Karpaz Gate Marina offers berthing packages in North Cyprus

Karpaz Gate Marina has announced special berthing packages to welcome UK boat owners to the shores of North Cyprus as the region opens its borders with new entry requirements for international visitors (being outside the ‘EU-proper’).

Back2Boating deals are available from June and include short-term deals for new clients, discounted annual packages, and more.

Quarantine-free entry to North Cyprus from low-risk (green, orange and yellow) countries is currently allowed, with no test requirements for vaccinated visitors from the lowest risk areas. The status of each country is updated on a weekly basis with info on Karpaz Gate Marina’s website.

The UK is currently  orange which means vaccinated visitors from the country are not required to quarantine or take a test after arrival. However, a negative PCR test is required within 72 hours before the flight.

For UK boat owners seeking a new base due to post-Brexit rules, the marina is close to expansive Mediterranean cruising grounds, outside the EU.

The European cruising plans of many sailors have been impacted firstly by the 90-day rule, and VAT liability.

“It has been a challenging year for everyone, with limited travel and many other restrictions,” says liza Singer, managing director, Karpaz Gate Marina. “However, there is positive news regarding the vaccination program and the pandemic in the TRNC and clear travel guidance in place, so we are looking forward to welcoming boats once again and starting to see the buzz of excitement in the marina.”