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British Virgin Islands: No More Tests For Fully-Vaccinated Arrivals

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The British Virgin Islands has announced last week that fully-vaccinated travellers arriving in the Territory are no longer required to test for COVID-19 upon arrival. 

Instead, travellers would have to produce negative PCR test results or approved rapid antigen tests taken no later than 48 hours before arrival.  

Fully vaccinated passengers that present proof of vaccination and a negative test result is also no longer required to pre-register on the Territory’s official Hummingbird portal. 

Those who present a negative test older than 48 hours, whether due to reasons such as delays and overnight layovers, will be required to pre-register on the official portal and take a rapid antigen test on the day of arrival into the Territory. 

The British Virgin Islands’ Director of Tourism, Mr. Clive McCoy said in a statement, “Our Government has taken a phased approach to reopen the Territory during the COVID-19 Pandemic and what was gazetted on 16th November is another step towards easing the COVID-19 protocols for travellers arriving in the British Virgin Islands. 

“We are very encouraged with the response from travellers to the phased relaxation of our protocols, as our tourism partners have reported strong bookings for the 2021/2022 tourism season, reminiscent of pre-pandemic numbers. 

“However, we still caution guests and the local population to strictly adhere to all the existing protocols that will ensure our safety, including, social distancing, mask-wearing and observing hygiene and sanitization best practices.”

The Director urged guests “to confirm and comply with the COVID-19 protocols of the countries they are returning to or transiting through”.

For more information on the British Virgin Islands’ travel protocols visit https:bvitourism.com/reopening.

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