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

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: 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 (including children) entering the Territory will be subject to pre-approval and testing and quarantine protocols.
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 15.10.2021
1. Passengers must have an approved “BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certificate” obtained at least 48 hours before departure at https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 18 years accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival.
2. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival. The test must be based on nasopharyngeal swab.
– This does not apply to passengers who are 4 years or younger.
3. Passengers without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival must have a negative RT-PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival. The test must be based on nasopharyngeal swab and be uploaded at https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/
– This does not apply to passengers who are 4 years or younger.
4. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival, are subject to an antigen test upon arrival. They must pre-register at https://airport.bvi.care/
– This does not apply to passengers who are 4 years or younger.
5. Passengers without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival, are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival. They must pre-register at https://airport.bvi.care/
– This does not apply to passengers who are 4 years or younger.
6. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
7. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 7 days. More details can be found at https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/

 

Detailed Tourist Information

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

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 (including children) entering the Territory will be subject to pre-approval and testing and quarantine protocols.

People who have been fully vaccinated (those whose final dose was administered at least 14 days before travel) will require:

-BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate at a cost of $35.00
-proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 5 days prior to arrival. The type of test taken should be guided by the entry requirements of any country transited en route to the BVI
-proof of vaccination status
-a rapid COVID-19 negative test upon arrival at a cost of $50

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
-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 within 5 days prior to arrival
-proof of vaccination status
-RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test upon arrival
-a four day quarantine period
-RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test on day 4

Unvaccinated travellers will require:

-BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate at a cost of $175.00
-proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken 3 to 5 days before arrival
-RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test upon arrival
-a seven day quarantine period
-RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test on day 7

Where people are travelling in mixed groups, unvaccinated individuals will need to quarantine for seven days upon arrival whilst vaccinated individuals in the group will not be subject to quarantine measures.

Further information can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands (https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19)
 

Lockdown Details

A daily curfew is in place between the hours of 1am and 5am.

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.

Business are allowed to operate with the exception of nightclubs and entertainment centres. Occupancy is limited to one person per 36 square feet and a maximum of 50 people.

Beaches are open. Social gatherings are limited to one person per 36 square feet and a maximum of 50 people. Faith-based organisations, weddings and funerals are limited to one person per 36 square feet and a maximum of 100 people.
 

Sources

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