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.

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
11/06/2020 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.

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

23/06/22 Contact your agent:
Aruba Anchorage and port has now opened.
Curacao is also open to handling vessels in port.
Crew changes are possible subject flights available.
Airports for International flights start reopening July 1st.

AUSTRALIA – Sydney – Geoff Major  Cairns – Carrie – Carter Marine
19/06/2020 Yachts, Crew & Crew changes continue in Australia but special exemptions must be in place prior.
14 day isolation commences from the last port.
Approx. 4 week approval period for the exemption.
Crew Visas are also being processed.

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

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

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

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

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
18/06/2020 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  and Chris – Island Shipping.
18/06/2020 All Ports of entry closed.

CABO VERDE – Agent – Navex and Marina Mindelo.
18/06/2020 Calls are allowed in Cape Verdean ports, for bunkering, provisioning and other technical purposes.
Crew must be confined to the yacht, and only in special cases crew change can be allowed, subject to a preliminary approval by inherent authorities.
Looking to open 1st July.

CANADA – Les – Premier Marine Services (E. Coast) and Jaime (W.Coast) – NorthwestYacht Support
12/06/2020 Canadian Ports of Entry remain closed to non-essential vessels and crew. Current border restrictions Land, Sea and Air extended to 23 July.
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.
Transiting vessels are not required to clear customs but must NOT touch Canadian soil or drop anchor.
Pilotage and VTS regulations still apply to all applicable vessels.

Thomas Miranda SASYSS
19/06/2020 Yachts are 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.
Crews are allowed to leave, but no inbound crews are allowed.

Cartagena das Indias – Wiliam Royo – White Light
19/06/2020 Closed to all sea and air arrivals. No passangers at all.
Looking to reopen possibly 1st Sept.

COOK Islands – (Rarotonga)
01/06/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

COSTA RICA – Dan – Marina Papagayo 
17/06/2020 Costa Rica has closed the borders extended to July 1st.
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.

CROATIAMYS Yachting and Danijela –
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
30/06/2020 As advised by Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba:
Cuba is still closed. Opening for domestic Tourism only.

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

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

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

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Wendy Morales – Dominican Republic Yacht Services
29/06/2020 will re-open borders on July 1st.
For yachts at any marinas, port, anchorage, etc.
and all airports fully operational.

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.

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
15/06/2020 Maritime borders open to Foreign Flagged vessels and Superyachts.
Only port of entry is Port Denarau Marina. Case by Case basis.
All visitors must download the careFIJI App to enter the country.
Contact your Agent. All visitors must download the careFIJI App.
Days at sea count against quarantine.

11/05/2020 Closed

FRANCE Marseille – ATL Mediterranee     Cannes – Catalano
Arrival in France from another Schengen/EU country does not require quarantine nor Covid tests to be carried out
Arrival in France from outside Schengen/EU does not does not require quarantine nor Covid tests to be carried out
but health declaration is to be given before entry into French waters
Arrival in France from another Schengen/EU country does not require quarantine nor Covid tests to be carried out
Arrival in France from outside Schengen/EU is still not allowed. July 1st the borders will start opening.
Each country will be treated as per Covid contamination rate and updated regularly.

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 tourism in French Polynesia starting 15th July 2020.
Quarantine measures will also be completely lifted.
International flights will start resuming as of 1st July.

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

11/06/2020 Port remains operational, irrespective of their
nationality or last port of origin.
Crew changes can take place provided certain criteria is met.
BA flies 4 times a week to LHR from Gibraltar.

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.
Airport open 1st July Private aviation only.

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 –
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.

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
25/06/2020 Country closed. No tourist visas being issued.

ITALY  – San Remo – All Services – Naples Luise – Viareggio – Versilia
16/06/2020 Yachts arriving in Italy from EU: (Gib included)
– Not subject to quarantine on arrival
– Crew members on board (all nationalities), it is enough to demonstrate they have been in Europe for the last 14 days prior to their arrival in Italy
– Movement between different Italian regions are allowed
– Embarkation of European guests is allowed (again the proof of where they have spent the last 14 days will be required)
– Any doubts Contact your agent.

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
21/06/2020 Still closed for all visiting vessels.

Nash – Island Sailors    Abdullah – Maldive Yacht Support   Mohamed – Asia Pacific
22/06/2020 set to open borders including to yachts 15th. July

MALTA – Pierre – Melita Marine 
05/06/2020 Transiting yachts with only crew on board, from countries outside Malta, are permitted with the objective of berthing in Maltese ports for the purpose of refuelling, repairs, servicing, flagging, customs procedures and other ancillary necessities.

MARSHALL ISLANDS  Damian Reimers – Marshall Islands Shipping Services –
24/06/2020 Yachts at this time are suspended from visiting the RMI until further notice.

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
23/06/2020 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. Borders closed to 31st August.

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
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.

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 – – 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
25/05/2020 – Port is open, No mandatory quarantine, with restrictions

MONACO – Mark – Catalano Shipping & Mélissa – Mathez Monaco
Arrival in Monaco from another Schengen/EU country does not require quarantine nor Covid tests to be carried out
but health declaration must begiven min 48h prior arrival (and SSEC when +60m LOA)
Arrival in Monaco from outside Schengen/EU Is subject to prior authorisation with min 48h prior health declaration (and SSEC when +60m LOA)
Arrival in Monaco from another Schengen/EU country does not require quarantine nor Covid tests to be carried out but health declaration must begiven min 48h prior arrival
Arrival in Monaco from outside Schengen/EU is still not allowed. We foresee Monaco to follow French rules, always with a delay of a day or two more.

