer or an authorised officer may order clothes and other articles of small value (including rags not carried as merchandise in bulk) which he considers likely to convey a specified infectious disease to be destroyed.

35.   Nothing in these regulations shall render liable to detention, disinfection or destruction or shall affect any article forming part of any mail (other than parcel mail) conveyed under the authority of the Chief Postmaster or of the postal administration of any other Government.

36. When merchandise, stores, baggage, personal effects or other articles have been subjected to any measures prescribed in this part of these regulations, the health officer or an authorised officer shall issue free of charge, on request by the shipowner, master or ship's agent, a certificate in such form as may be provided by the Quarantine Authority setting out the measures taken and the reasons therefor.

PART VIII

Observation and Surveillance

37.When any place is in use for observation or isolation purposes, no person shall enter or leave the place and no article shall be taken to or removed from the place except with the general or specified permission of the Quarantine Authority or the health officer or otherwise than on such conditions as the Quarantine Authority or the health officer may generally or specially impose.

38.(1) Without prejudice to any other powers conferred by these regulations, any person, within 14 days after his arrival in Seychelles, who, in the opinion of the health officer-

 (a) is suffering from or suspected to be suffering from a specified infectious disease shall be placed  in isolation;

(b) is suffering from an infectious disease, other than a specified infectious disease, shall be liable to be placed in isolation at the discretion of the health officer;

(c) has been exposed to the risk of infection by any specified infectious disease may, at the discretion of the health officer, be placed under observation or surveillance during the remainder of the period of incubation;

(d) has been exposed to risk of infection by any infectious disease, other than a specified infectious disease, may at the discretion of the health officer, be placed under surveillance as provided in regulation 15.

    (2) When any person arriving in Seychelles has, in the opinion of the health officer, been exposed to infection from yellow fever within the previous 6 days, then, unless the health officer otherwise directs or such person is immune from the disease, the health officer shall order him to be kept under observation under Aedes-free conditions for 6 days or for the remainder of the 6 days from the last day on which he was exposed to the infection. An inoculated person who is not yet regarded as immune shall be kept under observation for a period not exceeding six days from the last day of possible exposure to infection.

39.(1) Any person placed under observation or surveillance shall-

(a) furnish all such information as may reasonably be required to the health officer or other authorised officer and shall comply with the orders and instructions of such health officer or authorised officer;

(b) undergo such medical inspection and examination as the health officer may require and submit himself and his personal effects or other articles to disinfection and other measures as the health officer may order.

   (2) Any person placed under surveillance, who is required to do so by the health officer, shall make a deposit not exceeding one hundred rupees (the amount to be determined by the health officer) which shall be liable to forfeiture if he neglects to comply with the conditions of surveillance.

   (3) Any person in charge of a child or other person under disability shall be responsible for the compliance of such child or person with the requirements and provisions of this regulations.

40.   Any person under observation or surveillance who shows symptoms of an infectious disease may, if the health officer so orders, be placed in isolation.

41.    In cases where surveillance is imposed under these regulations it may be replaced by observation in any of the following circumstances -

(a) when it is impossible to exercise surveillance with adequate efficiency;

(b) if the risk of the introduction of infection into Seychelles is deemed exceptionally serious;

(c) if the health officer is satisfied that the person who has been or should be subjected to surveillance has not complied or is not likely to comply with the conditions of surveillance.

42.(1) Any person under surveillance who, on account of illness, is unable to report for medical inspection shall immediately cause the health officer responsible for his surveillance to be informed of his illness and its nature and the health officer shall forthwith take steps to determine whether or not such person is suffering from an infectious disease.

  (2) When any person under surveillance failst to report for medical inspection on the appointed day, the health officer responsible for his surveillance shall forthwith cause search to be made for him, and if his failure to report for medical inspection is due to illness, the health officer shall immediately visit him.

  (3) Any person under surveillance who intends to proceed to an address other than that originally given by him shall immediately notify the health officer responsible for his surveillance of such new address.

43.   The health officer responsible for the surveillance of a person who is about to proceed to some other place before the period of surveillance has ended shall inform the health authorities of the place to which such person is proceeding of his impending arrival and address there, and of the period of surveillance still uncompleted, and shall also instruct the person under surveillance as to whom he shall report for medical inspection when he arrives at such other place.

44.   As soon as any person placed under observation has undergone the observation necessary in his case, he shall be released from observation by the health officer.

45.   Any person other than a person acting in the execution of these regulations who contravenes or fails to comply with regulation 37 or any condition imposed thereunder, or regulation 39 or 42, shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

46.  Any person who, contrary to these regulations, leaves any place in use for observation or isolation purposes may, without prejudice to any other liability, be apprehended by a health officer or an authorised officer or a member of the police force and taken back to such place.

PART IX

Duties of Quarantine Authority

47.   It shall be the duty of the Quarantine Authority to cause to be compiled and kept up to date a list of infected areas, including ports and seaboards which serve infected areas, and to cause all visiting officers to be supplied with copies of the list and of all amendments thereto.

48.  The Quarantine Authority shall prepare lists of Seychelles ports which are equipped from a sanitary point of view to deal with ships arriving in Seychelles in specified circumstances.

49.   The Quarantine Authority shall be responsible for the collection and transmission, directly or through the appropriate channels, of all information required to be collected and transmitted under the Convention or under any Agreement to which the Government is a party relating to quarantine matters.

PART X

Charges for Services

50.(1) Where the master of any ship is required by or in pursuance of these regulations to carry out any measures with a view to reducing the danger or preventing the spread of infection, the Quarantine Authority may, at the request of the master, and, if thought fit, at his cost, cause any such requirement to be complied with instead of enforcing the requirement against the master. When the Quarantine Authority may require the amount of the charge for the work or a part thereof to be paid to or deposited with the Quarantine Authority before the work is undertaken.

   (2)  The amount of the charge for any work so to be under- taken by the Quarantine Authority shall be such reasonable sum as, to the exclusion of any charge or claim in respect of profit, represents the actual or estimated cost to be incurred by the Quarantine Authority in undertaking the work, so, however, that it shall not exceed the sum of two hundred rupees unless notice of the proposed charge has been given to the master before the work is undertaken.

   (3)  All such charges may be recovered against the master, ship-owner or his agent.

51.    The charges to be made in respect of persons undergoing quarantine, isolation or observation, and the incident of such charges, shall be such as are provided for in rules made under the Act.

52.(1) All expenses and charges referred to in these Regulations shall be payable to the Quarantine Authority.

   (2) Where any expenses or charges are payable by the master of a ship, the Controller of Customs and the Harbour Master may refuse to clear the ship until all liability in respect of such expenses or charges has been discharged.

PART XI

Miscellaneous

53.(1) Subject to the provisions of these regulations, the Quarantine Authority, the health officer and any authorised officer may give such orders and instructions and impose such conditions and take such action as they may deem desirable for the purposes of carrying these regulations into effect.

   (2) Every person to whom these regulations apply shall comply with all such orders, instructions and conditions, and shall furnish all such information as the Quarantine Authority, health officer or authorised officer may reasonably require (including information as to his name, destination and address) and every person who has for the time being the custody or charge of a child or other person who is under disability shall comply with any orders, instructions or conditions so given, made or imposed and shall furnish all such information as aforesaid in respect of such child or other person.

54.(1) Whenever the master, the ship-owner or his agent so demands, the health officer shall furnish him with a free certificate stating the sanitary measures which have been applied to the ship and specifying the reason why they have been applied.

   (2) Passengers who have been subjected to sanitary measures shall be entitled to a free certificate from the health officer indicating the date of their arrival and the measures to which they and their baggage have been subjected.

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SCHEDULE A

[REGULATION 4]

MARITIME DECLARATION OF HEALTH

(To be rendered by the masters of ships arriving from ports outside Seychelles)

Port of ................................................................................................................... Date ................................

Name of Vessel ........................................................... From ……………................ To ..............................

Nationality ................................................... Master's name ..........................................................................

Net Registered Tonnage ..................................................................................................................................

Deratisation or {Certificate ............................................................ Dated .....................................................

Deratisation {

Exemption {Issued at …………………………………………………………..................................................................................

No. of {Cabine ........................................................................................................................................... No. of

Passengers {Deck .................................................................... Crew ............................................................

List of ports of call from commencement of voyage with dates of departure ..........................................................................................................................................................................

HEALTH QUESTION                                                                                     ANSWER YES OR NO.

1.       Has there been on board during the voyage*

any case or suspected case of plaque, cholera,

yellow fever, typhus feveror smallpox? Give

particulars in the Schedule      

                                                                                                                         ..........................

2.       Has plague occurred or been suspected amongst

the rats or mice on board during the voyage,* or

has there been an unusual mortality amongst them?                                        ..…………...........................

 

3.       Has any person died on board during the voyage*

otherwise than as a result of an accident? Give

particulars in the Schedule                                                                               …........................

 

4.       Is there on board or has there been during the

voyage* any case of illness which you suspect to be

of an infectious nature? Give particulars in

Schedule                                                                                                          …………………

 

5.       Is there any sick person on board now? Give

particulars in Schedule                                                                                                  .............................

Note:In the absence of a surgeon, the master

should regard the following symptoms as ground for

suspecting the existence of infectious disease; fever

accompanied by prostration or persisting for several

days, or attended with glandular swelling, or any

acute skin rash or eruption with or eruption with

or without fever; severe diarrhoea with symptoms of

collapse; jaundice accompanied by fever.

 

6.       Are you aware of any other condition on board

which may lead to infection or the spread of

infectious disease?                                                                                          ................................

 

7.       What is the sanitary condition of your ship?                                          ..................................

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*If more than six weeks have elapsed since the voyage began, it will suffice to give particulars for the last six weeks.

8.       Has there morbidity or mortality among rats

or mice during the voyage, which in your opinion

has been abnormal?                                                                                         ............................

          I hereby declare that the particulars and answers to the questions given in this Declaration of Health (including the Schedule) are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

     Signed ......................................................

Master.

Date ........................................ Countersigned ......................................................................................................

Ship's Surgeon.

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SCHEDULE TO THE DECLARATION

Particular of every case illness or death occurring on board.

Name

Class of Rating

Age

Sex

Nationality

Port of Embarka-tion

Date of Embarka- tion

Nature onset

Date of its onset

Results of illness *

Dis- posal of Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*State whether recovered; still ill; died.

+State whether still on board; landed at (give name of port); buried at sea.

INSTRUCTIONS

          The master of a ship coming from a port outside Seychelles must ascertain the state of health of all persons on board, and fill in and sign the Declaration of Health in the foregoing pages. The master should send an International Quarantine Message either direct to the Visiting Officer or through the agent. The message may be in "clear" or in "code" and must be sent within the time specified in the Code.

          The message must contain such of the items as are appropriate of the Standard Quarantine Messages (included in the Medical Section) of the 1931 International Code of Signals (Pages 229 to 232 British Edition).

If the ship is not fitted with wireless, the appropriate signal must be hoisted on arrival.

          The master should take all steps necessary to ensure that no persons other than a pilot and his leadsman shall board or leave the vessel without the permission of the Health Officer until pratique has been granted.

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SCHEDULE B

[REGULATION 5]

WIRELESS MESSAGE* ITEM OF INFORMATION

ITEM I

          The following is an International Quarantine Message from vessel indicated of port indicated which expects to arrive at time indicated on date indicated.

ITEM II

          My port of departure (first port of loading) and my last port of call were as indicated by the immediately following groups.

ITEM III

          No case of infectious disease, or of sickness suspected to be of an infectious nature has occurred on board during the last 15 days.

Number indicated cases of infectious disease (s) indicated have occurred during the last 15 days.

ITEM IV

I have no other case of sickness on board.

