Port Health Regulations

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Port Health regulations include

  • Health Protection (Ships and Aircraft) Regulations. [1]
  • The Public Health (Aircraft) Regulations 1979.[2]

These provide local authorities with certain legal powers, including the power to put a traveller from a country in which a serious disease is prevalent under surveillance, or to require them to be examined. They do not, however, include a power of detention or restraint. As failing to comply with a surveillance order is a crime, it is possible that the Serious Organised Crime And Police Act might allow arrest/detention/restraint if it is "necessary".

See also


  1. Health Protection (Ships and Aircraft) Regulations. England,
  2. The Public Health (Aircraft) Regulations 1979. 1979; Accessed: (23 October)