Summer Departures Special
Travel Aware

Travel Aware

Before you pack your bags and set sail on your epic Sunsail adventure, we’d like to ensure that you and all your crew enjoy a safe and healthy charter experience. We strongly advise you to check any travel restrictions, which may now be in place for your destination and for countries you may be transiting through. Please closely follow all government advice issued by your country of residence and make sure to check the guidelines for your airline and transfer company.

In addition to following our charter safety information, we strongly recommend all charter guests watch a full chart and yacht briefing before undocking at the base. (Watching these videos is mandatory for all skippers and first mates). Watch briefing videos.

You will be crossing a border during your journey. Please note: you should bring the original and one copy of necessary (and valid) documents for entering the other country.

Foreign Travel Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtraveland and Facebook.com/fcotravel.

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/.

The advice can change so check regularly for updates.

The Foreign Commonwealth Office also provides the following advice:

Before you depart

Your government’s Foreign Office has up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. The advice can change so check regularly for updates.

Swim safe 

Swimming is a fun and important part of a vacation – and a great way to enjoy some exercise, but remember that local rules, flag systems, beach currents and where swimming may be permitted are different and vary from country to country.

There are lots of things to consider before swimming on vacation, from whether your swimming technique is up to scratch to beach safety. Here are some tops tips for safe swimming which is applicable throughout the year, wherever you choose to travel on your vacation.

Make the most of your time in the water

Snorkel Safety

Fingers and toe injuries

Fractures, sprains, strains, bruising, injured fingers or toes and dislocations are all common injuries whilst sailing. To avoid these injuries ensure you are aware of where you are placing your hands and feet whilst on-board. Wear sturdy shoes, boat shoes or trainers/sneakers (sandals, flip-flops, loose footwear or bare feet are not advised).

Follow safety advice

Look out for others

Don’t overestimate your ability

Quad bike and moped safety

We would advise customers against hiring mopeds whilst overseas, and to only ride quad bikes as part of an organized excursion. While these vehicles may be fun to drive, they can also leave riders very vulnerable on the road. There will always be safer alternatives to hiring mopeds or Quad bikes, including hiring a car, taking a taxi or using public transport.

It’s also important that vacationers are aware of the limitations and exclusions of standard travel insurance policies – many of which will not cover accidents from quad bikes and mopeds, leaving seriously injured vacationers facing unaffordable medical bills.

Hotel balcony safety

Top tips for balcony safety

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs office provides up-to-date travel advisories for guests who travel abroad. 
For the latest travel advice including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check travel.state.gov/stayingconnected and follow @TravelGov and facebook.com/travelgov.

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