I have number indicated other cases of sickness on board.

ITEM V

No deaths from sickness infectious or otherwise have occurred on board during the voyage.

Number indicated deaths from sickness infectious or otherwise have occurred on board during the voyage.

ITEM VI

I have a ship's surgeon on board.

I have no ship's surgeon on board.

ITEM VII

I do not wish to disembark any sick.

I wish to disembark number indicated sick, suffering from disease (s) indicated.

ITEM VIII

My crew consists of number indicated, and I have no passengers on board.

My crew consists of number indicated, and I have number indicated passengers.

ITEM IX

I do not propose to disembark any passengers.

I propose to disembark number indicated passengers of class indicated.

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* For note on the sending of a Standard Quarantine Message see page 229 of the British edition of the 1931 International Code of Signals.

 

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SCHEDULE C

[REGULATION 6]

USE OF FLAGS AND SIGNALS

          Ships must show one of the following signals when coming within the limits of a port and until free pratique is granted.

By day (i.e. between sunrise and sunset):

 (i) "Q" flag signifying "my ship is healthy and I request

 free pratique."

 

 (ii) "Q" flag over first substitute (QQ) signifying "my ship

  is suspect, that is to say, I have had a case or cases

of infectious disease more than five days ago or there

has been unusual mortality among rats on board."

 

 (iii) "Q" flag over "L" flag (QL) signifying "my ship is

 infected, that is to say, I have had a case or cases of

 infectious disease less than five days ago."

 

The day signal shall be shown at the masthead or where it can best be seen.

 

By night: Red light over white light, signifying "I have not received free pratique."

 

The lights should be not more than six feet apart and in a vertical line one over the other.

 

The night signal shall be shown at the peak or other conspicuous place where it can be best seen.

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SCHEDULE D

[REGULATION 29]

DERATISATION CERTIFICATE (a) DERATISATION EXEMPTION

CERTIFICATE (a)

          issued in accordance with Article 54 of the International Health Regulations. (Not to be taken by Port Authorities)

Date ................................ PORT OF ...............................

THIS CERTIFICATE records the inspection and (deratisation/exemption) (a) at this port and on the above date of the (ship/island navigation vessel) (a) of (net tonnage for a sea-going vessel (........................... tonnage for an island navigation vessel) (a) (f)

At the time of inspection/deratisation (a) the holds were laden with ............. tons of ............... cargo.

COMPARTMENTS

(b)

 

RAT

HARBOURAGE

DERATISATION

BY FUMIGANT

 

Fumigant ..................

Hours exposure ........

BY CATCHING TRAPPING, OR POISONING

discov- ered

(d)

treated

Space

Quantity used (e)

Rats found dead

Traps set or poisonons put out

Rats caught or killed

Holds 1.

- 2.

- 3.

- 4.

- 5.

- 6.

- 7.

Shelter deck

space ...................

Bunker space........

Engineroom and shaft alley.....

Forepeak and storeroom.......

Afterpeak and storeroom......

Lifeboats......

Charts and wireless rooms..

Galley.........

Pantry..........

Provision store rooms .....................

Quarters (crew) ........

Quarters (officers) ...

Quarters (cabin passenger ................

Quarter (steerage) ...

 

 

 

Total ..........................

 

 

 

                 

(a)      Strike out the unnecessary indications.

(b)      In case any of the compartments enumerated do not exist on the ship or inland navigation vessel, this   

          fact must be mentioned.

(c)     Old or recent evidence of excreta, runs, or gnawing.

(d)     None, small, moderate, or large.

(e)      State the weight of sulphur or of cyanide salts or quantity of HCN acid used.

(f)      Specify whether applies to metric displacement or any other method of

          determining the tonnage.

          RECOMMENDATIONS MADE. - OBSERVATIONS. - In the case of exemption state here the measures taken for maintaining the ship or inland navigation vessel in such a condition that the number of rats on board is negligible. Seal, name, qualification, and signature of the inspector.

          *It is preferable to use sulphur dioxide or hydrocyanic acid as fumigation agents in the deratisation of ships. However, Deratisation Certificate shall be accepted as valid irrespective of the agent used, provided it is of recognized effectiveness and inspection of the ship after deratisation shows it to be free from rats.

PORT HEALTH AUTHORITIES

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APPENDIX

(See definition of Convention in regulation 2)

Extract from the International Sanitary Convention signed at Paris onthe 21st June, 1926, amended by the International Sanitary Convention, 1944.

 

Article 18

It rests with the authority of the country of destination to decide in what manner and at what place disinfection shall be carried out and what methods shall be adopted to secure the destruction of rats and insects (fleas, lice, mosquitoes, etc.). These operations shall be performed in such a manner as to injure articles as little as possible. Clothes and other articles of small value, including rags not carried as merchandise in bulk, may be destroyed by fire.

It is the duty of each State to settle questions relative to the payment of compensation for any damage caused by disinfection, deratisation and disinsectisation, or by the destruction of the articles referred to above.

If on account of these measures charges are levied by the sanitary authority, either directly or indirectly through a company or an individual, the rates of these charges shall be in accordance with a tariff published in advance and so drawn up so that the State or the sanitary authority may not, on the whole, derive any profit from its application.

SECTION IV

Measures at Ports and Marine Frontiers

(A) PLAGUE

ARTICLE 24

Infected Ship.A ship shall be regarded as infected-

(1) if it has a case of human plague on board;

 

(2) or if a case of human plague broke out more than six days after embarkation

 

(3) or if plague-infected rats are found on board.

 

Suspected Ship.A ship shall be regarded as "suspected"-

(1) if a case of human plague broke out on board in the first six days after embarkation;

(2) or if investigations regarding rats have shown the existence of an unusual mortality without determining the cause thereof.

     The ship shall continue to be regarded as suspected until it has been subjected to the measures prescribed by this Convention at a suitably equipped port.

     Healthy Ship.A ship shall be regarded as "healthy," notwithstanding its having come from an infected port, if there has been no human or rat plague on board either at the time of departure, or during the voyage, or on arrival, and the investigations regarding rats have not shown the existence of an unusual mortality.

Article 25

Plague-infected shipsshall undergo the following measures-

 (1)  Medical inspection;

 (2)  The sick shall immediately be disembarked and isolated;

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(In all cases where this Convention provides for surveillance, surveillance may not be replaced by observation except

(a) in circumstances in which it would not be practicable to to carry out surveillance with sufficient thoroughness; or

(b) if the risk of the introduction of infection into the country is considered to be exceptionally serious; or

(c) if the person who would be subject to surveillance cannot furnish adequate sanitary guarantees.

Persons under observation or surveillance shall submit themselves to any examination which the competent sanitary authority may consider necessary.)

 (3)  All persons who have been in contact with the sick and those whom the port sanitary authority have reason to consider suspect shall be disembarked if possible. They may be subjected to observation or surveillance,* or to observation followed by surveillance, provided that the total duration of these measures does not exceed six days from the time of arrival of the ship. It rests with the sanitary authority of the port, after taking into consideration the date of the last case, the condition of the ship and the local possibilities, to apply that one of these measures which seems to them preferable. During the same period the crew may be prevented from leaving the ship except on duty notified to the sanitary authority;

(4)  Bedding which has been used, soiled linen, wearing apparel and other articles which, in the opinion of the sanitary authority, are infected shall be disinsected and, if necessary, disinfected;

(5)  The parts of the ship which have been occupied by persons suffering from plague or which, in the opinion of the sanitary authority, are infected shall be disinsected and, if necessary, disinfected;

(6)  The sanitary authority may require deratisation before the discharge of the cargo, if they are of the opinion, having regard to the nature of the cargo and the way in which it is loaded, that it is possible to effect a total destruction of rats before discharge. In this case, the ship may not be subjected to a new deratisation after discharge. In other cases the complete destruction of the rodents shall be effected on board when the holds are empty. In the case of ships in ballast, this process shall be carried out as soon as possible before taking cargo;

          Deratisation shall be carried out so as to avoid, as far as possible, damage to the ship and cargo (if any). The operation must not last longer than twenty-four hours. Any charges made in respect of these operations of deratisation and any question of compensation for damage shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Article 18.

          If a ship is to discharge a part of its cargo only, and if the port authorities consider that it is impossible to carry out complete deratisation, the said ship may remain in the port for the time required to discharge that part of its cargo, provided that all precautions, including isolation, are taken to the satisfaction of the sanitary authority to prevent rats from passing from the ship to the shore, either during unloading or otherwise.

          The discharge of cargo shall be carried out under the control of the sanitary authority, who shall take all measures necessary to prevent the staff employed on this duty from becoming infected. This staff shall be subjected to observation or to surveillance for a period not exceeding six days from the time when they have ceased to work at the unloading of the ship.

Article 26

Plague-suspected ships shall undergo the measures specified in (1), (4), (5) and (6) of Article 25.

          In addition, the crew and passengers may be subjected to surveillance, which shall not exceed six days reckoned from the date of arrival of the ship. The crew may be prevented during the same period from leaving the ship except on duty notified to the sanitary authority.

Article 27

          Healthy Ships. Ships free from plague shall be given free pratique immediately, with the reservation that the sanitary authority of the port of arrival may prescribe the following measures with regard to them-

(1)     Medical inspection to determine whether the ship comes within the definition of a healthy ship;

(2)     Destruction of rats on board, under the conditions specified in (6) of Article 25, in exceptional cases and for well-founded reasons, which shall be communicated in writing to the captain of the ship;

  (3) The crew and passengers may be subjected to surveillance during a period which shall not exceed six days reckoned from the date on which the ship left the infected port. The crew may be prevented during the same period from leaving the ship except on duty notified to the sanitary authority.

 

Article 28

          All ships, except those employed in national coastal service, shall be periodically deratised, or be permanently so maintained that any rat population is kept down to the minimum. In the first case they shall receive Deratisation Certificates, and in the second, Deratisation Exemption Certificates.

          Governments shall make known through the Office International d'Hygine Publique those of their ports possessing the equipment and personnel necessary for the deratisation of ship.

          A Deratisation Certificate or a Deratisation Exemption Certificate shall be issued only by the sanitary authorities of ports specified above. Every such certificate shall be valid for six months, but this period may be extended by one month in the case of a ship proceeding to its home port.

          If no valid certificate is produced, the sanitary authority at the ports mentioned in the second paragraph of this Article may after inquiry and inspection-

(a)        themselves carry out deratisation of the vessel, or cause such operations to be carried out under their direction and control. On the completion of these operations to their satisfaction they shall issue a dated Deratisation Certificate. They shall decide in each case the technique which should be employed to secure the practical extermination of rats on board, but details of the deratising process applied and of the number of rats destroyed shall be entered on the certificate. Destruction of rats shall be carried out so as to avoid as far as possible damage to the ship and cargo (if any). The operation must not last longer than twenty-four hours. In the case of ships in ballast the process shall be carried out before taking cargo. Any charges made in respect of these operations of deratisation, and any question of compensation for damage, shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Article 18.

(b)        issue a dated Deratisation Exemption Certificate if they are satisfied that the ship is maintained in such a condition that the rat population is reduced to a minimum. The reasons justifying the issue of such a certificate shall be set out in the certificate.

          Deratisation and deratisation exemption certificates shall be drawn up as far as possible in a uniform manner. Model certificates shall be prepared by the Office International d'Hgiene Publique.

(B) CHOLERA

Article 29

          Infected Ship A ship shall be regarded as infectedif there is a case of cholera on board, or if there has been a case of cholera during the five days previous to the arrival of the ship in port.

          Suspected Ship. A ship shall be regarded as suspected if there has been a case of cholera at the time of departure or during the voyage, but no fresh case in five days previous to arrival. The ship shall continue to be regarded as suspected until it has been subjected to the measures prescribed by this Convention.

