Covid-19 Information for the British Virgin Islands
ENTRY PROTOCOLS GUIDE AND FAQ'S FOR THE BVI
Updated arrival protocols effective November 16, 2021
The Government of the [British] Virgin Islands is advising residents and travellers to take note of the updated arrival protocols effective November 16, 2021. Please be advised that there will be further updates, and the information will be shared, as provided.
When entering the Virgin Islands a Fully Vaccinated Traveller must provide:
- Results of a negative PCR test or antigen rapid test no older than five (5) days;
- Proof of vaccination (card or otherwise); approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Travel insurance (visitors) which includes minimum approved coverage for:
- COVID-19 medical costs including hospitalisation, doctor’s visit and prescriptions
- medical repatriation
- quarantine accommodation costs.
- Does NOT have to apply to enter on the BVI Gateway Portal
- Must have received the second dose of the prescribed COVID-19 vaccine no less than two (2) weeks before entry to the Virgin Islands to be considered fully vaccinated
- Are not required to retest upon arrival into the Territory once you present a RT-PCR or approved rapid antigen SARS COV-2 negative test result taken no later than 48-hours before arrival. Failure to present the results for any reasons such as delays and overnight layovers will be required to undertake a SARS COV-2 test on the day of arrival into the Territory.
Rapid Testing Registration Sites
- Fully vaccinated travellers with test results older than 48 hours must retest using the rapid antigen test via the Hummingbird portal upon entry. Below are registration sites at the various ports throughout the Territory.
Testing requirements as a fully vaccinated traveller upon arrival
- Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to retest upon arrival into the Territory once a RT-PCR or approved rapid antigen SARS COV-2 negative test result taken no later than 48-hours before arrival is presented. Failure to present the results for any reasons such as delays and overnight layovers will be required to undertake a SARS COV-2 test on the day of arrival into the Territory.
What do Airline and Ferry Carriers need to know?
- Verify that each vaccinated traveler provide a negative PCR or antigen rapid test no older than five (5) days.
- Show proof of vaccination (card or otherwise).
A Fully Vaccinated Parent/Guardian travelling with a minor
- Minors 17 years and under do not have to apply to enter on the BVI Gateway Portal once travelling with a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated.
- Each minor must present a negative PCR test or antigen rapid test no older than five (5) days.
- Once the results are negative, the minor accompanied by the vaccinated parent/guardian will be allowed to board the aircraft or vessel.
- Minors will be retested on entry even when accompanied with their vaccinated parent or guardian but will be free to leave once they remain with said parent or guardian.
Other facts that travellers need to know
- Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers will not be allowed to enter the Virgin Islands without travel authorisation issued from the BVI Gateway
- All travellers will be subject to temperature checks.
- All fully vaccinated travellers must be prepared to pay a fee of $50.00 for the rapid antigen SARS COV-2 test result via cash or card at the ports of entry: Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, West End Jetty and Road Town Jetty.
- All partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers will receive a RT-PCR test on arrival.
- Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and Road Town Jetty are accepting vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers.
- The West End Jetty is only accepting fully vaccinated travellers.
- All travellers are to adhere to the relevant COVID-19 enactments and protocols in the Virgin Islands including relevant physical distancing protocols, wearing masks and sanitisation measures.