On 1st December I will be flying out to Los Angeles in order to join four other guys in sailing a yacht from LA to St Thomas in the Carribbean. We will be sailing South from LA to Panama
- stopping off in Mexico
, Guatamala, El Salvador, Nicargua and Costa Rica
. When, after two months, we reach Panama
, we are crossing the Panama Canal
. From here we set course for St Thomas, calling in in Jamaica
and Puerto Rico
Just wondering about requirements for entry to all of these different countries, bearing in mind that I have a British passport? Do I need to sort out Visas for each country before I leave for the trip or is it possible to sort out short stay permits once in port? Are the rules different for entry by vessel then for by plane? Also, is it advisable to carry some form of vessel documentation
upon entry to the US?
If anyone could help me with this issue it would be greatly appreciated.