COVID19 Superyacht Port and Agency – Latest Updates

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AYSS member agents and other agents globally together with YAG WhatsApp Captain’s groups bringing you valuable real time information about Port and bureaucratic restrictions. This is a true team effort and many thanks to all who have done so and continue to contribute.
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NOTE: All Information is at time of date stamp. All information subject to rapid change as situations develop. Always contact a local agent.

ALBANIA – Agent – Jelja – Saranda
03/05/2020 All vessels can come to Albanian ports or anchor for fuel, provisions and other types of supply.
At the end of the supply the vessels have to leave the port and Albanian waters.
No Crew changes
Maritime and air borders remain closed until the 15th of June.

ALGERIA
Bejaia Agent – Khelaf Abdiche – Seybouse3
21/05/2020 Ports open for bunkers for cargo ships/yachts, no ferries.
Crew changes prohibited. IMO health certificate to be presented prior arrival.

ANTIGUA Nick Line – Anchor Consierge
25/05/2020 Antigua has reopened its ports to yachts.
Anyone coming to Antigua must present a Covid-free health certificate issued within 48 hours of arrival.
Yachts planning to visit must apply in advance.

ARGENTINA
26/03/2020 Yachts not allowed to clear in, only forced call if they are coming from abroad and they must be under quarantine.

ARUBA, BONAIRE & CURACAO Agent – Dammers – Mega yachts are temporarily prohibited from calling our ports. Cruise calls are prohibited as well.Port traffic is temporarily restricted to essential calls only (cargo loading/unloading, bunkers, repairs, etc). Hence, Crew changes are prohibited. For vessels in port, crew to remain on board. In case of emergency, calls will be considered.
Agent Aruba – Maduro & Sons
30/04/2020 Port closed to Yachts. Bunkering off port (STS) is available as well as provisions supplied by launch.
Airport will only accept cargo flight.

AUSTRALIA – Sydney – Geoff Major  Cairns – Carrie – Carter Marine
15/05/2020 Crew changes now possible
All international arrivals by air must quarantine for 14 days.
All international arrivals by sea must quarantine for 14 days which begins from the last port before Australia.
20/05/2020 Crew need to apply for an exemption to leave Australia.
Normally approved if the applicant(s) can show that they are mariners.

AZORESMid Atlantic Yacht Services Duncan Sweet
31/05/2020 Horta and Ponta Delgada remain open and functional for fuel/water/provisions and critical/essential repairs.
All other ports in the Archipelago are closed to non-resident vessels.
All transient crew are confined to the vessel for the duration of the visit.
Vessels are allowed to anchor as instructed by Port Authority to await limited berthing for resupply available in a small quarantine area, again only with Port Authority authorization.
Crew changes Not possible

BAHAMAS
03/06/2020 Starting a gradual reopening procedure.
Open to private boats and private aircraft from June 15th.
All crew and passengers must have a negative PCR COVID test prior to departing for the Bahamas.
Vessels must pre register.
Updates and links will soon be posted at www.bahamasmarinas.com

BARBADOS
27/03/2020 Closed to all except Cargo vessels.
25/04/2020 Extended until 30th June.

BELIZE
24/03/2020 closed to arrivals by land, sea or air.

BELGIUM
Antwerp – Port of Antwerp

BERMUDA Mark Soares Bermuda Yacht Services
26/05/2020 Open to Yachts and Private Jets.
Must take local Agent. Crew and Guests to quarantine on board.
Yachts may stop for In/Out Provisioning and fuel. No crew permitted ashore.

BRAZIL Adam – Brazil Yacht Services
25/04/2020 Ports are still open
Borders are closed to all foreign nationals.
Recife port is open for Bunkers and Provisions – Stop & Go. No crew allowed ashore. No crew change.

BVI’s  – Lenin Amadiz –Shore Side Services 
20/04/2020 All Ports of entry closed. Extended to 02nd June. Vessels are free to leave but not enter.
Curfew 20:00 hrs – 06:00 hrs

CABO VERDE – Agent – Navex
Ports in Santiago, São Vicente, Sal and Boa Vista Islands remain operational to receive superyachts which are subject to Health Authority inspection upon arrival.
24/03/2020 Mindelo ex Marina Mindelo
At the moment, because of the Covid-19 situation, no yachts are allowed to enter Marina Mindelo without prior contact with the Maritime Police and the Ministry of Health staff.
You can contact them on channel VHF 16. If you are in Mindelo Bay, you risk being quarantined

CANADA – Les – Premier Marine Services
Canadian Ports of Entry remain closed to non-essential vessels and crew. 19/05/2020 Current border restrictions Land, Sea and Air extended for another 30 days.
Foreign flagged vessels (crew only, no passengers) requesting entry into Canada, for purposes of repair or repositioning, may be allowed entry subject to approval of the local CBSA offices.

