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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: Carol_Hill] #220424
03/12/2020 11:07 AM
03/12/2020 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
To me, affected areas then would include the US...

Certainly some cities in the US. I would think Seattle and NY for sure.

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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220427
03/12/2020 11:17 AM
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Clarification of "affected area" would be helpful!!!

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220428
03/12/2020 11:22 AM
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I just sent an email to the address on the press release to see if they could clarify * affected area. We'll see if they respond.


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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220430
03/12/2020 11:37 AM
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They appear to be using the WHO definition. Not sure how that will be applied.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220431
03/12/2020 11:45 AM
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Here is the WHO link that supplied the definition but I don't see a definitive list.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220436
03/12/2020 12:39 PM
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just spoke to them, they will be issuing a list of the countries later today to clarify.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: sleepychef] #220437
03/12/2020 12:49 PM
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OK, thanks.


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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220438
03/12/2020 12:50 PM
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Reply I agree; they need to specify from which countries travelers will have to "self Quarantine" Here is the definition from the above link:

“Affected areas” are considered those countries, provinces, territories or cities experiencing ongoing transmission of COVID-19, in contrast to areas reporting only imported cases.

Here is the daily situation report link that lists the countries, provinces etc and whether transmission is local or imported.... Table 2

https://www.who.int/docs/default-so...sitrep-51-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=1ba62e57_8


So if the states blow up in case numbers and I am travelling through Washington from Ottawa what do I do?

jeez!

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: UncleLuff] #220444
03/12/2020 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleLuff
Reply I agree; they need to specify from which countries travelers will have to "self Quarantine" Here is the definition from the above link:

“Affected areas” are considered those countries, provinces, territories or cities experiencing ongoing transmission of COVID-19, in contrast to areas reporting only imported cases.

Here is the daily situation report link that lists the countries, provinces etc and whether transmission is local or imported.... Table 2

https://www.who.int/docs/default-so...sitrep-51-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=1ba62e57_8


So if the states blow up in case numbers and I am travelling through Washington from Ottawa what do I do?

jeez!

Table 2 shows the United States as having "Local Transmission" cases which should imply any traveling thru or from the United States is subject to 14 quarantine. I would think they would need to get more specific but I don't know how they will handle it.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #220445
03/12/2020 02:13 PM
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Right, if the criteria is 'local transmission', that definitely includes the US.


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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220448
03/12/2020 02:59 PM
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Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - beer in hand - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"
Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220452
03/12/2020 03:11 PM
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Awesome! Thank you. We are leaving for a 9 day charter form Minnesota on Tuesday and this is very helpful.

Last edited by Scandia; 03/12/2020 03:12 PM.
Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220454
03/12/2020 03:14 PM
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The CV is going to rock the islands like Irma without the physical destruction. Within the next week the problem won’t be getting into the BVI but getting back into the US without a 14 day quarantine. We are in for an unprecedented rough patch.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: NCSailor] #220457
03/12/2020 03:27 PM
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Has anyone talked to any charter companies on cancelling/postponing because of CV? We have a charter booked with Navigare for 3/19-26. I haven't contacted them yet but would hope they would consider CV and objective reason for cancellation.

As of now we have not cancelled anything, but will have to make a decision soon.


5) CANCELLATION
If the Charterer who has made a reservation, makes a cancellation more than 120 days prior to embarkation – cancellation fee of 500 EUR applies. If cancellation occurs 119 to 60 days before embarkation, NY has the right for the retention of 50% of the charter fee. If cancellation occurs 59 days or less before embarkation, NY has the right for the retention of 100% of the charter fee. If the cancellation is due to objective reasons (death in family, heavy injury etc.), paid price will not be paid back but NY will give the Vessel at the Charterer's disposal in another free period of time or within the next sailing season, but in this case NY has the right to charge Charterer with administration and other objective costs. In any other case, NY is not obliged to return the Charterer amount paid in accordance to this Contract.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220458
03/12/2020 03:27 PM
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Just got here(Tortola) yesterday. Thought the REQUIRED hand sanitizer before walking into customs building was a nice touch. smile

Not to make fun of those affect but I wouldn't mind if the US canceled my flights back for a couple weeks.

