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AYSS member agents and other agents globally together with YAG. Information about Port and bureaucratic restrictions.
This was a true team effort and many thanks to all who have contributed. Stay Safe out there.
How to assist Yacht Aid Global

ALBANIA – Agent – Jelja – Saranda
06/08/2020 There are no restrictions regarding covid 19.
Neither quarantine nor PCR test is required for those coming into Albania regardless of their nationality.
Yachts are welcome to visit us for tourism, fuel, crew change, and EU exit formalities

Bejaia Agent – Khelaf Abdiche – Seybouse3
Ports open for bunkers for cargo ships/yachts, no ferries.
Crew changes prohibited. IMO health certificate to be presented prior arrival.
No quarantine, a doctor control is done on arrival.

ANGUILLA – Gabi Gumbs – AXA
10.12.2021 Case by Case basis.  Agent compulsory.
All Guests and Crew must be fully Vaccinated
See Anguilla advisory 2021.10
Contact your agent.

ANTIGUA Nick Line – Anchor Consierge
30.09.2021 Contact your agent.
Authorized ports of entry are English Harbour and Nevis Street Pier
October 1st, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a new TRAVEL ADVISORY that all incoming passengers to the twin-island state must be vaccinated, and have a negative PCR Test taken within 4 days of travel.
Latest advisaries. pdf

26/09/2020 Yachts not allowed to clear in, only forced call if they are coming from abroad and they must be under quarantine.

Ports are open. Contact your agent. Crew changes possible
Aruba – Port of entry Protocol; and Bonaire protocols and Curaçao – Travel procedures

AUSTRALIA – Sydney – Geoff Major  Cairns – Carrie – Carter Marine
As from 21 February 2022 Australia is open to international tourism. All visitors must be double vaccinated

AZORESMid Atlantic Yacht Services Duncan Sweet
The Port of Horta is open
All vessels must call HORTA MARINA on VHF Ch. 16/10. for latest Covid-19 Protocols
Maritime Police will collect you from the yacht at anchor and take crew for testing.
All crew are welcome ashore with a negative result, usually available within 24hrs. and a berth will be assigned as & when available.
For extended stay further tesing is required on the 6th and 12th days.
Traveling amongst the islands is open.
Pit stops for supplies and fuel, with no testing means No Shore Leave.
No prior testing is required for arrival from any of the Caribbean destinations.

Open to visitors – latest Protocol.
Health Visa required.

Open to foreign flagged vessels.
All visitors must take a Covid-19 test on arrival.

The Barbados Port is open to all vessels.
Crew changes posible. Contact your agent.
Barbados Protocols.

BELIZE – Caroline at Ventura Yacht Agency
19/10/2021 Sea ports are open for all vessels. Contact your agent. 48 hours advance notice minimum
Belize’s International airport and land borders are open to tourists for arrival and departure.
Special application needs to be made in advance for crew to arrive/depart overland or airport.
Rt PCR for all, except 5 years and under, upon arrival at airports, land borders or seaports (30 minutes), even if fully vaccinated.
Rt PCR will be done aboard upon arrival unless they arrive with rapid test or PCR.

Antwerp – Port of Antwerp

BERMUDA Mark Soares Bermuda Yacht Services
Open to Yachts and Private Jets.
Must take local Agent. Vessels must do Travel authorisation online.

BRAZIL Adam – Brazil Yacht Services
21/09/2021 Ports are open for Bunkers and Provisions. No crew permitted ashore.

BVI’s  – Lenin Amadiz –Shore Side Services  and Chris – Island Shipping.
29/09/2021 Arrivals require a negative test and proof of vaccination and will be asked to take another test on entry.
Contact your Agent. Travel Registration.

CABO VERDE – Agent – Navex and Marina MindeloAgencia Viking.
18/10/2021 v/ls permitted alongside for Bunkers, Provisions, Garbage
Crew changes possible. Anyone traveling to CV will have to present proof of vaccination, and if not vaccinated, they will have to have a negative PCR test, and as soon as they arrive at the port, the health staff will check them.
Contact your agent.

CANADA – Les (E. Coast) – Premier Marine Services and Jaime (W.Coast) – NorthwestYacht Support
18/06/2021 CANADA has extended its border closures to ALL non essential travel including yachts until July 21st, next review date.

CHILE – Thomas Miranda  – SASYSS
27/09/2021 On Oct 1st Chile is opening its borders to non-resident foreigners
For Antarctic Travel, the government has established a “green bubble” in Punta Arenas
Currently foreign flagged vessels can arrive/depart Chile and all basic services can be performed.
Crew changes are allowed. Contact your agent.