CHILE
Thomas Miranda SASYSS
12/05/2020 Borders open to Residents.
Yachts not allowed to clear in, only forced call if they are coming from abroad and they must be under quarantine.
Yachts are allowed to leave Chile if they so desire. Bunkering and provisioning is working smoothly.
Santiago, Chiloe Island, Easter Island and Puerto Williams, are restricted.

COLOMBIA
Cartagena das Indias – Wiliam Royo – White Light Closed to all sea and air arrivals. No passangers at all.
After the 13th of April the authorities will reasses.

COOK Islands – (Rarotonga)
24/04/2020 Locked down, fishing and cargo vessels only, refuelling can be done if cargo registered vessel.

COSTA RICA – Dan – Marina Papagayo 
08/05/2020 Costa Rica has closed the borders extended to June 15th.
Marina Papagayo is open for business. Yachts already in Costa Rica prior to the closure can stay and / or depart if they wish.
Crew located here are free move about although Captains are keeping them restricted to the immediate area to reduce risk.
28/03/2020 1-All tourists, no matter their nationality, all those who arrived at Costa Rica after December 17th have their tourist visa automatically valid until May 17th, 2020
2-Private foreign flagged yachts can extend their temporary import permission until May 17th, however they must prepare a formal request several days before the expiration date.

CROATIAMYS Yachting and Danijela – croatia@bwayachting.com
03/05/2020 open for all yachts, which must have berth booked in one of marinas or ports.
Yacht owners, close family members, charter clients and crew are allowed to arrive and embark. No quarantine.
Yachts are free to cruise along the coast.
Charter guests are required to have an official E-crew list and berth booking confirmation with them when arriving to Croatia.

CUBA – Maria Romeu – Concierge Cuba
25/03/2020 As advised by Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba: Cuba is closed
We hereby wish to inform all cruise ship associations and yachtsmen that the official information confirms that no foreign pleasure vessels will be allowed to enter Cuban marinas and ports from 00 hours onwards.
Foreign vessels docked in Cuban marinas must immediately create the conditions to leave the country as soon as possible.

CYPRUS
11/05/2020 – Closed Next announcement 20 May.

DENMARK – Anders – TR Shipping 
25/03/2020 All borders closed

DOMINICA
Andrew O’Brian – Cobra
29/03/2020 All ports have been closed (with few emergency and commercial exceptions)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Agent Wendy Morales – Dominican Republic Yacht Services
15/05/2020 State of Emergency extended to 03rd. June. Borders are closed. Marine and air traffic suspended.
Force majeure assistance due weather, fuel or provisions in DR. Crew does not come to shore and remain in quarantine.

ECUADOR – Antonio – Seamasters
Country boarders are Closed for all arrivals air, land and sea. No Domestic flights.

Galapagos Islands
22/04/2020 , complete closure; no boats are allowed to enter or stop. Yachts presently at anchor may leave.
18/05/2020 Lockdown continues to 15th June. Airports set to open 01 June.
31/05/2020 Galápagos Islands will open on July 1st. Tourist and super yachts visits will be possible again.

EGYPT – Agents – Felix Marine 
15/05/2020 All convoys are still working in Suez Canal.
Regarding procedures , for both Super and small yachts are required quarantine and all crew members have a yellow fever certificate.
All Airlines in Egypt are currently suspended so there is no possibility to flying into and out from Egypt.
Shipments can still be sent and received but will take longer.

EL SALVADOR
2020.03.22 Met a family sailing that tried to stop in El Salvador a couple days ago, they got turned around and escorted out by the marines and told to continue to Mexico

FALKLANDS Russel Morrison – Sulivan Shipping
18/05/2020 Government will consider requests on a case by case basis.

FIJI – Chase – Seal Superyachts
18/05/2020 Borders still remain closed to visitors via sea and air.

FINLAND
11/05/2020 Closed

FRANCE
Marseille – ATL Mediterranee     Cannes – Catalano
11/05/2020 All yachts can cruise and anchor up to 54NM from their “Home Port”.
Crew holding EU Passport are allowed to circulate. No non EU passport holder are allowed in. Departure can be organized only for exceptional reason.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Pascual – Seal Superyachts
02/06/2020 Yachts are allowed to apply to sail to French Polynesia.
Pre-registration with the authorities is required.
Arrivals will undergo a PCR test before being allowed to go ashore.
The Air and sea links including yacht cruising between Tahiti and the other archipelagoes are restored.
International flights will start resuming as of 1st July.

GERMANY
08/05/2020 Ports are open subject 24 hours notice and pre- approval.

