During I08S Cruise
During I09N Cruise
• REMINDER: ALL cruise participants need to complete their profiles in the SIO ships portal. If you have not received an invitation from the chief scientists giving you access to this site, please e-mail them to request one. If you are participating on both cruises, you need to receive invitations to both.
• Visa Requirements: Cruise participants are responsible for making sure they have the proper visas to enter Australia and Thailand. For most participants, the following will apply:
AUSTRALIA: Participants will require TWO visas:
Everyone traveling from outside Australia must have a visa to enter Australia (an Electronic Travel Authority will do for most). Your passports must be valid 6 months beyond the date of entry into Australia. Please check the following website carefully to make sure you have the correct documentation based on your nationality: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Appl/Electronic-travel-authority.
Everyone must have a Marine Crew Visa http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Appl/Maritime-crew.
Those on I09N will also need a letter of guarantee to get through customs to establish why you do not have a return ticket from Australia. These letters will be provided to participants early in 2016.
Citizens from several countries (including the USA) do not require a visa (for stays of up to 15 days). Please check whether your country is included in the visa exemption program here: http://www.mfa.go.th/main/contents/files/services-20150120-100712-551809.pdf. Your passports must be valid 6 months beyond the date of entry into Thailand.
• HAZMAT REMINDER FOR ALL CRUISE PARTICIPANTS: Please remember that someone in your group needs to fill in the hazmat and gas declaration and send it to the chief scientists along with all associated MSDS forms. You can download a copy of the form in the "Important Documents" section of this website.
Cruise tracks for I08S and I09N
Last updated August 3, 2016