The British Virgin Islands is the latest Caribbean destination to update COVID-19 entry requirements for fully vaccinated travelers. As of May 15, fully vaccinated international visitors who provide “satisfactory evidence” of full vaccination will be quarantined until a negative test result is received from the BVI Health Services Authority.
International Travelers to the BVI has previously been required to quarantine for four days and then take a PCR test. Travelers will still be required to provide proof of a negative PCR test within five days of travel to enter and are subject to a PCR test upon arrival.
If a test administered upon arrival returns a negative result, the fully vaccinated traveler will be immediately released from quarantine unless they have been in close contact with a positive case.
The BVI has an enviable record for health and safety during the pandemic and have continued with its strategy of gradual reopening based on international conditions and the local situation.
The BVI government also announced effective May 15, fully vaccinated people who have been in the territory for more than 14 consecutive days and travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Martin or Puerto Rico for not longer than 24 hours are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing upon re-entering the territory. Day-trippers to the neighboring destinations are required to take a PCR test seven days after returning to the BVI.
The BVI is currently vaccinating residents, and all persons in the territory are subject to COVID-19 protocols.