Originally Posted by Euge
Itís Euge here, we live in Australia and are trying to get back to our boat which is near Venice and sail her to NZ, hopefully leaving in October. From what I understand we are not allowed to leave our shores unless itís business or family reasons. Just curious if you have similar restrictions and how you managed to get permission to leave NZ?
I private messaged you but to summarise,the NZ govt is more concerned about people coming into the country than leaving. Our challenge was being permitted entry into the EU and we needed to prove that our travel was “essential”.
Assuming the Aussies will let you out I would suggest speaking directly to the Italian embassy in Australia (or the border police in Italy) before you go and getting confirmation that you will be permitted entry when you arrive. Print that out and take that with you along with any and all supporting documents to Justify your travel. This will come in handy when checking in for your flight (airlines wont take you if they don’t think you will be permitted to clear customs
at your destination) and when you arrive at your destination
Ultimately it’s still a fluid situation globally and things literally change over night. I must say having arrived in Slovenia safely I still would not recommend travelling unless you really don’t have an option. We needed to come to take delivery
of our boat as per our contract
. In my opinion, I your boat is up on the hard
and sitting happily I’d consider how badly you need to retrieve it at the moment and consider staying put in Australia for the time being.
Happy to talk further and I gave you my email
address on the DM if you want to get in touch directly.