In 2020, the Australian Border Force (ABF) put in place procedures to process maritime crew arrivals, where the ABF would restrict all arriving crew on board the vessel for 14 days from the last port of departure.
Effective immediately, this process is no longer applicable.
The below industry advice provides more detail of the newly implemented process.
To facilitate this new process, the ABF is requesting that as part of pre-arrival reporting, the new ‘Declaration of passenger and crew vaccination status for all vessels’ form is submitted to the ABF with other pre-arrival reporting information.
ABF INDUSTRY ADVICE – MARITIME CREW
ATTACHMENT A – ABF VESSEL VACCINATION DECLARATION V1.0 – 04.03.2022