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Mediterranean COVID-19 Superyacht Travel Guide

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Mediterranean COVID-19 Superyacht Travel Guide provides comprehensive travel news and official safety guidelines for travelers, yacht owners, charter guests and crew. As we monitor developments in the Mediterranean, we will provide real time updates on local & international travel, attractions, quarantine safety measures, and advice for select Mediterranean yacht charter destinations including; the Balearics, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Spain, and Turkey. Select a destination below for its latest travel updates.

European Union Re-Opening Update  – The EU is planning for a safe re-opening, but many regions are changing their criteria. Chartering in the Mediterranean is increasingly positive, as many travel restrictions have been lifted between countries across Europe. Please consult the European Union re-opening website for official travel guidelines and updates.

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Balearic Islands (Spain)

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The Balearics is open for European Union and Schengen area countries. International travel restrictions are consistent with European Union travel guidelines  with addition to the following:

  • See Important Notes for foreign travel acceptance

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  • Until phase 3, the following limitations are foreseen for maritime transport: the occupation of seats is reduced by 50% while the cabins can be used 100% as long as they are occupied by people who normally live together.

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  • Aircrafts are allowed to arrive only at selected entry points with international health emergency control capabilities.

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  • Masks are mandatory in all public areas where maintaining a 2m social distance isn’t possible; the sole exception being kids up to 6 years of age and people with a medical condition incompatible with wearing masks. Masks are not mandatory when practicing sports outdoors nor when eating or drinking indoors or outdoors.

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Croatia

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  • The country is now open to all nationalities but non-EU visitors must have a negative COVID PCR test no more than 48 hrs prior to arrival. If they don’t have a test, they will be tested on arrival and must stay in quarantine until the results are received (24-48 hrs).

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  • Charter clients and yacht owners may quarantine on board their yachts but cannot go ashore until they have negative test results.
  • Owners of private yachts are required to have a proof of ownership with them and charter guests, official E-crew Crew & Guest list.

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  • Private aviation is permitted in all of Croatia’s airports.
  • Domestic commercial flights operating. International commercial flights currently limited to Frankfurt-Zagreb but more flights expected to resume shortly

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  • Social distancing and the wearing of masks in all public places is recommended.
  • The measure of self-isolation is no longer imposed on all passengers on border crossing points when entering the Republic of Croatia. It may be imposed only on individuals for whom it is determined during border checks that they have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19. However, when entering the Republic of Croatia, border police officers will provide you with a leaflet containing instructions and recommendations issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health which you have to comply with in the following 14 days.

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FRANCE

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LIMITED | Next Update TBC

  • See Important Notes for foreign travel limitations

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  • Shops are open and the number of people allowed at the same time in the shop is limited.
  • Masks are mandatory for staff and clients when walking around the tables but not seated.

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  • Beaches on the French Riviera are open for swimming and water sports but not for static sunbathing.

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  • No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.

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  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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  • Social distancing and the wearing of masks in all public places is recommended.
  • France returning to normalcy with some restaurants, museums and public transportation reopening in so-called green zones.
  • Residents of France will be able to vacation freely within the country during July and August. They will serve as the primary tourism market until the unknown time international travel is permitted
  • Passengers allowed to enter France include: nationals of France, their spouses and children; nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children; British nationals, their spouses and children; passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State; passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, Korea Rep., Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay; passengers with a residence permit issued by France; passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State; merchant seamen; passengers traveling to study.
  • Americans are still not welcome.

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Greece

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Greece is open for European Union and Schengen area countries. International travel restrictions are consistent with European Union travel guidelines.

  • See Important Notes for list of foreign national travel

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  • Arrivals by sea for leisure yachts are permitted, only with their crews. The plan is subject to adjustments upon changing epidemiological data.

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  • EUR Flights are open.

