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Country Entry/Immigration Policies

To help charterers make sense of the ongoing travel situation, below is a list of charter destinations, each of which includes a brief description of local Covid-19 travel policies and links for additional information. Because the situation remains a fluid one, be sure to click on the links for the latest. While SAIL will be doing its best to keep the information below current and accurate, travel restrictions are continually evolving. Another good place to verify or confirm local travel policy is to check with the charterers that have bases there. To return to the companies’ section of SAIL’s online Charter Resource Directory,  click here.

Bahamas

After briefly barring many U.S. travelers, the Bahamas is now open again. However, all travelers are required to submit a detailed application form as well as an approved negative Covid-19 test. (See https://travel.gov.bs/international) For additional information on travel to and within the Bahamas, click here

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands remain closed to all outside travelers. However, there have been reports the government has said it hopes to re-open as early as September 1 (though the date appears to be a tentative one, at best). For details, see https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19 

Europe/Mediterranean/Croatia

Although U.S. travelers are currently barred from traveling to most of Europe, Croatia (which is a member of the European Union but not included in the continent’s Schengen passport-free travel zone) remains open to visitors from the United States. For details, click here. For the latest U.S. State Department information on travelling to Europe as well as links to U.S. consulates and embassies around the world, click here.

Grenada

The island of Grenada is open to travelers. However, U.S. travelers must fill out a detailed health form and be able to present a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last seven days to be allowed admittance. For complete entry details, click here. For additional information, visit Grenada’s ministry of health https://covid19.gov.gd.

Mexico

While the land border between Mexico and the United States remains restricted to “essential” crossings, air travel between the two countries is not affected.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is open to travelers. However, U.S. travelers must fill out a detailed health form and be able to present a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last five days to be allowed admittance or have to quarantine. For more on the latest information on the situation there, visit the ministry of health at http://www.health.gov.vc/health/. For the latest documents and protocols for entering St. Vincent and the Grenadines, click here

U.S. Domestic Charters

While there are no travel bans between states, a number of states do encourage or require quarantine periods and/or Covid-19 tests for those visiting from out-to-state. These include Rhode Island, which requires either a Covid-19 test prior to arrival or a quarantine period for new arrivals (For details see: https://health.ri.gov/covid/travel/); Vermont, which requires a quarantine period either in the state after arrival or at home prior to departure (For details click here); Maryland, which is encouraging visitors to get tested 72 hours prior to arrival (For details click here); and Florida, which continues to require that travelers from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey self-quarantine upon arrival (For details, click here)

For a listing of state health departments, click here. For general travel advice within the United States as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, click here

U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands are open to travelers from the United States. However, all travelers ages 15 and older are required to use on online U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal prior to entry. As part of this process, any traveler whose home state has a COVID-19 positivity rate ( as determined by Johns Hopkins University, click here) of greater than 10 percent or who has spent more than 7 days in a highly impacted state is required to produce either: a negative COVID-19 antigen (molecular/PCR/rapid) test result received within five days prior to travel to the USVI; or a positive COVID-19 antibody test result received within four months prior to travel to the USVI. For the latest information, e-mail info@usviupdate.com or visit https://www.covid19usvi.com.

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