The BVI is Reopening!

Oct 15, 2020Articles

BVI Tortola Reopening Coronavirus Border Restrictions

The BVI is reopening to international visitors!

For the first time since late March, the BVI will be reopening it’s borders to tourists and international visitors starting December 1st, 2020! Premier Fahie recently made the announcement during a September 24th press conference regarding the launch of the new tourism campaign “BVILove”. As of October 14th, the guidelines for entry into the BVI are yet to be published, but information is to be released soon.

The BVI is currently operating on a phased reopening plan, with Phase 1 (being Belongers and permanent residents being allowed back into the territory) beginning in June. 

Since September 1st, 2020, the BVI has been in Phase 2 of their reopening plan, which now allows for the likes of Work Permit holders, students and dependents of permanent residents to be allowed back into the territory, subject to approval providing that they produce certain documents. This phase also allows for certain persons, such as Air Crew and medical professionals, to be allowed into the territory for a maximum of 5 days. 

BVI border reopening protocols drafted but not public

With less than seven weeks until the official reopening of the Virgin Islands, guidelines for entry into the territory are yet to be made public. On Monday 5th October, Premier Fahie said in a ZBVI radio interview that a draft of the entry protocols had been completed, and is currently being reviewed by industry leaders.

Although no specifics were provided, the Premier disclosed that visitors will be required to take an authenticated Covid-19 test before entering into the BVI, take an additional test upon arrival, and adhere to a “short quarantine period.”

“I do not want to go into details with those until we fine-tune all of them,” he added.

He also said that in about three weeks time, the public will be able to download an app that has a clear explanation of protocols they must follow while visiting the BVI.

Premier Fahie said during this interview that initially only the airport will be open to travellers, while seaports are to remain closed during this first phase. Test runs for how the airport will operate are apparently starting in mid-November.

 

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