Impact of the Covid health crisis in the maritime sector

It must be noted that despite the efforts of international governments for more than a year to counter the spread of the virus, Covid 19 is unfortunately still a problem to travel, which leads in particular to complications when crossing borders.

Therefore, if you are sailors or seafarers on an offshore mission, since 2021 you must be in possession of a Seaman Book (SB), to pass the port authorities.Indeed, your classic passport and an employment contract are no longer sufficient to justify your transit to customs on any vessel present in international waters.

For more information, go to the Maritime Booklet [Seaman Book] page in the Services tab of our website.