FAQ’s

General

How does the booking process work?

After choosing your clinic, just fill out our registration form. We will send you an e-document and you will be able to prepay the required deposit. And that’s it: you will get your booking confirmation and have your spot secured!

Let us know when you’ve booked your flights so we can add you to the arrival/departure list.

What happens if I cannot attend the clinic due to COVID-19?

We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated. All the clinics we have planned we expect to happen. If they have to be cancelled for any reason, we will offer to fully refund your deposit, or give you the option to save your booking for a spot in the 2021 clinic.

Can I book a private room?

If you want to have the privacy of your own room, no problem. Just let us know and we will let you know the availability. There will be a surcharge and we can inform you of this following your request.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory to all travellers, and a copy will be required. There are many companies out there that provide good and economic services, such as https://www.sportscoverdirect.com/sports-travel-insurance.

Egypt

Is Egypt Safe?

As tourism is the most important source of revenue in the country, authorities have taken incredible measures and steps to ensure your safety. You can be sure that TheKiteMag Clinics has your security as our foremost responsibilty. So you can enjouy a stress free and unique holiday. Also you will notice that police and military often patrol cities, and of course airports, as well as any tourist areas. (and yes such as Red Sea resorts, El Gouna etc)

Do I need a passport?

Yes, you need a valid passport and an entry travel visa is required. No worries, all super easy and they’ve made the procedure smooth and fast!. You can purchase your visa at the airport when you arrive, or do it before your travels online. Just follow the simple steps on the gouvernment site linked here: https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg . For this e-visa, you will have to apply 7 days before your arrival. Fees are 25$.

How are the locals?

Egyptians have earned a well-known reputation for their warmth and kindness. Very welcoming to any foreigner, you can have a look at how tourism has boomed again in Egypt the last years. It is definitely a must see destination in a lifetime!

How to get there?

We will pick you up at Hurghada airport and you will be transferred to the boa, moored just five minutes away at Hurghada’s new marina

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable clothes for sure, and your usual or favourite beach wear.

What is the weather and conditions like in October?

The best time to visit Egypt is usually from October to April, so you can expect warm and pleasant temperatures.

What about no wind days?

Activities as Yoga, snorkelling, or SUP will be available.

How big is the group per coach and in total?

The group for this clinic does not exceed 18 participants and we will be with 3 guides/coaches taking care of you during the downwinder.

I would like to rent gear, how does it work and how much is it?

Just let us know you need to rent the gear 😉 Just add 250€ for the trip. If you need kitesurfing classes, it’s only 350€!

Do I need a COVID test?

Are you vaccinated? If you are vaccinated you can enter and leave Egypt without any problems. Egypt made the rules and regulations for vaccinated kiters extremely easy.

You are not vaccinated? You will need a PCR to get in the country: this PCR needs to be done in your country, or in some cases can be done directly at Hurghada airport. Some airlines like Egypt Air and Turkish Airlines for example, regardless of where you are flying from, as soon as they see that your final destination is Egypt, will require a PCR test at departure. They won’t let you fly if you don’t have a negative PCR test done in the previous 72 hours. Same thing can be said for Air Arabia, that flies to Cairo.

Pegasus on the other hand, will let you fly without a PCR test. They know that Egypt requires a negative PCR test to enter the country, but they also know that you can do this test at the Hurghada airport for 30 USD.

The best option if you are not vaccinated is to do a PCR in your home country.

When it is time to leave Egypt, again, if you are vaccinated no problem – just go at the airport. Just make sure that your own country has no restrictions from travellers coming from Egypt. If you are not vaccinated, we can organize a PCR test at the end of the trip that provides results in less than 5 hours if needed.

Here are some helpful links:

UK citizens

Egypt Air general travel requirements

US Embassy 

Germany Embassy 

 

I have another question!

No worries – just drop us an email and we will get back right away.

Brazil

Is Brazil Safe?

Yes of course. This part of Brazil is very safe and very friendly. Our destination is in one of the many paradises that this beautiful country offers. In nature, close to the ocean and far from the craziness of the modern world.

Do I need a passport?

You do need a passport to enter the country. Passport control is quite straightforward and the visa is free for all European countries and from the US. We will be waiting for you at arrivals!

How are the locals?

Brazilians are some of the warmest and nicest people we have encountered. They live with passion, fun and they share and spread that feeling around them.

How to get there?

Your arrival airport will be Fortaleza. You will then get picked up from there and we will bring you either to Cumbuco or Préa. If you want any additional help with travel plans just let us know!

What do I need to bring?

Well this is like the tropics, so please bring light clothing, sun protection and your beach attire! Also some aftersun, a rash vest and mosquito repellant are advised.

What are the weather and conditions like in November?

It is summer! So yes, it is hot and the wind conditions are reliably great… This is Brazil at its finest!

What about no wind days?

This is very unlikely at this time of year, but if the worst happens you can choose from different activities such as surfing, some capoeira training at the beach, yoga, local excursions and more. We will organize activities if needs be.

How big is the group per coach and in total?

The group for this clinic will not exceed 12 participants in total, so 6 riders per coach to ensure we offer you the best quality.

I would like to rent gear, how does it work and how much is it?

We work with local schools where you can rent any requested gear. Contact us for prices.

I have another question!

No worries – just drop us an email and we will get back right away.

Mauritius

Is Mauritius Safe?

Mauritius is a super friendly and safe country. The only dangerous animal we know is the stone fish. Maybe some sea urchins on the reef! Watch your step walking around in the lagoon and that is the worst you have to worry about.

Do I need a passport?

Yes, a passport and a valid return ticket need to be presented to enter Mauritius.

How are the locals?

Local people are super friendly, but note that they want to be respected on the waves so make sure you are aware of the rules in the line up and you will be just fine.

How to get there?

Mauritius has one international airport. We will wait for you to pick you up at the arrival day. We’ll bring you then to our week’s accommodation.

What do I need to bring?

Depending on the months mosquito repellent is handy. Not that there are dangerous ones, but itchy ones. Everything you need is available at the shops here. There are plenty of pharmacies and huge supermarkets.

What are the weather and conditions like in October?

October is the windy time of the year, combined with great swells. We recommend a 3/2 or a shorty for watersports. Maybe bring a hoodie for the evening or a thin jacket for windy days on the beach. 

And of course plenty of boardies/bikinis!

What about no wind days?

On non windy days there are plenty of options. From stand up paddling, island BBQs, rum tasting afternoons or a Saturday at the horserace to experience the real Mauritian lifestyle!

How big is the group per coach and in total?

The group for this clinic will not exceed 12 participants in total, so 6 riders per coach to ensure we offer you the best quality tuition.

I would like to rent gear, how does it work and how much is it?

We work with local schools where you can rent any requested gear. Contact us for prices.

I have another question!

No worries – just drop us an email and we will get back right away.