A boat yard in St. Martin / St. Maarten perhaps. I suspect that other islands would not desire you to enter their ports
, so you are probably stuck where you are at and thus need to make do as best as that place can offer. I have heard that boat yards are filling up their land spaces fast probably honoring spaces for those that had made seasonal reservations far ahead of this virus situation and then adding boats that are seeking shelter until next year. Of issue is that you probably should make arrangements with your insurance
company to have coverage for your boat in the hurricane zone, a special coverage addition to financially mitigate the risk of damage from a storm. That could be hard to get given the recent history
of major storms and large claim outlays. Best to get onto securing insurance
now, not later when hurricane season is upon your boat. Insurance coverage will likely be expensive, if it is even available.
Don't know if there are any flights out of Princess Juliana International Airport
still to anywhere that one could then arrange for repatriation, albeit there certainly have to be fewer and fewer flights headed to Australia
since only citizens and residents are allowed in, hence very small demand to begin with and ever declining demand, and airlines are simply choosing to park their fleets for an indefinite period of time and it is becoming challenging for the airlines to even find appropriate storage
space for the airplanes; there being very few long term maintenance
hubs. It will or is a "you can't get there from here" situation. There were flights from Princess Juliana International Airport
to Atlanta and to Miami
, but not sure that the USA will allow non-citizens to transit through.
My brother, sister-in-law, nephew and bride are returning today from Cozumel having gone there for my nephew's wedding. Place is rather deserted. There flight back to the States on Delta
was cancelled today, but American Airlines had available seats on a different flight so it appears they will repatriate today and then arrange for a domestic flight back to North Carolina
. I and my siblings scolded them for traveling to Cozumel for their son's wedding at this time, so definitely not an essential travel.
Being citizens of the USA they are still allowed to repatriate from Mexico
, but non-citizens or residents of the USA are not allowed back in from Mexico
to the USA so I don't know how someone say from Australia would arrange for repatriating from the caribbean
by air travel. My brother said he could think of worse places to be marooned for months, they had a lovely villa on the beach and the beach was empty. He told his employer that he may not get back on a commercial
flight, the employer was considering sending a corporate jet or chartering a jet to get him back in case the commercial
flights were no longer available. A lot of employers would not be willing to make private repatriation efforts for their employees, but they consider him invaluable. He was planning to retire this year but the company offered him three years of salary to continue working for an additional year; I'm pretty sure they would have increased that offer considerably if he had been reluctant to take their initial offer. There probably will be only a few more flights out of Cozumel, then the island will become inaccessible, to and from.