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  • There is a ban of entry applying to all non-EU citizens until 31.08.20, as announced by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Exemptions apply for citizens and permanent residents from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates.
  • Exempted from the restriction are: EU member states nationals & the Schengen agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children.
    The above persons are obliged to display documents & undergo laboratory medical examination.
  • Third country nationals subject to prohibition herein have the right to submit request to the Greek consular authority of their place of residence or stay for their exceptional entry in the country for business or personal reasons.
  • A completed Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is also compulsory.
  • Until 31.08.20 (included), all individuals arriving from Malta, Bulgaria, Romania and the United Arab Emirates must display (additional to the PLF form and QR code) a negative molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19, conducted up to 72 hours before arrival in Greece.
  • From 17/08 and until 31/08, all individuals entering the country from Israel, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Albania & North Macedonia must display (additional to the PLF form and QR code) a negative molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19, conducted up to 72 hours before arrival in Greece.

 

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ITALY

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  • Any nationality arriving in Italy from Greece, Croatia, Spain and Malta need to get a test (swab test) in order to proceed over the borders.
  • Any nationality have to spend at least 14 days into a Schengen / UK country prior to their arrival to Italy.
  • Nobody can fly in or arrive from a NON EU country.
  • See Important Notes for list of foreign travel acceptance

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  • The opening to the public of bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream shops, pastry shops and the like is allowed.
  • All premises open to the public must comply with guidelines and protocols identified by the autonomous regions and provinces to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion.

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  • The opening to the public of museums and other places of culture (libraries, archives, archaeological areas and parks, monumental complexes) is allowed.
  • In all places of culture, contingent fruition methods must be guaranteed, or in any case such as to avoid gatherings of people and to allow visitors to respect the distance of at least one meter between one another.
  • From the 15th of June, shows in theatres, concert halls, cinemas and other outdoor spaces are allowed. The performances must be held with pre-assigned and spaced seats, and at the condition that the interpersonal distance of at least one meter is ensured for both the staff and the spectators, with the maximum number of 1000 spectators for outdoor shows and 200 people for performances or each individual hall in closed places.

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  • On board private pleasure craft the same rules apply as housing units. The primary safety measure remains the “social distance” of at least one metre unless the persons on board live in the same housing unit.
  • Also the relatives, if not cohabiting, must respect the social distance of a person for every linear meter of the boat. Also mandatory is the provision of personal protection for passengers and the use of sanitizer for surfaces.
  • The maximum number of transportable people will be established on the basis of the capacity of the unit and the possibility of implementing the measures of social distancing provided with the limitation of the tickets and the preparation of bollards to the session (1 mt away).
  • Personal protective equipment for each occupant and surface sanitizer must be provided on board.
    It remains the obligation to comply with the regulations for movements in the Region and between the Regions and compliance with international regulations anti-counterfeiting while sailing outside national territorial waters.

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  • Nobody can fly in or arrive from a NON EU country.
  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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  • International Travel allowed for the following passengers: arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom; nationals or residents of Italy; passengers traveling on business; passengers returning via Italy to their country of residence; passengers arriving from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay.

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MONACO

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  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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  • The nearest airport is Nice, France.
  • Helicopter travel is limited.
  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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Montenegro

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Montenegro is open for European Union and Schengen area countries.

  • Montenegro has now reopened to tourists and accepting international arrivals from 131 countries.

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  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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  • Entry via marinas has reopened to foreign nationals, but all visitors must undergo 14 days of quarantine at a government facility, plus 14 days of self-isolation afterward.

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Spain

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  • Travellers arriving from outside the European Union (EU) and Schengen Zone, will be permitted to enter the country. Entry is dependent on the severity of COVID-19 infection rates in the origin country.
  • See Important Notes for foreign travel acceptance

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  • Until phase 3, the following limitations are foreseen for maritime transport: the occupation of seats is reduced by 50% while the cabins can be used 100% as long as they are occupied by people who normally live together. A 14-day quarantine is mandatory.

Consult a Northrop & Johnson yachting expert and discuss your personal itinerary or yachts available for charter.

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COMMERCIAL | OPEN Next Update TBC

  • Aircrafts are allowed to arrive only at selected entry points with international health emergency control capabilities. Spain will open borders as of 21st June, without quarantine for citizens of EU Member States, Schengen area and nationals, assuming reprocity.

