QUARANTINE DETAILS BY MARITIME AREA

WEEKLY'S NOV 08 2021
Australia Reached
Cook Islands Reached
Fiji 15 days    (Nov 23, 2021)
French Polynesia 704 days    (Oct 13, 2023)
Kiribati 84 days    (Jan 31, 2022)
Marshall Islands 304 days    (Sep 8, 2022)
Nauru 51 days    (Dec 29, 2021)
New Caledonia 44 days    (Dec 22, 2021)
New Zealand 3 days    (Nov 11, 2021)
Niue A long time!
Papua New Guinea 2,597 days    (Dec 18, 2028)
Pitcairn Reached
Samoa 50 days    (Dec 28, 2021)
Solomon Islands 978 days    (Jul 13, 2024)
Tokelau Reached
Tonga 49 days    (Dec 27, 2021)
Tuvalu 117 days    (Mar 5, 2022)
Vanuatu 270 days    (Aug 5, 2022)
Wallis and Futuna 125 days    (Mar 13, 2022)
     

CORONA VIRUS CASES GLOBALLY >>

Maritime borders closed ad of July 4 2021

GALAPAGOS RESTRICTIONS – VACCINATION RECORD AND PCR TEST

FRENCH POLYNESIA RESTRICTIONS - VACCINATION RECORD - DPAM Authorization

In French Polynesia, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 18,992 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 142 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 19 June 2021, a total of 115,715 vaccine doses have been administered.

In Cook Islands, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 May 2021, a total of 8,291 vaccine doses have been administered.

Hawaii continues with the state’s Safe Travels(link is external) program, even for fully vaccinated passengers. Beginning July 8, 2021, individuals fully vaccinated in the United States or its Territories may enter Hawaii on domestic flights without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. All other travelers must have their negative test results from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner(link is external) prior to departing as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. As of June 15, all passengers who are not in quarantine are free to travel between islands without restriction. For more information visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel(link is external) and register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels(link is external) online system. Only test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners(link is external) will be accepted. Review new vaccination exception requirements at hawaiicovid19.com/faqs(link is external). All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health questionnaire online before they can leave the airport. See full details below on steps and resources to efficiently plan your trip to the Hawaiian Islands. INFORMATION FOR TRANS-PACIFIC TRAVELERS, INCLUDING U.S. AND CANADA Effective January 26, 2021, this CDC Order(link is external) went into effect. For international travelers coming to the State of Hawaii, only tests from Trusted Testing Partners will be accepted for purposes of bypassing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine. On January 21, 2021, the President of the United States issued an executive order(link is external) related to travel. For the time being, no changes to the Safe Travels program. Travelers from Canada may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test result from a lab

Tourism Kiribati Welcomes Border Re-opening Announcement

The Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) has welcomed the announcement yesterday by te Beretitenti, His Excellency Taneti Maamau on his government’s decision to open Kiribati national borders from January 2022. In his announcement, President Maamau urged the people of Kiribati who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccines to complete both their doses before the end year. He emphasized that unity and complying with restrictions and regulations is very important for the safety of all I-Kiribati. The President called on old men and women organizations, church groups, youth groups, women organizations, Islands Councils, communities and fathers and mothers in every household to help encourage family members and friends get vaccinated against this deadly virus. Through its Tourism Restart Program, TAK has developed the Kiribati Tourism & Hospitality Protocols for the New Normal and is currently undertaking COVID-19 safety protocol training for all accommodation providers. Properties in South Tarawa, North Tarawa, Abaiang, Tab North and Tab South have completed their training whilst the rest of accommodation and tourism service providers in other islands will receive their COVID-19 protocol training by November 2021. TAK CEO, Petero Manufolau confirmed that an industry-wide refresher training will be conducted in December 2021, prior to border reopening in January 2022. As part of its restart program, TAK will also launch its Digital Marketing Strategy in September for implementation form October 2021, giving the Pacific Island destination 3 months to roll out its marketing campaigns and programs. Travellers returning or visiting Kiribati for the first time in 2022 can expect an improved experience through the destination’s Mauri Mark program, a hotel assessment and accreditation program and the Mauri Way, a Kiribati National Tourism Customer Service program for all tourism service providers. Details of Kiribati’s COVID-19 traveler requirements and protocols for the January 2022 international border reopening will be advised once it is available from government.

In American Samoa, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 June 2021, a total of 44,293 vaccine doses have been administered.

In Samoa, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 1 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 3 June 2021, a total of 37,572 vaccine doses have been administered.

