Border rules are changing across the globe, a requirement for a negative covid test is becoming more common. It is your responsibility to ensure you know the rules of the country you are going to before you travel.
IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
- Self Isolate immediately – Please do not travel
- Book a test – this must be done within the first 5 days of showing symptoms
- Call your local CMR office to let us know
- Follow the guidance from the NHS
USEFUL LINKS & RESOURCES
UK BORDER RULES AND EXEMPTIONS
It is now essential that you can provide a negative Covid Test before entering the UK, failure to do so may result in a significant fine.
Border rules in the UK require travellers from specific countries entering the UK to quarantine upon entry.
Before you travel to the UK you will be required to complete the Public Health passenger locator form.
You may not need to self-isolate for 14 days, but will still need to show documentation identifying you as a seafarer which includes;
- If you work on a ship, including fishermen, you should show a Seafarers Identification Document (SID).
- If you don’t have a SID, you can show joining papers, seafarers employment agreement or a seafarers discharge book (Continuous Certificate of Discharge) instead.
- Alternatively, you could show a basic training certificate or declaration from the registered owners of the vessel that you are a crew member
- You may be required to show a letter from your company at the border which includes:
- Your personal details, such as name and address
- Contact details for your employer
- What work you will be doing
MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS
The wearing of face coverings on public transport and in shops across the UK is mandatory and you could be fined if you do not comply. If you are travelling outside the UK please check what the latest restrictions are in the country you are travelling to are.
Please make sure you have sufficient clean face-coverings with you for travel. Please remember that a face-covering does not replace regular hand washing, or the use of hand sanitiser – these measures remain to be the best way to protect yourself, your colleagues, and the general public from the virus.