* Sanitary dues are charged on the vessels at the Turkish ports/straits per net tonnage.
* Reduction on sanitary dues applies for vessels which have cabotage rights, for private yachts,tourist ships and scientific research ships.
* Sanitary dues shall be paid at the departure port for vessels which navigate between the Turkish ports or depart from a Turkish port and paid at the first port of call for vessels coming from abroad.
* The Captain of each and every ship coming from abroad shall complete the "Maritime Health Decleration" required by the International Health Regulations and shall send the notification to the relevant coastal health control via email, fax or online application.Ships that lack such communication facilities shall be deemed risky, and shall be boarded for issuance of a bill of health approving entrance of the ship.
* Quarantine controls for the vessels approaching to Turkish Straits, shall be affected before the pilot boarding area or in areas which will not endanger the navigational safety within the Straits. These areas shall be determined by the Traffic Control center and reported to the vessels.
* All vessels must obey below written rules before sanitary contact (at least 20 miles before entering Turkish straits) :
- Day time ; must have sanitary yellow flag raised (Q flag) on the top.
- Night time ; vessel must have have two lights on (red on the top , white under red).
* International Tonnage Certificate - Copy
* Certificate of Registry - Copy
* Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate - Copy
* Cargo Manifest (If Cargo o/b) - Copy
* Crew List
* Maritime Declaration of Health
* Ship Stamp
The ship will furnish the pilot mainstays 1 meter above the sea level for health control, an officer will attend to the Medical Boat with the ship's stamp and the above documents.