GIBRALTARMH Bland
06/04/2029 Gibraltar remains to operate as normal and crew changes have been partially lifted.
NO OPL Crew changes allowed – Vessel must be at anchor
Onsigners to be isolated in their hotel rooms for stay
Only designated hotel to be used if hotel stay is required. This hotel facility is being managed by HMGoG’s office for Civil Contingencies
Agent to arrange special transport provisions – transportation from port to airport is to be using designated transport facilities, managed by HMGoG’s office for Civil Contingencies
Agents launch crew to avoid close contact with embarking crew
Disembarking
No OPL crew changes allowed – vessel must be at anchor
Vessel disembarking crew cannot depart Gibraltar until crew have boarded the aircraft
In case flight cancellation, crew to be returned to vessel – Master to confirm acceptance of this in writing.
Disembarking crew to confirm free of any symptoms for past 14 days – Vessel’s master to provide official declaration.
Agent to arrange special transport provisions – transportation from port to airport is to be using designated transport facilities, managed by HMGoG’s office for Civil Contingencies.
21/04/2020 Bland are currently doing crew changes. Flight to LHR 4 times a week at 1700hrs. Will increase to 5 as of 1st May.
24/03/2020 The Alcaidesa Marina the other side of the Gibraltar airport in La Linea de la Concepción has a few berth available and was open for business yesterday with the same limitations as the rest of Spain per the Social Decree.

GREECE – Michalis Roditis Yachting
18/05/2020 Foreign yachts may enter Greece for shipyard work only.
These maybe from countries other than Spain, Italy, Albania, UK and Turkey, which are currently not accepted.
Non EU citizens are also not accepted until after 15th June.
The arriving yacht must have just crew onboard and have, before arrival, organized specifically with a shipyard for the work to be carried out.
01/06/2020 Restrictions extended until untill 15th June for all yachts and ships of any type and flag between Greece and International Destinations.
Special note to Restrict all arrivals and departure by all means from the UK and Turkey especially

GREENLAND as advised by TR Shipping, Denmark
Greenland has to close all its borders, and it is not possible for foreign ships to enter any port unless they have a worthy purpose.
In practice, this means that no cruise ships or yachts can enter Greenland at this time.
The restrictions run until April 13, but can be extended if the authorities find it necessary. However, we have been told that the authorities will take it step wise, so you do not go out and close all season as you have done in Arctic Canada.

GRENADA Email Philippa – Superyacht Services Grenada aka Spronks
21/05/2020 Opening  –  Official Bulletin.
Designated vessel entry points are Port Louis and Tyrrel Bay Carriacou. Mandatory pre-registration online.

HONDORAS
Roatan
24/03/2020 The island has been closed since 15 March. No arrivals permitted from sea or Air Several evacuation flights have left to the USA, Canada and other points. The island is also keeping Honduran Citizens out. As of yesterday, no cases of the virus have been reported and 13 people have been tested.
The Island government provides daily online briefings by the Governor on Facebook, very informative.
Most airlines will not return to service here until at least May.

HONG KONG – Sytske – skimman@myyachtmoments.com
18/05/2020 Foreign flagged vessles welcome in HKG , but like any travellers, crew need to stay on board for 2 weeks.
Agents can bring new provisions on board.

ICELAND
11/05/2020 – Open – Must have prior apprival. Contact your Agent.

INDIA – Aashim Mongia – Sea Waif
27/03/2020 We have a nationwide border closure with all airports closed.
Ports are open but crew are not allowed to go ashore. Yachts with Indian crew are being allowed to return to india but on arrival it is a 14 day quarantine.
All cruise ships and yachts visits are cancelled for all visiting vessels. At least till the 14th April and possibly longer.
All flights have stopped only a rescue flights operating departures per week.
Freight can still be sent and received but arrival times are slower than usual.
General domestic travel restricted as per movement control orders. Interstate travel only allowed if permission granted.

INDONESIA – Andy Shorten – Lighthouse Consultancy
31/03/2020 Entry and transit are suspended for all foreign nationals arriving from all countries with COVID-19 outbreaks
Vessels arriving for international and domestic clearances required to anchor first then subject to Quarantine temperature testing prior to moving alongside for additional CIQ.
National monuments closed, meaning national parks of Komodo, Cendrawasih Bay and Raja Ampat. Also not allowed on shore in many other cruising areas due to concerns from local communities.
Bali Governor requesting everyone remain at home where possible, while not enforced as yet, many restaurants have closed / switched to delivery only.
Many smaller ports temporarily closed to international visitors – Sorong, Ambon, I believe Labuan Bajo being most prominently used in yachting.
Provisioning, bunkers and clearances still possible at present but becoming more challenging
Yachts are self isolating.
01/04/2020 from Jimmy Blee – Asia Pacific All visa types will get automatically get extended for 30 days and possible again as needed with NO overstay implications. This only applies to visa where there are no more extensions possible.
Foreigners are not allowed to enter Indonesia unless they are diplomatic or holding a residency (KITAS, KITAP).

