Originally Posted by gardnerjohnw
Plan to leave south Florida
end of Feb. 2021 via Bahamas
, Turks and Caicos
, BVIs by June and be ready to get to Grenada
in the event of an oncoming storm.
Very limited (if any) info. Available online for private boats.
Concerned I might to planning a nightmare trip due to all the COVID rules
Would greatly appreciate your thoughts.
Covid and Planning, well those are two words that do not make for a reliable statement, or an assured voyage.
Check Noonsite for postings from yachties for each relevant country. Changes a lot and is not always accurate.
Do not plan that you can disembark [be sure to have plentiful provisions on board for extended period of time], do recognize that one may not even be allowed to enter the sovereign waterways.
There was discussion regarding Martinique
as a possible way station on the way to Grenada
03 February, 2021
From February 2nd, if anybody wants to disembark on Martinique
they must present a compelling reason – health
, business, family
– (with evidence) and a negative COVID test result (PCR). Recreational boating is NOT a compelling reason being about as non-essential as non-essential gets during a pandemic.
Otherwise you can sail to and anchor
in – but must stay on board and keep at least 50 meters away from any other anchored boat
All yachts must first request to enter by contacting CROSS AG at least 48 hours before arrival to include:
– A declaration of honor of the compelling motive;
– Documents to justify the motive;
– Covid test results (PCR) carried out less than 72 hours before arrival.
Send to DM Martinique/CROSS AG/chef de quart: email@example.com
for authorization to enter.
This ban extends to air travel as well.