          Healthy Ship. A ship shall be considered "healthy" if although arriving from an infected port or having on board persons proceeding from an infected local area, there has been no case of cholera either at the time of departure, during the voyage, or on arrival.

          Cases presenting the clinical symptoms of cholera, in which no cholera vibrios have been found or in which vibrios not strictly conforming to the character of cholera vibrios have been found, shall be subject to all measures required to the case of cholera.

          Germ carriers discovered on the arrival of a ship shall be submitted after disembarkation to all the obligations which may be imposed in such a case by the laws of the country of arrival on its own nationals.

Article 30

          Cholera Infected Ships. In the case of cholera, "infected" ship shall undergo the following measures:-

(1)   Medical inspection;

(2)   The sick shall be immediately disembarked and isolated;

(3)   The crew and passengers may be disembarked and either be kept under observation or subjected to surveillance during a period not exceeding five days reckoned from the date of arrival of the ship;

          However, persons who can show that they have been protected against cholera by vaccination effected within the period of the previous six months, excluding the last six days thereof, may be subjected to surveillance, but not to observation;

(4)    Bedding which has been used, soiled linen, wearing apparel and other articles, including foodstuffs, which, in the opinion of the sanitary authority of the port, have been recently contaminated, shall be disinfected;

(5)    The parts of the ship that have been occupied by persons infected with cholera or that the sanitary authority regard as infected, shall be disinfected;

(6)   Unloading shall be carried out under the supervision of the sanitary authority, which shall take all measures necessary to prevent the infection of the staff engaged in unloading. This staff shall be subjected to observation or to surveillance which may not exceed five days from the time when they ceased unloading;

(7)   When the drinking water stored on board is suspected it shall be emptied out after disinfected and replaced, after disinfected of the tanks, by a supply of wholesome drinking water;

(8)     The sanitary authority may prohibit the emptying of water ballast in port without previous disinfection if it has been taken in at an infected port;

(9)     The emptying or discharge of human dejecta, as well as the waste waters of the ship, into the waters of the port may be forbidden, unless they have been previously disinfected.

Article 32

          Cholera Suspected Ships. In the case of cholera, "suspected" ships shall undergo the measures prescribed in (1), (4), (5), (7), (8) and (9) of Article 30.

          The crew and passengers may be subjected to surveillance during a period which shall not exceed five days reckoned from the date of arrival of the ship. It is recommended that the crew be prevented during the same period from leaving the ship except on duty notified to the sanitary authority.

          Clinical Cholera. If the ship has been declared infected or suspected on account only of a case on board presenting the clinical features of cholera, and two bacteriological examinations, made with an interval of not less than 24 hours between them, have not revealed the presence of cholera or other suspicious vibrios, the ship shall be considered healthy.

Article 33

Healthy Ships. In the case of cholera "healthy" ships shall be given free pratique immediately.

The sanitary authority of the port of arrival may prescribe as regards these ships the measures specified in (1), (7), (8) and (9) of Article 30.

The crew and passengers may be subjected to surveillance during a period which shall not exceed five days reckoned from the date of arrival of the ship. The crew may be prevented during the same period from leaving the ship except on duty notified to the sanitary authority.

Article 34

Since anti-cholera vaccination is a method of proved efficacy in staying cholera epidemics, and consequently on lessening the likelihood of the spread of the disease, sanitary administrations are recommended to employ, in the largest measure possible and as often as practicable, specific vaccination in cholera foyers and to grant certain advantages as regards restrictive measures to persons who have elected to be vaccinated.

(C) YELLOW FEVER

Article 35

     Infected Ship. A ship shall be regarded as infected if there is a case of yellow fever on board, or if there was one at the time of departure or during the voyage.    

          Suspected Ship. A ship shall be regarded as suspected if, having had no case of yellow fever, it arrives after a voyage of less than six days from an infected port or from a port in close relation with an epidemic centre of yellow fever, or it arrives after a voyage of more than six days and there is reason to believe that it may transport adult stegomyia (aedes egypti) emanating from the said port.

          Healthy Ship. A ship shall be regarded as healthy, notwithstanding its having come from an infected port, if on arriving after a voyage of more than six days it has had no case of yellow fever on board and either there is no reason to believe that it transports adult stegomyia or it is proved to the satisfaction of the authority of the port of arrival-

(a) That the ship, during its stay in the port of departure, was moored at a distance of at least 400 metres from the inhabited shore and at such a distance from harbour vessels (pontons) as to make the access of stegomyia improbable;

(b) Or that the ship, at the time of departure, was effectively fumigated in order to destroy mosquitoes.

Article 36

Yellow Fever Infected Ships. Ships infected with yellow fever shall undergo the following measures:-

  (1) Medical inspection;

  (2) The sick shall be disembarked, and those of them whose illness has not lasted more than five days shall be isolated in such a manner as to prevent infection of mosquitoes;

  (3) The other persons who disembark shall be kept under observation or surveillance during a period which shall not exceed six days reckoned from the time of disembarkation;

   (4) The ship shall be moored at least 400 metres from the inhabited shore and at such a distance from the harbour boats (pontons) as will render the access of stegomyia improbable;

   (5) The destruction of mosquitoes in all phases of growth shall be carried out on board, as far as possible before discharge of cargo. If discharge is carried out before the destruction of mosquitoes, the personnel employed shall be subjected to observation or to surveillance for a period not exceeding six days from the time when they ceased unloading.

Article 37

          Yellow Fever Suspected Ship. Ships suspected of yellow fever may be subjected to the measures specified in (1), (3), (4) and (5) of Article 36.

          Nevertheless, if the voyage has lasted less than six days and if the ship fulfils the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) or (b) of Article 35 relating to healthy ships, the ship shall be subjected only to the measures prescribed in Article 36 (1) and (3) and to fumigation.

          When thirty days have been completed after the departure of the ship from the infected port, and no case has occurred during the voyage, the ship may be granted free pratique subject to preliminary fumigation should the sanitary authority consider this to be necessary.

Article 38

Healthy Ships. Healthy ships shall be granted free pratique after medical inspection.

Article 39

          The measures prescribed in Article 36 and 37 concern only those regions in which stegomyia exist, and they shall be applied with due regard to the climatic conditions prevailing in such regions and to the stegomyia index.

In other regions they shall be applied to the extent considered necessary by the sanitary authority.

Article 40

          The masters of ships which have touched at ports infected with yellow fever are specially advised to cause a search to be made for mosquitoes and their larvae during the voyage and to secure their systematic destruction in all accessible parts of the ship, particularly in the store rooms, galleys, boiler rooms, water tanks and other places specially likely to harbour stegomyia

          With a view to the elimination of stegomyia (aedes aegypti) as an important step in the control of the spread of yellow fever, the Contracting Parties shall, in the light of their knowledge and experience of the control of the yellow fever vector, render and maintain free from stegomyia (aedes aegypti) (a) ports and their surroundings in endemic areas, and (b) ports not situated in endemic areas but exposed to the risk of the introduction of the disease. They shall also use their best endeavours to secure that personnel employed in the handling of ships in ports in endemic areas and in ports specially exposed to risk shall be inoculated against yellow fever.

          The Contracting Parties agree that all persons inoculated in compliance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph of this Article shall be furnished with and carry an inoculated certificate signed by the officer carrying out the inoculation. This certificate shall conform to the International Form of Certificate of Inoculation against yellow fever annexed hereto.

          Persons in possession of a valid anti-yellow fever inoculation certificate shall not for the purpose of the control of yellow fever be subjected to quarantine restrictions.

          In place of a valid anti-yellow fever inoculation certificate, a certificate that the bearer has recovered from an attack of yellow fever and that his blood contains immune bodies against yellow fever, as proved by a test carried out by an institute regularly carrying out biological tests for yellow fever and approved for this purpose by the government of the country concerned, will be accepted.

(D) TYPHUS

Article 41

          Ships which, during the voyage have had or at the time of their arrival, have, a case of typhus on board, may be subjected to the following measures:-

(1)   Medical inspection;

(2)   The sick shall immediately be disembarked, isolated and deloused;

(3)   Other persons reasonably suspected to harbour lice, or to have been exposed to infection, shall also be deloused, and may be subjected to surveillance during a period which shall be specified, but which in any event should never exceed twelve days, reckoned from the date of delousing;

(4)   Bedding which has been used, linen, wearing apparel and other articles which the sanitary authority consider to be infected shall be disinfected and disinsected;

(5)   The parts of the ship which have been occupied by person ill with typhus and which the sanitary authority regard as infected shall be disinfected and disinsected.

The ship shall immediately be given free pratique.

          It rest with each Government to take, after disembarkation, the measures which they consider appropriate to ensure that surveillance of persons who arrive on a ship which has had no case of typhus on board, but who have left a local area where typhus is epidemic within the previous twelve days.

          The Contracting Parties will use their best endeavours to secure that ships trading with areas infected with typhus shall carry a sufficient quantity of an effective insecticide for the personal protection of the crew and passengers, and will give favourable consideration to the inoculation against typhus of all persons on board exposed to risk.

(E) SMALLPOX

Article 42

          Ships which have had, or have a case of smallpox on board either during the voyage or at the time of arrival nay be subjected to the following measures:-

(1)   Medical inspection;

(2)   The sick shall immediately be disembarked and isolated;

(3)   Other persons reasonably suspected to have been exposed to infection on board, and who in the opinion of the sanitary authority, are not sufficiently protected by recent vaccination, or by a previous attack of smallpox, may be subjected to vaccination or to observation or to surveillance, or to vaccination followed by observation or surveillance, the period of observation or surveillance being specified according the circumstances, but in any event not exceeding fourteen days, reckoned from the date of arrival of the ship;

(4)   Bedding which has been used, soiled linen, wearing apparel and other articles which the sanitary authority consider to have been recently infected shall be disinfected;

(5)   Only the parts of the ship, which have been occupied by persons ill with smallpox and which the sanitary authority regard as infected shall be disinfected;

The ship shall immediately be given free pratique.

          For the purpose of this Article "recent vaccination" shall be taken as meaning evidence of successful vaccination not more than three years or less than fourteen days previously, or evidence of an immune reaction.

          It rest with each Government to take, after disembarkation, the measures which they consider appropriate to ensure the surveillance of persons who are not protected by vaccination, and who arrive on a ship which has had no case of smallpox on board, but who have left a local area, where smallpox is epidemic, within the previous fourteen days.

Vaccination of such persons may be performed.

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Act 22/1948.

(Second Schedule).

S.I. 69/1973.

S.I. 43/1978.

 

SECTION 4

QUARANTINE (AIR) REGULATIONS

[1st November, 1948]

 

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

PART I

Introductory

1.       Citation.

2.       Interpretation.

3.       Officers.

PART II

Movements of Aircraft

4.       Use of aerodromes.

5.       Aircraft landing otherwise than at permitted aerodromes.

PART III

General Sanitary Provisions

6.       Duties of Commander.

7.       Details of specified infectious disease to be recorded.

8.       Duties of crew and passengers.

9.       Detention of aircraft by an authorised officer.

10.     Powers of Health officer.

11.     Measures to be applied on the landing of sick persons.

12.     Disinsectisation prior to landing.

13.     Discharge of matter from aircraft.

14.     Observation and surveillance.

15.     General powers in relation to aircraft departing.

PART IV

Special Sanitary Measures in the Case of Plague, Cholera, Typhus and Smallpox

16.     Application of Part IV.

17.     Infected aircraft and aircraft coming from infected areas.

18.     Schedule aircraft departing from infected areas.

PART V

Special Sanitary Measures in the case of Yellow Fever.