ITALY  – San Remo – All Services – Naples Luise – Viareggio – Versilia
14/05/2020 From Fulvia – San Giorgio Shipping – Genoa
Contact your agent before doing anything.
16/05/2020 from 3rd June Italian borders will be opened to Schengen countries including Switzerland and Monaco.
Yachts are allowed to move along the coast from one port/marina/shipyard to another port/marina/shipyard only for technical reasons.
Any crew movement is currently subject to the Immigration Police and the Health Maritime Office approvals;
Departing crew must fly out same day. Arrivals 14 day compulsurary quarantine. Strongly recommended that crew on/off have temperature history for proceeding 14 days
For calls at Genoa, every yacht needs to apply through a registered agent
Re Departures foreign going no restrictions have been implemented, just the obligation for each leaving yacht to check in advance to be allowed to enter the destination port.

JAMAICA
30/03/2020 All ports are closed.

MADEIRA – Lino Ribeiro – JFM Shipping
27/05/2020 Port Authorities accepting yachts at Canical port for bunkering only.
The restrictions remain the same:
1. Stop & Go call only. After bunkering supply is completed, yacht must leave port area.
2. No Crew / Pax allowed to embark or disembark.
3. No Crew / Pax allowed to leave yacht/touch shoreside.
4. Presentation of Health Declaration showing no illness cases to report is mandatory.
5. Yacht cannot proceed from a UE port or other port under quarantine measures.

MALAYSIA – Andrew Middleton – Super Yacht Support Asia
18/05/2020 Langkawi . Nationwide border closure on all visiting vessels.
Revision 09th April.
Most flights have stopped only a few departures per week.
Freight can still be sent and received duty free but arrival times are slower than usual.
General domestic travel restricted as per movement control orders. Interstate travel only allowed if permission granted.

MALDIVES
Nash – Island Sailors    Abdullah – Maldive Yacht Support   Mohamed – Asia Pacific
17/05/2020 Maldives is Closed. All permits for yachts and cruise ships has been suspended along with issuing of Inter Atoll Travel Permits till further notice.
Only cargo ships are allowed to call. Reopening looking at June / July

MALTA – Pierre – Melita Marine 
27/03/2020 All Harbours are closed for all types vessels, excluding cargo.
Airport is also closed except of repatriation of emergency. Not on lock down yet, but very restricted movement.
Shipyards are still operational for now. Update 28 May.

MARSHALL ISLANDS  Damian Reimers – Marshall Islands Shipping Services – damianreimers@missrmi.com
07/05/2020 Yachts at this time are suspended from visiting the RMI until further notice.
Total suspension of International Airtravelers until 5 June.

MARTINIQUE Douglas Yacht Services
18/05/2020 Pleasure yachts with a register from the European Union have the right to enter and to anchor.
Pleasure yachts under a non-European register are not allowed to enter.
No vessels with passengers on board will be allowed to enter
A quarantine of 14 days confined on the yacht or in a government controlled center for any crew arriving in Martinique.
25/05/2020 Internal flights SXM – Guadaloupe – Martinique now permitted.

MAURITIUS – Noël – Seal Superyachts
19/05/2020 Lock down extended to 01 June.
Port-Louis remains open except to Passenger ships.
No crew Changes, No shore leave. Crew to remain on board.
Bunkers and Provisions can be delivered.

MEXICO 
19/03/2020 Mark Drewelow: C2C   We have full time YachtAid Global staff in Puerto Escondido , Oaxaca state Mexico.
Today they started self quarantine at home for all residents. Repots from main Mexican ports is business as usual. Entry and Clearance today in Cabo was business as usual.
20/03/2020 US and Mexico eliminating non essential travel at border.
2020.03.23 UPDATE Port Captains can not Clear a Vessel to a port that is oficially closed; can clear to Ensenada, and from there they call CBP and if they grant them access then they can clear to San Diego, Ca.

Acapulco –  Navieras Asociadas – Jorge +52 1 744 439 4639 naviaso@btu.com.mx
25/05/2020 Closed to International Traffic.

Cabo San Lucas – Victor – Agencia Barreda
25/03/2020 we have been recieveing vessel in international navigation in the past days with no issues in Cabo, as long as health depatmetn official give vessel the ok that no one has sytoms,, on board. Imperative that vessel arrives and departs with same crew.
From IGY marina manager in Cabo San Lucas. The port is closed to all charter activities i.e. fishing charters, whale watching, cruising in the bay etc., however the port is still open to all vessels entering and departing the marina

Cancun – Miguel Pérez +52 19988452542. Dockmaster@marinavv.com

Chiapas – Marina Chiapas manager, Memo, and his assistant, Rolf, for all the inbound and outbound clearance paperwork.
25/05/2020 Chiapas is open. Commercial Vessels can stay at anchor only.

