Update on Travel Restrictions

27th March 2020

As the world prepares to take measures against the Coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak, countries are beginning to implement certain precautions including restricted entry in ports and in some cases, complete social lockdowns on the ground.

Here at Princess Charter, we want to guide you through those precautions that have been taken and how our charter destinations have been affected. Of course, these news and updates are ever changing and advise that you keep up to date with the relevant government channels of communication.

If you do have any questions, or would like to discuss this information further, contact our charter manager by email to rl@princessyachtcharter.com

The French Riviera

  • Multiple ports across the French Riviera remain closed. This includes Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cap d’Ail, Saint-Laurent du Var, Beaulieu Plaisance, Beaulieu Fourmis, Cros de Cagnes, Eze, Cannes Vieux Port, Cannes Port Canto and Camille Rayon de Golfe Juan.
  • All nautical activities have been prohibited in the Mediterranean sea until 31st March – this date may be extended as the situation progresses.
  • The French Navigation Authority has suspended tourism and pleasure boating until 20th April.
  • Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Corsica have banned all access to beaches and coastal sites.


  • Travel restrictions effective from 21st March.
  • In order to travel to a Greek island, you need to be a permanent resident and be able to evidence that.
  • One way travel from islands to mainland Greece has not been restricted.
  • Authorities have prohibited cruise ships, sailing boats and private yachts in Greek ports.


  • State border closure announced for a period of 30 days (until end of April 2020).
  • All transportation, entry and departure to and from Croatia has been suspended until further notice.
  • Foreign nationals who do not have a valid residence permit are not able to enter Croatia.
  • Commercial and private yachts are not permitted to leave ports or marinas.


  • Cruise ships cannot call at or enter territorial waters until 30th April.
  • Yachts either private or commercial, are not restricted on entry or departure to or from Monaco. Captains of vessels 24m or longer have to submit a prior medical declaration of health for their crew and passengers, 48 hours before docking.

Spain and the Balearic Islands

  • As of 14th March, Spain declared a state of emergency, announcing a series of restrictions on movement within the country.
  • No entry at Balearic Islands ports and marinas.
  • All recreational vessels both pleasure and commercial are prohibited.


  • The country remains in a Government mandated lockdown.
  • All cruise ships have been restricted entry, however commercial and private boats can enter ports and marinas in Italy.
  • Travellers on board will need to complete the appropriate self-declaration forms to specify the purpose of their movement and location.

United Kingdom

  • Recreational boating in the UK is not prohibited, however a social distancing lockdown has been placed across the country led by the Government.
  • Some UK ports have introduced requirements for vessels arriving from outside of the UK to complete a health declaration upon arrival.