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The latest on country formalities for cruising sailors

by 19 Jul 2019 09:43 UTC

No other website concentrates its resources on finding out all the details to prepare sailors when arriving in a new country better than Noonsite.

Our dedicated team research in detail exactly what preparation procedures, paperwork and precautions you need to make for that next new port of call.

We cover more than 190 countries and make sure that no country has formalities that haven't been checked and updated in the last 24 months.

Just last month our Japan formalities were completely updated now that its complex clearance and cruising procedures have eased somewhat. Our easy-to-follow guidelines make visiting this East Asia country much less daunting and many of its ports will be updated throughout July.

Find the formalities in the country explore drop down menu and remember, if you're not sure you can always ask the Noonsite Team. With so many years of contacts and worldwide knowledge, we are the first place to find out what rule changes are going to affect cruising boats.

A perfect example is last month's announcement by the Panama Canal Authority that they are proposing to modify the tolls applicable to small vessels in 2020, the first increase in 7 years.

And on the other side of the Atlantic cruisers visiting Portugal are reminded to seek permission to anchor or face a fine.

Down in the South Pacific, Gulf Harbour Radio have passed on useful guidelines for Vanuatu-bound yachts from NZ on how to clear in at Aneityum, Vanuatu. Not an official port of entry, but clearance is possible here if arranged in advance.

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