Cozumel – David Estrella – destrella@aconsur.com – Verbal restriction from Harbor Master for a foreign vessels, but if is something required, must to send me in advance the requests with the following information:
Health conditions on board, Maritime health declaration, Crew list, ships particulars, ETA, estimated time of stay in the port.
This is in order to request the authorization for the arrival in Cozumel with International Health and Port authorities, after receive the answer from local authorities will notify accordingly.

Huatulco – Turismo Nautico – Martin +52-1-958-587-6072
25/05/2020 Vessels can be cleared at anchor; Requires quarantine

La Paz – Yolanda Espinoza – Econaviera
18/05/2020 Port is open for international clearance. No crew changes allowed.
Lockdown is extended to June 15th.
Recreational domestic navigation still not permitted.
National park Espiritu Santo remain closed
Auto isolation is permitted with no recreational activities.

25/05/2020 Manzanillo is open only for merchant vessels.

24/03/2020 Mazatlan no crew changes.

Puerto Vallarta – Juan Arias +52 1 322 205 3504 papermanpvr@hotmail.com
25/05/2020 – Port is open, No mandatory quarantine, with restrictions

MONACO – Mark – Catalano Shipping & Mélissa – Mathez Monaco
09/04/2020 Pleasure boating /navigation to and from the ports in Monaco remains forbidden as long as the confinement exists.
• Inoffensive passage through Monegasque waters by a pleasure boat (this means navigation without call nor anchorage) will not be questioned and requires no particular formalities
• No entry into Monaco ports is allowed by pleasure boats, except Monaco flagged boats joining their home port. This will put the crew in quarantine onboard for 14 days from the day of arrival, no matter what last port of call was.
20/04/2020 Monaco port has now opened up for departures provided v/l has confirmed OK for arrival in destination port.

MONTENEGRO
29/04/2020 Open for international yacht arrivals

NAMIBIA – Mike Spencer – Ocean Liner Services
2020.03.23 The Namibian government has declared a State of Emergency with closure of the majority of border posts.
The port authority has imposed various restrictions which inhibit many operations within port limits. See attached official statements.
The government has imposed travel restrictions which will unfortunately not permit crew changes to take place in Namibia until further notice.
Namibia Ports COVID 2020.03.20 and Namibia Ports 2020.03.17

NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam – Port Authority
Rotterdam – Port Authority
11/05/2020 Ports are open subject 24 hours notice and pre-approval

NEW CALEDONIA – Hervé – Noumea Yacht Service
18/05/2020 All borders are still closed for non residents.
The Maritime Affairs have denied the access to yachts for now.

NEW ZEALAND – Ben  37South – &- Alison – Integrated Marine
27/03/2020 No foreign nationals allowed in by sea or air apart from essential professions.
24/04/2020 moves into Level 3 on April 28th – Under Level 3 yachts and pleasure craft wishing to come to New Zealand during the current border restrictions will be assessed by border agencies on a case-by-case basis. Vessels given approval to arrive will be required to provide information about the health of those onboard and potential exposures to Covid-19. If the craft arrives within 14 days of departure from the last port of call, health officers will meet the craft on arrival, along with other border agencies. The persons on board will be required to complete 14 days of self-isolation (less the time they spent at sea) on board the craft either at anchor or a secure berth

NIUE
24/04/2020 Locked down, fishing and cargo vessels only, refuelling can be done if cargo registered vessel.

NORWAY – Arnfinn – Superyacht Services Norway
20/04/2020 Vessels are generally still allowed to enter ports.
Yacht crew and guests treated same as tourists and are not permitted to enter the country.
Only Critical personnel can receive visitor/travel permit.
23/04/2020 Crew allowed shore leave after 14 days quarantine.

OMAN – Chacko Jose – KR Shipping
18/04/2020 Airports are closed and the city of Muscat is a Lock-down mode until further notice.
Immigration are not issuing Tourist Visa for Oman.
Should you have any emergency Technical Requirements like collecting spares, store, provision supply etc can be arranged.
20/04/2020 Bunker stop in Salalah. All clearance done with no officials boarding. Done from dock at distance. No issues

PANAMA Alex Risi Associated Yacht Services
20/03/2020 14 day quarantine for arriving vessels.
17/05/2020  All International  flights suspended until 21st. June.
Pleasure and commercial yachts will be allowed to arrive Panama to transit the Panama Canal. They must remain anchored waiting their turn to commence Canal transit (present delays for unbooked vessels about 2 – 3 days). Yachts will not be allowed to enter any marina or dock and the use of the tender is not authorized.
Fuel is available by barge at the explosives anchorage and if provisions are required a commercial launch can be arranged.
No Crew changes authorised.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Angela  – Melanesian Yacht Services
Superyachts, Cruise Ships, Tourist Ferry or Small Leisure Craft are banned from entering PNG.
This ruling will be revised on 1st June 2020.
Emergency situations are exempt from this ruling.
Commercial Cargo Ships are still allowed to trade so long as 14 Day Quarantine protocols are adhered.