Cartagena das Indias – Wiliam Royo – White Light
14/10/2020 Cartagena, Santa Marta San Andres islas
Colombian North coasts are closed for yachts.
Authorities are planning to open these sea boarding for yachts by end of October but with some restrictions .

COOK Islands – (Rarotonga)
07/10/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

COSTA RICA – Dan – Marina Papagayo 
Country now open to all visitors.
Contact your agent . Online registration required.

CROATIAMYS Yachting and Danijela – croatia@bwayachting.com
15/04/2021 Open for all yachts, which must have berth booked in one of marinas or ports.
For Yachts which are Commercial and Non- EU flag additional resistrictons apply
Guests and Crew members who will arrive from green zone countries in EU, as per ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) don’t need to have a PCR test
All visitors to Coatia need to pre-register. Contact your agent.

CUBA – Maria Romeu – Cuba Luxury Expeditions.
Cuba is open.
As of Nov 1st quarantine on arrival is lifted.
Contact your agent.

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

DENMARK – Anders – TR Shipping 
15/10/2020 Open. Changing on a weekly basis
Please contact Agent.

Andrew O’Brian – Cobra
07/07/2021 Open to visiting yachts. Please check with your agent.
See 2021.07.07 Dominica Yacht Travel Protocols

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Wendy Morales – Dominican Republic Yacht Services
Open for yachts and all international travel.
Contact your agent. 48hr. notice of arrival required.
Travellers Health Affadavit. (pdf)

ECUADOR – Antonio – Seamasters
22/06/2021 Galapagos Islands.
Vaccinated Visitors may enter Galápagos free as long they show an official vaccination certificate. No PCR or antigen needed.
Non vaccinated visitors still must take a PCR test 72 hours before leaving last port or those arriving by plane 96 hours before arriving in Galápagos

EGYPT – Agents – Felix Marine 
18/10/2021 All convoys working in Suez Canal.
See: Crew Change – Egypt. Contact your agent.

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 Russell Morrison – Sulivan Shipping
18/10/2021 See: Falkland Islands Government COVID-19: Information and Guidance

FIJI – Chase – Seal Superyachts
19/10/2021 Maritime borders open. Only port of entry is Port Denarau Marina. Case by Case basis.
Opening Slowly to fully Vaccinated visitors
Quarantine still in effect
See Fiji SOP (pdf) Contact your Agent.

11/05/2020 Closed

FRANCE Marseille – ATL Mediterranee     Cannes – Catalano
019/04/2021 Pleasure navigation is not allowed and anchorage is completely prohibited for non- Schengen flagged boats.
Non-European flagged yachts may only enter a port with a prior booking.
Arrivals must present PCR tests (<72 hrs)
Crew changes are permitted only in designated marinas

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Pascual – Seal Superyachts Victor + Etienne, Tahiti Ocean
14.09.2021 Latest
Check with your agent

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

Port is Open. Crew changes possible. Contact your agent.
Incoming and outgoing crew will still require to undergo pcr testing as normal.
BA flies 4 times a week to LHR from Gibraltar.

GREECE – Michalis Roditis Yachting
14/05/2021 All yachts with crew & passengers coming from EU and Schengen ports can sail in Greece as of today.
All yachts with crew & passengers from third countries need to sail in Schengen entry points only.
All yachts from Albania are restricted for the time being to sailing in with crew only entering only in: Corfu, Igoumenitsa or Preveza
All yachts from Turkey are restricted for the time being to sailing in with crew only entering only in: Kavala, Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Chios or Mytilene.
Contact your agent.
Corinth Canal is closed until further notice, possibly 1 year.

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 – Philippa – Superyacht Services Grenada.
18/10/2021 Open to all travellers by sea or air.
See: Grenada visitor advisory 2021.12.10 and protocols. Contact your agent.

07.10.2020 Open for refuelling, overnight stays and provisions.

GUADELOUPE – agent – Guadeloupe Consierge
18/01/2021 Only yachts arriving from a French island, Dominica or Ste Lucia or coming directly from EU are allowed to enter; all other origins are on request and granted only for compelling reasons.
Entry Protocol (Fr) and Declaration for Air travel .

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
19/10/2021 HKG considers crew of a pleasure vessels to be equal to tourists, despite having a seaman book.
Advance notification of arrival is necessary. Group A countries passport holders are denied entry.
PCR test prior to arrival is necessary. Further tests on arrival.
After quarantine tests are necessary in Government centres.
Agents can deliver supplies on board.  Health Declaration and Quarantine Rules.

