British Virgin Islands Eases Travel Restrictions for the Vaccinated

British Virgin Islands Eases Travel Restrictions for the Vaccinated

Planning a holiday to the tropical British Virgin Islands this winter? The island nation just announced an easing of its COVID-19 entry restrictions.

Visitors who are fully vaccinated no longer have to register with the country’s Travel Gateway Portal upon arrival. Travelers must show proof of vaccination on their smartphones or with a printed vaccination card.

All travelers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, must show a negative RT-PCR or a rapid antigen test within two days of arrival in the British Virgin Islands.

Unvaccinated travelers must register with the Travel Gateway Portal. This also applies to visitors who have received only one of a two-dose vaccination series.

All visitors to the British Virgin Islands must have a travel insurance policy. The policy must cover medical, hospitalization, and prescription costs related to COVID-19 treatment if needed.

The insurance policy must also cover medical repatriation and the expenses of quarantine accommodation. If a flight delay causes the traveler’s 48-hour test to expire, they must take a new test upon arrival and quarantine until the laboratory reports a negative result.

These new rules apply to people age 18 and older.

The British Virgin Islands reported an average of 12 new cases of COVID-19 per week in November.