Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

List of ports and other information submitted by the States Parties concerning ports authorized to issue Ship Sanitation Certificates under the International Health Regulations (2005)

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All States Parties to the International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR 2005) are required to send to the World Health Organization a list of all ports authorized by the State Party (including authorized ports in all of its applicable administrative areas and territories) to issue the following Ship Sanitation Certificates (SSC):

  • Ship sanitation control exemption certificates
  • Ship sanitation control certificates only, and
  • Extensions to the ship sanitation certificates.

This data of authorized ports and other information is comprised of information submitted by the States Parties to WHO. WHO publishes this information in accordance with the requirements of the IHR (2005). The data will be updated by WHO when additional information is received from the States Parties.


Sources of codes and port location information: This listing utilizes information from the UN/LOCODE (United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations), published by UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), as further modified by WHO. These UNLOCODE publications include ISO (International Organization for Standardization) codes and port location information.

Notices: The designations employed and the presentation of material in this document, or in the underlying UN/LOCODE or ISO information sources, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WHO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, area or location or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or borders. WHO does not warrant that the information contained in this document is complete and/or correct and shall have no liability whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use.