Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
For the first time since March, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are once again open to international tourism. With visitors allowed to enter as of December 1, 2020, new health and safety measures like testing, contract tracing, social distancing and tourism industry staff training have been put in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
“Our comprehensive protocols were created to allow visitors to experience a safe, luxurious vacation through the deployment of critical tracing technology and the implementation of strict testing guidelines,” said BVI Premier, Andrew A. Fahie. “This is the job of many and we are grateful for the assistance provided by all of our tourism partners who we know are eager to see the return of guests on our islands and in our waters.”
If you’re thinking of visiting the British Virgin Islands anytime soon, here’s what you need to know to ensure a safe and healthy trip—for you and the people who live there.
What You’ll Need To Enter The BVI
For starters, you’ll need to be able to show three things at the airport before you can check in for your flight: negative test results from an RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken through a certified CLIA laboratory within five days of your flight, proof of travel insurance that includes Covid-19 medical care and an official BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certificate, which you can get by filling out a travel health questionnaire and uploading the results of your RT-PCR Covid-19 test to the travel portal within 48 hours of your trip.