British Virgin Islands (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: All travellers who have been fully vaccinated with the final dose administered at least 14 days before travel will not be subject to an RT-PCR test on arrival or any period of quarantine unless ordered to do so by a Quarantine Officer as a result of entry screening. However this does not apply to anyone travelling from or through India or Brazil.

Fully vaccinated travellers from all other countries will require:

BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate at a cost of $35.00;
Proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken within 5 days prior to arrival;
Proof of vaccination status.
Where fully vaccinated persons are travelling with one or more unvaccinated children:

Children aged 5-17 will be tested on arrival;
Children will remain with their parents/guardians while awaiting their test results;
Unvaccinated children will be required to return to a testing centre for a further test on day four.
Partially vaccinated travellers (those that have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine, or whose final vaccine dose was administered less than two weeks before arriving in the Territory) will require:

BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate at a cost of $175.00;
Proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken 3-5 days before arrival;
Proof of vaccination status;
RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test upon arrival;
A four day quarantine period and;
RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test on day 4.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 30.03.2021
1. Passengers must have an approved “BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certificate” obtained at least 48 hours before departure at https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Passengers must have travel insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 14 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry by air to the Territory is only permitted through the T B Lettsome International Airport.

Effective 15 June, travellers who have been fully vaccinated with the final dose administered at least 14 days before travel can enter the BVI by sea through the Road Town Jetty; Soper’s Hole Dock, West End; Dog Hole Dock, Jost Van Dyke; and St Thomas Bay Dock, Virgin Gorda.

Partially vaccinated travellers (those that have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine, or whose final vaccine dose was administered less than two weeks before arriving in the Territory) are only permitted to enter the BVI through the Road Town Jetty and the T B Lettsome International Airport.

Everyone entering the Territory will be subject to pre-approval and testing and quarantine protocols.
 

Lockdown Details

All businesses are allowed to operate, subject to social distancing measures being in place.

Beaches are open. Gatherings are restricted to 200 people, but faith-based services including weddings and funerals are permitted to have a maximum of 250 people.

When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. All premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/british-virgin-islands/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co