29/04/2020 Open for international yacht arrivals

Land and Sea borders closed. Next Revision 10th July.

NAMIBIA – Mike Spencer – Ocean Liner Services
23/06/2020 Borders closed. Walvis Bay (Erongo Region) has transitioned to stage 3. International travel remains prohibited.
Contact your agent.

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
24/06/2020 All borders continue closed for non residents.
The Maritime Affairs have denied the access to yachts for now.

NEW ZEALAND – Ben  37South – &- Alison – Integrated Marine
22/06/2020 Please contact your agent.
Entry for Yachts is on a case-by-case basis.
Enabling the entry of marine crew and others arriving at the maritime border, subject to satisfactory isolation and quarantine, when there is a compelling need for the vessel to travel to New Zealand, namely, delivery of vessel to a business (including superyachts and other vessels for refit and repair), emergency and humanitarian situations, crew changes.
Currently New Zealand’s borders are tightly restricted to almost all persons from other countries.
Some marine travellers, as well as case-by-case exceptions considered under specific categories.

01/06/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

NORWAY – Arnfinn – Superyacht Services Norway
19/06/2020 Residents in EEA/Schengen countries can travel to Norway from 15th of July.
Yachts are welcome to cruise the fjords.
Crew are still allowed restricted shore leave after 10 days quarantine,counting from departure last foreign port.
Guests/tourists from outside of the EEA/Schengen countries may enter and depart Norway onboard the yacht.
They are however not allowed to put their feet ashore, but may use tenders and toys. Check with your agent.

OMAN – Chacko Jose – KR Shipping
25/06/2020 Technical stops only. No one permitted ashore
Salalah. Bunkering, provision supply permitted.
All clearance done with no officials boarding.

01/07/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

PANAMA Alex Risi Associated Yacht Services
17/06/2020  All International  flights suspended until 21st. July.
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.

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.

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 – OPEN for  provision and fuel.
v/l must not stay or anchor. 10 days window needed for process to start and request disaster committee approval.

SEYCHELLES – Christophe – Hunt Deltel 
19/06/2020 open for Superyachts and Private Jets.
Permission needs to be sought in advance and the yacht must undergo 14 days quarantine prior to the crew being allowed to disembark.
Guests joining the yacht from private aircraft can undergo their quarantine aboard the yacht whilst cruising in Seychelles although they may not disembark on any inhabited islands during those first 14 days.

SINGAPORE –  Fang – Singapore Superyachts
25/06/2020 Singapore port is open.
Marinas are open. Contact your agent.
No crew changes.

01/07/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

SOUTH AFRICA – Dave Elton – Del Shipping
05/06/2020  All borders will remain closed.
South African Seafarers will be permitted to embark or disembark vessels either in South Africa or Internationally.
Visiting yachts may be allowed with prior planning but not guaranteed.

SPAIN   Estela Barcelona     – Estela Palma
Ceuta – Strait Superyacht Las Palmas – Incargo
21/06/2020 Spain now open to Yachts with no requirement for quarantine.
Possibly liable to change and so We still advise contacting local agent.

SRI LANKA – Agent – Vin Ocean
25/06/2020 Technical stops only. No one permitted ashore

ST. LUCIA – All ports (air and sea) closed to foreign vessels
04/06/2020 Private Jets permitted – Joseph – Bens Yacht Services –
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.

Grenadines – Erika’s – Heather Grant 
Entry is only permitted at Kingston, Blue Lagoon and Wallilabou.
All vessels to produce a SVG maritime declaration of health
Sandy Lane Marina remains open.
05/06/2020 Guests/Crew arriving on a yacht must either show a recent COVID-19 test or have one done on arrival.
Guests arriving by Air must have a negative COVID-19 test with them and can then proceed to yacht; No quarantine requred.
Contact your agent.

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

THAILAND – Gordon Fernandes Asia Pacific
Also see Phuket Yacht Haven advise from Duncan McGregor – Eclipse Marine Asia AYSS associate.
Ban on International fights to Thailand extended to 01th July
21/06/2020 Phuket is still closed to arriving Yachts.

01/07/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only

TRINIDAD – Trump Yacht & Concierge Services –
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
24/06/2020 Air and Sea Borders Opening 27th June.
Contact your agent

TURKEY – Charlie – Gino Yachting
12/06/2020 No restriction on yacht arrival. No Restriction on crew.
No Restriction on crew changed.

23/06/2020 set to open 22nd. July.

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
17/06/2020 Ports are Open. Contact your agent. All arrivals must completet this form in advance.

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.

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.

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
01/07/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

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 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

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.

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

STT – St Thomas – Rob Carlin St Thomas Cargo and Ship Service
Fully Open No Restrictions.

VANUATU – Justin – Seal Vanuatu
18/06/2020 Vanuatu closed. Foreign Yachts Are Not Permitted To arrive to any island or port, to be reviewed 11th July. Vanuatu is Covid-19 free.
In early April Catagory 5 Cyclone Harold 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
28/06/2020 Still Closed until restrictions are lifted, which could be a considerable time as Govt, does not want to risk “importing” the virus.

01/07/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only, refuelling can be done if cargo registered vessel.