With reference to Joint Circular No. 1 Series of 2020, the Government has created the “Philippine Green Lane” for Seafarers to ensure the safe, efficient and speedy travel of seafarers within the country, subject to health and safety protocols established by the national government during the COVID-19 pandemic.


There are six One-Stop Shops (OSS) for Seafarers across the Philippines that have the authority to conduct crew changes within the national border amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their establishment is in accordance with Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 53, s. 2020, and National Task Force (NTF) Order No. 2020-03, s. 2020.

Learn more about the organization of the OSS for Seafarers.