PERU 
26/03/2020 Yachts not allowed to clear in, only forced call if they are coming from abroad and they must be under quarantine.
Peru has closed all international travel in and out of the country

PHILIPPINES Miguel – Asia Pacific Marine
22/05/2020 Philippines Closed looking to lift restrictions to allow Marine entry 05 June.

PORTUGAL – Paul or Andrew – Amundsen Marine
27/03/2020 Essential port calls only If for some reason a vessel needs to call a 14 quarantine will be enforced.
Only comercial ports are open with all the Marinas colosed.
Anchorages are open for shelter or receiving essencial supplies such as Medicines, Provisions or Bunkers.

QATAR – info@almasseyashipping.com
30/04/2020 Doha port has suspended all activities in the port till further instruction from Ministry of Health.

SAMOA from Scott – Custom Logistics – Lock down – Closed
24/04/2020 Western Samoa – lock down, fishing and cargo vessels only, refuelling can be done if cargo registered vessel;

SEYCHELLES – Christophe – Hunt Deltel 
30/04/2020 From 01 June leisure boats and yachts will be able to enter Seychelles territory, respecting any guidance from the Department of Health.

SINGAPORE –  Fang – Singapore Superyachts
08/04/2020 Singapore port is open.
Latest Port circular. 2020.04.07. – Singapore
Cruising permits for pleasure craft suspended. Marinas are open. Crew movements are currently restricted.
No crew sign on and off are allowed at the moment and crew will not be allowed to disembark from their vessels till further notice whilst the vessels are in port.
Vessel or crew arriving from all other countries who wish to land will have to serve 14 day Stay Home Notice in a hotel.
21/04/2020 “Circuit Breaker” restrictions extended to 04 May.

SOLOMON ISLANDS
19/05/2020 Superyachts, Cruise Ships, Tourist Ferry or Small Leisure Craft are banned from entering Solomon Islands.
This ruling will be revised on 24th June 2020.
Emergency situations are exempt from this ruling but fines of $25,000 USD for any fraud.
Commercial Cargo Ships are still allowed to trade so long as 14 Day Quarantine protocols are adhered.

SOUTH AFRICA – Dave Elton – Del Shipping
19/05/2020  Lockdown still level 4.
Commercial shipping carries on with minimal people contact.
No crew changes.  No shore leave permitted.
Visiting yachts may be allowed with prior planning but not guaranteed.

SPAIN Barcelona – Miguel – Estela Shipping Barcelona
Palma de Mallorca – Francesco – Estela Shipping Palma
Ceuta – Strait Superyacht / Incargo
Las Palmas – Domingo – Incargo – Las Palmas
11/05/2020 Moved into phase 1 – local recreational sailing permitted.
Phase 3 anticipated mid June
Exception for entry into the port of a pleasure craft shall be made through the PORT AUTHORITY of the province where the port in question is located.
Contact your agent.
Baleares are closed.  Not permitted, for any yacht to enter in a marina or leave the islands. The Government may authorize disembarking only for exceptional humanitarian & medical reasons.
Palma Airport is closed, only 2 flights per day to Barcelona and Madrid.
Only documented residents can fly to Balearics. Authorization is necessary for any non resident.
Barcelona – Tarragona – Valencia are allowing yacht to arrive in the marinas. Crew only no guests. Crew quarantine on board.
Crew changes have to be authorized.
Canary island ports of Las Palmas and Tenerife are open 24 hours if any need for a transit call of bunkering
Ceuta is in full lockdown and frontiers with mainland Spain and Morocco are closed. Only Ceuta residents are allowed to enter.
Melilla – Spanish enclave in Morocco is open to Yachts arriving Transatlantic.

SRI LANKA – Agent – Vin Ocean
The Govt has not officially banned arrival of Yachts. However, Health Authorities are implementing the same regulations in place for Cruise Liners for Yachts too.
A Curfew has been declared in the entire Island from last Friday 20th March which is still in force until further notice.
1) Airport is Closed for all Arrivals until 31st March ’20. Departures are permitted at the moment.
2) Issue of On Arrival as well as Online Visas have been suspended until 31st March ’20.
3) No Passengers or Crew are permitted to Disembark from the Vessel/Yacht while in Port.
4) Crew Changes are banned until further notice
5) Removal of Garbage is also permitted on a case by case basis upon approval of the Port Health Officers if the vessel is inside Port only. (subject to offices open as a result of the Curfew in force).
6) Arriving Vessels / Yacht are permitted to receive supplies such as Fuel & Provisions (subject to shops open as a result of the Curfew in force).
Further
Supply of Fuel takes place at Colombo Off Port Limits (OPL)
Embarkation / Disembarkation of Security Teams takes place at Galle Off Port Limits under strict procedures & surveillance of the Galle Port Health Office & the Sri Lanka Navy Galle Division.

