Ship Sanitation Inspection
Charges 2021/22*
* Extra charges, based on actual costs, may be added for expenses incurred. These include launch hire; out-of-hours duty; travel and extended or re-inspections of ships due to 'Control Measures' etc.

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) GUIDANCE APHA has pulled together some resources to assist port health officers with the coronavirus outbreak and can be accessed by clicking the link below. Covid-19 Resources including legislation, guidance & training

GB ORGANIC IMPORTS – 2021 DEFRA have confirmed that Certificates of Inspection (CoIs) will not be required for organic imports from the EU until the 1st July 2021. The manual paper system that will be introduced from the 1st January 2021 has therefore been updated. The revised pack can be downloaded by clicking the following button and includes:

1. Extract of GB Certificate of Inspection notes
2. Extract of the GB certificate of Inspection
3. GB Certificate of Inspection explanatory notes
4. GB Organics FAQs
5. Great Britain's Certificate of Inspection
6. Step by step guidance for GB imports from third countries

Please note that CoIs will be required for non EU third country organic imports.

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Membership is open to any UK Local Authorities or Port Health Authorities, which have responsibilities for public and/or animal health in connection with aeronautical, maritime and coastal activities, and international and intra-community trade and travel. Associate membership is available to any organisation with an interest or involvement with Port Health. To become a member of APHA please email us by clicking the link below:

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APHA Handbook

The Executive Board took the decision to delay the publication of the next APHA Handbook so that it can incorporate the changes resulting from the UK's departure from the EU. The intent is to revise and update it for publication in 2021.

The 2018/19 edition is still available and provides essential information on Port Health matters and is aimed at anyone who is working in the port environment, from Port Health Officers to Importers. Whilst the information it contains was correct at the time of publication, some of the contents may now be out of date.

Corporate & Associate membersfree .

PLaN Members – £3.00 + £2.00 p&p per individual copy. Postage rates for more than 1 copy on application.

Non-members – £5.00 + £2.00 p&p per individual copy. Postage rates for more than 1 copy on application.

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The Association of Port Health Authorities (APHA)
is the only UK wide organisation representing the
interests of Port Health Authorities and Local
Authorities with responsibilities for public, animal and
environmental health controls at sea and airports.


Port Health Authorities operate at Airports, providing a range of services to the aerospace industry.


Port Health Authorities operate around the coastline, providing a range of services to the shipping industry.


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