NEWS COVID-19

Caribbean

13 February, 2021: 

 

All of the islands in the Caribbean have their own individual protocols for new arrivals and every single island wants one (or more) of the following:

  • A negative rt-PCR test less than a certain age (it varies per island) shown upon arriva

  • Testing upon arrival and quarantining on board before receiving the negative results and then being allowed ashore.

  • Testing upon arrival and quarantining for longer. Normally in this case a second test will be required before being allowed to clear in.

  • Guadeloupe: CLOSED (from 31 January ’21)

  • Bahamas: *OPEN* (from 29 July)

  • British Virgin Islands: CLOSED (from 25 March)

  • Anguilla: *OPEN* Min. 10day Quarantine  (with pre-permission only)

  • Antigua & Barbuda:*OPEN* (from 02 July)

Greece | Measures

12 January, 2021

Sea Borders: As of November 9, 2020 arrivals by sea by private yachts, cruise ships, ferry ships and any other professional tourist ships, regardless of flag or destination abroad, as well as the disembarkation of passengers from these boats in any way is prohibited.


There is no sea from/to connection with Turkey and Albania (with exemption of cargo ships).
Air Travel: Residents from EU+ countries are allowed to travel to Greece. EU+ consists of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. Residents of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, UAE and United Kingdom are also allowed to travel to Greece. Permanent residents of other countries are allowed to travel to Greece only for essential travel.


Negative COVID -19 PCR test at least 72 hours prior to the travel is necessary for all passengers arriving by air from foreign countries.
All the external land Greek borders are open only to “essential travellers”.

National Public Health Organization webpage for latest updates – https://eody.gov.gr/en/
 

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC 

Protocol for sea arrivals in Greece.

Latest from Italy

02 February, 2021

 

In order to find out if you can enter Italy, go to ViaggiareSicuri and complete the short questionnaire. The result will give you all the details you need to know.


Travelling rules vary, depending on the country of origin or destination and the reasons for travelling. For details on travel bans see the Ministry of Health website.


In short, for the majority of arrivals coming from a country in the EU:

  • All travelers must fill out a self-declaration and prove that they have undergone a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, with negative result.

  • You can only take the test in the 48 hours before you arrive in Italy.

  • If you are unable to undergo a molecular or antigenic test within 48 hours prior to entering Italy, it may be possible to get tested within 48 hours of arrival. If not – you must self-isolate for 14 days.

 

Prior to arrival all yachts must complete a Maritime Declaration of Health

>>Ministero della salute

Balearics Situation

19 January, 2020: 

The ban on arrivals from the UK has been further extended until 2 February, 2021.

15 December, 2020: 

Rules have changed slightly in that other tests are now accepted.
A negative result from a TMA (Transcription-Mediated Amplification test) will also be valid, ‘and other tests based on equivalent molecular techniques’.
Spain is also removing the obligation to present any negative test for children under the age of six.


See new rules in the Boletin Oficial – https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/12/10/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-15878.pdf

16 August, 2020: 

New measures have been implemented by the Government to help curb the spread of the disease, including closing nightclubs and banning smoking in public without social distance.

 

All travelers flying to Spain must fill in a Public Health Form.

 

>> Ministry of Foreign Affairs Information for Foreigners.

 

>> Official Tourism Website with Practical Information for Tourists in the Covid-19 Situation.

Malta

02 February, 2021

Air and sea travel between Malta and specific corridor countries resumed as of the 1st July 2020.

  • Check the Government Health Website before traveling – the new variants and spread of the virus means that the situation can change rapidly. Note that the UK is not a current corridor country at this point and arrivals from the UK will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

  • Visitors coming from a corridor country must have a negative PCR swab test no more than 72 hours before traveling, and may be subject to another on arrival.

  • Visitors from outside the approved list of countries may be accepted if they are able to prove that they have been in one of the countries on the approved list for at least 14 days before travelling to Malta.

All visiting yachts, or Maltese yachts returning from overseas, must submit:
– Maritime Declaration of Health
– Crew List
to portmedic.mhec@gov.mt 24 hours before their planned arrival in Malta, and wait for approval before travelling. Do not travel without specific written confirmation of approval.

French Waters

30 January, 2021:

From Sunday January 31, any entry into France and any exit from French territory to or from a country outside the European Union is prohibited, except for an overriding reason. 
Entry into France from the European Union, is conditional on presentation of a negative PCR test. 
Travel to overseas territories from France by air is authorized only on compelling reasons.
See https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus   for updates.

 

Croatian Waters

*** Effective January 26,

 

all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information

 

13 July 2020

 

Croatia remains open to EU nationals, the Schengen Area, and Schengen associated countries’ nationals.

Third-country nationals are still not allowed to enter Croatia, unless they are chartering a yacht, or have their own yacht based in Croatia.

Third-country nationals may enter Croatia without having to self-isolate upon arrival, by presenting a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (from the moment of swab taking until arrival at the border crossing).

Failure to provide a valid negative PCR test will require the 14 days’ mandatory quarantine/self-isolation.

Porto Montenegro

September 21, 2020: 

Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Montenegro without additional restrictions if he or she meets all three of the following conditions:

he or she is a resident of one of the countries from the green list, or he or she stayed in the country from the green list, for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro;
if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries not included in the green list of countries;
he or she did not travel to any of the countries or through any of the countries not included in the green list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).
Foreign nationals are also allowed to enter Montenegro from any countries on the yellow list with a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) not more than 72 hours old, or, a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class, or, a negative antibody serologic test result of the IgM class obtained by ELISA serologic test not more than 72 hours old. This also applies if he/she has come from one of the countries on the “green list”, and in the period of 15 days before entering Montenegro, he or she stayed in one of the countries on the “yellow list”.

For the current ‘green and yellow lists’ and more information see the Government website – http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/

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