ST. LUCIA – All ports (air and sea) closed to foreign vessels
11/05/2020 Private Jets permitted – Joseph – Bens Yacht Services – benyachtservices@hotmail.com
Yachts looking to come to St Lucia will have to Anchor at Soufriere Sugar Beach or Malgretoute Harmony Beach to do their clearance.
Guests have to board at Vieux Fort Docks.

ST. MAARTEN – Kass – Dockside   & Lucille – BWA
30/05/2020 Yachts may now arrive in St Maarten with the intent to stay, effective immediately.
14 day quarantine period must be adhered to; this time period will begin 24 hours after departure from the last Port of Call
Private Planes can land at St Maarten’s Airport beginning June 1st and Yachts and Guests can Join their vessels.
Crew changes possible.

ST. VINCENT + GRENADINES
Grenadines – Erika’s – Heather Grant    have a daily info letter on request
27/03/2020 Vessels with persons arriving or recently on-board from the USA, Canada, UK and EU need to be quarantined for 14 days.
Entry at Bequia, Canouan & Union Island  closed With Immediate Effect and this is The Reason.
Entry is only permitted at Kingston, Blue Lagoon and Wallilabou.
All vessels to produce SVG maritime declaration of health (pdf).
Sandy Lane Marina remains open.
30/03/2020 Guests/Crew arriving on the vessel will NOT quarantine aboard the vessel but ashore.

SWEDEN
11/05/2020 Open to all vessels. Only EU crew allowed ashore.

THAILAND – Gordon Fernandes Asia Pacific
28/03/2020 see Phuket Yacht Haven advise from Duncan McGregor – Eclipse Marine Asia AYSS associate.
16/05/2020 Ban on International fights to Thailand extended to 30th June
01/06/2020 Phuket is still closed to international departures and arrivals.
Domestic lockdown has now finished and yachts can now travel around from Port to Port.

TONGA
24/04/2020 Lock down, fishing and cargo vessels only.

TRINIDAD – Trump Yacht & Concierge Services – annettecallender@gmail.com
02/05/2020 Borders are closed Scheduled to reopen by end of July
No yachts are allowed entry, marinas are opened only to yachts already on the island.

TUNISIA – Mark – S&D Yachts
29/03/2020 Tunisia has closed its ports to visiting yachts

TURKEY – Charlie – Gino Yachting
20/05/2020 Still Closed Domestic flights should start 28 May.
Yachts may enter to Bunker and Provisioning but must leave in 48 hours.

TURKS + CAICOS
27/04/2020 lockdown with revision 4th May.
Ports are going to remain closed until June 30th for international vessels.

UAE  Mike – JLS – Superyacht Middle East  &  John – Kanoo Yacht
30/04/2020 Dubai is open as a Port of Refuge.
No crew will be permitted to leave the yacht until further information from the authorities.

UNITED KINGDOM – Anne Carson – Super Yacht Services Falmouth
Ports are open. All vessels need to complete and present a UK Declaration of health official form
25/03/2020 Anne has advised all arriving yachts to make a spreadsheet of crew temperatures taken twice daily.
From : Port Health Office, The Docks, Falmouth
Updated advice for UK shipping and seaports
Port Health Team on: Tel: 01872 323090 Email: porthealth@cornwall.gov.uk Port Health directory UK

URUGUAY  Agent JR WIlliams, Montevideo
2020.03.22 Uruguayan government is finalizing a procedure to allow disembarkation of passengers (only passengers as far as we know at the moment, not crew) which requires booked flights and a secure bus trip from vessel straight to airport. Any vessel including a superyacht can berth for provisioning/supplies/bunkers etc but nobody (passengers or crew) can get off the yacht. All clearance procedures are done remotely.

USA 
Mark Drewelow C2C
Kristi Chesher – BWA New England
Deb Radtke – American Yacht Agents
USSA Superyacht Corona Virus Resource Guide 
NOTE: Visa extensions – please file an I-539 extension of stay early. We are hearing 45 days processing time.
19/03/2020 California STAY AT HOME ORDER. state wide action in the USA
19/03/2020 The US State Dept today issued a level 4 travel advisory which is suggestion of NO TRAVEL.
They also said for all USA citizens to get back to USA asap or prepare for potential long duration stay out of the country.
20/03/2020 Change-3_Novel-Coronavirus.pdf    This is from the USCG regarding Covid-19 and vessels entering the US. Predominately regarding commercial traffic but will probably be modified to include yacht traffic.
20/03/2020 USA Department of State just announced they are suspending visa services at Embassies and Consulates world wide
20/03/2020 “As resources allow, embassies and consulates will continue to provide urgent and emergency visa services. Our overseas missions will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time,” the department said in the advisory on Friday.

