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 BVI GATEWAY APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE 24 HOURS OF TRAVEL DATE

Unvaccinated and Partially Vaccinated Travellers must BEGIN their application no later than 48 hours before travel.
Applications on the BVI Gateway portal BVIGATEWAY.BVIAA.COM must be COMPLETED BEFORE 24 hours of travel date.
All applicants in PENDING status, who have not completed their necessary requirements 24 hours prior to travelling, will be DENIED

BVI Gateway Portal - CLICK HERE 

Contact Information | email: reopening@bvitourism.com | Telephone: 1-284-496-6129 (WhatsApp Messages Only)

WELCOME TO THE BVI

Dear Traveller,
The Government of the Virgin Islands has officially reopened its borders to residents and visitors on December 1st, 2020.
All travellers desirous of entry into the British Virgin Islands are now required to register using the new online portal bvigateway.bviaa.com.
Please click the link and follow the steps as directed. Persons who began the process of re-entry on this website will be required to re-register on the new portal.
Travellers are to begin the process of registration within 5 days of their planned travel date to comply with all requirements and procedures.
Any further questions can be emailed to bvigateway@bviaa.com.

Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
BVILOVE awaits you!


BVI Gateway (unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers entering the Territory need to complete)

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USVI/BVI Ferry Schedule - December 2021January 2021

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Ferry Departure Guide  (PDF) Updated April 8, 2021 @ 3:33pm


ENTRY PROTOCOLS  GUIDE AND FAQ'S

 

The Government of the Virgin Islands is advising residents and travellers to take note of the updated arrival protocols effective November 16, 2021.
Please be advised that there will be further updates, and the information will be shared, as provided.

The Government of the Virgin Islands is advising residents and travellers to take note of the updated arrival protocols effective 16th November 2021.

When entering the Virgin Islands a Fully Vaccinated Traveller must provide:

  • Results of a negative PCR test or antigen rapid test no older than five (5) days;
  • proof of vaccination (card or otherwise); approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • travel insurance (visitors) which includes minimum approved coverage for:
  • COVID-19 medical costs including hospitalisation, doctor’s visit and prescriptions
  • medical repatriation
  • quarantine accommodation costs
  • does not have to apply to enter on the BVI Gateway Portal.
  • must have received the second dose of the prescribed COVID-19 vaccine no less than two (2) weeks before entry to the Virgin Islands to be considered fully vaccinated
  • are not required to retest upon arrival into the Territory once you present a RT-PCR or approved rapid antigen SARS COV-2 negative test result taken no later than 48-hours before arrival. Failure to present the results for any reasons such as delays and overnight layovers will be required to undertake a SARS COV-2 test on the day of arrival into the Territory.


RAPID TESTING REGISTRATION SITES
Fully vaccinated travellers with test results older than 48 hours must retest using the rapid antigen test via the Hummingbird portal upon entry. Below are registration sites at the various ports throughout the Territory.

West End Ferry Terminal – https://westend.bvi.care/
Road Town Ferry Terminal – https://rtferry.bvi.care/
Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport – https://airport.bvi.care/

Testing requirements as a fully vaccinated traveller upon arrival
Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to retest upon arrival into the Territory once a RT-PCR or approved rapid antigen SARS COV-2 negative test result taken no later than 48-hours before arrival is presented. Failure to present the results for any reasons such as delays and overnight layovers will be required to undertake a SARS COV-2 test on the day of arrival into the Territory.

What do Airline and Ferry Carriers need to know?

  • Verify that each vaccinated traveler provide a negative PCR or antigen rapid test no older than five (5) days.
  • Show proof of vaccination (card or otherwise).

A Fully Vaccinated Parent/Guardian travelling with a minor

  • Minors 17 years and under do not have to apply to enter on the BVI Gateway Portal once travelling with a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated.
  • Each minor must present a negative PCR test or antigen rapid test no older than five (5) days.
  • Once the results are negative, the minor accompanied by the vaccinated parent/guardian will be allowed to board the aircraft or vessel.
  • Minors will be retested on entry even when accompanied with their vaccinated parent or guardian but will be free to leave once they remain with said parent or guardian.

Fully Vaccinated Day Trippers
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed to spend the day in the British Virgin Islands upon providing a rapid antigen test or a RT-PCR negative test result taken within 24 to 48 hours and provide valid proof of vaccination (card or otherwise). Day trippers whose test results are within the 48 hours timeframe are not required to retest on entry into the Port.

BVI Gateway Portal

The following categories of persons are still required to use the BVI Gateway Portal https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/ :

  • partially vaccinated
  • unvaccinated
  • unaccompanied minors who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • any other person not covered by the fully vaccinated portal exemption entry protocols

Partially Vaccinated Travellers are required to:

  • register and provide the relevant information on the BVI Gateway;
  • obtain the requisite approval from the Environmental Health Division http://bvimonitor.info/homequarantine if the expectation is to quarantine in a private residence, hotel or vessel;
  • take a RT-PCR SARS COV-2 test taken 3 to 5 days prior to arrival;
  • submit the certified RT-PCR SARS COV-2 negative test result to the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/
  • ·provide evidence (visitors only) of travel insurance which includes minimum approved coverage for:
  • COVID-19 medical costs including hospitalisation,  doctor’s visit and prescriptions
  • medical repatriation
  • quarantine accommodation costs
  • submit vaccination certificate or proof of being partially vaccinated.

Take note:

Partially vaccinated travellers will not be allowed to enter the Virgin Islands unless they have been given travel authorisation which is issued once all of the required information is submitted via the BVI Gateway. Present the travel authorisation certificate.

Unvaccinated Travellers are required to:

  • register and provide the relevant information required to travel on the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/
  • submit the certified RT-PCR negative test result to the BVI Gateway Travel Application Portal 3 to 5 days prior to arrival.
  • provide evidence (visitors) of travel insurance policy which includes minimum approved coverage for:
  • COVID-19 medical costs including hospitalisation, doctor’s visit and prescriptions
  • medical repatriation
  • quarantine accommodation costs

QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTIALLY VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

  • Persons who are only partially vaccinated, meaning that they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine, or whose final vaccine dose was administered less than two weeks before arriving in the Territory will be required to quarantine within the confines of an approved property or vessel for a 4 day period. RT-PCR testing administered on arrival day and on day 4 to be released after receiving negative test results.
  • Persons who are unvaccinated will be required to quarantine within the confines of an approved property or vessel for a 7-day period. RT-PCR testing administered on arrival and on day 7 to be released after receiving negative test results.
  • A partially vaccinated or unvaccinated person who tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival into the British Virgin Islands will be quarantined for a period of 14 days within the confines of an approved property or vessel or be allowed to leave the Territory if approved for medical repatriation.
  • A person quarantined for a period of 14 days will not be released from quarantine unless the person is tested by the relevant authorized officer for COVID-19 on day 14 of the quarantine period and receive negative results.

Other facts that travellers need to know

  • Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers will not be allowed to enter the Virgin Islands without travel authorisation issued from the BVI Gateway https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/  
  • All travellers will be subject to temperature checks.
  • All fully vaccinated travellers must be prepared to pay a fee of $50.00 for the rapid antigen SARS COV-2 test result via cash or card at the ports of entry: Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, West End Jetty and Road Town Jetty.
  • All partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers will receive a RT-PCR test on arrival.
  • Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and Road Town Jetty are accepting vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers.
  • The West End Jetty is only accepting fully vaccinated travellers.
  • All travellers are to adhere to the relevant COVID-19 enactments and protocols in the Virgin Islands including relevant physical distancing protocols, wearing masks and sanitisation measures.