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British Virgin Islands travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
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Open for travel from British Virgin Islands
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter British Virgin Islands.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have registered on the government of the British Virgin Islands website here prior to travel:
    • British Virgin Islanders,
    • Belongers,
    • Residents,
    • Naturalised Overseas Territories Citizens.
    • Work Permit Holder or Work Permit Exemption Holder (Existing) and their dependents,
    • Residing Entry Permit (Retirees in the BVI, BVI Vacation Home Owners),
    • Students of local Medical Schools and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College,
    • Teachers and employees of the Government of the Virgin Islands and its Statutory Bodies, Agencies and Boards,
    • Business visitors and diplomats,
    • Aviation and maritime crew members,
    • Medical staff,
    • Emergency Maintenance, repair and other technical personnel.
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Flight Restrictions

published 04.06.2020
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers residing in Virgin Isl. (British).

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

All persons approved to re-enter the Territory must register to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. There is a charge of $3,500 for security if quarantine is requested at a private property and, with effect from 1 October 2020, all qualified persons will be charged $2,500 per person for government quarantine accommodation, 24-hour security and meals.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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  • British Virgin Islands Latest News: Governor introduces two-week curfew to help prevent spread of COVID-19 (CNW, 02.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are no commercial flights to and from the BVI. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, work permit holders with confirmed employment, work permit exempt holders, students and other specified groups as well as for freight and cargo vessels. All persons approved to re-enter the Territory must register to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. There is a charge of $3,500 for security if quarantine is requested at a private property and, with effect from 1 October 2020, all qualified persons will be charged $2,500 per person for government quarantine accommodation, 24-hour security and meals.
    To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The BVI Government have announced a further 14 day curfew to take effect from 16 September between the hours of 5.00pm and 5.00am. All businesses are allowed to operate except day-care centres, pre-schools, public pools, cinemas, bars, night clubs and other entertainment services. Beaches are only open from 5.00am to 5.00 pm daily and gatherings are restricted to 30 people, and 50 people for churches. Domestic air travel services between Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada are allowed to operate in accordance with existing protocols. Regular ferry services between Tortola and its sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada are operating. Freight couriers and charter companies are permitted to operate between the BVI and USVI subject to strict adherence to the established COVID-19 suppression measures and fortnightly testing. Commercial ferries to and from the US Virgin Islands are suspended.
    BVI territorial waters are closed to all traffic except for cargo and freight, intra-island ferries and registered fishing vessels.
    Further information on the BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands, including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in the BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.

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    17.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    There are no commercial flights to and from the BVI. Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. Phase II of the Restricted Border Re-opening Plan, allowing the entry of work permit holders with confirmed employment, work permit exempt holders, students, and other specified groups, takes effect on 1 September 2020. All persons approved to re-enter the Territory must register to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. There is a charge of $3,500 for security if quarantine is requested at a private property and, with effect from 1 October 2020, all qualified persons will be charged $2,500 per person for government quarantine accommodation, 24-hour security and meals. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The BVI Government have announced a 14 day curfew to take effect from 2 September between the hours of 1.00pm and 5.00am.
    A limited number of businesses will continue to operate, including supermarkets and approved delivery services. Only essential businesses are permitted to operate outside curfew hours. Beaches are only open from 5.00am to noon daily and gatherings are restricted to 10 people. Regular ferry services between Tortola and its sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada are operating. Commercial ferries to and from the US Virgin Islands are suspended. BVI territorial waters are closed to all traffic except for cargo and freight, intra-island ferries and registered fishing vessels. Further information on the BVI restrictions can be found at the website [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19] of the Government of the Virgin Islands, including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in the BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.

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    02.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    There are no commercial flights to and from the BVI. Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. Phase II of the Restricted Border Re-opening Plan, allowing the entry of work permit holders with confirmed employment, work permit exempt holders, students, and other specified groups, takes effect on 1 September 2020. All persons approved to re-enter the Territory must register to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. There is a charge of $3,500 for security if quarantine is requested at a private property and, with effect from 1 October 2020, all qualified persons will be charged $2,500 per person for government quarantine accommodation, 24-hour security and meals. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The BVI Government have announced a 14 day curfew to take effect from 26 August between the hours of 5.01pm and 4.59am. During the first 7 days of the curfew a limited number of businesses will continue to operate, including supermarkets and approved delivery services. Only essential businesses are permitted to operate outside curfew hours. Beaches are only open from 5.00am to noon daily and gatherings are restricted to 10 people. Regular ferry services between Tortola and its sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada are operating. Commercial ferries to and from the US Virgin Islands are suspended. BVI territorial waters are closed to all traffic except for cargo and freight, intra-island ferries and registered fishing vessels. Further information on the BVI restrictions can be found at the website [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19] of the Government of the Virgin Islands, including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in the BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.