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President Sanchez announced that it had also been agreed at EU level to gradually start opening to 3rd countries** as of July 1st subject to three conditions:

  • 1) The country’s epidemiological situation must be the same if not better than the EU’s.
  • 2) Travelers will have to meet certain sanitary conditions in their countries of origin, en-route to Europe, and on arrival (to be specified but quarantine is 100% ruled out )
  • 3) The principle of reciprocity must also apply: the EU will not allow entry to travelers arriving from countries that impose travel bans to EU travelers.

**The list of countries and their respective “starting order” (when can which country begin sending travelers to Europe) will be jointly decided by all EU Member States based on their respective epidemiological situation.

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Turkey

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  • Passenngers ariving from Afganistan or Bangladesh are not allowed to enter. (This does not apply to nationals and residents of Turkey)
  • Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
  • See Important Notes for ongoing circumstances.

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  • Sea ports of entry are now open. Turkish Ministry of Health officials screen travelers at airports and maritime ports, as well as some land crossings, using thermal cameras; and travelers with temperatures will be subject to public health requirements, which may include mandatory hospital stay and/or testing that results in hospital quarantine. (Source: US Embassy in Turkey)
  • All marinas across Turkey are fully operational and disinfected daily by Government certified teams using environmentally friendly products. It is compulsory for all the staff to wear masks and gloves during their time in the marina and public locations.
  • Important Update: Until 31.8.2020 there is no sea from/to connection with Turkey, Albania (with exemption of cargo ships). (Source: https://travel.gov.gr/#/)
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COMMERCIAL | OPEN

  • Turkish Airlines has resumed domestic flights and will resume international flights.
  • Domestic flights are open.
  • Proper health form must be filled by each person prior to arrival to be handled to Authorities. The temperatures of each person will be taken upon entrance by taking the health and safety precautions. If a high body temperature is detected, a PCR test will be carried out and then will be acted upon, following the directives of Ministry of Health. All nations that require an e-visa or stamp visa will obtain one prior to entering Turkey
  • Due to restrictions imposed in other countries, in some cases, the resumption of scheduled passenger flights may not be possible until those countries have eased their own restrictions, and given permission for flights to resume to and from Turkey. For the latest information, please check with the airlines directly

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  • Due to restrictions imposed in other countries, in some cases, the resumption of scheduled passenger flights may not be possible until those countries have eased their own restrictions, and given permission for flights to resume to and from Turkey. For the latest information, please check with the airlines directly.
  • Turkey transport minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said the country is in talks with some 92 countries about resuming flight connections.
  • The wearing of masks is obligatory throughout Turkey in crowded places and specifically in markets and supermarkets, hairdressers and barber shops.
  • The wearing of masks is also compulsory on all public transport, including Metro, buses, taxis and ferries, and in some areas, masks must be worn when travelling in private vehicles with more than one person
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) entry regulations lifted on 12 June 2020.

U.S specific information:

  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No, unless you show symptoms for COVD-19 then a PCR test will be administered.
  • Movement Restrictions:
    Is a curfew in place? Not for foreign tourists, but local authorities may put in place additional COVID-19 restrictions, including curfews, with little or no advance notice.
    Are there restrictions on intercity or inter province travel? No
  • Quarantine Information:
    Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No, but foreign passengers who test positive for COVID-19 on landing flights will be referred to a private hospital by the Ministry of Health – Border Health Unit, whereas Turkish passengers will be referred to a state hospital.
  • COVID-19 Testing:
    PCR testing for foreigners is limited to those who have symptoms or those who may have an entry requirement back to their home country. Testing is paid for by the traveler.
  • Commercial flights are now operating between Turkey and the U.S. Please check airlines for schedules and work with the airline to address flight changes. Please look at transit information carefully when booking connecting flights to the United States from Turkey,

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*Every effort is being made to update this travel guide as soon as new information is received. Northrop & Johnson offers details on these destinations in good faith but due to the constant changes in regulations and advice being issued by the government departments in each country, we are unfortunately not able to warrant, guarantee or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information or warrant the current status of any destination. All information is subject to change.