Virgin Islands Corona Response

We will be posting regular updates to this page to keep you informed of the situation in the Virgin Islands in response to the Coronavirus. See all the latest BVI and USVI Coronavirus News here first!
 
You can follow our Facebook page @virginbookingscom to get notified quicker and stay up to date with all the latest developments.
 
Last Updated: 27/05/2022
Cases overview in the Virgin Islands
  • Confirmed: 26 132
  • Death: 175

 

The Virgin Islands remain open to international visitors and have put in place travel requirements to ensure safe travel and stay for its visitors. 

To learn more about the situation in the Virgin Islands, simply refer to the following sections:
 
 

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Virgin Islands ferry services news:

Ferries are an essential part of day to day travel for people and goods throughout the USVI and BVI, however some ferry services are currently restricted to minimal scheduling and capacity until further notice.

 
Check our homepage search box for up to date availability on all routes. Note that you can also keep up to date by following our Facebook page.

 

 

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Entering the BVI by ferry

(Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Beef Island and Jost Van Dyke)

International ferry operations have resumed
If you are planning on entering the British Virgin Islands via seaport, these are the travel requirements:

Requirements for vaccinated visitors:

  • A certified RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test or a rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival is mandatory for all travelers over five years old. 
  • If you do not have an RT-PCR or a rapid Antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival, you will be required to have a rapid antigen test on arrival
  • You will need a proof of your vaccination status. You must have received the second COVID-19 vaccine no less than two weeks before entry to the BVI. The vaccine must be approved by the World Health Organization. 
  • You will need to provide evidence of a travel insurance covering COVID-19 medical costs (hospitalisation, doctor's visit and prescriptions), medical rapatriation and quarantine accomodatrion costs.
  • If an unvaccinated minor travels with a fully vaccinated parent/guardian, the minor will not have to apply to enter on the BVI Gateway Portal. Each minor must present a negative PCR test or antigen rapid test no older than 5 days.
     

Requirements for partially vaccinated visitors and non-vaccinated visitors: :

  • You will be required to submit documents to obtain an entry approval through this online portal. The authorization cost $175 per person.
  • A certified RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test is mandatory for all travelers over five years old. The test should be done 3-5 days prior to arrival.
  • You will need a proof of your vaccination status (for partially vaccinated visitors).
  • You will need to provide evidence of a travel insurance covering COVID-19 medical costs (hospitalisation, doctor's visit and prescriptions), medical rapatriation and quarantine accomodatrion costs. 
  • You will be required to undergo a rapid Antigen test upon arrival to the BVI.

Children aged 5 to 17 must follow the same testing and quarantine requirements as their parents/guardians.
Children aged 4 and below have to follow the same quarantine requirements as their parents/guardians but there are no testing requirements.

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USVI Coronavirus news

(St Thomas, St Croix and St John)

Since September 18, 2020, the territory has reopened to tourism. 
 

Travel requirements:

  • All domestic travelers , aged 5 and older, and all international travelers, aged 2 and older, must upload their information and test results prior to arrival in the Territory: usvitravelportal.com. Travelers should receive a response from the Travel Screening Portal within 24 hours of submission.
  • All travelers (including travel from the BVI) travelling by ferry must submit a negative antigen or  RT- PCR COVID-19 test result. Tests must be taken within 5 days of travel. 
  • All travelers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status. Travelers aged 2-17 are exempt from the vaccine requirement
  • All visitors must present their travel clearance (digital or printed) and their test result and/or vaccine status to the screening agent when boarding. 
  • Upon exiting the aircraft or vessel arrival, all passengers will have their temperature taken. 
  • All arriving passengers must wear a face mask

For more information, you can check the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Advisory

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What can we do to help the Virgin Islands?

The Virgin Island’s tourism industry is in danger, the islands are suffering from an immense economic downturn, putting many people out of work and under incredible strain. A way to help the locals is to consider rescheduling your travel plans instead of cancelling bookings and asking for refunds.

When travelling, explore more of the region than you may have previously considered. St Thomas, St John, St Croix, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Beef Island and Jost Van Dyke are all within easy reach of each other and offer something unique and worth experiencing. You can learn more about the region to help plan your trip on our dedicated  BVI Travel Guide and USVI Travel Guide pages.

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Contact information

If you had a fast boat booking for travel in the next few months or for other destination-related questions, feel free to contact us directly if you wish to reschedule your trip. We also invite you to consult our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions regarding a cancellation.

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