19.     Application of Part V.

20.     Prohibition of landing at or departing from certain areas.

21.     Prohibition of aircraft entering Seychelles from certain areas outside.

22.     Measures on arrival of aircraft from territory in which yellow fever exists.

23.     Measures on arrival of aircraft from an aerodrome situated in an endemic area.

24.     Aircraft in transit landing to take in supplies.

25.     Measures on departure from certain areas Seychelles.

26.     Restriction as to certain aerodromes.

27.     Persons in transit.

28.     Offences.

PART VI

Duties of Quarantine Authority

29.     Duty to keep authorised aerodromes free from mosquitoes.

30.     Information required by Convention and agreements.

31.     Lists of infected and endemic areas.

PART VII

Charges for Services

32.     Charges for sanitary measures applied.

33.     Charges.

34.     Further provisions as to expenses and charges.

PART VIII

Miscellaneous

35.     Saving as to mails.

36.     Health officers to take account of previous measures.

37.     Aircraft in certain cases not to be subjected to measures a second time.

38.     Saving of aircraft continuing voyage.

39.     Power in regard to persons who unlawfully board or leave the aircraft.

40.     General duty to comply with orders, instructions and conditions.

41.              Health officer to furnish certificates of measures taken.

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PART I

Introductory

1.       These Regulations may be cited as the Quarantine (Air) Regulations.

2.       In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-

"aedes" means aedes aegypti and any potential mosquito vector of yellow fever;

"aerodrome", "aircraft" and "commander" have the meanings assigned to them in section 2 of the Act;

"aircraft coming from an infected area" in relation to an aircraft arriving at an aerodrome or other place means an aircraft-

(a) which left a plague, cholera, typhus or smallpox infected area within the period of incubation of those disease;

(b) which left a yellow fever infected or endemic area, or a locality in close relation with any such area, within a period of six days immediately preceding its arrival, or after a longer period if there is reason to believe that the aircraft may be carrying adult mosquitoes emanating from the said area or locality;

"authorised aerodrome" means an aerodrome for the time being approved as a customs aerodrome for the purpose of the laws relating to customs;

"authorised officer" means a person authorised to act as such in the case in question by virtue of an order made under regulation 3;

"Convention" means the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation signed at the Hague on the 12th April, 1933 (as amended by the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, 1944) of which relevant extracts are set forth in the appendix hereto;

"crew" includes any person having duties on board an aircraft in connection with the flying or the safety of the flight of the aircraft or employed on board in any way in the service of the aircraft, the passengers, or the cargo;

"day" means an interval of twenty-four hours;

"endemic area" means an area in which the health officer has reason to believe that yellow fever exists, in a form recognisable clinically, biologically or pathologically;

"foreign" means situate outside Seychelles;

"health officer" means the appropriate officer appointed as such under section 3 of the Act, and includes a medical practitioner acting under the direction of the Quarantine Authority or a health officer for the purpose of executing these regulations or any of them;

"immune", in relation to yellow fever, means that the person in questions produces a certificate to the satisfaction of the health officer issued by a medical officer or institution recognised by the Quarantine Authority-

(a) to the effect that the bearer has been inoculated against yellow fever for the first time more than ten days and less than ten years previously;

(b) to the effect that the bearer has been inoculated against yellow fever within the ten years immediately preceding; or

(c) to the effect that the bearer has recovered from an attack of yellow fever and that his blood contains immune bodies against yellow fever as proved by a test carried out by an institution regularly carrying out biological tests for yellow fever.

"infected" in relation to an aircraft arriving at an aerodrome or other place means that the aircraft has on board a case or suspected case of plague, yellow fever, typhus or smallpox or a case presenting clinical signs of cholera, or which has had such a case or suspected case on board and has not since been subjected to the measures prescribed by these regulations;

"infected area" means a local area in which the health officer has reason to believe that-

(a) a first case of plague recognised as non-imported has occurred or in which rodent plague exists or has existed during the previous six months; or

(b) cholera has formed a foyer, that is to say the occurrence of new cases beyond the immediate surroundings of the first case proves that the spread of the disease has not been limited to the place where it began; or

(c) a first case of plague recognised as non-imported has occurred; or

(d) typhus or smallpox exists in epidemic form, that is to say that the occurrence of new cases indicates that the spread of the disease is not under control;

"infectious disease" means any epidemic or acute infectious disease, and includes open pulmonary tuberculosis but does not include venereal disease;

"isolation" means the removal to a hospital or other suitable place approved by the health officer of a person suffering, or suspected to be suffering from an infectious disease, and his detention therein until, in the opinion of the health officer-

(a) he is free from infection, or

(b) if not so free, he may be discharged without undue danger to public health;

"local area" means a properly defined area such as a district, island, town, port or village, or division thereof, whatever may be its extent or population; and includes an aerodrome which is, or may be designated as a local area for the purposes of the Convention;

"observation" means the detention under medical supervision of persons in such places and for such periods as may be directed by a health officer;

"operator" in relation to an aircraft at any time, means the airline who at that time has the management of that aircraft.

"passenger" means any person, other than a member of the crew carried in an aircraft;

"period of incubation" for the purpose of these regulations shall be deemed to be

For plague                                                                                ………….... ... ... ... ... 6 days

For cholera                                                                              ………… ... ... ... ... ... 5 days 

For yellow fever                                                                      ………………. ... ... ... 6 days

For typhus                                                                                       ……………. ... ... ... ... 12 days

For smallpox                                                                                    ……………..... ... ... ... 14 days

"Quarantine Authority" means the Quarantine Authority established under the powers conferred by section 3 of the Act;

"sanitary aerodrome" means an aerodrome declared under regulation 4 to be a sanitary aerodrome;

"specified infectious disease" means plague, cholera, yellow fever, typhus and smallpox;

"surveillance" means that persons are not detained, that they may move about freely, but that they are required to report for medical examination at such intervals and during such period and to such persons as may be directed by a health officer.

3.(1) The Minister may by order authorise any officer or person or class of officer or person to act as an authorised officer for the purposes of these regulations or for some specified purpose of these Regulations.

   (2) Every such officer or person shall exercise his powers and perform his duties subject to the general or special direction and control of the Quarantine Authority and the health officer.

PARTS II

Movements of Aircraft

4.(1)  All aircraft on entering Seychelles shall make their first landing at a prescribed aerodrome (as hereinafter defined) and all aircraft on leaving shall depart from a prescribed aerodrome.

   (2)     If any of the provisions of this regulation are contravened as regards any aircraft, the commander thereof shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

  (3) For the purposes of this regulation the expression "prescribed aerodrome" means-

(a) a sanitary aerodrome*; or

(b) an authorised aerodrome approved by order of the Quarantine Authority for use as a prescribed aerodrome either generally or in the particular case or class of case.

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*Seychelles International Airport declared a sanitary aerodrome (S.I. 66/1973. Cap 197. Sub. Leg.)

 

  (4)  Where the health officer is of opinion that the aerodrome at which an aircraft arrives is not suitably equipped to deal with such aircraft, he may order the commander thereof to take it to an aerodrome which is suitably equipped.

5.(1) In the event of an aircraft on entering Seychelles being compelled to land elsewhere than at an aerodrome at which it is permitted to land under these regulations, the following provisions shall have effect:-

(a) as soon as practicable after the landing, the commander shall cause to be reported to a health officer, authorised officer or Government medical officer, the circumstances of the flight and the emergency landing;

(b) without permission of a health officer, authorised officer or Government medical officer, no person shall remove any merchandise or baggage from the aircraft, and no passenger or member of the crew shall depart from the landing place, unless such removal or departure is necessary for the purposes of safety or of the preservation of life or property, and the commander shall take all steps in his power to secure compliance with this provision;

(c) a health officer, authorised officer or Government medical officer may give all such orders and instructions to the crew and passengers, and may impose all such conditions upon them, as he may deem advisable having regard to the principles of these regulations.

  (2)   Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of paragraph (1) of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

PART III

General Sanitary Provisions

6.(1)  The commander of every aircraft arriving in Seychelles shall-

(a) as long as possible before arrival, inform the health officer or an authorised officer by wireless of any death, and of any case or suspected case of infectious disease, on board the aircraft;

(b) on arrival-

(i) answer all question as to health conditions on board which may be put to him by the health officer or an authorised officer, and furnish them with all such information and assistance as they may reasonably require for the purposes of these regulations; and

(ii) make and present to a health officer or an authorised officer an Aircraft Declaration of Health in a form from time to time approved by the Quarantine Authority, in which shall be set out the places of call and any facts relevant to public health which have arisen in the aircraft in the course of the voyage and any health measures undergone by the aircraft, the crew and the passengers before departure and at places of call.

  (2)   The commander of an aircraft who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

7.When any specified infectious disease makes its appearance in any part of Seychelles, the health officer or an authorised officer shall enter all necessary details in the papers of all aircraft leaving the aerodrome during a period of fifteen days from the date on which information of such specified infectious disease was received.

8.(1) Every member of the crew and passenger of an aircraft arriving in Seychelles shall furnish all such information as may reasonably be required by the health officer or an authorised officer, including information as to his name, state of health and origin, and information as to places recently visited, his destination and his address there, and shall, if so required by the health officer or an authorised officer, complete and sign a certificate of origin and destination in a form from time to time approved by the Quarantine Authority.

(2) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

9.When an aircraft arrives in Seychelles and it appears to an authorised officer from information given to him by the commander, crew or passengers or from the Aircraft Declaration of Health that-

(a) during the voyage there has been in the aircraft a death otherwise than by accident or a case of illness caused or suspected to be caused by an infectious disease; or

(b) that the aircraft is an infected aircraft or an aircraft coming from an infected area,

he shall order that the aircraft be detained and shall immediately report the matter to the health officer and to the officer in charge of the aerodrome, and the health officer shall forthwith take such action as may be appropriate under these regulations.

10.   Without prejudice to any other provisions of these regulations, the health officer may, in relation to any aircraft arriving at an aerodrome in Seychelles-

(a) medically inspect the crew and passengers;

(b) detain any such persons for medical examination;

(c) prohibit any such persons from leaving the aerodrome save upon such specified conditions as appear to the health officer to be reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of infection;

(d) order that the aircraft be detained (notifying such order to the officer in charge of the aerodrome) to enable such action as may be appropriate under these regulations to be taken:

Provided that an aircraft shall not be detained longer than is necessary for the taking of such action;

(e) if the aircraft has arrived from an area from which it is liable to bring insect vectors of malaria or other diseases, order that the aircraft shall be disinfected.

11.    If there is on board an aircraft arriving at an aerodrome in Seychelles a case of infectious disease other than a specified infectious disease, duly so verified by the health officer, the sick person may be landed and, at the discretion of the health officer, isolated and such other sanitary measures as such officer may consider desirable shall be applied; the other passengers and crew shall have the right to continue the voyage after medical inspection and the application of the appropriate sanitary measures, such measures being so arranged that the aircraft is detained as short time as possible.

12.    The Quarantine Authority may by general or special order prohibit aircraft coming from an area outside Seychelles from which they are liable to bring insect vectors or malaria or any other disease from landing in Seychelles unless they have been disinsectised immediately before leaving that area or during the voyage, and if this provision is not complied with the commander of the aircraft and operator of the Aircraft shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

13.   The discharge from aircraft of matter capable of producing an outbreak of infectious disease is prohibited, and person who shall contravene this prohibition shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

14.    These regulations shall have effect as though Part VIII of Quarantine (Maritime) Regulations, and any regulations amending or replacing the same, were incorporated in these regulations:

Provided that-

(a) in the case of persons in transit who are liable to surveillance under these regulations, the health officer may permit them to continue their voyage but shall take such steps as he may deem appropriate to notify the sanitary authorities of the places to which they are proceeding;

(b) in the case of persons in transit who are liable to observation in respect of specified infectious disease other than yellow fever, the health officer may permit them to continue their voyage if he is satisfied that the sanitary authorities of the places to which they are proceeding do not object to this course.

