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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Virgin Islands, British
Data Last Updated: September 27, 2020

General Information

Plans to Reopen

Only residents of BVI (British Virgin Islands) are allowed to travel into the British Virgin Islands at this time.

Nonresident foreign nationals are still banned until further notice.

U.K. Travel Advice to British Virgin Islands

On December 1st, the British Virgin Islands will officially reopen its borders for international tourism. Authorities have not yet announced specific health and safety protocols for the entry of visitors, although these will likely be revealed soon.  

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

Authorities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have scaled back the curfew to 2000-0500 daily as part of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery plan.

The new curfew went onto effect Sept. 24 and will remain in place through Oct. 1. Workers in essential and critical services are exempt from the curfew.

Most nonessential commercial activity has resumed; however, the closure of daycare centers and pre-schools, public pools, cinemas, bars, nightclubs, and other entertainment centers will continue until further notice.

Approved businesses and individuals more generally must maintain 1.8 meters (6 feet) of social distancing, wear facemasks, and adhere to sanitization protocols. All gatherings are to be limited to no more than 50 people. Beaches may be subject to regulated opening hours.

Airlines & Transport

Officials have begun the gradual reopening of the BVI's air and seaports, though most international leisure travel remains banned.

Under Phase 1 of the reopening plan launched June 4, citizens and permanent residents of the BVI can re-enter the islands. Under Phase 2, from Sept. 1, authorities allow work permit and exemption holders, medical students, dependents of citizens, residents and permit holders, and persons conducting business in the territory to enter.

Under Phase 2, from Sept. 1, authorities allow work permit and exemption holders, medical students, dependents of citizens, residents and permit holders, and persons conducting business in the territory to enter.

Private and commercial vessels are prohibited from traveling within the BVI's territorial waters 1800-0500, except for ferry operators, who may travel 0500-2000. There are no restrictions on air freight or courier transport. Measures are subject to amendment at short notice.

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Information for Non-Tourists

Citizens and permanent residents of the BVI have been permitted to re-enter the islands since June 4; however, as of July 22, nonresident foreign nationals are still banned. 

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