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 Tristan da Cunha - Formalities

Clearance

It is important to give the island as much advance warning of your arrival as possible. Every effort should be made to avoid arriving at a weekend. It is essential to read Advice for Visiting Yachts.

Advance arrangements may be made by contacting the Police Departments at +44 (0)20 3014 2010, Fax +44(0)20 3014 2020 or email tristandcpolice@gmail.com

On approaching the island, contact Tristan Radio via VHF Channel 14, 16 or 78, or HFSSB 4000 / 4149 / 6230 / 8294mhz to advise of ETA.

Contact Communications Officer Andy Repetto Tristan Radio ZOE at e-mail tristanradiozoe@yahoo.co.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 20 3014 2034 or after hours +44 (0) 20 3014 5024

Government of the island closes at 15:00 on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, so if arriving at the weekend, it will be necessary to wait until the start of the week to clear in.

Clearance must be obtained from the Harbourmaster, Medical Officer and Immigration Officer before anchoring or disembarking passengers or crew and advice must be obtained regarding a safe anchorage position. The Visits Liaison Officer will arrange for officials to visit the boat. Immigration is completed ashore.

Yachts should maintain contact with Tristan Radio while at the anchorage, and inform them of ETD (estimated time of departure) and destination.

No person may land at any of the offshore islands without first clearing at Tristan and then obtaining permission from the Administrator.

For more information for visiting yachts, see the official website

Last updated May 2017.

Tristan Radio
Communications Officer , Andy Repetto
Tel:+44 (0) 20 3014 2034 or after hours +44 (0) 20 3014 5024

Immigration

No visas are required.

All visitors must hold a valid passport and obtain permission to land by having a landing stamp inserted in their passport.

All visitors to Tristan must have adequate travel insurance to cover the costs of any medical treatment including, if required, the costs of medical evacuation to Cape Town.

Last updated May 2017.

Customs

Firearms must be kept on board and not landed. There are restrictions on the import of alcohol.

There is a ban on the import without a permit of any live or dead animals or plants.

Last updated May 2017.

Fees

Overtime is charged by arrangement. There is a landing fee of £15 per person plus £5 harbour dues.

Use of government boat for transportation ashore, £75 per day.

Guide fees, £17 per guide.

All fees are to be paid in cash or travellers cheques at the Treasury Office in Sterling, Rand or US dollars. Yachts arriving at a weekend or public holiday should pay their fees to the Immigration Officer.

Last updated May 2017.

Restrictions

To comply with wildlife conservation measures, visiting vessels are not permitted to anchor overnight off Gough, Inaccessible or Nightingale Islands.

Prior permission is required for any fishing activities in Tristan waters. Applications to permit recreational fishing by crew during the period of the vessel’s visit should be submitted to Head of Natural Resources Department. Licences issued will be subject to certain conditions which must be strictly observed. Fishing for lobster is strictly prohibited.

Sunday is the community's only formal day of rest, spent quietly at Church and with families. Any yachts which call in at weekends should take this into account and be prepared to lay over until the start of the working week.

Pets

Animals must stay on board and not landed

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