15.    The health officer may, before the departure of an aircraft, medically inspect the passengers and crew and may prohibit the embarkation of any person with symptoms of any infectious disease. In the absence of the health officer the person in charge of the aerodrome and any authorised officer shall have power to defer the departure of any person until he has been medically inspected.

PART IV

Special Sanitary Measures in the case of Plague, Cholera, Typhus, and Smallpox

16.    The provisions of this part shall be without prejudice to any other provisions of these regulations.

17.    If an infected aircraft or an aircraft coming from infected area arrives at an aerodrome, the appropriate measures set out in the schedule hereto in relation to specified infectious diseases other than yellow fever shall be carried out.

18.    In the case of an aircraft departing from an infected area, in which there is infection by a specified infectious disease other than yellow fever, the appropriate measures set out below shall be carried out, that is to say:-

 (a) cleansing and disinfection to the satisfaction of the health officer of any parts of the aircraft which, in his opinion, require to be cleansed and disinfected;

(b) medical inspection of passengers and crew, and the prohibition of embarkation or departure of any such person who shows symptoms of any specified disease, as well as any such person in such close relation with the sick as to render him liable to transmit the infection of any such disease;

(c) inspection of the clothing, bedding (if any) and other personal effects of the passengers and crew and prohibition of the loading or carriage of any such clothing, bedding or personal effects which are not in a reasonable state of cleanliness;

(d) disinfection of clothing, bedding and personal effects as aforesaid at the discretion of the health officer;

(e) at the discretion of the health officer, disinsectisation of the passengers and crew and their clothing, bedding (if any) and other personal effects and disinsectisation and deratisation of the aircraft;

(f) prohibition of the taking on board or carriage in the aircraft of any article which, in the opinion of the health officer, is capable of carrying infection, unless the health officer is satisfied that it has been efficiently disinfected.

PART V

Special Sanitary Measures in the case of Yellow Fever

19.    The provisions of this part shall be without prejudice to any other provisions of these regulations.

20.   Except with the general or special permission of the Quarantine Authority, no aircraft shall land in or depart from any yellow fever infected or endemic area in Seychelles.

21.(1) Except with the general or special permission of the Quarantine Authority, no aircraft coming from a yellow fever infected or endemic area outside Seychelles shall enter Seychelles.

   (2)  When permission is given to any such aircraft as provided in subregulation (1), the aircraft shall use only such aerodrome in Seychelles as may be specified by the Quarantine Authority.

22.    On the arrival of an aircraft from a yellow fever infected area or from an aerodrome (not itself being a local area which is not an infected area) situated in or near a yellow fever infected area, the following measures shall be taken:-

 (a) disinsectisation of the aircraft prior to landing of passengers and cargo;

(b) medical inspection of passengers and crew;

(c) isolation under aedes-free conditions of persons (other that persons holding a valid yellow fever certificate) who are suspected to be suffering from yellow fever, or who are suffering from any febrile illness until the nature of the illness is determined;

(d) observation as provided in regulation 38 (2) of the Quarantine (Maritime) Regulations, as incorporated in these regulations by regulation 14 thereof;

(e) surveillance for six days from last day of possible exposure to infection of persons who are not subjected to observation on arrival.

23.(1) On arrival of an aircraft from an aerodrome situated in an endemic area, the following measures shall be taken:-

 (a) disinsectisation of the aircraft prior to landing of passengers and cargo;

 (b) medical inspection of passengers and crew;

(c) isolation under aedes-free conditions of persons suspected to be suffering from yellow fever;

(d) surveillance for six days from the last day of possible exposure to infection, of passengers and crew who are not immune.

  (2)   For the purposes of paragraph (1), the expression "endemic area" includes any area which is from time to time declared by the Quarantine Authority, by notice published in the Gazette, to have been defined as an endemic area in accordance with paragraph (2) of Article 36 of the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, 1933, as substituted by Article 11 of the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, 1944, and the Quarantine Authority may, by like notice, cancel or vary any such declaration.

24.    Aircraft from healthy areas, which in transit to Seychelles have called at an aerodrome in an infected or an endemic area merely to take in supplies, shall be exempt from measures specified in regulations 22 and 23 other than disinsectisation on arrival in Seychelles, provided the fact that the aircraft has called at such an aerodrome for the sole purpose of taking in supplies is entered in the declaration form or other record.

25.    Before the departure of an aircraft from a yellow fever infected or endemic area of Seychelles, the following measures shall be taken:-

(a) all merchandise, baggage and other articles from the area and, at the discretion of the health officer, from other areas, shall be disinsected before loading;

(b) merchandise, baggage and other articles on board the plane shall be disinsected at the discretion of the health officer;

(c) the aircraft shall be disinsected immediately before departure.

26.    No person other than-

(a) an immune person; or

(b) a person arriving in an aircraft from a place outside Seychelles,

shall enter an aerodrome which is in a yellow fever infected or endemic area of Seychelles.

27.   Any person in transit by air who arrives at an aerodrome to which regulation 26 applies from a place outside Seychelles shall, unless he is immune, be detained under aedes-free conditions within the precints of the aerodrome or elsewhere until his departure by air.

28.  The commander of an aircraft which contravenes regulations 20 or 21, any person who contravenes regulation26, and any person who leaves a place detention ordered under regulation 27, shall be guilty of offences against these regulations.

PART VI

Duties of Quarantine Authority

29.    It shall be the duty of the Quarantine Authority to take such practicable measures as may be lawfully taken to ensure that authorised aerodromes and premises in the vicinity thereof, in Seychelles are kept free from mosquitoes.

30.    The Quarantine Authority shall be responsible for the collection and transmission, directly through the appropriate channels, of all information required to be collected and transmitted under the Convention or under any agreement to which the Government is a party relating to quarantine matters.

31.   It shall be the duty of the Quarantine Authority to cause to be complied and kept up to date a list of infected and endemic areas, both within and without Seychelles, and to cause all health officers to be supplied with copies of the list as from time to time amended.

PART VII

Charges for Services

32.(1) Where the commander of any aircraft is required by or in pursuance of these regulations to carry out any measures with a view to reducing the danger or preventing the spread of infection, the Quarantine Authority may, at the request of the commander, and, if thought fit, at his cost, cause any such requirement to be complied with instead of enforcing the requirement against the commander. When the Quarantine Authority causes any such requirement to be complied with at the cost of the commander, the Quarantine Authority may require the amount of the charge for the work or a part thereof to be paid to or deposited with the Quarantine Authority before the work is undertaken.

   (2)  The amount of the charge for any work so to be undertaken by the Quarantine Authority shall be such reasonable sum as, to the exclusion of any charge or claim in respect of profit, represents the actual or estimated cost to be incurred by the Quarantine Authority in undertaking the work, so however, that it shall not exceed the sum of two hundred rupees unless notice of the proposed charge has been given to the commander before the work is undertaken.

  (3)   All such may be recovered against the commander, aircraft owner or his agent.

33.   The charges to be made in respect of persons undergoing quarantine, isolation or observation, and the incidence of such charges, shall be such as are provided for in rules made under the Act:

Provided that no charge shall be made for any child under three years of age, and for any child over three years of age and under ten years of age half the prescribed charges shall be payable and shall be payable by and recovered from the person in charge of the child.

34.(1) All expenses and charges referred to in these regulations shall be payable to the Quarantine Authority.

   (2)   Where any expenses or charges are payable by the commander of an aircraft, the Collector of Customs and the Harbour Master may refuse to clear the aircraft until all liability in respect of the expenses or charges has been discharged.

PART VIII

Miscellaneous

35.   Save as provided in regulation 38 (2), or in Parts A and B of the schedule hereto, nothing in these regulations shall render liable to detention, disinfection or destruction any article forming part of any mail conveyed under the authority of the Chief Postmaster, or of the postal administration of any other Government, or shall prejudicially affect the receipt on board and delivery in due course of any such mail in accordance with the provisions of the Post Office Act.

36.    In applying measures to an aircraft coming from an officers to infected area, the health officers of every aerodrome shall take into account all measures which have already been applied to the aircraft in any other aerodrome in Seychelles or elsewhere and which are duly noted in the declaration form or other record.

37.   Aircraft coming from an infected area, which have, in the opinion of the health officer, already been subjected to satisfactory measures either in Seychelles or elsewhere, shall not be subjected to such measures, other than disinsectisation, a second time on arrival at another aerodrome if no subsequent incident has occurred which calls for their re-application and if the aircraft has not called at an aerodrome which is, or is within, an infected area except to take in fuel.

38.(1) If the commander of an aircraft which has landed in Seychelles at an aerodrome which is not its final destination does not desire to submit to any measures specified in these regulations which may be applicable and notifies the health officer accordingly, he shall be at liberty to continue the voyage without such submission:

Provided that if the aircraft has on board a case of yellow fever, or comes from a yellow fever infected area, the health officer may require that it shall be subjected to such of the measures specified by these regulations in relation to that disease as he considers necessary.

  (2)  Where the commander notifies the health officer as aforesaid, he shall not land goods or disembark passengers except with the permission of the health officer and subject to such conditions as the health officer may impose in conformity with the provisions of these regulations.

39.(1) Any person who leaves any aircraft contrary to the provisions of these regulations, may, without prejudice to any other liability, be apprehended by a health officer, an authorised officer, a quarantine guard or member of the police force and compelled to return to the aircraft and, if he is not a passenger or member of the crew, may be dealt with as a passenger.

   (2)  Any person who boards an aircraft contrary to the provisions of these regulations may, if he is not a passenger or member of the crew, be dealt with as a passenger.

  (3)  Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations.

40.(1) Subject to the provisions of these regulations, the Quarantine Authority, the health officer and any authorised, officer may give such orders and instructions and impose such conditions and take such action as they may deem desirable for the purpose of carrying these regulations into effect.

   (2) Every person to whom these regulations apply shall comply with all such orders, instructions and conditions, and shall furnish all such information as the Quarantine Authority, health officer, or authorised officer may reasonably require (including information as to his name, destination and address) and every person who has for the time being the custody or charge of a child or other person who is under disability shall comply with any orders, instructions or conditions so given, made or imposed and shall furnish all such information as aforesaid in respect of such child or other person.

41.(1) The health officer applying measures shall, whenever requested, furnish free of charge to the commander of the aircraft or any other interested person, a certificate in such form as may be provided by the Quarantine Authority specifying the nature of such measures, the methods employed, the parts of the aircraft treated and the reasons for the application of such measures.

   (2) The health officer shall also furnish, on demand and without charge, to passengers arriving by an aircraft in which a case of specified infectious disease has occurred, a certificate in such form as may be provided by the Quarantine Authority giving particulars of the date of their arrival and of the measures to which they and their personal effects have been subjected.

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SCHEDULE

[REGULATION 17]

MEASURES TO BE CARRIED OUT IN RESPECT OF AN INFECTED AIRCRAFT OR AN AIRCRAFT COMING FROM AN INFECTED AREA

Part A-Plague

I-INFECTED AIRCRAFT

1.       The aircraft shall be inspected and the passengers and crew shall be medically examined.

2.       The sick shall immediately be disembark and isolated.

3.       All other persons shall be placed under surveillance or, in exceptional circumstances, observation, for a period expiring not later than six days after the date of arrival of the aircraft at the aerodrome.

