Current Entry Requirements for the BVI
Effective 15th June 2021
Where captain & crew are fully vaccinated:
A person is deemed to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received both doses of an approved two-dose vaccine such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna, and one shot of a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson.
Fully vaccinated persons travelling from overseas will be required to:
- Register your intent to travel through the BVI Gateway BVI – Travel Authorization (bviaa.com)
- Upload negative results of a NASOPHARYNGEAL RT-PCR taken no more than 5 days before arrival in the territory
- Upload proof of vaccination
- Upload proof of Travel Insurance, covering Covid-19
- Receive & print your ‘Authorization to Travel’ certificate
- Subject to a Rapid or PCR test on arrival. Where a rapid test is taken you will await results at the port of entry. Where a PCR test is administered results will be sent via email – in this case you are not required to quarantine while awaiting results.
- Don’t take our word for it, for full and up to date information on travel protocols to the BVI visit: Travel Protocols | Government of the Virgin Islands
Fully vaccinated travelers with children:
Children (between 5 and 17) traveling within a group of fully vaccinated adults (as above) will be subject to testing on arrival. They will be immediately released from quarantine along with their fully vaccinated parent or guardian. They must remain within their ‘bubble’.
Where at least 1 traveler is partially vaccinated:
The entire party will be treated as partially vaccinated. In the case of travelers who have received one-dose of a two-dose vaccine, or those whose final vaccine dose was administered less than 2 weeks before arriving in the territory, the entire group is required to quarantine until a negative result is received from an additional test on Day 4.
Where at least 1 adult traveller is non-vaccinated:
The entire party will be treated as non-vaccinated. In the case of travelers who have not received a vaccine, the entire group is required to quarantine until a negative result is received from an additional test on Day 7.
The list of restricted countries under the Immigration and Passport (Prohibition of Entry, Order, 2021 has been ammended to apply only to Brazil and India. Persons travelling from those countries who are granted permission to enter the Virgin Islands, will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 days on arrival.
COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE BVI
Safety measures including mask wearing, compulsory hand washing and social distancing are in place at all establishments.
REOPENING OF SEAPORTS
The ferry terminal at the Road Town Jetty is open to international travellers, arriving by commercial ferry.
Operators are currently running a scaled down operation, with two outbound and two inbound services a day.
Travellers are required to follow the same entry requirements listed above.
BVI based Water Taxi’s are also operating.
InterCaribbean also have reasonably priced flights available
The vaccine is readily available and being rolled out across the BVI quickly.
RETURNING TO THE US
For return travel through Puerto Rico, travelers are required to present the results of a negative test taken within 3 days of travel
For return travel through St Thomas, USVI, travelers are required to present the results of a negative test taken within 48 hours of travel