No word of any cases on the island but I expect it's coming, seems like the worst places to be though are airports. Traveling with sanitizer and washing a lot and hopeing for the best.


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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: ligot] #220460
03/12/2020 03:36 PM
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I agree on not the worst place to be stuck, and think a boat by ourselves is a great way to not catch the virus.

I'd be more concerned about any panics or disruption to food, supplies, etc. on the island.

I guess in a worst case scenario, St Thomas (or even Puerto Rico) are easily reachable by boat...


Originally Posted by ligot
Just got here(Tortola) yesterday. Thought the REQUIRED hand sanitizer before walking into customs building was a nice touch. smile

Not to make fun of those affect but I wouldn't mind if the US canceled my flights back for a couple weeks.

No word of any cases on the island but I expect it's coming, seems like the worst places to be though are airports. Traveling with sanitizer and washing a lot and hopeing for the best.


Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: west8th] #220461
03/12/2020 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by west8th
Has anyone talked to any charter companies on cancelling/postponing because of CV? We have a charter booked with Navigare for 3/19-26. I haven't contacted them yet but would hope they would consider CV and objective reason for cancellation.

As of now we have not cancelled anything, but will have to make a decision soon.


I doubt your trip insurance company would deny a claim.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #220462
03/12/2020 04:09 PM
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I'm booked with CYOA on May 2nd. They are letting us postpone and we will receive a voucher for the charter fee that's good for a year to rebook. Hoping it doesn't come to that.


Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - beer in hand - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"
Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220463
03/12/2020 04:14 PM
03/12/2020 04:14 PM
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It would be important to know FOR SURE prior to boarding a plane for BVI.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: FRANKIE2] #220466
03/12/2020 04:22 PM
03/12/2020 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by FRANKIE2
It would be important to know FOR SURE prior to boarding a plane for BVI.

The list was published earlier today. Here it is.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: MrEZgoin] #220467
03/12/2020 05:08 PM
03/12/2020 05:08 PM
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We are heading down on April 10th from the Seattle area also laugh (fingers crossed!)

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220468
03/12/2020 05:14 PM
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Actually, I was aware of the current list. My concern is that if a person has a reservation in a week or a month or three months, is the list going to be updated daily and published so that appropriate cancellations can be made?

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #220512
03/13/2020 08:00 AM
03/13/2020 08:00 AM
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Ottawa, Canada
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We just cancelled our March 15 charter with Horizon. I asked about refunds, postponements etc. And was told none were available. If other companies are offering some sort of credit it would certainly make me take a close look at them for future charters. Over the past 15 years we have only chartered with Horizon in the Caribbean.

Tim

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: TimS] #220513
03/13/2020 08:10 AM
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Trip is officially cancelled with one of our crew coming from BC--which just put in new travel restrictions to the United States.

We booked through GlobeSailor so I reached out to them first and asked they contact the charter company. They said most likely we would get a voucher to be used at a later date, but did not confirm.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220516
03/13/2020 08:57 AM
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Ahoy Captains,

Full Credit for all Charters affected by Covid-1 on all Payments with The Captains Compass.
Simple and Fair.

I would also recommend -
https://www.insuremytrip.com/travel-insurance-plans-coverages/coronavirus-travel-insurance/
https://www.insuremytrip.com/quote-compare/index.html?quoteId=I4wyMID5a-SR#vlist,tcomprehensive

After Cat 5 Irma I offered all my Captains a Delay and Discount with the option to take their Charter 1 Year later and their Deposit would be considered the Full Payment.
Simple and Fair.