4.       Bedding which has been used, soiled linen, wearing apparel and other articles which, in the opinion of the health officer, are infected, shall be cleansed of vermin and, if necessary, disinfected, and merchandise proposed to be discharged may, if it is considered liable to harbour rats or fleas, be subjected to such measures as the health officer thinks fit.

5.      The parts of the aircraft which have been occupied by persons suffering from plague or which the health officer considers to be infected shall be cleansed of vermin, and, if necessary, disinfected.

6.     The health officer may in exceptional cases require the aircraft to be deratised if there is reason to suspect the presence of rats on board and if the operation was not carried out at the aerodrome of departure.

II-AIRCRAFT COMING FROM AN INFECTED AREA

1.       The passengers and crew may be medically examined.

2.       Any such persons may be placed under surveillance or, in exceptional circumstances, observation for a period expiring not later than six days after the date on which the aircraft left the infected area.

3.       The health officer may in exceptional circumstances require the aircraft to be cleansed of vermin and to be deratised if these operations were not carried out at the aerodrome of departure.

4.       Merchandise proposed to be discharged from the aircraft may, if the health officer considers it liable to harbour rats or fleas, be subjected to such measures as he thinks fit.

Part B-Cholera

I-INFECTED AIRCRAFT

1.       The aircraft shall be inspected and the passengers and crew shall be medically examined.

2.       The sick shall immediately be disembarked and isolated.

3.       All other persons shall be placed under surveillance or, in exceptional circumstances, observation, for a period expiring not later than five days after the date of arrival of the aircraft:

Provided that any person who satisfies the health officer that he has been vaccinated for cholera within the preceding six months, excluding the last six days thereof, shall not be placed under observation.

4.       The health officer may prohibit the unloading from the aircraft of the following fresh foods, namely, fish, shellfish, fruit and vegetables.

5.       Bedding which has been used, soiled linen, wearing apparel and other articles which, in the opinion of the health officer, are infected shall be disinfected.

6.       The parts of the aircraft which have been occupied by persons infected, with cholera or which the health officer considers to be infected shall be disinfected.

7.       If the drinking water stored on board is suspected by the health officer, it shall be disinfected and if practicable emptied out and replaced, after disinfection of the container, by a supply of wholesome drinking water.

II-AIRCRAFT COMING FROM AN INFECTED AREA

1.       The passengers and crew may be medically examined.

2.       Any such person may be placed under surveillance or, in exceptional circumstances, observation, for a period expiring not later than five days after the date on which the aircraft left the infected area:

Provided that any person who satisfies the health officer that he has been vaccinated for cholera within the preceding six months, excluding the last six days thereof, shall not be placed under observation.

3.       The unloading from the aircraft of the following fresh foods, namely, fish, shellfish, fruit and vegetables may be prohibited by the health officer.

Part C-Typhus Fever

I-INFECTED AIRCRAFT

1.       The passengers and crew shall be medically examined.

2.       The sick shall immediately be disembarked, isolated and deloused.

3.       Any other person reasonably suspected to have been exposed to infection may be placed under surveillance, or in exceptional circumstances, observation, for a period expiring not later than twelve days after the date on which he was deloused.

4.       Any person reasonably suspected to be harbouring lice shall be deloused.

5.       Bedding which has been used, linen, wearing apparel and any other articles which the health officer considers to be infected shall be disinfected.

6.       The parts of the aircraft which have been occupied by persons suffering from typhus fever or which the health officer considers to be infected shall be disinfected.

II-AIRCRAFT COMING FROM AN INFECTED AREA

The passengers and crew may be placed under surveillance or, in exceptional circumstances, observation, for a period expiring not later than twelve days after the date on which they left the infected area.

Part D-Smallpox

I-INFECTED AIRCRAFT

1.       The passengers and crew shall be medically examined.

2.       The sick shall immediately be disembarked and isolated.

3.       Any other person reasonably suspected by the health officer to have been exposed to infection on board shall be offered vaccination and shall be placed under surveillance or, in exceptional circumstances, observation for a period expiring not later than fourteen days after the date of arrival of the aircraft:

Provided that a person shall not be placed under surveillance or observation if after vaccination he shows signs of early reaction attesting an adequate immunity, or if he satisfies the health officer that he is already sufficiently immunised against smallpox; and for the purpose of this paragraph a person shall be regarded as already sufficiently immunised against smallpox if-

(a) he produces a vaccination certificate to the satisfaction of the health officer bearing the date thereof and signed or countersigned by a medical officer in the employment of the Government or of the health authorities of the territory in which the certificate was issued to the effect that he has been vaccinated not less than fourteen days and not more than three years prior to the date of arrival; or

(b) he shows signs of a previous attack of smallpox; or

(c) he shows signs of successful vaccination carried out not less than twelve days and not more than three years prior to the date of arrival; or

(d) he shows local signs of early reaction to antivariolous vaccination attesting an adequate immunity.

4.       Bedding which has been used, soiled linen, wearing apparel and any other article which the health officer considers to have been recently infected shall be disinfected.

5.       The parts of the aircraft which have been occupied by persons suffering from small pox or which the health officer considers to be infected shall be disinfected.

II - AIRCRAFT COMING FROM AN INFECTED AREA

The passengers and crew, except any persons who satisfy the health officer that they fall within the proviso to paragraph I.3 of this part of the schedule, may be placed under surveillance or, in exceptional circumstances, observation for a period expiring not later than fourteen days after the date on which they left the infected area.

APPENDIX

(See definition of Convention in regulation 2)

EXTRACTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SANITARY CONVENTION FOR AERIAL NAVIGATION, 1933, AS AMENDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL SANITARY CONVENTION FOR AERIAL NAVIGATION, 1944

Article 8

In order that a sanitary aerodrome may be designated as a local area for the purpose of notification of infectious diseases and for other purposes as provided by the present Convention it must be so organised that-

(1)  The entry and exit of any persons are under the supervision and control of the competent authority;

(2)   In the case of a disease specified in article 18 of this Convention occurring in the surrounding territory, access to the aerodrome by any route other than the air is forbidden to persons suspected of being infected, and measures are applied to the satisfaction of the competent authority with a view to preventing persons who are resident in or passing through the aerodrome from being exposed to the risk of infection, either by contact with persons from outside or by any other means.

In order that an authorised aerodrome which is not a sanitary aerodrome may similarly be designated a local area, it is necessary in addition that it shall be so situated, topographically, as to be beyond all probable risk of infection from without.

Article 18

The diseases which are the subject of the special measures prescribed by this Part of the Convention are plague, cholera, yellow fever, exanthematous, typhus and smallpox.

Article 36

The Contracting Parties agree-

(1)  That persons suffering, or suspected to be suffering, from yellow fever shall not be allowed to embark on aircraft on international flight.

(2)  That they will take all possible measures to establish the existence or non-existence of yellow fever within their territories. For this purpose, in territories where endemicity of yellow fever is suspected, in cases where the person dies within 10 days from the onset of any undiagnosed febrile illness, it is important that a specimen of liver tissue be taken, if necessary by viscerotomy, for histopathological examination. In endemic areas a sample of blood for a yellow fever immunity test should, in addition, wherever possible, be taken from all persons suffering from an undiagnosed fever, and if the cause of the fever remains doubtful and the patient recovers, a second sample should be collected at the end of the third week from the onset of illness.

(3)   For the purpose of quarantine control, UNRRA in consultation work the government concerned and, as regards the Western Hemisphere, with the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau, shall define the boundaries of endemic yellow fever areas.

  (4)   That they shall use their best endeavours to secure that all persons who are likely to land in an endemic yellow fever area shall be inoculated against yellow fever ten days before arrival in the area and that, so long as such persons remain in the area, they shall be re-inoculated every four years.

  (5)      (a) That inoculation against yellow fever shall be required for all regular staff employees and crews using authorised aerodromes situated in endemic yellow fever areas.

              (b) That in areas in which yellow fever does not exist but in which there may be conditions permitting of its development, inoculation of such personnel is recommended.

  (6)   That all persons inoculated in compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (4) and (5) of this Article shall be furnished with and carry an Inoculation Certificate signed by the officer carrying out the inoculation. This certificate shall conform to the International Form of Certificate of Inoculation against yellow fever annexed hereto.

  (7)   That persons in possession of a valid anti-yellow fever inoculation certificate shall not for the purpose of the control of yellow fever be subjected to quarantine restrictions.

  (8)  That in place of a valid anti-yellow fever inoculation certificate a certificate that the bearer has recovered from an attack of yellow fever and that his blood contains immune bodies against yellow fever, as proved by a test carried out by an institute regularly carrying out biological tests for yellow fever and approved for this purpose by the government of the country concerned, will be accepted.

  (9)  That any person not in possession of a valid anti- yellow fever inoculation certificate shall be considered to have been exposed to the risk of contracting yellow fever during the period of his stay in an endemic yellow fever area.

  (10) That UNRRA shall lay down standards with which yellow fever vaccine shall conform.

  (11) That they will make arrangements to test at frequent intervals the activity of the yellow fever immunising vaccine in use in order to ensure that its immunising properties are satisfactory, and for this purpose agree that UNRRA in consultation with the Governments concerned and, as regards the Western Hemisphere, with the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau, shall designate from time to time institutes which are approved for the carrying out of such tests.

Article 38

Notwithstanding Article 4 of the 1933 Convention, every aerodrome which receives aircraft to which the 1933 Convention as amended applies (Article 1, I, second paragraph) and which is situated in a region, that is to say, a part of a territory, in which yellow fever exists in a form clinically, biologically, or pathologically recognisable shall be made a sanitary aerodrome as defined in the 1933 Convention, and in addition, shall be-

  (1)   situated at an adequate distance from the nearest inhabited centre;

  (2)   provided with arrangements for a water supply completely protected against mosquitoes, and kept as free as possible from mosquitoes by systematic measures for the suppression of breeding places and the destruction of the insects in all stages of development;

  (3)  provided with mosquito-proofed dwellings for the crews of the aircraft and for the staff of the aerodrome;

  (4)   provided with a mosquito-proofed dwelling in which passengers can be accommodated or hospitalised.

With a view to the elimination of insect vectors of yellow fever, the Contracting Parties will render and maintain free from such vector (a) aerodromes and their surroundings endemic yellow fever areas, and (b) aerodromes not situated in endemic yellow fever areas but exposed to the risk of the introduction of the disease.

As an immediate precaution against the carriage of vectors of yellow fever, disinsectisation of aircraft shall be carried out at each aerodrome within an endemic yellow fever area, particularly on departure from the last aerodrome in an endemic yellow fever area.

Health authorities in any territory within and endemic yellow fever area shall be at liberty to impose such quarantine restrictions against other territories within that area as may be authorised by the 1933 Convention as hereby amended. Detention of healthy passengers and crews not carrying valid Innoculation Certificates shall not be carried out at the aerodrome of departure. They shall be permitted to depart,the necessary quarantine measures being carried out at the first aerodrome of arrival in an area at risk.

Article 47

(1)     in territories in which yellow fever does not exist, but in which there may be conditions which permit of its development-

(a)  authorised aerodromes shall conform to the requirements set forth in Article 38 of the 1933 Convention as hereby amended;

(b)  upon arrival at the first aerodrome of call aircraft which have proceeded from endemic yellow fever areas shall be disinfected.

 (2)   All persons travelling by air from an endemic yellow fever area to one in which yellow fever does not exist but in which there may be conditions which permit of its development shall be dealt with in the following manner, at the first stopping place in the latter area-

(a) if they are in possession of a valid anti-yellow fever inoculation certificate they shall be allowed to proceed without any quarantine restrictions with respect to yellow fever;

(b) if they are not in possession of a valid anti- yellow fever inoculation certificate, they may be isolated in properly screened quarters until the certificate becomes valid or until six days have elasped, whichever is the lesser.

