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International Visa and Health Information

For all International travel with Coral Expeditions, guests will need to provide a scanned colour copy of a valid Passport with at least 6 months validity, and a clear copy of a government issued International Vaccination Certificate that shows dates of all vaccine shots and the type of vaccine. These must be received to service@coralexpeditions.com no later than 45 days prior to travel for submission to immigration authorities.

Important: Any guests with an expired passport should allow at least 6 weeks to get a new passport application processed.

The information below is for Australian guests only. If you are an non-Australian passport holder travelling on these departures, please contact your relevant government department, embassy or your travel agent for applicable information.

Information by Departure: Small Islands of the Indian Ocean

If you are an adjoining passenger (undertaking multiple consecutive voyages), please read each section relevant to you. As you may already be onboard during required declaration periods, our Purser and immigration official onboard will assist you prior to entry.

Whilst Coral Expeditions provides this information, guests are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visas, and meeting health requirements for entry.

This information was last updated on 3 November 2022.  Visa requirements and health advice can change without notice. We recommend guests check with a travel agent or advisor for the latest requirements. For any additional information please reference the https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ website.


Indonesia

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Indonesia on the 12 October 2022.

Visa You can obtain a visa on arrival for the purpose of tourism for the cost of USD$35. This must be purchased with cash currency (new notes in USD), so it is best to have this available before your departure.
Health Declaration To enter Indonesia, you must have received a full initial COVID-19 vaccine course completed at least 14 days before arrival. Local authorities will require you to install and use the COVID-19 ‘Peduli Lindungi app‘ for arrival health clearance. Download the ‘Peduli Lindungi app‘ and register your account using an email address rather than a foreign mobile phone number prior to embarkation at the beginning of your cruise, as we will be arriving in Indonesia on day 3.

Singapore

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Singapore on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A. Guests may also be asked for forward travel documents, such as flights or boarding passes if you are joining us on the next departure.
Health Declaration Guests will need proof of your vaccination status, and complete a Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC) 72 hours prior to arrival. (This will be completed whilst onboard the ship).


Singapore

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Singapore on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A
Health Declaration Guests will need proof of your vaccination status, and complete a Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC) 72 hours prior to arrival.

Malaysia

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Malaysia on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A
Health Declaration You’re allowed to enter Malaysia regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Indonesia

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Indonesia on the 12 October 2022.

Visa You can obtain a visa on arrival for the purpose of tourism for the cost of USD$35. This must be purchased with cash currency (new notes in USD), so it is best to have this available before your departure.
Health Declaration To enter Indonesia, you must have received a full initial COVID-19 vaccine course completed at least 14 days before arrival. Local authorities will require you to install and use the COVID-19 ‘Peduli Lindungi app‘ for arrival health clearance. Download the ‘Peduli Lindungi app‘ and register your account using an email address rather than a foreign mobile phone number prior to embarkation at the beginning of your cruise, as we will be arriving in Indonesia on day 3.

Sri Lanka

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Sri Lanka on the 12 October 2022.

Visa Guest will need a tourist visa, in the form of an Electronic Travel Authority. This is best to be completed prior to embarkation at the beginning of your cruise, but can also be completed whilst onboard during your cruise. Guest will need to print the approved visa for presentation on arrival.
Health Declaration Guests must carry proof of full vaccination status in English.

Maldives

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Maldives on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A
Health Declaration All travellers to the Maldives must complete a Traveller Declaration Form 96 hours before arrival into the Maldives, which will be completed whilst onboard.

Seychelles

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Seychelles on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A. Guests may also be asked for forward travel documents, such as flights or boarding passes if you are joining us on the next departure.
Health Declaration Before arriving in the Seychelles, you must apply for an online Health Travel Authorisation 72-12 hours before arrival into the Seychelles, which will be completed whilst onboard. You will also be required to undertake a RAT 24 hours which will be completed whilst onboard, prior to arrival.


Seychelles

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Seychelles on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A
Health Declaration Before arriving by plane in the Seychelles, you must apply for an online Health Travel Authorisation 71-12 hours before arrival into the Seychelles. Your Coral Expeditions boarding pass and pre-cruise accommodation details must be submitted during the Health Travel Authorisation application process. You will also be required to undertake a RAT 24 hours prior to arrival. Guests will need proof of your vaccination status.

For those guests adjoining from previous voyage this will be completed onboard.

Madagascar

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Madagascar on the 12 October 2022.

Visa You can obtain a visa on arrival for the purpose of tourism at no cost, which will be completed whilst onboard
Health Declaration Will be completed whilst onboard, per ships manifest. Guests will need proof of your vaccination status.

Reunion

Visa N/A
Health Declaration Guests will need proof of your vaccination status.

Mauritius

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Mauritius on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A. Guests may also be asked for forward travel documents, such as flights or boarding passes if you are joining us on the next departure.
Health Declaration On arrival into Mauritius, you must present a completed Mauritius-All-in-One Travel Digital Form which will be completed onboard prior to arrival.


Mauritius

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Mauritius on the 12 October 2022.

Visa N/A
Health Declaration On arrival into Mauritius by air, prior to arrival you must complete a Mauritius-All-in-One Travel Digital Form which needs to presented on arrival. Your Coral Expeditions boarding pass and pre-cruise accommodation details may need to be presented at immigration. For those guests adjoining from previous voyage this will be completed onboard.

Reunion

Visa N/A
Health Declaration Guests will need proof of your vaccination status.

Madagascar

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Madagascar on the 12 October 2022.

Visa You can obtain a visa on arrival for the purpose of tourism at no cost, which will be completed whilst onboard
Health Declaration Will be completed whilst onboard, per ships manifest. Guests will need proof of your vaccination status.

Mozambique:

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Mozambique on the 12 October 2022.

Visa You will need a visa to enter Mozambique, which will be completed whilst onboard at a cost of USD$50 cash in new notes.
Health Declaration You’ll will also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (RAT) test on arrival which will be completed onboard.  A group health declaration & screening will be completed on arrival by Quarantine Officer.

Tanzania:

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Tanzania on the 12 October 2022.

Visa You need a visa to enter Tanzania which can be completed via the online visa application form that must be submitted and approved online before embarkation preferrably,  as this can take at least 6 days to process. This visa is at a cost of USD$69. Guests may also be asked for forward travel documents, such as flights or boarding passes if you are joining us on the next departure.
Health Declaration To enter Tanzania, you must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated in the form of a valid certificate. You must complete the Public Health Surveillance Form online within 24 hours prior to arrival.


Tanzania:

This information has been gathered from SmartTraveller – Tanzania on the 12 October 2022.

Visa Guests will need a visa to enter Tanzania which must be completed via the online visa application form that must be submitted and approved onlineprior to embarkation, as this can take at least 6 days to process, at a cost of USD$69.
Health Declaration To enter Tanzania, guests arriving by plane must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated in the form of a valid certificate. Guest must also complete the Public Health Surveillance Form online within 24 hours prior to arrival.

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