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Keeping our Guests and Residents informed and Safe.

This page will be updated with new information as it is released.

Last Updated: March 24, 2020 @ 12:46am

 

March 19, was the official closure of our borders to visitors seeking to enter the British Virgin Islands.

Dear Guest,
Welcome to this COVID-19 Update page of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission.  As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impact the travel industry, each country and territory is making the hard decisions necessary to control the entry and spread of the virus in their locale.  The British Virgin Islands is no exception as the Government of the Virgin Islands’ priority is to protect the health and safety of its visitors and residents.

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Government of the British Virgin Islands has restricted all travel into the Territory by visitors stating that entry into the British Virgin Islands by sea or air is prohibited for all passengers, who are not nationals, belongers, work permit holders or persons ordinarily resident in the Territory, or their dependents.  The travel restriction will not apply to flight crews, diplomats or freight, cargo or courier craft or vessels.

Given the rapidly changing state of international travel with the imminent closure of a number of regional and international gateways along with flight cancellations and schedule changes, we are urging visitors to contact their airlines to make arrangements for departures as soon as possible.

Please check this page regularly for updated information on travel to the BVI and COVID-19, as well as the BVI Government’s COVID-19 information page at  www.bvi.gov.vg/covid-19.

We urge you to observe the recommendations of health experts and stay safe and healthy during this challenging period.
Sincerely,
Sharon Flax Brutus
Director of Tourism


 


DOWNLOAD CLEARANCE FORM HERE.

List of Countries of Interest issued by World Health Organization (WHO) Updated March 23, 2020 | Social Distancing Guidelines (PDF)

Model of Maritime Declaration of Health Form (PDF) added March 17

Latest News

BVI Government Links

MARCH 24, 2020 - British Virgin Islands reports first cases of Covid-19

Premier Fahie Statement On The First Case Of Coronavirus Disease Covid-19

Statement by Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone

BVI Government Confirms First Two Cases Of Coronavirus COVID-19

 


 

March 23, 2020 - Message by His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Augustus J.U. Jaspert On the Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Good afternoon. The spread of COVID-19 across the globe highlights that it is highly infectious and therefore it will remain a threat to the British Virgin Islands for the foreseeable future. ... Read More


March 23, 2020 - The BVI Tourist Board’s St. Thomas Greeter service will be temporarily CLOSED

TThe BVI awaits you! Please visit www.bvitourism.com for information about the British Virgin Islands or call us directly at 1 (284) 547-6612 or send an email to info@bvitourism.com.... Read More

 


March 19, 2020 - AIRPORTS IN THE BVI REMAIN OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

The BVI Airports Authority is advising the travelling public that as mandated by the Government of the Virgin Islands, airports in the territory will remain operational with several restrictions, until further notice ... Read More.

 


March 17, 2020 - Statement By Premier Of The Virgin Islands - Update on Government’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Mitigation | Government of the Virgin Islands
My dear Virgin Islanders, Residents and Visitors, a pleasant good day and God’s blessings be upon each of you. The safety and wellbeing of our Virgin Islands people and residents are your Government's highest priority as we continue to monitor regional and international developments with respect to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and to implement precautionary measures to prevent the virus from getting across our borders. ... Read More

 

 


March 17, 2020 - Letter from the Director of BVI Tourist Board, Mrs. Sharon Flax Brutus
Welcome to this COVID-19 Update page of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission.  As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impact the travel industry, each country and territory is making the hard decisions necessary to control the entry and spread of the virus in their locale.  The British Virgin Islands is no exception as the Government of the Virgin Islands’ priority is to protect the health and safety of its visitors and residents..
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March 16, 2020 - BVI restricts travel from WHO’s list of ‘special interest countries’
“Cabinet agreed, effective Sunday, 15th March 2020, to suspend travel to the territory by visitors where that person has travelled to, from, or through affected countries as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its list of special interest countries,” Premier Andrew Fahie said in a public statement recently. ... Read More. (BVI Beacon)


March 14, 2020 - Urgent Travel Advisory from British Virgin Islands Tourist Board

The British Virgin Islands Government has announced an enhanced procedure to expedite the screening of all passengers travelling to the Territory. Passengers travelling to the British Virgin Islands are asked to complete a newly introduced Health Declaration Form prior to check-in at the airline or ferry service travelling directly to the Territory. All passengers travelling to the BVI must complete this form prior to arrival in the British Virgin Islands, therefore Health Officials have introduced this measure to expedite the screening and clearance process. The carrier (airline or ferry) will submit these forms along with their other entry clearance documents.

In completing the Health Declaration Form passengers are required to answer questions on travel history and health status. The forms are available upon check-in at the airlines and ferries and also on the following website: DOWNLOAD CLEARANCE FORM.

 

 VIDEO - March 13, 2020

Message by Premier BVI Government Responding Proactively to Covid-19 Pandemic


 

March 13, 2020 - REVISED - BVI Quarantine Advisory

The Government of the British Virgin Islands is advising the general and travelling public of the following border control and quarantine measures for travelers entering the Territory. ... Read More


March 13, 2020 - Temporary Halt of Cruise Ship Calls to the BVI
The Government of the British Virgin Islands has announced that it will halt cruise ship operations for an initial period of 30 days amid Coronovirus outbreak, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring Covid-19 a pandemic. ... Read More


March 13, 2020 - Closure of Anegada and Virgin Gorda Airports
The BVI Airports Authority Limited in consultation with the Premier, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and its Board of Directors chaired by Mr. Bevis Sylvester has decided ... Read More


March 13, 2020 - BVI Ports Processing Vessels Arriving from Foreign Ports.

While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands, after carefully reviewing the clearance procedures at our Ports of Entry and in the best interest of our employees ... Read More

 

March 13, 2020 - BVI Ports Processing Vessels Arriving from Foreign Ports.

While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands, after carefully reviewing the clearance procedures at our Ports of Entry and in the best interest of our employees ... Read More


March 13, 2020 - NEW PUBLIC HEALTH DECLARATION FORM

The Virgin Islands Government releases new Health Declaration Form to be filled out upon entering the BVI - PHD Form


March 13, 2020 -  Environmental Health Division BVI

Environmental Health Recommends Approved List Of Disinfectants

In response to the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the Environmental Health Division is providing the Virgin Islands public on an approved list of disinfectants to be used to clean surfaces. - Read More


March 12, 2020 - Goverment Issues Quarantine Advisory

The Government of the Virgin Islands has implemented increased border control and quarantine measures for travellers entering the Territory based on assessment of risks, vulnerabilities and capacities in response to the coronavirus disease COVID-19 - Read More


March 12, 2020 - Goverment Quarantine Advisory Countries of Special Interest

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, nor are the associated regions as this is an ever-evolving situation addressing COVID-19 - Read More

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World Health Organization: WHO

Pan American Health Organization: PAHO/WHO

Public Health England - GOV.UK

Caribbean Public Health Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention