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COVID-19 Information: British Virgin Islands
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April 13, 2022

British Virgin Islands 

 

The British Virgin Islands is currently under a Level 1 Travel Advisory: Exercise Normal Precautions due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

 

Last updated: 08/05/2022

 

Country-Specific Information:

 

  • The British Virgin Islands has reported 7,131 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • All patrons to night clubs and entertainment centers must be fully vaccinated.

 

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in the British Virgin Island? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in the BVI, please call 1-284-852-7650 or email covidrrt@bvihsa.vg. The testing location will be assigned when the appointment is scheduled. Legal name and DOB as it appears on a government issued ID along with and valid and accessible email address is required. The cost of testing is $70 USD.
  • Test results will be delivered via email.
  • For entry requirements for all U.S. bound travelers, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email BridgetownACS@state.gov.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of the British Virgin Island approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in the British Virgin Islands for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in the British Virgin Islands? AstraZeneca
  • The vaccine is currently being rolled out in phases by priority groups. For details on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine and to register for the vaccine, please visit: https://ministryofhealth.gov.vg/vaccines/
  • Under the BVI-USVI Vaccination Bubble, residents can receive the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine in St. John, USVI. Interested persons can register by contacting 852-7525 Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Entry and Exit Requirements:

 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Entry by air to the territory is only permitted through T B Lettsome International Airport.
  • For more information email reopening@bvitourism.com or contact +1-284-496-6129 via WhatsApp.
  • Effective 15th July, 2022, all entry COVID-19 testing requirements have been revoked.  Travellers are no longer required to provide upon entry:
  1. a RT-PCR or approved antigen SARS CoV-2 negative test result no later than 48 hours;
  2. or a Recovery Certificate from a licensed medical professional certifying COVID-19 recovery within 90 days prior to arrival in place of a negative test.

Travellers are no longer required to be screened upon arrival for the COVID-19 virus.

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  • If you test positive upon arrival or departure, you will be subject to the country’s laws, regulations, and health protocols in effect.  This may include mandatory quarantine at a government designated facility or an officially approved accommodation only until it is deemed safe for you to travel – a negative COVID test result.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No

Quarantine Information:

 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Persons who are ill or suspect that they may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus, must be tested and should self-isolate for a period of seven days.
    • Persons are allowed to move freely within the Territory if tested negative at the end of the seven-day isolation period or after a full 10 days of self-isolation without being tested.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • There are two daily round trip ferries from Road Town Jetty to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. Capacity is limited to 65 passengers

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Persons who are found to be failing to wear a face mask or social distance could be issued a fine on the spot – $100 for individuals and $1000 for businesses. Businesses can risk being shut down if they fail to enforce social distancing measures or open without authorization. Individuals will also be able to report non-compliance or any concerns to the Police by calling 311.
  • Persons who deliberately tamper and damage the tracking bracelet face a fine of $2000.
  • Persons who engage in unauthorized visits with a person in quarantine face a fine of $5,000.

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