ICELAND – Gyda – North Atlantic Agency
04/01/2021 All passengers arriving in Iceland can choose between a 14-day quarantine or a
double testing procedure along with a 5/6-day quarantine.
o The double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in
Iceland to undergo two PCR-tests: one upon arrival and another 5-6 days later
to minimize the risk of a false negative causing infection to spread in the
community. During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine.
Contact your Agent.

INDIA – Aashim Mongia – Sea Waif
19/10/2021 Ports are open. Contact your agent.
On arrival should provide following:-
Negative RT PCR from last port of call
Vaccination certificate for vaccines taken
Fresh RT PCR is done for all on arrival, report is available with in 24 hours
Based on report result onward formalities with customs and immigration is undertaken – if anyone found positive they are if in good health are advised quarantine on board for 14 days followed by fresh RT PCR

INDONESIA – Andy Shorten – Lighthouse Consultancy
19/02/2022 Please contact your agent. Bunkering + Provisioning permitted.
E-Visas are now acceptable again and so with these visas processed in advance of arrival, vessels can arrive into the country through designated ports
E-Visas require proof of double shot vaccine on application & negative PCR test on arrival
Yachts can enter the country through designated ports, including Bali, Ambon, Sorong. This list is constantly evolving so check with your agent for approved arrival ports
Quarantine is 2 nights for triple vaccinated people. Possibility of reopening with no quarantine from 1 April.

ITALY  – San Remo – All Services – Naples Luise – Viareggio – Versilia
San Giorgio Shipping – Genoa
28/05/2021 Government information – latest restrictions.
PCR test 48 hours requested for crew arrive by yachts.
– Any doubts Contact your agent.

JAMAICALannaman agency
Open for technical calls, allow receipt of spares, and facilitate crew changes.
Travel authorization required. A negative COVID test from within ten days is required.

17/08/2021 Closed

MADEIRA – Lino Ribeiro – JFM Shipping
19/10/2021 Funchal port open  to yachts for fuel/water/provisions and sheltering.
Contact Your Agent.
The disembarkation and coming ashore (including excursions and transfers) of passengers and/or crew for cruise ships docked or at anchor, are authorized, under the supervision of the competent Health Authorities, subject to the fulfilment of one of the following lines:
1. The presentation of a TRAg test (known as antigen-test) with a negative result within the previous 48hours;
2. The presentation of a PCR test with a negative result performed in the last 72 hours;
3. The presentation of a medical document that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days;
4. The presentation of a document certifying that the holder has been vaccinated;
5. In the exception regime are children up to 11 years old.
It is understood by vaccinated:
A. Who has had Covid and has received a dose of the vaccine for immune boosting;
B. Who has taken the vaccine doses and has completed 14 days for activation of the immune system, according to the table below that identifies the approved vaccines

MALAYSIA – Andrew Middleton – Super Yacht Support Asia
19/10/2021 Please contact your agent.
Transit is available for a 24hr period without the need to clear in with authorities.
Vessels can receive shipping,provisions and bunkers.
One week required to submit paperwork
Malaysia is constantly changing with regard to opening up.

Nash – Island Sailors    Abdullah – Maldive Yacht Support   Mohamed – Asia Pacific
09/09/2020 Maldives are open – check with your agent.

MALTA – Pierre – Melita Marine 
19/04/2021 Yachts coming from ‘amber’ safe corridor countries can enter, providing PCR tests (<72hrs)
Others must quarantine for 14 days before disembarking. Crew from South Africa and the UK must obtain a special permit to enter

MARSHALL ISLANDS  Damian Reimers – Marshall Islands Shipping Services – damianreimers@missrmi.com
19/10/2021 All vessels can call into port for the purpose of bunker & provision only.
No crew allowed ashore.
Prior to port call, all crew onboard must have a covid-19 negative test results provided to the RMI Health Organization..

MARTINIQUE Douglas Yacht Services
19/10/2021 All pleasure and commercial Yachts permitted to enter Martinique.
Contact your agent. COVID entry rules for Martinique 2021.10.19

MAURITIUS – Noël – Seal Superyachts
20/01/2021 Port-Louis open except to Passenger ships.
All present travel restrictions will remain in force till 31st March 21 and will be reviewed as from that date.
Crew Changes permitted. Contact your agent.
Bunkers and Provisions permitted.

MEXICO – Yolanda – Eco Naviera, La Paz
Also Mark Drewelow: C2C  has full time YachtAid Global staff in Puerto Escondido , Oaxaca state Mexico.
Acapulco –  Navieras Asociadas – Jorge +52 1 744 439 4639 naviaso@btu.com.mx
Cabo San Lucas – Victor – Agencia Barreda
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.
Cozumel – David Estrella – destrella@aconsur.com
Ensenada – Fito – Marina Coral
Also operate a shuttle from Ensenada – San Diego up to Marina del Rey.