Information for International Travellers

The current State of Emergency in Samoa requires that all international borders remain closed until further notice. Samoa remains free of COVID-19 and we hope to be able to welcome you back once it is safe. For any travelers who have already purchased international travel arrangements are advised to contact their booking agents for further information.

Airports, Flights & Cruiseships

Except in exceptional circumstances approved by Cabinet, all international travel to and from Samoa by plane are ceased. Repatriation of Samoan citizens to Samoa from American Samoa and vice versa may be possible via Samoa Airways. Mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements are in effect. For more information, please contact the Ministry of Health.

All boats and ships are prohibited access except in particular circumstances.

Special travel advice for travelers entering samoa:

Updated: 24 May 2021

1. ALL passengers are advised to communicate straight to the Samoa Health Authorities 21 days before planned travel time by emailing enquiries@health.gov.ws or samoahealth.travelenquiries@gmail.com pertaining to travel advice.

2. All travelers will be assessed on a case-by-case  basis before being granted  permission  to travel to Samoa.

3. Due to the current COVID-19 development in Fiji and other parts of the world, the following is now re-enforced for all passengers;

I      A Negative rtPCR COVID test is required to be taken within 72 hours of departure from originating airport. The lab result must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.

II      Medical Clearance signed and done within 120 hours of departure from originating airport. The medical clearance must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.

Ill. Blood Serology for COVID19 Antibody Test within 5 days before departure from originating airport. Must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.

IV. All travellers originating from New Zealand or have stayed for 30 days or more are EXCEMPETD from (III) above for blood serology test. Expect this requirement to change for JUNE and JULY 2021 repatriation flights.

V. Expect quarantine as determined by the Ministry of Health depending on flight details and country of origin.

THE FOLLOWING Requirements WILL COME INTO FORCE AT 12:00am, 1st august 2021.

4. Travelers including crew are NOW required to be fully vaccinated before entry into Samoa with any COVID-19 vaccine and preferably vaccines already pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm,).

5. A legitimate vaccine certificate is required for boarding. Fully vaccinated implies completion of the required prescribed doses as per vaccine used. All should have completed 2 weeks post vaccination prior to travel.

6. A hard copy must be presented on arrival into Samoa.

7. Passengers who haven’t been vaccinated or fail to complete required doses of vaccination will be denied boarding.

8. Children under 18 years and ALL those exempted from Vaccination as per country of origin specific COVID-19 vaccination policy are required to comply with point 3 above, and must be accompanied by a written report from a registered medical officer stating reason for exemption.

9. A Negative rtPCR COVID test is still required to be taken within 72 hours of departure from originating airport. The lab result must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.

10. Medical Clearance signed and done within 120 hours of departure from originating airport is still required. The medical clearance must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.

11. All passengers who have complied with above requirements should expect quarantine for a period determined by the Ministry of Health depending on vaccine type, and country of origin.

 

TRAVELLERS AND CREW ENTERING SAMOA MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS NOTED.

Your compliance with the conditions listed is imperative to ensuring the safety of all travelers and our people in Samoa. We endeavor to keep Samoa COVID-19 Free.

For travel preparations visit the Ministry of Health website at www.health.gov.ws to download the Government of Samoa, Ministry of Health Medical Clearance Health form and for information regarding rules of quarantine.

The Ministry of Health appreciates your full cooperation and patience on arrival as you may experience long delays.

We pray for your safe travel to Samoa.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AT SEA PORT (WHARF) –

Cargo, Tankers and Fishing Vessels

1. All NEW joining crew including any traveler are NOW required to be fully vaccinated before entry into Samoa with any COVID-19 vaccine and preferably vaccines already per-qualified by the World Health Organization (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm,).

2. A legitimate vaccine certificate is required and a hard copy must be presented on arrival into Samoa. Fully vaccinated implies completion of the required prescribed doses as per vaccine used.

3. A Negative rtPCR COVID test is still required to be taken within 72 hours of departure from originating seaport. The lab result must be transmitted via email or present hard copy on arrival into Samoa

4. Medical Clearance signed and done within 120 hours of departure from originating seaport is still required. The medical clearance must be transmitted via email or present hard copy on arrival into Samoa.

5. All crew who have been on the vessel for 30 days or more the current requirements apply for COVID-19 rtPCR test and medical report to be done from last port to be presented on arrival.

6. All Tankers, Cargo Ships and Fishing vessels entering Samoa with crew change at any port that do not comply with the above, will be quarantined for a period as determined by the Ministry of Health.

 

ALL TRAVELERS AND CREW ENTERING SAMOA MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS.

