BVI’s are open baby! October 2021 Update
What are the requirements for vaccinated travelers?
Here is the lowdown for fully vaccinated travelers entering the BVI:
- You must take an RT-PCR test or an approved rapid antigen test within five days prior to arrival;
- Show satisfactory evidence of being fully vaccinated, and;
- You will be tested for COVID-19 on the day of arrival (“Day 0”) with a rapid antigen test (cost is $50). You will receive your test results before you leave the airport/ferry port.
- all children aged 5 to 17 will also receive a rapid antigen test upon arrival and an additional test on the fourth day (“Day 4”).
Can I enter via ferry from St Thomas?
Yes. Ferry passengers arriving and departing the British Virgin Islands must reserve a ticket with the scheduled ferry operator through their booking portal. As far as we know, tickets can only be booked on the month that the trip is occurring. The new international ferry passenger schedule is as follows:
Any subsequent changes to the ferry schedule will be announced.
How do I get into the BVI?
Can you recommend a travel agent who can help?
Do I need COVID insurance?
Are there taxis at the airport?
What happens if I test positive?
Do I need a Covid test to exit?
Can I exit the BVI by boat?
Contact Julien at:
Are there fines for breach of COVID Regulations and Quarantine?
- Persons who deliberately tamper and damage the geofencing device face a fine of $2000.00
- Persons who engage in unauthorized visits with a person in quarantine face a fine of $5000.00
- Any person who contravenes the protocols or guidelines as set out in the Regulations face a fine of $10,000.00
- A fine of $500 for not returning a wearable device or device designed to enforce quarantine provisions and issued under a quarantine order of the COVID-19 Control and Suppression (Entry of Persons) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020;
- Impose a fine of up to $5,000 for the provision of false information in an application for entry into the Territory under the for failing to comply with a quarantine order a fine not exceeding $10,000.00
And, how do we say this, the BVI police have no problem enforcing the above regulations; let’s call it a national sport. Do the right thing and it’s all eyrie!