Alaska
25/05/2020 Any arriving visitor has to self quarantine for 14 days. If they travel by boat they can use the time spent getting here (if they don’t stop) as part of the quarantine. Guests can fly in, joint the boat and serve their quarantine out cruising remote areas without restriction. There are some restrictions on visiting inhabited places while the quarantine clock is ticking.

American Samoa
24/04/2020 Locked down, fishing and cargo vessels only, refuelling can be done if cargo registered vessel .

Ft Lauderdale
20/03/2020 Use of ROAM app is acceptable, and any non-US crew will then have to report in person.
27/03/2020 Arrived Fort Lauderdale with 18 crew, We departed Gib on March 12, and waited the full 14 days self quarantine before attempting to enter the US.
Additional to our ENOAD I remained in telephone contact with CBP supervisor and USCG in order to ensure we would be granted entry.
I submitted our temperature log before arrival, that seemed to appease the authorities.
Upon arrival it was business as usual, normal procedure to clear in. Took the crew to the seaport office in Eller drive.
02/04/2020 We are continuing to have vessels arrive in FL with no issues. And WPB and PEV have allowed me to present just passports with no face to face. That could change depending on officer.

Hawaii – Honolulu
5/03/2020 ex Norman Cheu, Cel: (808) 216-4790 agents@norkomarine.com Anyone arriving into the State of Hawaii on and after Thursday, March 26, 2020 must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
U.S. Citizens will be allowed to disembark, however, must self-quarantine for the next 14 days.
Foreign crewmembers in possession of a valid and unexpired U.S. Visa will be mollified and their U.S. Visa nullified and ordered detained on board.
No repatriations of foreign crewmembers will be authorized due to the risk of spreading COVID-19 to other passengers within the airport terminal and/or to the general public.
Shore leave (Ships Business Parole) will only be authorized on a case by case basis and must be specific to the parole requested.
Shopping for provisions will NOT be allowed. Medical concerns will again be addressed on a case by case basis.
Approved paroles must have a time line and after completion of their business must immediately return to the vessel.
Joining Crew can be transferred directly from the airport to Vessel and self-quarantine onboard.
26/03/2020 Crew repatriation permitted.
21/04/2020 Stay at Home order extended until end of May.
There is no plans as we know of now to close any ports in Hawaii.

San Diego Mark Drewelow C2C
07/04/2020 Business as usual with CBP marine entry and USCG concerns. C2C inc completed full CBP marine entry in San Diego with customs , immigration, agriculture for a smaller yacht less than 100 ft LOA USA flag. There are no issues working with CBP nor USCG

Savannah
20/03/2020 Just cleared in to Savannah SYC Shipyard. Customs and immigration were business as usual as no cases in the area.
24/03/2020 Savannah, GA just issued a mandatory shelter in place directive. 24/03/2020 Savannah, GA just issued a mandatory shelter in place directive…
Thunderbolt Marine will stay open with a skeleton crew as an essential business.

Seattle
09/04/2020 Jason – Lascasse Maritime Entering vessels are evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on your recent itinerary & evidence of symptoms. No issues with CBP or USCG.

Puerto Rico
20/03/2020 Puerto Rico has some fairly strong measures but access and clearance still possible, much like SD I think
20/03/2020 Borders are still open in St Thomas and St John

USVI
STT – St Thomas – Rob Carlin St Thomas Cargo and Ship Service
Local government has closed all bars and restaurants can only do take out, also closed all hotels, bed and breakfasts and no charters on any boats.
They are also talking about no allowing any flights in or out.
Yachts are still permitted to come and go but onion on board can not have visited any of the counties listed in the attachment in the last 14 days.

VANUATU – Justin – Seal Vanuatu
17/03/2020 Vanuatu closed. Foreign Yachts Are Not Permitted To arrive to any island or port, to be reviewed 10th May. Vanuatu is Covid-19 free.
06/04/2020 Catagory 5 Cyclone Harold has made landfall in Vanuatu.
Seal and YAG will now just support local small NGO’s and government departments by providing funding and other advice/guidance as requested

VIETNAM – Allan- Yacht Agents Vietnam
15/04/2020 Closed until restrictions are lifted, which could be a considerable time as Govt, does not want to risk “importing” the virus.

WALLIS AND FORTUNA
24/04/2020 Locked down, fishing and cargo vessels only, refuelling can be done if cargo registered vessel.