Entry Protocols for Visitors to the BVI
Updated: Jul 9, 2021
News! The Honorable Calvin Malone, Minister for Health and Social Development, updated regulations and amendments to entry requirements to The British Virgin Islands...
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has updated its entry protocols to permit fully vaccinated international travelers from overseas to provide an RT-PCR test or an approved rapid antigen test within five days of arrival to enter the territory effective June 15, said Calvin Malone. Here are the details: (July update)
Arrival Day is considered Day 0.
Fully Vaccinated visitors: Effective Monday, July 12, vaccinated people will be subject to a $50 rapid antigen test upon arrival and will quarantine until they receive a negative result.
Partially Vaccinated Visitors will be tested on arrival, quarantine on the yacht for 4 days and test again on Day 4.
Unvaccinated Visitors will have a Day 0 test and a Day 7 test, free from quarantine when test results are received from the Day 7 test.
Children that are unvaccinated (5-17 yrs.) must have a Day 0 test and again on Day 4.
Visitors traveling in mixed groups-vaccinated and unvaccinated will be treated as unvaccinated and required to quarantine the full 7 days.
BVI visitors must also continue to register via the government portal 48 hours prior to departure and obtain a BVI Authorization Certificate. Travelers are also required to submit proof of a negative PCR test taken within five days of arrival and medical insurance covering COVID-19. The portal authorization fee has been reduced from $105 to “no more than $35” for fully vaccinated travelers, Malone said.
What happens if you test positive at any point during your stay in the BVI:
You will be required to quarantine for a full 2 weeks (14 days) from day of arrival and retest at the end of 14 days. Trip insurance is strong recommended. Insurance should cover an additional period you are required to stay in the territory if you test positive.
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