This page should hopefully help to answer any questions you may have about your holiday. Happily we have managed to adapt to all the changes in relation to the current pandemic and we are savouring the isolation of sailing around the Greek Islands.
Our team want to make sure that all of our sailors feel comfortable and safe when travelling with us, so don't hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions.
Our New "Travelling with Confidence" Booklet
If you are sailing with us this year you will receive our "Travelling With Confidence" document via email. (Please let us know if you'd prefer a posted copy). We aim to keep it as up to date as possible, so we would advise checking back here before you travel, just in case any advice has changed.
Please double (and triple) check that all the details are correct on the Passenger Locator Form, this is vital even for leaving the UK. Be sure to put passport names rather than "known as" names.
Last updated - 29/07/2021 - 11:58
Recommended Testing Providers
There are a lot of testing providers out there - here are the ones that we recommend for each stage of your holiday.
(Including our quick view guide to the tests you'll need, & some discount codes to save you a few pennies!)
Frequently Asked Questions
In the event that we are unable to run your holiday as planned (either as a result of a change to Foreign Office advice, a lockdown prohibiting you from travelling, the requirement to quarantine upon arrival, or if your destination is added to the "red list") you will be offered the full range of cancellation options including:
- Moving your holiday to a later date
- An ATOL protected Refund Credit Note
- A cash refund
Requests for immediate refunds will be processed within 14 days from the date of the request.
Under current rules you will not need to quarantine on arrival in Greece.
Under the current "amber list" rules, fully vaccinated travellers and under 18's don't have to quarantine on their return from Greece.
Other travellers who don't meet these criteria may need to quarantine on their return home, and should check the latest government advice here.
Any travellers whose holidays may be impacted by the need to quarantine at home are requested to contact our team to discuss options for rebooking their holiday. (We don't charge any amendment fees, but customers choosing to move their holiday to 2022 may incur an extra cost in line with our 2022 prices.)
If you are unable to take your holiday as a result of having to self-isolate, we regret that our usual cancellation conditions will apply.
We therefore strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance that will cover you in the event that you or a member of your party has to self-isolate.
(We can't recommend specific policies, but a web search for "Best Covid 19 Travel Insurance" would be a good place to start. We'd suggest looking for a policy that will cover you if you or a member of your party tests positive, or if you have to self-isolate after having been contacted by Test & Trace.
You should double check your policy documents and may wish to contact your insurance provider directly if you aren't sure that you are covered. It is important that you are happy with your policy and that it covers you for all elements of your holiday, including cover for interruptions to your holiday as a result of Covid-19.
Our "Travelling With Confidence" document will take you through all elements of your journey and your holiday, and gives details on the measures we have put in place in response to Covid-19.
We are confident that we have done all we can to ensure that you and your crew will feel comfortable and safe whilst sailing with us, but if you have concerns, please give us a call on 020 8438 1122 and talk to a member of our team.
Yes! These will be sent in the post as soon as you have paid the final balance of your holiday. You can also access them online through the login area of our website.
Our standard packing guide can be found in our Helpful Hints (which can be found by logging in to our site here) but we have added a couple of other things you may wish to bring with you. A full list can be found on pages 4 and 5 of our "Travelling With Confidence" document.
In short, yes. For more information refer to pages 4-5 in the "Travelling With Confidence" document above.
Testing at the airport is random so there is a chance you may be asked to take a test.
This depends on your vaccination & recovery status (more information on pages 6-7 of the booklet above).
If you haven't been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 you will need to show evidence of a recent negative PCR test. (Children aged 12 and under are exempt from this).
Yes, supermarkets and mini-markets are up and running and well stocked. Tavernas and bars are also ready to welcome you!
Yes, your crew will still brief you every morning. This may not always be able to take place in a taverna (depending on the size) but your Lead Crew will find somewhere suitable for you to all get together.
As always, your lead crew are there to make sure you have the best holiday possible. If they need to come on board your yacht for any reason, you will be asked to go ashore (where possible).
They will disinfect any areas of your yacht that they have been working in once finished.
Passenger Locator Form
Both Greece and the United Kingdom require those entering the country to complete a Passenger Locator Form.
Click below to begin completing the Passenger Locator Form for Greece. Full details of the form can be found on pages 8-9 of our "Travel With Confidence" document. It is important to note that the Greek Government require you complete this form at least 24 hours before your arrival.
Click below to access the UK Passenger Locator Form which cannot be completed until 48 hours before you travel. You will therefore need to do this in the last couple of days of your holiday. You can find more information on page 14 of our "Travelling With Confidence" document.
Get in touch...
If you have any other questions that are not covered in the information on this page then please get in touch!
You can either email LaunchCrew@sailingholidays.com or call 020 8438 1122