Fair Winds,
Brent

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220540
03/13/2020 12:16 PM
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https://bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/bvi-quarantine-advisory-procedures

New quarantine info from BVI government website


Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - beer in hand - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"
Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220544
03/13/2020 12:25 PM
03/13/2020 12:25 PM
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Not sure what MAY means in this release. “on arrival in the British Virgin Islands, MAY be subject to medical or public health investigations"

We'll be coming from Colorado mid April (via Florida and San Juan). Colorado is on the High Risk list...


Larry
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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220551
03/13/2020 01:56 PM
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Talked to Moorings today and they said as long as I cancel greater than 15 days out and book before Sept 30 the credit will transfer...

I told them I usually head out 2nd week Oct as well and they said they would have to make an exception

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220553
03/13/2020 02:05 PM
03/13/2020 02:05 PM
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From Illinois here and scheduled to travel April 18. IL is on the list. Just a wait and see game right now.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220555
03/13/2020 02:26 PM
03/13/2020 02:26 PM
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The link will not work for me. Is Ohio on the list?


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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220556
03/13/2020 02:28 PM
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Looks like they removed the link from their website. Weird.


Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - beer in hand - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"
Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220558
03/13/2020 03:03 PM
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Here is the Moorings Update

https://www.moorings.com/travel-advisory


Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: Orange_Burst] #220559
03/13/2020 03:05 PM
03/13/2020 03:05 PM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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Originally Posted by Orange_Burst
The link will not work for me. Is Ohio on the list?

Ohio is not on the list, but where are you flying thru?

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220566
03/13/2020 04:21 PM
03/13/2020 04:21 PM
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Virgin Gorda Airport is now closed due to the virus. Our flight home tomorrow has been moved to EIS. Just need to catch the 1030 am Speedy’s ferry to Trellis. Was looking forward to a bit more time on the beach tomorrow morning before our flight.



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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220576
03/13/2020 05:51 PM
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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: LocalSailor] #220577
03/13/2020 05:56 PM
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Can those leaving VG or arriving let us know how things are please. We are suppose to head down on the 7th...just got the email about our cape air flight to VG being changed because of the airport closure...just don’t know if we are being stupid even considering flying...will they let us in from New York? Thanks for any insights.

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: macaroni] #220584
03/13/2020 07:32 PM
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We arrived last Friday on VG with no issues. Now they are screening people as they come in from what recent arrivals say. No flights in/out of VG for now as they are doing screening at EIS. Like I said above, we are taking the ferry to EIS in the morning. Lines on VG for gas and provisions were nuts tonight (at least at the rite way that we drove by). One gas station was out, causing the rush at the other. Maybe it was pay day and not the virus. Didn’t stop the large tent revival that was going on in town. The place we stay has had about 50% cancellations so far. A real kick after Irma, it you have to do what’s best.



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Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: Brent] #220586
03/13/2020 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Brent
Ahoy Captains,

Full Credit for all Charters affected by Covid-1 on all Payments with The Captains Compass.
Simple and Fair.

I would also recommend -
https://www.insuremytrip.com/travel-insurance-plans-coverages/coronavirus-travel-insurance/
https://www.insuremytrip.com/quote-compare/index.html?quoteId=I4wyMID5a-SR#vlist,tcomprehensive

After Cat 5 Irma I offered all my Captains a Delay and Discount with the option to take their Charter 1 Year later and their Deposit would be considered the Full Payment.
Simple and Fair.

Fair Winds,
Brent



Brent, you always do the right thing! Top Notch Company!

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220588
03/13/2020 08:36 PM
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California (Sacramento Country, Santa Clara, San Francisco)
 New York
 Washington State
 Florida
 New Hampshire
 Massachusetts
 Colorado
 Oregon
 Rhode Island
 Illinois
 Placer county
 Georgia
 North Carolina
 Texas
 Wisconsin
 LA County
 Missouri

Re: Travel Issues C Virus [Re: DaveF] #220637
03/14/2020 08:07 AM
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The above list is only enhanced screening not instant quarantine.

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