Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading
The Bill of Health must have been communicated before departure by the Consul of the country of destination.
When a vessel has "free pratique" (i.e. a clean bill of health), this means that the vessel has a clean Bill of Health certifying that there is no question of contagious disease and that all quarantine regulations have been complied with, so that people may embark and disembark.
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