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
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Please visit https://bvi.gov.vg/travel-protocols for the current travel protocols.
- For more information email email@example.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:
- a RT-PCR or approved antigen SARS CoV-2 negative test result no later than 48 hours;
- 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.
- 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
- Is a curfew in place? No
- 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.
- 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.
- Consular services for the British Virgin Islands are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of consular services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/
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