 (3)   Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article, the contracting Parties may (but only in the most exceptional cases) issue Certificates of Urgency to non-inoculated persons whose unobstructed passage is absolutely and immediately essential on grounds of high policy, certifying that a passage without hindrance to the bearer of the Certificate is urgently necessary.

The precise form and method of issue of the Certificate and the nature of the certifying anthority shall be a matter for arrangement and communication between Governments concerned.

The Contracting Parties undertake to grant unimpeded passage to bearers of such Certificates but the movements of such certificate holders will, whenever possible, be restricted during stop on air routes to adequately screened quarters which will not be left except to re-enter the aircraft.

NOTES

Note 1.The requirements of Article 38 of the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, 1933, as amended by the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, 1944, will be complied with by the Government of Seychelles only so far as may be possible.

Note 2.Article 40 of the International Sanitary Convention, 1926, as amended by the International Sanitary Convention, 1944, has effect in relation to Seychelles, as if the words "as far as possible" were inserted between the words "render and maintain" and the words "free from stegomyia (aedes aegypti)" in the second paragraph of the said Article.

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The Quarantine (Air) Regulations Order.

(18th March, 1974)

(Regulation 3)

1.      This Order may be cited as the Quarantine (Air) Regulations Order.

2.      The following officers are hereby authorised to act as authorised officers for the purposes of the Quarantine (Air) Regulations -

The Chief Health Inspector

The Senior Health Inspectors

The Health Inspectors

The Insect Control Officer.

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The Quarantine (Air) Regulations

(17th September, 1973)

(Regulation 4)

DECLARATION

It is hereby declared that Seychelles International Airport shall be a sanitary aerodrome for the purposes of the Quarantine (Air) Regulations.

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[SECTION 5]

QUARANTINE (YELLOW FEVER) REGULATIONS

[4th March, 1946]

 

1.      These regulations may be cited as the Yellow Fever Regulations.

2.      In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-

"endemic area" mens the area bounded as follows:-

          From the mouth of the River Senegal along that river eastward to the 15° N. parallel of latitude, thence eastward along that parallel to the eastern border of Sudan, thence northward along the north-western boundary of Eritrea to the Red Sea coast, thence southward along the eastern coast of Africa to the southern boundary of Kenya, thence westward along that boundary to its junction with the southern border of Uganda, and thence along this and the eastern border of the Belgian Congo to 10° S. parallel of latitude, thence westward along that parallel to the west coast of Africa; thence northward along the west coast of Africa to the mouth of the River Senegal, including the islands in the Gulf of Guinea, and also the Balovale District of Northern Rhodesia;

"valid inoculation certificate" means a valid anti-yellow fever inoculation certificate certifying that the bearer has been inoculated against yellow fever with a potent vaccine by an approved method, and

(i) that the bearer has been inoculated for the first time more than ten days and less than ten years previously; or

(ii) that he has been re-inoculated within the past ten years; or

(iii) that he has recovered from an attack of yellow fever and that his blood contains immune bodies against yellow fever as proved by a test carried out by an institute regularly carrying out bacteriological tests for yellow fever.

3.       Certificates of non-exposure to risk of infection from yellow fever will not be accepted.

4.      The Chief Medical Officer or any medical officer duly authorised by him in writing may prohibit the disembarkation of any person not in possession of a valid inoculation certificate from an air-craft or vessel in which such person has arrived from an endemic area within Seychelles and prohibit the entry into Seychelles of any such person, unless such person produces satisfactory evidence showing that he left the endemic area not less than six days before arrival at the port of disembarkation for Seychelles.

5.Any person who-

(a) obstructs any authority whilst acting in the course of his duties under these regulations; or

(b) disobeys and order or direction given by the Chief Medical Officer or any officer duly authorised by him, in exercise of the powers under these regulations,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees.

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THE QUARANTINE (CHOLERA AND TYPHUS INOCULATION) REGULATIONS

[8th January, 1947]

 

1.       These regulations may be cited as the Quarantine (Cholera and Typhus Inoculation) Regulations.

2.(1)   In these regulations-

"valid inoculation certificate against cholera" means a certificate stating-

(a) that the person certified to be inoculated against cholera has been successfully inoculated by the competent authority of the area in which the inoculation was carried out; and

(b) that the inoculation was carried out within a period of six months from the date on which it is produced as a certificate of inoculation against cholera;

"valid inoculation certificate against typhus" means a certificate stating-

(a) that the person certified to be inoculated against typhus has been successfully inoculated by the competent authority of the area in which the inoculation was carried out; and

(b) that the inoculation was carried out within a period of one year from the date on which it is produced as a certificate of inoculation against typhus.

  (2)  No certificate of inoculation against cholera or typhus will be accepted as valid unless the Chief Medical Officer, or other officer authorised by him in writing, is satisfied that such certificate has been issued by a competent authority of the area in which the inoculation has been carried out; and where any certificate of inoculation is, in the opinion of the Chief Medical Officer, or other officer authorised in writing by him, not a valid certificate by reason of the fact that it is not sufficiently authenticated, such certificate shall for the purposes of these regulations not be deemed to be a valid certificate.

3.      Certificates of non-exposure to risk of infection of non- from cholera or typhus will not be accepted.

4.     The Chief Medical officer or any medical officer duly authorised by him in writing may prohibit the disembarkation of any person not in possession of a valid inoculation certificate against cholera or typhus from any aircraft or vessel in which such person has arrived from any endemic or epidemic cholera area, or from any epidemic typhus area, as the case may be, unless such person produces a valid inoculation certificate against cholera or typhus, as the case may be, and any person who desires to land in Seychelles who is not in possession of such a valid certificate, may at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer, or other officer authorised by him in working be kept in quarantine for such period as may in his opinion be necessary to prevent the introduction of cholera or typhus, as the case may be, into Seychelles.

5.      Any person who-

 (a) obstructs any authority whilst acting in the course of his duties as such; or

(b) disobeys any order or direction given by the Chief Medical Officer or any officer duly authorised by him, in exercise of the powers under these regulations; or

(c) produces a certificate of inoculation which is false in any material particular; or

(d) lands in Seychelles in contravention of any of the foregoing provisions of these regulations,

shall, on conviction, be liable to be punished with a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees, or sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

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SECTION 5 (1)

QUARANTINE REGULATIONS

 [29th June, 1916]

CHAPTER I

Prevention of the Introduction of Contagious or Infectious Disease

1.     When any health officer proceeds towards any vessel he shall display in his boat a yellow flag with a Union Jack in the corner by day and two white lights by night which shall be a signal to the vessel to heave to, and to allow such boat to come alongside.

2.      The Harbour Master shall supply the health officer, and all authorised pilots and other officers with a sufficient number of the flags and lights required by these

3.     The health officer after going on board the vessel shall, in addition to the measures prescribed by the Act, use every lawful means which may seem to him expedient for ascertaining the sanitary condition of such vessel and of all person therein. No boat shall be allowed alongside any vessel in quarantine without the permission of the health officer.

4.(a)   When any person dies on board any vessel undergoing quarantine, or when a vessel arrives with a dead body on board and is placed in quarantine it shall be the duty of the master of such vessel to report the fact at once to the health officer.

(b)  The dead body shall not be disposed of without an order from the health officer; should the health officer consider that the public health would be endangered by the body being brought ashore for burial he shall order the master to bury the body at sea, and the master on receipt of such an order shall cause the body to be taken out to sea to a point outside a line drawn from the N.E. point of Mahe to the most northerly point of St. Anne's and decently buried by being properly weighted and sunk, in such manner that it will not rise to the surface of the sea.

(c)   It shall be lawful for the health officer to make an autopsy on the body to ascertain the cause of death, should it be suspected that death was due to a contagious or infectious disease.

5.      When any animal dies on board any ship undergoing quarantine the master shall at once report the fact to the health officer and comply with his instructions as to the disposal of the body of the said animal.

6.      All guard boats when on duty shall from sunrise to sunset display a yellow flag at the stern, and from sunset to sunrise a white light at bow and stern.

7.       All boats belonging to vessels in quarantine must be hoisted up at sunset.

8.      Additional officers may be sworn in as special of additional constables and employed as guards for keeping watch over vessels in quarantine.

9.       The duties of these officers shall be to keep watch over to pull round any vessel performing quarantine and to prevent any boats or persons except those authorised by the health officer approaching any such vessel nearer than twenty metres.

10.    A regular watch shall be kept day and night on board all quarantine vessels and all quarantine guard boats, when on duty shall always be under the charge of a police constable. The officer of any quarantine guard vessel, hereinafter called quarantine officer, shall appear in uniform when on duty.

CHAPTER II

Landing of Passengers at Quarantine Stations

11.(1) Passengers who on their arrival at Seychelles have to undergo a period of quarantine shall be landed, together with their personal effects at quarantine stations in boats provided by the Government.

  (2)    The Government shall have the power to fix and alter from time to time all rates at which the removal of such passengers, and their effects shall be effected.

  (3)    Such rates shall be claimed by and paid to the Collector of Customs who will deliver a proper counterfoil receipt.

  (4)    Should any passenger refuse or neglect to pay such rate due by him, it shall be lawful to impound and detain the passenger's baggage, until payment of the rates due has been made, and in default of payment within 8 days from the termination of the quarantine, the Collector of Customs may cause the same to be sold by auction.

  (5)   Persons importing labourers and servants shall be responsible to the Government for the payment of the rates due for the removal to quarantine stations of those labourers and servants and their families and baggage.

CHAPTER III

Control and management of Quarantine Stations and Vessels in Quarantine

12.    The control of all quarantine stations is vested in the Chief Medical Officer who is responsible that they are at all times ready for immediate occupation.

13.     The health officer may remove persons from any one quarantine station to any other.

14.   The superintendent at a quarantine station shall be directÂly responsible to the health officer for the discipline and good management of the station. Every occupant of, and all persons employed at, a quarantine station, shall be bound to obey all lawful orders of the superintendent and to conform to all rules and regulations.

Any occupant of, and all persons employed at, a station guilty of riotous conduct or committing a disturbance or other breach of the peace may be given in charge of the police employed at such station to be detained in safe custody until the raising of the quarantine to be thereafter dealt with in accordance with law.

15.    The health officer shall be the officer referred to in section 80 of the Civil Status Act and the duty of keeping the register of deaths and forwarding it to the Chief civil Status Officer shall devolve upon him.

16.     No articles except letters and coins shall, without the authority of the health officer, be passed out of any place or vessel in quarantine, and every article so allowed or passed shall before being forwarded to its destination be disinfected in such manner as the health officer or superintendent, as the case may be, shall direct.

17.     All letters or parcels for persons in quarantine at any station or on any ship in quarantine shall be sent to the Central Police Station where a record shall be kept of such letters or parcels which shall be forwarded by the earliest opportunity.

18.     It shall be the duty of the superintendent and all other employees at a sea-board quarantine station to see that no articles whatever which may have been landed thereat, be removed without having been examined by a customs officer, or without a written order from the Collector of Customs.

At island quarantine stations the articles may, under instructions from the health officer, be removed to Mahe for examination by the customs authorities.

In no case shall the superintendent at any station allow any articles liable to duty to be left at the station after the raising of the quarantine, unless such articles have been passed by a customs officer.

19.     Persons who shall with the intention of escaping from quarantine leave a station or vessel when such station or vessel is in quarantine, may be seized and brought back by force to such station or vessel.

CHAPTER IV

Prevention and Mitigation of Disease at Station and on Board Vessels in Quarantine

20.     Whenever persons from any ships are sent to a quarantine station for the purpose of undergoing quarantine the superintendent of the station shall be bound to take immediate steps for the proper isolation of any sick among them; he shall establish proper guards to prevent any communication with them, except such as may be authorised by the health officer.