Your compliance with the conditions listed is imperative to ensuring the safety of all travelers and our people in Samoa. We endeavor to keep Samoa COVID-19 Free.

For travel preparations visit the Ministry of Health website at www.health.gov.ws to download the Government of Samoa, Ministry of Health Medical Clearance Health form and for information regarding rules of quarantine.

The Ministry of Health appreciates your full cooperation and patience on arrival as you may experie nce long delays.

Some Basic Information:

  • All are required to wear a face mask at all times during the flight, upon arrival and while in quarantine.
  • You wiII go directly into managed isolation upon arrival into Samoa at a designated location. You must change any foreign currency to Samoan Tala before traveling to Samoa as no banks will be open at the airport on arrival.
  • Minimum period of quarantine is 14 days and can change any time, and you will be informed of any changes.
  • You must bring your own personal necessities e.g. soap, tooth brush, tooth paste etc. to last for 14 days or more.
  • Passengers are advised to check in only one piece luggage (required weight 23kg)
  • You are not allowed to bring in any additional packages/parcels for delivery upon arrival into Samoa to family members etc.
  • You are required to ensure you have sufficient medications to last you three months and note your medical condition on the Health declaration card .
  • You are responsible for the cost of any medications prescribed while in quarantine.
  • You are not allowed to bring alcohol or consume any alcohol on quarantine site.
  • Passengers requiring special diets will be responsible for their own dietary needs and must inform the quarantine site staff of your dietary needs. You are responsible for costs associated with your dietary needs.
  • The cost of accommodation, breakfast and lunch during quarantine will be paid by Government.
  • Dinner will be the passenger’s responsibility.

Travelers with Special Requirements:

• If you have any medical conditions or above 60 years of age traveling alone and require regular medical assistance while in quarantine, you are advised to defer your travel until boarders are fully opened.

• All travelers requiring wheelchair assistance and those with special needs must be accompanied by an adult relative in flight and during the mandatory quarantine period.

TONGA is CLOSED
COVID-19 Daily Update as of 25 June 2021 / Confirmed Cases: 0 / Tonga is COVID-19 Free

http://www.health.gov.to/
https://www.gov.to/press-release/important-contact-numbers-for-tonga-response-covid-19-2/

For further enquiries please contact:

Mr. ‘Alifeleti Tu’ihalamaka
Director for Communications
MEIDECC
Tel: 7749845/8413242

In Tonga, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 June 2021, a total of 28,667 vaccine doses have been administered.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA IS CLOSED

Health situation update in Wallis and Futuna on Thursday, June 24, 2021:

  • 54.9% of the vaccineable population were vaccinated, i.e. 4,554 people received the first injection (1st dose)
  • 39.4% of the global population have a complete vaccination status or 4,341 people.
  • no new positive cases to date:

    Detailed Travel Advisory

    Published 18.05.2021
    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – passengers arriving from Wallis and Futuna Isl.;
    – residents of New Caledonia, their spouses and children. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Deplacements-entre-la-metropole-et-les-territoires-d-Outre-Mer;
    – residents of Wallis and Futuna Isl. who are nationals of France. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Deplacements-entre-la-metropole-et-les-territoires-d-Outre-Mer
    2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
    – This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.
    3. Passengers traveling to Noumea (NOU) must register before departure at https://tinyurl.com/4t5hl4zv.
    4. Passengers traveling to Wallis Isl. (WLS) and Futuna Isl. (FUT) must register with the Authorities before departure at cov@wallis-et-futuna.pref.gouv.fr.
    5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days.
    6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening.

     

    Detailed Tourist Information

    Travelers must fill in a travel certificate (or “attestation”) (available here). All travelers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Wallis and Futuna. The test is obligatory and the traveler must show proof of a negative result before embarking.

    Travelers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. You should check with your travel operator and the local Prefecture’s advice ahead of travel.

    Airlines may refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document.

    It is also necessary to register with the Cellule d’Organisation des Vols (COV) before traveling to Wallis and Futuna. Further information is available on the website of the local Prefecture.

    You may be subject to a period of quarantine upon arrival. Please see the website of the local Prefecture for further details.

    These entry requirements are subject to change. For further information on the entry restrictions in place for French Overseas Territories, please see the French government’s website before traveling.

    If traveling via France, you should also check our Travel Advice for France.

FIJI IS RESTRICTED BUT OPEN WITH THE BLUE LANE SCHEME

In Fiji, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 2,848 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 13 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 17 June 2021, a total of 265,037 vaccine doses have been administered.

