Quietly on Quiet …
Over the past months we have been closely monitoring the situation in Europe. But the pandemic has affected even the most remote areas on the other side of the globe. Today we will tell you how things are with quarantine in countries belonging to the Pacific.
Galapagos. Entrance is allowed only to yachts in need of some help (water, fuel, food, spare parts). Such yachts are allowed yacht parking in two marinas. The team should be on board, all communication with the shore – only through the agent. All paper formalities – either online, or subject to “social distance”.
Ecuador. The ports of the country as a whole have been open since May 18, but it is clarified that certain harbors can be temporarily closed by local authorities. The harbor Bahía de Caráquez (Puerto Amistad) is precisely open for yachts. However, a test for Covid and Quarantine is required upon arrival. The country's land borders are closed, and the air borders are open only to citizens and residents.
French polynesia. Closed to the entrance. Until May 20, an order was in effect that foreign yachts could not call at the ports of French Polynesia without first obtaining permission. Emergency calls are allowed to replenish supplies by prior permission. Intermediate stops on long voyages (that is, not just emergency calls) can be allowed only in individual cases, and only on three islands – Nuku Hiva, Rikitea, Tahiti. Since May 21, quarantine measures began to weaken, the movement of foreign yachts already in the waters of the archipelago between the islands is allowed.
Cook Islands. Completely closed until June 30 for all ships, including sailing yachts.
Niue Closed completely. No calls for guest or transit yachts.
American Samoa. Closed for all yachts except American.
Samoa Until the end of May, transit yachts, in agreement with the local authorities, are allowed to enter for refueling, but crews are not allowed to go ashore.
Tonga Islands. Closed for entry until June 30.
Fiji. It is closed for an indefinite time, only emergency calls are allowed to replenish supplies or receive medical assistance.
Vanuatu. Closed to the entrance for an indefinite time.
New Caledonia. It is closed to foreign yachts, emergency calls are allowed, but only to the island of Noumea.
New Zealand. It is closed to all but its own citizens and permanent residents. Talk about opening islands for yacht arrivals is underway (there is a powerful yacht lobby), but so far to no avail.
Australia. It is closed to all but its own citizens and permanent residents.
Marshall Islands. Closed for entry until June 5 (what will happen next is unknown).
Palau Closed until June 15th.
Guam. Open to all yachts, but requires a two-week quarantine on board.
Hawaiian Islands. Open, foreign yachts require a two-week quarantine.
37 Yesterday # 10172
COVID-19 Coronavirus to Freedom End Isolation County