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    29.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    There are no commercial flights to and from the BVI.. Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. Phase II of the Restricted Border Re-opening Plan, allowing the entry of work permit holders with confirmed employment, work permit exempt holders, students, and other specified groups, takes effect on 1 September 2020. All persons approved to re-enter the Territory must register to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. There is a charge of $3,500 for security if quarantine is requested at a private property and, with effect from 1 October 2020, all qualified persons will be charged $2,500 per person for government quarantine accommodation, 24-hour security and meals. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The BVI Government have announced a 14 day curfew to take effect from 26 August between the hours of 5.01pm and 4.59am. During the first 7 days of the curfew a limited number of businesses will continue to operate, including supermarkets and approved delivery services. Only essential businesses are permitted to operate outside curfew hours. Regular ferry services between Tortola and its sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are operating. The Ferry service to Anegada is suspended whilst community testing for COVID-19 takes place on the Island. Commercial ferries to and from the US Virgin Islands are suspended. BVI territorial waters are closed to all traffic except for cargo and freight, intra-island ferries and registered fishing vessels. Further information on the BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19], including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in the BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public

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    25.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    There are no commercial flights to and from the BVI. Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. Phase II of the Restricted Border Re-opening Plan, allowing the entry of work permit holders with confirmed employment, work permit exempt holders, students, and other specified groups, takes effect on 1 September 2020. All persons approved to re-enter the Territory must register to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. There is a charge of $3,500 for security if quarantine is requested at a private property and, with effect from 1 October 2020, all qualified persons will be charged $2,500 per person for government quarantine accommodation, 24-hour security and meals. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Further information on the BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19] including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in the BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.

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    19.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Foreigners may be allowed to enter the territory from 1 September. Commercial flights to and from the BVI remain very limited.Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. All returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents and naturalised citizens arriving in the BVI must be pre-approved to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal. [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    No person or vessel is permitted to travel to or from Jost van Dyke without permission. A daily curfew is in place elsewhere in the Territory from midnight to 5am. Further information on BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19] including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask. Hotels, gyms, and fitness centres have reopened. Seaports are open for inter-island and domestic travel.
    Private vessels are permitted to operate within territorial waters between 05:00 and 19:00.
    Ferries are permitted to operate in territorial waters between 05:00 and midnight.

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    17.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from the BVI remain very limited.Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. All returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents and naturalised citizens arriving in the BVI must be pre-approved to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal. [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    All residents and visitors on Jost van Dyke must remain at home under quarantine for a period of seven (7) days beginning on 21 July 2020 and ending at 5:01 am on 28 July 2020. No person or vessel is permitted to travel to or from Jost van Dyke without permission. A daily curfew is in place elsewhere in the Territory from midnight to 5am. Further information on BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19] including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.

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    28.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from the British Virgin Islands remain very limited. Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. All returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents and naturalised citizens arriving in the BVI must be pre-approved to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    All residents and visitors on Jost van Dyke must remain at home under quarantine for a period of seven (7) days beginning on 21 July 2020 and ending at 5:01 am on 28 July 2020. No person or vessel is permitted to travel to or from Jost van Dyke without permission. A daily curfew is in place elsewhere in the Territory from midnight to 5am. Further information on BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands, including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in BVI’s territorial waters. Further information on BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19], including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in BVI’s territorial waters. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.

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    21.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    “Commercial flights to and from the British Virgin Islands remain very limited. Borders are open only to returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents, naturalised citizens, as well as for freight and cargo vessels. All returning British Virgin Islanders, Belongers, Permanent Residents and naturalised citizens arriving in the BVI must be pre-approved to return to the Territory and will need to quarantine for 14 days in pre-approved accommodation where they will be monitored by security to ensure that there is no mingling with members of the public until their quarantine period has expired and they are tested negative for the virus. To facilitate this process, anyone interested in returning to the BVI is required to register through an online portal [https://bvi.gov.vg/controlled-re-entry-british-virgin-islands].

