pre-departure & embarkation

Pre-Departure & Embarkation

A healthy environment is a collaboration. Guests are asked to wear surgical masks when travelling to the yachts. All guests are required to have a negative PCR test prior to boarding the yacht. A PCR test may be taken up to two days prior to boarding the flight to the embarkation city. In addition, please check testing requirements for your destination before you depart from home. Please note that PCR tests must be administered by an accredited facility, home test kits will not be accepted.

For peace of mind, Windstar will additionally administer a free PCR test prior to departure and a negative result is required to sail. Social distance will be maintained at embarkation.

The U.S. State Department advises travelers to review the CDC's latest guidance on travel restrictions or research country specific travel advisories on their website. We recommend you check both sources before traveling internationally. The CDC keeps a list of specific groups of people who may be at higher risk of severe illness; check with your doctor before travelling if you fall into this category. Guests are responsible for complying with any COVID-19 test requirement or standard imposed by any country visited during travel. Some countries are requiring travel insurance to cover COVID-19 related costs. Windstar recommends guests research each country and its requirements and highly recommends purchasing travel insurance to cover COVID-19 services.