As of 15 March 2020, 0:00 a.m., in relation to the introduction on 13 March 2020 of the Ordinance of the Minister of Health on the announcement of an epidemic hazard state in the territory of the Republic of Poland and the Ordinances of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration on the temporary reintroduction of border controls for persons crossing the state border constituting an internal border and on temporary suspension or restriction of border traffic at specific border crossing points, from 15 March 2020 the border control in Gdynia sea crossing points will consist in:
- Refusal to disembark to crew members of merchant ships that do not meet requirements defined in art. 3 section 2 of the Ordinance of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration of 13 March 2020 on temporary suspension or restriction of border traffic at specific border crossing points (Journal of Laws of 13 March 2020, item 435)
- Collection from crew members, who will be granted the right of disembarkation, their completed Identification Card and referring them to a 14-day quarantine
- Measurement of body temperature of crew members by designated officers. The treatment of crew members who are found to have an increase in their body temperature exceeding 38 degrees Celsius will depend on the decision of the Border Sanitary Inspector
- The control team of the Border Guard shall each time notify the cargo handling operator and the Port of Gdynia Dispatcher of the completion of the check-in and the possibility to handle a vessel.
- Personal data of crew members who will be granted permission to disembark will be handed over to port security officers
- Border Guard patrols will control the level of observing the prohibition to leave a vessel by seamen
The institution providing information on border control at sea border crossing points in Gdynia is the Maritime Branch of the Border Guard in Gdynia.
As of 17 March this year, employees of the Port of Gdynia Authority SA are switching to remote work mode.