NEW ENTRY PROTOCOL’S ANNOUNCED ON 23rd April 2021
Effective 15th May 2021
**Fully vaccinated persons travelling from overseas will be required to:
Provide satisfactory evidence of being fully vaccinated.
Take a PCR test within 5 days of travel.
Subject to a PCR test upon arrival.
Enter quarantine until a negative test result is received from the BVI Health Services Authority.
If the test administered on arrival returns a negative result, the fully vaccinated traveller will be immediately released from quarantine, within 24 hours.
**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.
TRAVELLING BEFORE THE 15th of MAY 2021? WATCH OUR WEBINAR
On the 11th of February 2021, we hosted our latest ‘Virtual Happy Hour’. We discussed in detail the current entry requirements, and the reality of how it all works out. We had a special guest with us, Walter, who chartered from us in January, and has already booked to return in May. Walter shared his experiences and offered helpful advise to anyone thinking of coming.
To view the full webinar use this link: https://my.demio.com/recording/HnpprWSw
COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE BVI
Our islands remain a very safe place to visit. We have a very small number of active cases (10:23rd April 2021), and any new cases being reported are imported and quarantined immediately on arrival.
As a small island community the BVI takes Covid-19, and the relevant safety protocols seriously. After a period of complete closure our border reopened on the 1st of December 2020. Several entry requirements, including testing and quarantine, must be adhered to by all travelers. More details are provided below.
Other measures including mask wearing, compulsory hand washing and social distancing are in place at all establishments.
In very simple terms, until the 14th of May 2021, the requirements are as follows:
- Register your intent to travel on BVI – Travel Authorization (bviaa.com)
- Upload negative results of a NASOPHARYNGEAL RT-PCR taken no more than 5 days before arrival in the territory
- Receive & print your ‘Authorization to Travel’ certificate
- Test on arrival at the airport – Day 0 – Children under the age of 5 are exempt
- Taxi from the entry port directly to your pre-provisioned yacht for a contactless check in, to begin 4 days of ‘quarantine’
- Depart docks, sailing freely between 17 designated anchorages until Day 4
- During these 4 days you can still enjoy sailing, swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, all from the safety of your boat, ‘your bubble’
- You can even walk the beaches of the designated anchorages, just remain socially distant from other groups
- Test on Day 4
- Once a negative result has been received from your Day 4 test you can move freely throughout the BVI for the rest of your vacation.
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
REOPENING OF SEAPORTS
On the 15th of April 2021, the ferry terminal at the Road Town Jetty reopened to international travellers.
Operators are currently running a scaled down operation, with one outbound and 1 inbound service a day.
Travellers are required to follow the same entry requirements listed above.
Water Taxi’s are currently operating a fly in, water taxi out service.
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 5 days of travel
Guests who charter for 7 nights will be able to use the results of their Day 4 test. For those visiting for more than 7 nights, a new test will need to be obtained. This ‘exit test’ can be administered by appointment on Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.