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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Virgin Islands, U.S.
Data Last Updated: September 21, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

The US Virgin Islands have once again reopened its borders for tourism on Sept. 19, after closing for a month due to a  surge in coronavirus cases.

All nationalities are welcome, but only if they are flying from the United States.

Effective Sept. 19, all travelers aged five and older must use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and submit a negative Covid-19 test result. The test must be obtained within five days of travel to the islands. Upon arrival, all visitors are required to present the travel certification received from the portal, along with the original copy of the Covid-19 test result.Travelers who can’t produce the required test result will be asked to go on a mandatory self quarantine.

Full updates are here: https://usviupdate.com/

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

As of Sept. 9, Governor Albert Bryan has relaxed some business and movement restrictions and will enforce safer-at-home orders in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) until further notice. The measures form part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and recovery plans.

The government has also announced some revisions to previously imposed internal restrictions:

All nonessential businesses and service providers may reopen. Bars, however, must remain closed.

Restaurants may offer dine-in services subject to strict operating protocols and physical distancing requirements.

Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities may open, but may not serve food or drink.

Hotels and other places of accommodation may begin accepting new reservations and local guests; however, international leisure guests are not permitted to be checked in until Sept. 19.

All beaches will close by 1600 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; officials will make an exemption for fishers.

Gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 50 people instead of 10, including in places of worship.

Casinos and gaming establishments must remain closed until Sept. 19.

 Private school campuses may reopen.

Individuals are required to wear face coverings during any gathering of people or at any commercial location.

 All approved businesses and facilities are required to ensure that customers maintain a distance of 1.8 meters (six feet) from one another.

Airlines & Transport

Since June, the two major airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St Thomas and St Croix are in operation. Most flights go directly into St Thomas.

As of June, here are the airlines that are currently flying into St Thomas:

Delta from Atlanta

United from Houston

American from Miami

Spirit from Fort Lauderdale 

American from Charlotte

Cape Air from San Juan

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Information for Non-Tourists

ALL visitors will have their temperature taken on arrival, as well as a health screening. Any symptomatic travelers will be tested and/or quarantine.

All passengers must wear a mask or facial covering upon disembarkation. This requirement is enforced by fine. 

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