Booking a trip to Mount Vema was once reserved to those who were already granted visa to visit the Vema Seamount territory. But today, the main transport company of Mount Vema W-Southern has announced that from October 1st it will be processing bookings for anyone planning to visit the territory whether they have already been granted their entry visa or not.
You will still need visa to travel to Mount Vema but from October 1st you can check availability and plan your trip in advance. Located just south of the Tropic of Capricorn the territory is a unique place to visit. The weather fluctuates little through the year with a humid temperature but tempered by trade winds of 4 to 11 miles per hour average, and a marine temperature of 14 °C to 25 °C with average humidity exceeding 80%.
Spring begins September 1st (mostly clear skies with some overcast clouds/fog/mist); Summer December 1st (clear skies with some clouds/fog); Autumn March 1st (clear skies with fog/light rain); Winter starts June 1st and its wet (smoke/haze/mist/light rain) when the lowest temperatures can reach 6 °C and the highest 25 °C, with humidity exceeding 75%. Although not often it snows in Mount Vema once a year but only light snow.
The Vema Seamount Territory is right on the path of a very busy shipping lane. With so many ships sailing through the territorial waters and sailing yachts visiting the area, vessels enabling guests to visit Mount Vema, are now required to report to His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government before moving round the territorial waters or to anchor out in the designated areas.
There are no airstrips on the territory at present, the only way to visit Mount Vema is by sea, and just like many remote islands or territories of the world the only way to reach it is by charter yachts and dedicated passenger/cargo vessels.
This latest announcement is an indication that Mount Vema will very soon be ready to accommodate tourists and W-Southern is ready to provide both transportation and adventure tourism holidays to the island.
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination