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

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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: Delivery/Takeout only
 

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. A daily ferry service from the USVI is operating to Road Town only.

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

All travellers except those travelling from the UK and the Dominican Republic, including residents, belongers, work permit holders and tourists will be subjected to the following testing and quarantine protocols:

-All travellers will need approval prior to entry. This can be obtained through the online BVI Portal
-A certified COVID-19 negative test within five days prior to arrival for all travellers from all countries
-A test on arrival, which if negative, allows controlled movement within the confines of an approved property or vessel for four days
-A further test after the four days which if negative, allows full movement within the Territory
-A positive test at any time after arrival will result in a mandatory 14 day quarantine
-All arriving passengers will be issued with and required to wear a tracking bracelet for at least 8 days
-A charge of $175 per person will be collected from all passengers to cover the cost of in-Territory testing and the BVI Portal app.
-Further information can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands

All persons permitted to travel from the UK and the Dominican Republic (nationals, belongers, residents, work permit holders, persons permitted to reside in the territory, diplomats and persons employed by BVI Government and Statutory Agencies) will be subjected to the following testing and quarantine protocols:

-All travellers will need approval prior to entry. This can be obtained through the online BVI Portal
-A certified rt-PCR negative test within five days prior to arrival
-Quarantine in an approved location for a period of 14 days
-Tests on arrival, day 7 and day 14 and if all are negative be allowed full movement within the Territory
-All arriving passengers will be issued with and required to wear a tracking bracelet
-A charge of $175 per person will be collected from all passengers to cover the cost of in–Territory testing and the BVI Portal app.
-Further information can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands
 

Lockdown Details

A daily curfew is in place between the hours of 2am and 5am.

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

Beaches are open. Gatherings are restricted to 100 people, but faith-based services including weddings and funerals are permitted to have a maximum of 200 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