Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Sunsail is by your side.

We are currently experiencing high call volumes, so it might be a bit harder to get hold of us than usual.

We are working as quickly as possible to contact everyone affected by the COVID-19 situation, we really appreciate your patience.

We understand you may have a lot of questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and what we're doing to ensure we can continue to provide great customer service.

Below is a list of answers to some of the more immediate questions you may have. For all travel within the UK, please visit our Port Solent COVID-19 update.

Please note: This advisory is for UK customers only. Please visit our United StatesAustralia, or South Africa websites for the latest advice for customers from these countries.

Again, please bear with us and we will contact you as soon as we possibly can.

How is Sunsail responding to the Coronavirus?

Sunsail has implemented new cleaning and safety measures across our global destinations to ensure the well-being of our guests and staff. The full list can be viewed on our Safety Measures page.

Can I book a new holiday for a date in the future?

Yes! If you would like to plan your next charter for later in 2021 or 2022, we are happy to help. Book with confidence knowing if the situation changes in the coming weeks, we are here to assist you.

Can I call you to make changes to my holiday?

Yes, however, we are actively contacting customers in order of future departure date so this process is already underway. Please rest assured we will contact you directly to discuss the option of moving your holiday dates if your charter has been affected. If you already have some new travel dates in mind then please feel free to call us on: 0330 332 1165 to discuss availability.

Will my charter be cancelled if I haven’t paid my final balance? 

By not paying your final balance you forfeit your deposit under section 4a of our terms and conditions. 

If you have yet to pay your final balance (where such is now due), then you can do so via our safe and secure online payment portal or through one of our Holiday Planners on 0330 332 1165.

Please make this payment as soon as possible.

Are there any new entry requirements for my destination?

For the most up to date entry requirements and travel advice, please visit the FCDO website where you can select your chosen destination and view the entry requirements if any are applicable. Entry requirements can now vary from 14 day quarantines, a negative Covid test within a certain amount of days, or entry requirement forms.

Our Greece and Croatia bases currently have entry requirement forms in place which will need to be filled out at least 48 hours before your departure date.

How are you managing my booking under the governments traffic light system?

The UK government will be reviewing the current approach to travel every 3 weeks and we will be updating our approach in line with this. As it stands we are working through bookings due to depart between 17th May, 2021 – 6th June, 2021 only. For all details around testing and quarantine requirements please visit the FCDO website for the most up to date requirements

For countries listed as green you will be able to travel and our bases are ready to deliver your charter

For countries listed as amber, you are able to travel if you wish to as our bases are open however we are also allowing customers to change their bookings as needed. If your booking has been impacted we will be in touch to discuss your options. We are working on a rolling departure list therefore if you have a departure scheduled within the next 3 weeks you should expect to hear from us soon.

We will not be operating any charters within countries on the red list at this time. As above, we will be closely monitoring where our destinations fair within the traffic light system and will be in touch if your booking becomes impacted.

We apologise that we cannot be more pro-active but we must wait to hear from the government as the situation evolves.

What accommodation address do we have to provide for our online entry form as we will be out on our yacht?

Please make sure that you put the marina's address of your chosen destination in the accommodation section of any of your entry forms. To find the address of our marina's, please choose your destination from our essential information pages and you will find the address below our Covid-19 Travel Guidelines.

What happens if the current travel advice changes between now and when I am due to travel?

If the FCDO travel advise changes to your holiday destination prior to your departure, you can expect to receive a call from one of our holiday planners to discuss your options. If you are due to travel within 24 hours when travel advice changes, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

What happens if there is a change in government travel advise whilst I am on holiday?

If you are already overseas and a destination is updated under the FCDO advise due to Covid-19, there is no requirement for you to return home early. It is likely that you will need to enter into a 14 day quarantine when you return home.

Do I need a negative COVID (PCR) test on entering the UK?

Yes, from Friday 15th January, 2021 arrivals into the UK will require a negative COVID test. These new measures support the protection of public health in the UK and are in line with the government protocols. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/uk-border-control.

I have now had both of my Covid-19 vaccinations, do I still need a negative Covid test?

If your arrival or returning destination requires a negative Covid test, then yes, you will still need to present a recent negative test result within the days requested. It may take some time for your body to build up some protection from the first dose of your vaccine, and like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective straight away. You should continue to take the current recommended precautions when visiting another country, such as taking a test before and after travelling, to avoid infection.

The above guidance is in line with UK government travel advice, for further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-what-to-expect-after-vaccination/what-to-expect-after-your-covid-19-vaccination.

Is my charter cancelled?

We are closely monitoring all updates and advice issued by the Gov.UKWHOFCDO, international government entities and global airlines and are reviewing the situation on a weekly basis to determine if further charters will be cancelled.

We will be in contact if your holiday is cancelled due to the Coronavirus via email or phone. Please check our re-opening dates page with all destinations that are open for charters.

When will I be contacted if my holiday has been impacted?

We will be in touch as quickly as possible and will be contacting customers with an immediate departure first. Please do bear with us and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

What are the options if my charter was cancelled?

We continue to have a vast number of bookings impacted by Covid-19 therefore, we have done our best to ensure that you, as our valued customers, have a variety of options to choose from. These options include moving your cancelled charter to an unimpacted destination, moving your holiday dates and/or destination, accepting a refund credit note or if preferable a cash refund. In accordance with the latest announcement from ABTA from 1st July 2021 we can longer issue refund credit notes for those with a yacht only charter. For those with flight inclusive holidays you will continue to be protected under the ATOL scheme.

 
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