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Covid-19 Information for the British Virgin Islands


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Updated: April 22, 2022

View the full official travel protocols for the BVI here

These requirements are specifically for the purpose of allowing the entry of persons travelling to the Virgin Islands:

This travel protocol refers to stakeholders’ mentioned who are fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Please be advised that the categories listed are subject to specific requirements and conditions, including testing, monitoring, quarantine (if COVID positive) and self-isolation measures. This is to protect public health and for the prevention, control and suppression of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Special Requirement Considerations

Travellers shall be required to register and apply to enter the Territory using the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal and download the approved app software who are:

Fully vaccinated travellers entering the Territory shall be exempted from registering and applying to enter the Territory via the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal provided that:

Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers Upon Entry to the Territory

Travellers that present a RT-PCR or approved rapid antigen SARS CoV-2 negative test result taken no later than 48 hours before arrival and providing satisfactory evidence of being fully vaccinated shall:

Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers Unable to Present Their Test Results Upon Entry to the Territory

Travellers who are unable to present their test results to enter the Territory within the 48-hour time period for reasons such as delays and overnight layovers, or is otherwise unable to provide satisfactory evidence of a RT-PCR test or approved rapid antigen SARs CoV-2 negative test result, shall be required upon arrival to take a rapid antigen SARS CoV-test.

Travellers would be required to pay $50.00 to administer the rapid antigen SARs Cov-2 test.

Requirements for Partially Vaccinated Travellers Prior to Arrival and Upon Entry to the Territory

Prior to Entry

Travellers are required to register and provide the relevant information required to travel on the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal, pay the applicable fee and download the approved app software.

Upon arrival

Travellers are required to:

Requirements for Unvaccinated Travellers Prior to Arrival and Upon Entry to the Territory

Prior to Entry

Travellers are required to register and provide the relevant information required to travel on the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal, pay the applicable fee and download the approved app software.

Upon Arrival

Travellers that present a RT-PCR negative test result taken within five days of arrival shall:

Travel Requirements for Vaccinated Travellers Travelling with Unvaccinated Minors

  1. Minors 17 years and under travelling with vaccinated parents/guardians entering the Virgin Islands are exempted from applying and registering to enter the Territory via the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal, provided that upon entry to the Territory, each minor provides to the relevant authorised officer the results of a negative PCR test or antigen rapid test no older than 5 days.
  2. Upon receipt of a negative test result the minor accompanied by the vaccinated parent/guardian will be allowed to:
    • embark any carrier destined for the Virgin Islands without penalty; and
    • enter the Virgin Islands without penalty.

Travel Requirements for Unaccompanied Minors Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated

A Minor17 years and under, travelling without parents/guardians entering the Virgin Islands, are required to register via the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal. Such minor shall be required upon arrival to be received by his or her parent or guardian, and both the minor and parent or guardian at the same time shall be subject to the following requirements:

Quarantine Requirements for Partially Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Travellers

A partially vaccinated or unvaccinated person who tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival into the Virgin Islands will be quarantined for a period of 5 days within the confines of an approved property or vessel or be allowed to leave the Territory if approved for medical repatriation.

A person quarantined for a period of 5 days will not be released from quarantine unless the person is tested by the relevant authorized officer for COVID-19 on day-5 of the quarantine period and receive negative results.

General Requirements

Quarantine Monitoring (To be updated)

A person under quarantine for any period is required to:

Immigration

With the exception of persons deemed to belong to the Territory and persons who are holders of Certificates of Residence under Section 18 of the Immigration and Passport Act, any other person who tests positive for COVID-19 prior to arrival in the Territory will not be allowed entry into the Virgin Islands.

National Health Insurance

A person who is a beneficiary of and is provided coverage under the National Health Insurance Plan of the Virgin Islands will not be required to submit evidence of travel insurance, but will be required to provide proof of their National Health Insurance (NHI) card or relevant documentation.

Approved Laboratory or Testing Service

Tests will be approved once performed by a registered medical laboratory or approved testing service, whose professional status and practicing certificate may be verified with the applicable regulatory authority in the jurisdiction where the test is administered.

Vessels and Mega Yachts

BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal

Arrival Fees

What to Expect Upon Arrival?

View the full official travel protocols for the BVI here:

https://bvi.gov.vg/travel-protocols

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