Huatulco – Turismo Nautico – Martin +52-1-958-587-6072
La Paz – Yolanda Espinoza – Econaviera
21/10/2021 Port is open for international clearance. No crew changes allowed.
Loreto, La Paz and Los Cabos and San José del Cabo) are open,
No provided all on board are vaccinated.
No negative test is required, only the Maritime Health Declaration signed by the Captain.
In La Paz, personnel from the Health Department inspect the crew, checking temperature and oxygen levels,
Los Cabos the Health declaration is enough, no visit from Health department personnel.
Crew flying via Mexico city must have a travel letter issued by the Yacht and another one issued by the Mexican Agent
Puerto Vallarta – Juan Arias +52 1 322 205 3504 papermanpvr@hotmail.com

MONACO – Mark – Catalano Shipping & Mélissa – Mathez Monaco
17/08/2020 – Arrival at Monaco :
The boat who are coming from another country than the EU area need to do the tests (PCR + Blood) for the crew and guests at the arrival of the boat and stay in quarantine until the reception of the results
A MDH (Maritime declaration of health must to be send to the authorities 48 hours before the arrival) please find enclosed a template
Same rules than France regarding the Guests, they are not legally allowed to go ashore if they don’t have a Stamp “In” or if they are not an EU Resident

19/04/2021 Open for international yacht arrivals.
Arrivals by sea or air (excluding neighbouring countries) can enter with PCR <48hrs, or positive antibody cert <30 days or complete vaccination cert dated >7 days prior.
Contact Your agent.

12/12/2020 Closed to Tourism. See Advisory.

MOROCCO – agency.tangier@mhbland.com
17/08/2020 Sanitary State of Emergency extended to 10th Sept 2020
Ports remain operative for commercial vessels on a case by case basis.
No Crew chages. No crew to leave v/l.

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
15/03/2022 now open.
Contact your agent.

NEW ZEALAND – Ben  37South
21/10/2021 Please contact your agent.
New Zealand Borders remain closed to international travellers, but entry to yachts and their crew is possible with approval from the Ministry of Health.
Yachts may enter New Zealand for the repair and maintenance through a 3 step process:
Step 1: Submit an application to the Ministry of Health for the vessel
Duration: 3 – 4 weeks processing time
Step 2: On approval of step 1, submit an application to MBIE for the crew to arrive on board and in turn be invited to apply for a visitor visa
Duration: 1 – 2 weeks processing time
Step 3: On approval of step 2, submit individual crew visa applications for the non-New Zealand / Australian passport holders
Duration: 2 – 7 days processing time
Crew rotations currently are very difficult,. Generally only serving Captains, Chief Engineers and Officers granted approval to fly into the country unless they hold a New Zealand Passport.

07/10/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

NORWAY – Arnfinn – Superyacht Services Norway
13/07/2020 Residents in EEA/Schengen countries can travel to Norway from 15th of July.  Please see travel advise. Check with your agent.
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.

OMAN – Chacko Jose – KR Shipping
19/10/2021 Technical stops only. No one permitted ashore
Salalah. Bunkering, provision supply permitted.
All clearance done with no officials boarding.

01/07/2021 Open to private yachts with fully vaccinated crews.

PANAMA Alex Risi Associated Yacht Services

26.08.2021 Airports, ports and border open.
SAN BLAS – Now open – Check with your agent
Bocas del Toro (Red Frog Marina) remains open.
All incoming crewmembers arriving Panama to join a boat via Panama Airport (Tocumen International Airport-PTY)
will require to arrive Panama with a round trip ticket (could be refundable), have a Negative Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen test)
72 hours prior arriving Panama.
All crewmembers arriving Panama on board yachts are required to get an Antigen test done on board prior they are authorized to go ashore or disembark
Always Check with your agent

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Angela  – Melanesian Yacht Services

16/02/2022 PNG is NOW OPEN to international tourism.
PNG has relaxed its border rules to allow tourists back into the country provided travellers meet the following conditions.

For international travel into PNG:
1. All persons must be fully vaccinated to travel to PNG.
2. All persons travelling to PNG must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to their original port of departure.
3. Complete a PNG Health declaration form online.
4. All people arriving into PNG will be tested again for COVID-19 upon arrival at Port Moresby International Airport (RATs).
5. There shall be no quarantine for any person, except for persons who test positive on arrival.

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 – philippines@seal-superyachts.com
02/02/2021 Only open to Commercial shipping.
Contact your agent.
Foreign crew must be in possession of 9(c) valid visa.

