Crew change protocol

11 Jul 2022 / Mauritius

Since 1 July, crew members and vessel personnel no longer need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius, nor do they need to self-isolate or test upon arrival.

Prior to travel, it is recommended – but not mandatory - to fill out the Mauritius All in One travel form, which can be accessed via the link which will generate a PDF document with a QR Code. If the All-in-One travel form has not been filled out, crew members/vessel personnel must fill out an Immigration Disembarkation Card upon arrival at the airport.

Hotel reservations shall be booked through the vessel’s port agent prior to departure from origin.

Wearing a surgical or N95/FFP2 mask during the flight is mandatory, as is the wearing of a mask at the airport and port.

Any crew that have tested positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of departure shall not be allowed to board a flight to Mauritius.

If a crew / passenger tested positive, 7 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory. People who have tested positive for COVID for less than 8 days before arrival in Mauritius must remain on board.

It is recommended to bring your vaccination certificate.

Shore leavers are allowed for vessel at anchorage/quay and that the wearing of the mask is mandatory in the port area/hospital/common transport.

No visa is required and there are no restrictions to nations entering Mauritius as crew travelling on duty or in transit to join another vessel.

The below is required to proceed with the immigration formalities:
a) Copy of Passport, valid minimum six months
b) Flight details
c) E-Tickets
d) Vaccinations card (full dose)
e) COVID-19 Treatment Health Insurance
f) Hotel booking confirmation

(For information about operations in Mauritius, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at [email protected])

Source: Celero Shipping – GAC network agent

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