COVID-19 Updates

Uk covid 19

GAC UK Coronavirus related updates

Please contact us at [email protected] or your local branch if you need any assistance with crew change arrangements.

Please read our latest UK Covid-19 pandemic crewing guidelines which contains guidance covering all the latest travel rules and regulations which have been implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For each regulation (self-isolation, managed isolation, passenger locator forms, declaration forms for international travel and pre departure Covid testing), it is important to note there are exemptions for each category, and each UK country slightly differs in relation to its current seafarer / key worker exemption rules. Please ensure to check all latest guidance on UK Government sites thoroughly. The rules and regulations are being constantly changed and updated and this document is for guidance purposes only.

If you are planning to perform any crew changes, including on-signing non-ship crew (Inspectors, Engineers, Superintendents etc) please contact your local GAC branch in advance with all the details. They will check with their local Border Force office to ensure compliance with all the latest rulings.

Critical crew change support in Covid-19 times

Since the implementation of restrictions and border closures to combat the spread of Covid-19, GAC UK has provided round-the-clock support for ship owners, managers and operators to ensure on- and off-signing crew have the smoothest transfers possible. Support with the latest immigration advice and invitation letters, travel and associated procedures, all within Covid-19 guidelines, ensure every changeover goes without a hitch.

The UK is also the ideal destination when your vessel needs to be laid-up. GAC UK has all your needs covered with its all-inclusive suite of lay-up support services.