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LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 48(T) of 2021

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 48(T) of 2021


COVID-19 - Commercial Vessels

01 November 2021

Notice is hereby given that from 0400, 1st November 2021, new UK Government rules apply to those arriving in England on commercial vessels from overseas.

Passenger Locator Form (PLF)

From Monday 1st November 2021, all seafarers travelling in the course of their work via a vessel are no longer required to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Seafarers travelling for work or repatriation to the UK via plane or train are still required to complete a PLF. Please see the Governments Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for further advice.

These exemptions apply to those working both in areas that are accessible and non-accessible to passengers. Please see the Governments jobs that qualify for an exemption guidance for further advice.

In October 2021, the rules for international travel to England changed from the ‘traffic light’ system to a single Red List of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The requirements for testing and quarantine depends on your vaccination status and which country you have arrived into England from. For further advice please see the Governments masters and seamen travel requirements.

Further advice can be found at:

UK Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) website
UK National Health Service Coronavirus (COVID-19) website
World Health Organisation Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic website
UK Government safer transport guidance for operators

This Local Notice to Mariners shall remain in force until further notice.

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 48(T) of 2021

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