Travel Advisory – Traveling By Sea Near the British Virgin Islands
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown advises travelers to exercise caution when traveling by sea near the British Virgin Islands including private/charter vessel day cruises. BVI borders are closed to U.S. tourists because of COVID restrictions and the government is strictly adhering to its border restrictions and COVID-19 protocols. Violating current restrictions and protocols may result in criminal charges including detention with the inability to disembark, significant fines, and boat seizure.
The current Travel Advisory Level for the British Virgin Islands is Level 3 – Reconsider Travel.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Health Notice Level for the British Virgin Islands is a Level 1: COVID-19 Low.
Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands.
Read the country information page .
If you decide to travel to the British Virgin Islands:
- See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
- Visit the British Virgin Islands Government’s official page for pre-arrival protocols.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for the British Virgin Islands.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.