PORTUGAL – Paul or Andrew – Amundsen Marine & Yachtworld
20/10/2020 All ports and Marinas are open.
Contact your agent.

QATAR – info@almasseyashipping.com
09/09/2020 Closed for foreign flagged vessels.

20/01/2021 Pre-registration required

SAMOA from Scott – Custom Logistics – Lock down – Closed
07/10/2020 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 
20/10/2021 open for Superyachts and Private Jets.
Contact your agent
Seychelles health entry conditions Air + Sea

SINGAPORE –  Fang – Singapore Superyachts
26/06/2021 Singapore port is open.
Marinas are open. Shore Leave restrictions. Contact your agent.

07/10/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.

SOUTH AFRICA – Dave Elton – Del Shipping
08/01/2021  Ports open for Bunkers and Provisions
Limited domestic and International air travel.
Crew changes are being permitted with PCR testing.
Shore leave prohibited.

SPAIN   Estela Barcelona     – Estela Palma
Ceuta – Strait Superyacht Las Palmas – Incargo
28/05/2021 No yacht restrictions, subject to health declarations and PCR tests (<72 hrs).
All vaccinated people can fly into country from 7 June. Contact your agent.

SRI LANKA – Agent – Vin Ocean
19/10/2021 Yachts are permitted to arrive to receive supplies while the crew are not permitted to go ashore.
Contact Your Agent


12.12.2020 Please see Travel advisory.

ST. KITTS – Anthony – St Kitts Yacht Services
20/10/2021 All Yachts require an Agent.
St Kitts COVID19 Regulations October 2021

ST. LUCIA – Bens Yacht Services – benyachtservices@hotmail.com
25/01/2021 Open to international travelers.
See Mandatory Government Entry Requirements.

ST. MAARTEN – Kass – Dockside   & Lucille – BWA
20/10/2021 St Maarten is open to arriving Vessels and passengers by Air.
Updated travel protocol and banned country list.
All Vessels must use an agent to enter St Maarten. Agent will inform all protocols.
As of November 1st 2021; fully vaccinated travelers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten
Applicable only for travelers that are fully vaccinated with the approved vaccines of the RIVM and the WHO organization

Grenadines – Erika’s – Heather Grant 
19/10/2021 Contact your agent.
St Vincent + Grenadines 2022.

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.
19/10/2021 Contact your Agent.
Phuket: Implementation 01 Nov.
Quarantine will be reduced to 8 days at anchorage for crew who are fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated crew the quarantine will be reduced to 11 days at anchor, passage time is not counted.


TRINIDAD – Trump Yacht & Concierge Services – annettecallender@gmail.com
17/07/2021 Borders open.
Travel pass required for entry.

TUNISIA – Mark – S&D Yachts
24/06/2020 Air and Sea Borders Opening 27th June.
Contact your agent

TURKEY – Charlie – Gino Yachting
19/04/2021 Yachts can enter with crew and guests, with health declaration and PCR (<72 hrs)
No travel or cruising restrictions; No Restriction on crew changed. Contact your Agent

16/10/2020 Open to international travelers.
All travelers must obtain pre authorization via the TCS Assured Portal.
Travelers must have negative PCR test result taken within 5 days prior to travel. All arriving vessels must email kkneeely@gov.tc prior to arrival with yacht name and crew list.

UAE  Mike – JLS – Superyacht Middle East  &  John – Kanoo Yacht
09/09/2020 Open to foreign flagged vessels.
Covid test on arrival and vessel clearance once the results are Negative.
Quarantine period only during the covid testing to negative result period. (12/24hrs)

UNITED KINGDOM – Anne Carson – Super Yacht Services Falmouth
12/02/2021 Ports are Open. Contact your agent. All arrivals must complete this form in advance.
UK resident returning crew from Red list countries must quarantine in approved hotels.

URUGUAY  Agent JR WIlliams, Montevideo
19.10.21 Ports are open for bunkers and provisions.
Crew are not permitted ashore. Next Revision Nov 1st.

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
14/07/2020 ex Norman Cheu, Cel: (808) 216-4790 agents@norkomarine.com Quarantine requirement with prior Covid-19 testing for out of State arrivals continuing to end of August.
Joining Crew can be transferred directly from the airport to Vessel and self-quarantine onboard. Crew repatriation permitted.
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
12/12/2020 Borders are open.
See Guidelines.

STT – St Thomas – Rob Carlin St Thomas Cargo and Ship Service
12/12/2020 Fully Open No Restrictions.
See Travel Authorizations.

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.

07/10/2020 Closed. Fishing and cargo vessels only.