21.    It shall be unlawful for any person whatsoever to permit or sanction the introduction of any person suffering from, or likely to suffer from a contagious or infectious disease, into any station already occupied by persons undergoing quarantine unless authorised by health officer.

22.    Should a contagious or infectious disease break out in a quarantine station, the superintendent thereof shall take immediate steps as provided in subregulation 20 and report at once to the health officer.

23.     All quarantine stations shall be provided with separate and proper accommodation for housing and isolating the sick.

CHAPTER V

Communication with Stations and Vessels in Quarantine

24.     No person shall be permitted to enter any quarantine station unless duly authorised in writing by the health officer.

25.      All articles intended for any quarantine station and taken by land shall be left by the person or persons in charge of them, at a place in the neutral zone which shall be indicated by the superintendent and who shall then give instructions for their removal and distribution to the persons for whom the articles are intended.

26.     Whenever articles shall be taken to a quarantine station by sea, they shall be forwarded in one or more boats furnished by the Harbour Master and bearing a yellow flag. The officer in charge of the boat shall cause the said articles to be transferred to the guard boat anchored off the station.

CHAPTER VI

Disinfection of Cargo and Personal Effects and Baggage

27.    The health officer shall have the power to order the cargo and vessel to be fumigated or sterilised in such manner as he may consider necessary before such cargo be delivered to the importers.

The health officer shall have the power to order that such measures as he may I consider necessary be applied to the personal effects and baggage of passengers and crew of infected and suspected vessels before such vessels be admitted to pratique, or such passengers or crew allowed to land.

He shall also have the power to order the destruction by fire of the personal effects of such persons as have suffered from an infectious disease or contagious disease.

The health officer shall be bound to make, or cause to be made, a list of such articles with their value, as he may order to be destroyed, and also of such articles as may be damaged in the course of fumigation or sterilisation.

CHAPTER VII

Disinfection of Vessels

28.     The health officer shall have the power to order that any vessel be disinfected before being admitted to pratique. The following shall be the mode of disinfection:-

(a)The between-decks, forecastle, and other parts of the vessel used either for sleeping or other purposes by the passengers, crew or immigrants, may be fumigated or disinfected.

Fumigation may be carried out by means of sulphurous acid gas for three hours; the proportion of sulphur to be burnt shall be 20 grammes per cubic metre of space.

Disinfection may be carried out by means of a solution of bi-chloride of mercury in the proportion of 1/1 000.

In case of articles in metal, carbolic acid 1/20 may be substituted for the mercurial solution.

(b)After fumigation or disinfection as above directed the wood work of the between-decks, forecastle, and other parts of the vessel used either for sleeping or other purposes by passengers, the crew or immigrants may be washed with a solution of 1/20 of carbolic acid, or sprayed or washed with a solution of biÂchloride of mercury in the proportion of 1/1000.

All port holes, sky-lights, hatchways, and ventilators may be ordered to be left open for aeration of the vessel for 24 hours.

(c)Whenever there is any suspicion of any contagious or infectious disease having existed in any cabin or other part of the vessel occupied by any passenger or member of the crew, the said cabin or other part of the vessel shall be thoroughly disinfected by means of a solution of bi-chloride of mercury to be liberally sprayed over the sides, roof and floor, or such cabin may be closed up with sailcloth or other suitable means so as to prevent the sulphurous fumes from escaping, and such cabin or other part of the vessel may be fumigated with sulphur in the proportion before indicated, and the wood work may afterwards be washed with a solution of carbolic acid,

(d)All articles of furniture including bed, spring mattress or other metal article contained in such cabins or other place shall also be disinfected, with an appropriate disinfectant, after which the cabin or other place shall be repainted, tarred or limewashed.

(e)Decks, closets, and other parts of the vessel which are not capable of fumigation and which have been occupied or used by any person affected with an infectious or contagious disease or which have been soiled or contaminated shall be first washed or sprayed with a solution of any appropriate disinfectant.

(f)The holds of the vessel may in addition, be ventilated by means of wind sails for three hours daily during which time all the hatches shall be left open, and may afterwards be fumigated by means of sulphurous acid gas after each day's work until all the cargo has been landed.

29.    It shall be competent for the health officer whenever he shall consider it advisable to cause drinking water on board of a vessel coming from an infected port to be disinfected by means of permanganate of potash or other appropriate disinfectant and thrown overboard before such vessel enters the harbour. He may further order that the tanks shall be thoroughly cleansed and limewashed interiorly.

Should it not be found possible to clean and limewash the tanks before the vessel enters the harbour, these operations shall be carried out in harbour and before the filling up of the tanks.

30.     The bilge water may be disinfected and shall be pumped out in the outer harbour and the bilge washed out with sea water which shall afterwards be pumped out to sea.

31.     It shall also be lawful for the health officer to order that fumigation or disinfection be carried out in such places on board a vessel where articles suspected of having been contaminated may have been stored.

CHAPTER VIII

Prevention of the introduction of rats

32.(1) It shall be competent for the health officer, should he consider it expedient, to prohibit any ship from lying alongside of or making fast to any pier, jetty, wharf or other vessel in the harbour and also to direct at what distance from any pier, jetty, wharf or other vessel such ship may lie.

(2)  It shall also be competent for the health officer to direct that the cables, ropes or hawsers with which any vessel is made fast to any pier, jetty, wharf or other vessel be provided with tin cones, made for the purpose.

(3)  These cones shall be supplied by the Harbour Master, they shall be fixed to the ropes, cables or hawsers when the ship is made fast, with their wider ends towards the vessel, at a distance of not less than sixty feet from the wharf, and not further from the vessel than ten feet.

  (4)  The cones shall be removed from the ropes, cables or hawsers when the ship unmoors, and shall be returned to the Harbour Master.

  (5)   If it should be necessary for any vessel arriving from plague infected port to go upon any slip or to be careened in Victoria Harbour she shall not be allowed to go on the slip or to be careened until her holds, between-decks, forecastle and other enclosed spaces shall have been hermetically closed and fumigated for eight hours with sulphurous fumes; twenty grammes of sulphur shall be used for each cubic foot of space to be so fumigated.

  (6)   Such fumigation shall be carried out under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the health officer.

  (7)   In the case of vessels arriving from a plague infected port it shall be the duty of the health officer to inquire into the existence of any exceptional sickness or mortality among rats during the voyage, and, should such have existed, the health officer shall procure the body of a sick rat in order to ascertain the nature of the malady affecting these animals on board the vessel.

  (8)   Should them a lady be found to be plague, such vessel shall at once be fumigated as provided for in regulation 28.

  (9)   The bodies of all rats killed or found on board shall not be handled, and shall, as soon as possible, be cremated.

  (10) The captain or other person in charge of any vessel shall not comply with this provision of the above regulations or who shall not supply information as may be required by the health officer shall be liable to a fine of five hundred rupees.

CHAPTER IX

Miscellaneous

33.     The health officer shall have the power to forbid the importation of any articles which he may consider likely to introduce an infectious or contagious disease in Seychelles.

The name of such articles shall be published in the Gazette.

34.     A copy of these regulations shall on application be supplied by the Chief Medical Officer or any other officer deputed to supervise the disinfection, to each person whose baggage and effects are liable to disinfection or destruction, before he proceedsto carry out the sanitary measures prescribed.

35.    Any breach or contravention of these regulations shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees with or without imprisonment not exceeding three months.

36.    When a Government vessel is used the following inclusivecharges for transport to and from the quarantine station may be levied by the Quarantine Authority--

For passengers occupying Ist Class Accommodation- Rs. 10.00

For passengers occupying 2nd Class Accommodation- Rs. 6.00

For passengers occupying 3rd Class Accommodation- Rs. 3.00

No charge for children under 3 years of age.

Half charges for children from 3-12 years of age.

37.     The tarifff or accommodation and feeding at the quarantine station shall be:-

1st Class- Rs. 10.00 per diem.

2nd Class- Rs. 5.00 per diem.

3rd Class- Rs. 1.50 per diem.

If a person elects to feed himself, the tariff for accommodation and for the transport of food shall be-.-

1st Class- Rs. 3. 00 per diem.

2nd Class- Rs. 2.00 per diem.

3rd Class- Rs. 1.00 per diem.

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SECTION 5(2)

THE QUARANTINE (EXAMINATION AND DETENTION) RULES

[24th November, 1948]

 

1.       It shall be lawful for any health officer to conduct the examination of any person landing in Seychelles in the examination rooms set apart for that purpose in the Customs Offices, Long Pier, or in such other places as may be specified in that behalf by the Quarantine Authority.

2.      It is hereby declared that Long Island shall be a Quarantine Station for the reception and detention of persons to be detained or observed for any quarantine period.

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SECTION 6

The Quarantine (Special Measures) (Temporary) Order

[24th March, 1975]

 

1.      This Order may be cited as the Quarantine (Special Measures) (Temporary) Order.

2.      In this Order -

“competent authority”, in relation to inoculations against cholera or any certificates issued in respect thereof, means the authority recognised by the Chief Medical Officer as the competent authority in the area in which any such inoculation was carried out;

“inner islands” means that islands of Seychelles specified in the Schedule hereto;

“outer islands” means that islands of Seychelles other than the inner island;

“valid inoculation certificate against cholera” means a certificate issued by a competent authority stating -

(a)that the person certified to be inoculated against cholera has been successfully inoculated by the competent authority of the area in which the inoculation was carried out; and

(b)that the inoculation was carried out within a period of six months from the date on which it is produced as a certificate of inoculation against cholera.

3.     No person shall enter Seychelles unles she is in possession of a valid inoculation certificate against cholera.

4.-(I) Every vessel intending to proceed from any of the outer movementsislands to any of the inner islands shall proceed directly to Port Victoria in the first instance, and no person on board any such vessel shall disembark at any of the inner islands except with the permission of the Chief Medical Officer or other public officer authorised by him granted at Port Victoria.

   (2) The provisions of Part II (other than regulation 4 and 5), Part III and Part IV of the Quarantine (Maritime) Regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis in relation to any vessel, or person on board such vessel, referred to in subparagraph (1) of this paragraph as they apply in relation to any ship, or person on board such ship, arriving in Seychelles from a foreign port or, as the case maybe, departing from Seychelles; and any powers or obligations thereby conferred or imposed for the purpose of preventing any danger to public health or the spread of infection shall have effect accordingly for the purposes of this Order.

5.       No person intending to proceed from any of the inner islands to-

 (a) any of the outer islands;

(b) any part of the British Indian Ocean Territory; or

(c) the island of Agalega or St. Brandon Island,

shall proceed thereto unless, not more than six months prior to his departure from the inner islands, he has been inoculated against cholera by a competent authority.

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SCHEDULE

(Paragraph 2)

INNER ISLANDS

 

Mahe

Islands on the East Coast of Mahe

Hodoul                                                Beacon or Ile Seche

St. Anne                                   Harrison Rock

Cerf                                         Anonyme

Faon or Cachèe                                    South East

Long                                        Brulée or Rat

Moyenne                                 Souris

Round

Islands on the West Coast of Mahe

Chauve Souris                         Ilot de l'Islette

Vache Marine                          Conception

Thérèse

Islands on the North Coast of Mahe

North Islet

Other Islands

Silhouette                                 West Sister

North                                       AveMaria Rock

Les Mamelles                           Albatross Rocks

Récif                                        Round

Frigate                                      St. Pierre

L'Ilot                                        Rat

Praslin                                      Aride

La Digue                                  North Cousin

Curieuse                                  South Cousin

Féicité                                      Booby or Ile aux fous

Mary Anne                              Denis or Orixa

East Sister                                Bird or Sea Cow

 

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