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    Internal restrictions:

    A daily curfew is in place from midnight to 5am. When moving around the BVI, you should wear a face covering in all public settings. Some premises will only allow entry if you are wearing a face mask.Further information on BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands, including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in BVI’s territorial waters [https://bvi.gov.vg/covid-19].

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    15.07.2020
  • British Virgin Islands Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers residing in Virgin Isl. (British).

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    International restrictions:

    Inbound airport and seaport closures to all travellers, including nationals, until further notice. Nationals and permanent residents to be able to enter beginning 1 June, foreigners three months after that, presumably 1 September. Cargo, freight, vessels, courier aircrafts and medical evacuations are exempt from the restrictions and will be allowed to operate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A daily curfew is in place from midnight to 5am. Individuals in public places are required to wear facemasks and observe social distancing. .
    Since 10 May, some previously-shut businesses have been allowed to reopen with approval from the government.

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    23.06.2020
  • British Virgin Islands Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers residing in Virgin Isl. (British).

    International restrictions:

    Inbound airport and seaport closures to all travellers, including nationals, until further notice. Nationals and permanent residents to be able to enter beginning 1 June, foreigners three months after that, presumably 1 September. Cargo, freight, vessels, courier aircrafts and medical evacuations are exempt from the restrictions and will be allowed to operate.

    Internal restrictions:

    A daily curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am. Individuals in public places are required to wear facemasks and observe social distancing. .
    Since 10 May, some previously-shut businesses have been allowed to reopen with approval from the government.

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    10.06.2020
  • British Virgin Islands Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers residing in Virgin Isl. (British).

    International restrictions:

    Inbound airport and seaport closures to all travellers, including nationals, until further notice. Nationals and permanent residents to be able to enter beginning 1 June, foreigners three months after that, presumably 1 September. Cargo, freight, vessels, courier aircrafts and medical evacuations are exempt from the restrictions and will be allowed to operate.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew will be in place from 19.00 to 06.00. Individuals in public places are required to wear facemasks and observe social distancing. Until 07/06/2020.
    Since 10 May, some previously-shut businesses have been allowed to reopen with approval from the government.

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    04.06.2020
  • British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands has closed all airports until at least June 1, 2020. All arriving crew members must remain within the port facility and comply with public health measures in effect.

    International restrictions:

    Inbound airport and seaport closures to all travellers, including nationals, until further notice. Nationals and permanent residents to be able to enter beginning 1 June, foreigners three months after that, presumably 1 September. Cargo, freight, vessels, courier aircrafts and medical evacuations are exempt from the restrictions and will be allowed to operate.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew will be in place from 19.00 to 06.00. Individuals in public places are required to wear facemasks and observe social distancing. Until 07/06/2020. Since 10 May, some previously-shut businesses have been allowed to reopen with approval from the government.

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    27.05.2020
  • British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands has closed all airports until at least June 1, 2020. All arriving crew members must remain within the port facility and comply with public health measures in effect.

    International restrictions:

    Inbound airport and seaport closures to all travellers, including nationals, until further notice. Nationals and permanent residents to be able to enter beginning 1 June, foreigners three months after that, presumably 1 September. Cargo, freight, vessels, courier aircrafts and medical evacuations are exempt from the restrictions and will be allowed to operate. Internal restrictions Since 10 May, some previously-shut businesses have been allowed to reopen with approval from the government.

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    25.05.2020
  • British Virgin Islands Reports of a phased re-opening of essential shops and services from 20 April; borders remain closed except for cargo vessels (Gov.uk,17.04.2020)
    All airports are closed until 1 June 2020. International crew members on incoming vessels will be required to remain within the port facility and comply with public health measures in effect.
    – This does not apply to cargo flights arriving between 11 a.m. and 3p.m.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 27 April to 10 May, a curfew will be in place from 13.00 to 06.00; previously, a 24-hour curfew was in effect across the territory. Individuals in public places are required to wear face masks and observe social distancing.
    Effective until 7 May any non-residents or ‘non-belongers’ who are not currently in British Virgin Islands will be prohibited from entering the territory.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    BVI Government/
    SITATA/
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