While more and more countries relax their borders, the yachting community is cautiously optimistic that this summer will be vastly different than 2020. If you’re wondering what is open to tourists for the Mediterranean charter season, we’ve included three incredible spots that have confirmed dates their borders will be re-open to tourists, as well as a few honourable mentions we are confident will release their dates soon as well as all of the protocols you need to be aware of. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate in dropping us a line here!
Come and discover the pristine beaches and many islands dotted across the Adriatic Sea when you charter a yacht through Croatia. Revel in medieval walled towns, or take a deep dive in crystal clear blue waters while watching the other yachts bob in the water. Croatia is currently open to all international travellers. Charterers need a negative PCR test 48 hours prior to entering and a 14-day quarantine is not required. Yachts can move freely between marinas, along the coast and islands of the Croatian Adriatic. Marinas, shops, restaurants, bars, and markets are open, however, masks are mandatory on public transport, including ferries. Please check out the Croatia Ministry of Tourism website here for more info.
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Set sail on a new way to see the Greek isles. Book a charter from Athens around the Cyclades and find vibrant villages set in cliffs above the deep blue Aegean Sea; or walk along cobbled alleys in ancient towns, sipping wine in a taverna before dancing the night away in some of Europe’s best clubs. Whatever you’re looking for on your next vacation, Greece has it all. The country plans to reopen their borders as of May 14, 2021 just in time for the Med season. Visitors may enter with either a negative PCR test within 72 hours, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery and antibodies. For full details including any restrictions on nationalities can be found on the Greek Tourism Board website here.
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There are many reasons to choose Turkey as your next destination for a private yacht cruise, but probably nothing beats the irresistible charm of a place where two worlds collide. Turkey has been an interface between Europe and Asia through the ages, witnessing waves of continuous movement on the east-west axis. The country is open to travellers that fulfill Turkish Visa requirements. You will need a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of entry. Please check the Turkish Ministry of Health website here for forms. Note, certain countries will require a Visa for entry, please contact us if you’d like more info.
Please don’t forget to check with your local government websites for any other warnings or guidelines regarding COVID-19, such as the CDC. Or better yet, contact us today and we can provide advice and guidance for planning a safe and secure yacht vacation this summer!