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BUJU BANTON: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM CONCERT INFORMATION AND SAFETY FAQ | Showtime 5:00pm to 11:00pm

This information will be updated constantly so keep checking back.

How do I get to the Buju Banton Concert at the Festival Grounds Site?

There will be a shuttle service from Road Town Ferry Terminal. Please park in the lots adjacent to the ferry terminal.

Are there any road closures?
We expect a high volume of traffic. The west bound lanes of the dual carriage way will be closed at 6:00 pm. Please follow the direction of the authorities present.

What can I or can’t I bring on the festival grounds?
Allowed: Patrons will be allowed to bring a small bag, fanny pack, cellphone, government issued photo ID.
Not Allowed: Weapons, fireworks and explosives, illegal substances, smoking products, video and professional cameras, drones, chairs, paint, coolers of any size, outside food and beverages

Service animals are welcome, pets are not.
 
Will there be Food Vendors on site?
Yes

Is Re-entry to the event allowed?
No. Patrons can not exit and reenter the event. Once inside the venue you are not allowed to leave and re-enter.

How is my safety ensured at the event?
The goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone.  Security and public safety staff are available at all times. If you see dangerous or suspicious behaviour, find the nearest police officer or security personnel to report it. Keep valuables out of sight in your car and avoid carrying excessive amounts of cash.

What about First Aid and Medical Personnel?
Safety and medical staff will be available to help with your safety and medical needs.
Should there be a medical emergency please dial 999 or 911
For an emergency or missing person at sea, please dial Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) at 767

Reminder:
Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your personal items.  If you find or lose something, please visit the security area.
Wear light clothing and comfortable footwear.


ENTRY INTO THE BVI - ALL VISITORS
Immigration
What travel documents do I need when travelling to the BVI?


Passport and Visa Requirements
• Nationals of some countries require visas for entry into the BVI.  Prospective visitors should check https://www.bvitourism.com/visas to confirm if they require a visa.
• A valid passport must be presented upon arrival
• An expired US passport with a valid government issued photo ID may be presented
• An Entry/Departure (E/D) card must be completed before arrival
• If traveling as a family, husband and wife and children under age 18 can use one E/D card
• Departing visitors are required to submit the departure slip given on arrival

ALL INTERNATIONAL FERRY TRAFFIC WILL CLEAR AT THE ROAD TOWN FERRY DOCK.
Important information:
• Customs will collect $10 (cash only) Environmental Levy upon arrival at the port of entry.  This levy supports the enhancement and protection of our environment and supports tourism development.
• The importation of any form or quantity of narcotics whether for recreational or medical use is prohibited by law.  Violators will be prosecuted.
• Departure Tax will be collected from all passengers $20 (Visitors); $15 (Belongers/Residents)
Passengers departing by air:
• Arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before scheduled departure
• No Liquids or gels greater than 3.5 oz are permitted through security

INFORMATION FOR BOATERS
Customs
From June 12, 2019, hours of operation at West End will be extended to 6:00 pm and Road Town will be extended to 8:00 pm
Hours of Operation on June 15, 2019
Station    Hours
West End; 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Road Town; 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Beef Island; 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Where can I check my vessel in and out?

  • If you are coming from the USVI and Puerto Rico please clear in at West End Customs Station
  • If you are coming from St. Martin or other Leeward and Eastern Caribbean islands, please clear in at the Virgin Gorda Station in Spanish Town.

Required documents for check-in:

  • Boat registration papers
  • Marine control documents
  • Passengers are required to have valid travel documents for Immigration

*Note:
All persons arriving on vessels to the BVI should proceed directly to a Customs Port as required by the Customs Management and Duties Act No. 6 of 2010 section 22. Customs Ports are located at Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke, Soper’s Hole West End, Road Town Tortola and Spanish Town Virgin Gorda.

Important information:
• Checking in and out can be done at the same time
• The importation of any form or quantity of narcotics whether for recreational or medical use is prohibited by law.  Violators will be prosecuted.
• Failure to proceed to a Customs Port may result in a fine not exceeding $10,000.00 or three times the value of goods being imported, whichever is greater.  Goods imported in contravention and the vessel are liable to forfeiture.

Customs Fees
Tax or Service Fee

  • Vessels under 40 tons; $10.00
  • Environmental Levy; $10.00 pp (non-nationals)
  • Departure Tax; $20.00 pp (non-nationals); $10.00 (Residents/Belongers)
  • Customs Services; $4.12 checking-in; $4.46 checking-out
  • Clearance Fee; $0.50 British Registered Vessels; $0.75 other vessels
  • This starts from 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday it starts at 12:30 p.m. Sundays and Holiday overtime is all day

Docking and Mooring

  • Vessels are not allowed to remain at the Ports of Entry facilities
  • Upon completion of the clearing process, vessels are asked to seek available space at private marinas Boating Safety
  • Practice safe and clean boating at all times
  • It is an offence to travel in excess of 5 knots in the harbor as not to create a wake
  • While on the water, wear a life jacket and kill cord
  • Ensure that you have a working VHF and cell phone
  • Vessels should exercise caution due to the anticipated increase in marine traffic
  • Have up to date flares onboard

LAND AND SEA TRANSPORTATION FOR BUJU BANTON CONCERT WEEKEND

Friday, June 14 – Buju Banton Welcome Party at Quito’s, Cane Garden Bay
Ferries from Virgin Gorda – Regular scheduled ferries
Taxis/Shuttles will be available from Road Town including shuttle from Administration Drive to take passengers to Cane Garden Bay for the Buju Banton (Ticket Only) Welcome Party

There will be Police Control of Traffic for access to Cane Garden Bay via the Ridge Road.  Only a limited number of vehicles will be allowed to enter Cane Garden Bay.  Area residents will be accommodated.

There will be one-way traffic only to Cane Garden Bay via the Ridge Road entering at Ross Hill and exiting at Windy Hill (by Stoutt’s Lookout) starting in the afternoon

Saturday, June 15 – Buju Banton Long Walk to Freedom Concert
Ferries from St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas – Arrive at and depart from Road Town Ferry Dock

Taxis/Shuttles will be available from Road Town Ferry Dock from the Parking Lot opposite Pussers Road Town and will drop passengers at the parking lot in front of CCT
Ferries from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada – Arrive at and depart from CB Romney Tortola Pier Park Tender Dock.  Taxis will be available from CB Romney Tortola Pier Park to parking lot in front of CCT.

Carpooling and walking is strongly encouraged.  Parking lots around town to be utilized.  No parking on sidewalks or blocking other vehicles; such vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.

Motorists should note that the Westbound lane of the Walter Francis Dual Carriageway will be closed from 6:00 pm.

Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day Brunch and Beach Party, Norman Island
Ferries to Norman Island
Speedys – Boat Ride from Virgin Gorda to Norman Island; Departure/Return times to be announced.
Road Town Fast Ferry – Departing Road Town at 11am, 12 pm and 1 pm; Returning at 4 pm, 5pm and 6pm
Listen out for further announcements on ferry and transportation for the Buju Banton Concert Weekend.


 

 Ferries (information will change and more info added. Keep checking back.

Anegada Express: Departs Anegada, 7:30pm return after the show.