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British Virgin Islands

Risk Ratings  

    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for British Virgin Islands
    INSIGNIFICANT TRAVEL RISK for British Virgin Islands

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundEntry Rules:

A) Entry is permitted through air. All arriving passengers are subject to pre-approval and quarantine, and must present a negative PCR test.

B) Travellers can now enter through the Road Town Ferry Terminal as of 15 April.

C) Travel from covid variant locations: Travellers that have been in Brazil, Dominican Republic, South Africa and the UK are banned from entering. Exemptions apply to nationals, work permit holders, residents and diplomats. Those allowed entry must present a negative PCR test result and quarantine for 14 days. They will undergo testing upon arrival and on days seven and 14.

D) Travellers must provide proof of medical travel insurance that covers COVID-19-related illness. They must pay $175 for COVID-19 entry fees. Travellers will have to activate a tracking system on their phones or wear a tracking wristband that needs to be returned to the local police station after having tested negative. Visitors must take government-approved transportation to their accomodations and testing sites, which can be found all over BVI.
(Until further notice)
Testing Requirements:

A PCR test should be taken up to five days prior to arrival. Negative results from this test should be uploaded during the pre-trip travel authorisation process. Upon arrival, travellers will undergo a RT-PCR test and be given an appointment for a second RT-PCR test to take place on day four of being in the BVI. If the test upon arrival comes back positive, travellers will have to quarantine in their accommodation for a minimum of ten days. If the test comes back negative, all travellers are required to quarantine in their accommodations for four complete days while waiting for the RT-PCR test on day four. Children under five do not need to be tested. Once a negative test result is obtained, travellers will be allowed to move around BVI freely. Should a person test positive at any point after arrival, they will be isolated, and care provided as needed for a minimum of ten days.

As of 15 June, fully vaccinated travellers who provide evidence of vaccination will not need to undergo a test upon arrival nor quarantine. Partially vaccinated travellers will need to undergo a test on arrival and quarantine for four days. This does not apply to anyone travelling from or through India or Brazil.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine Requirements:

Travellers will need to quarantine for at least five days in pre-approved accomodation where they will be monitored by security officials. A list of the approved accommodation can be found here: https://www.bvitourism.com/sites/default/files/Approved%20Gold%20Sealed%20Accommodations-O_0.pdf. When filling out the travel authorisation form, travellers must enter proof of payment for the required five-day stay at one of the approved accommodations.
(until further notice)
Passenger locator forms/Health declaration:

Travellers must fill out an online authorisation no later than 48 hours prior travel. Approval must be obtained 24 hours before boarding. Form can be found here: https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/. A negative PCR test will be requested.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are no restrictions on outbound flights; however, flight availability is very limited.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticPrivate vessels are allowed to operate in territorial waters between 05.00 and 18.00. Ferry services are available between 05.00 and 20.00. Ferry ports for vessels from outside of the Territory reopened on 15 April.
(Until further notice)
Individuals in public spaces are required to wear face masks and observe social distancing.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for British Virgin Islands (UK)

COVID-19 information for British Virgin Islands (UK)

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Travel risks are insignificant, and crime rates throughout the territory are low. The principal risk for business travellers comes from petty crime. Armed robberies and violent crimes occur occasionally but do not pose a considerable threat to foreign travellers. The British Virgin Islands are prone to hurricanes. The hurricane season normally runs from June to November. The country also faces the threat of flooding during the rainy season from September to November. It has also experienced several minor earthquakes in recent years.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For British Virgin Islands
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Routine Vaccinations

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