Update:

16th June 2021 – The COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce has released a Public Advisory regarding a change in current protocols for the Blue Lane Initiative. 

Effective immediately, all yachts, crew and passengers approved to enter Fiji and for those already in Fiji under the Blue Lanes initiative are advised:
  1. Following the easing of restrictions in Nadi and Lautoka, vessels may disembark Viti Levu based ports for contactless provisioning, with the exception of the Lami-Suva–Nausori Containment Zone.
  2. Port Denarau remains a customs and quarantine clearing port for yachts arriving.
  3. Once a yacht successfully clears at Port Denarau and completes contactless provisioning, the vessel may cruise to other outer islands. The yacht must, at all times, display the Blue Lanes flag provided at the time of clearance.
  4. For vessels clearing outside of Viti Levu (Savusavu), while cruising throughout the island groups is permitted with a clear display of the Blue Lanes flag, access to Viti Levu is prohibited.
  5. Vessels cruising outside the Containment Zone may go ashore and partake in leisure activities such as water sports, snorkel, dive, etc. while observing COVID safe protocols.
  6. For vessels whose crew and passengers need to disembark on Viti Levu for any reason either than turn around provisioning, a mandatory 14-day quarantine on their vessel shall apply, prior to visiting any other islands. This will be undertaken at the designated quarantine anchorage at Port Denarau under the surveillance of the Fiji Navy. The yacht will only be permitted to depart for other islands upon clearance by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, as per the standard protocols of clearing yachts arrival under the Blue Lanes.
  7. All ports are to continue with strict monitoring and all vessels are required to keep their Automatic Identification System (AIS) turned on and visible at all times.
  8. Penalty for breach of any of these terms may result in seizure of the vessel.
These protocols reinforce Fiji’s containment efforts and will remain in place until further notice.
Port Denarau Marina, Nadi and Savusavu Bay remain the designated ports that will serve as clearance ports and quarantine anchorage for yachts under supervision by Fijian health officials and members of Fiji’s disciplinary forces.
Passengers aboard yachts bound for Fiji must adhere to Fiji’s rigorous quarantine protocols, including COVID-19 pre-departure testing, 14 days of quarantine at sea or in harbour, border quarantine exit testing and no disembarkation at any of the maritime islands, including those that are uninhabited prior to inward clearance protocols.

14th May 2021 – Fiji is currently experiencing our second wave of COVID cases in the community and therefore there has been changes made in protocols for the Blue Lanes Initiative. A full copy of the changes can be found here. We continue to receive vessels under the Blue Lanes as our maritime borders remain open. Please engage with an agent to start your application process.

The Fijian Prime Minister announced the opening of borders to tourist and yachts under strict conditions in June 2021. Yachts must apply and be approved before embarking toward Fiji, approval is not automatic and each application will be specifically assessed. Applications MUST BE THROUGH AN AGENT.

NEW CALEDONIA IS RESTRICTED BUT OPEN Jan ’22

To arrive in New Caledonia, you have to be vaccinated (certificate sent by email). Moreover, for the moment, it is necessary to carry out 7 days of isolation at home (a boat can be a valid residence).
It is important to know that the days spent at sea are considered as days of isolation.

So what I advise for the boats wanting to come to Caledonia :
PCR test 24 hours before departure (mandatory)
Clearance at departure (mandatory)
Arrive in Caledonia after a minimum of 7 days at sea (recommended)
Follow-up of the health of the people on board to be sent to the authorities as soon as you arrive in New Caledonia (mandatory)
Antigen test once the boat is anchored in New Caledonia (and after 7 days at sea or in isolation) (mandatory and free in New Caledonia)

Once this is done, you can enter Caledonia freely !
It may seem complicated but in reality you only need 2 tests (1 on departure and 1 on arrival) and 7 days of isolation or sea.

If some of your boats want to participate in the Groupama Race, we can help you and accompany you for your arrival in Caledonia (marina place, link with the local authorities, …)

I am of course available if you have any other questions or needs!

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CLOSED

Security Alert: Queensland (Australia), Extended lockdown until July 3

In Australia, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 30,408 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 910 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 21 June 2021, a total of 6,719,384 vaccine doses have been administered.

status unknown majority of islanders ( 47/65 ) have been vaccinated

In Vanuatu, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 June 2021, a total of 5,140 vaccine doses have been administered.

In Solomon Islands, from 3 January 2020 to 4:12pm CEST, 25 June 2021, there have been 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 10 June 2021, a total of 21,469 vaccine doses have been administered.

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