British Virgin Islands
The following requirements are specifically provided and enforced by the British Virgin Islands government for all travelers regardless of vaccine status: https://bvi.gov.vg/travel-protocols.
ARRIVING VIA ST. THOMAS
Guests traveling through St. Thomas do not have to submit a negative COVID test when traveling from the mainland US, but every person traveling must apply to enter the USVI at https://www.usvitravelportal.com/. Specific information on traveling through St. Thomas can be found at https://usviupdate.com/.
We strongly recommend purchasing your ferry ticket in advance. The most recent ferry schedule can be located here. Ferry tickets can be purchased directly with one of the following ferry service operators:
- Smith’s Ferry: https://smithsferry.com/
- Road Town Fast Ferry: https://www.roadtownfastferry.com/
- Native Son: https://www.nativesonferry.com
Private Water Taxi Options:
ARRIVING VIA BEEF ISLAND AIRPORT
Follow the entry requirements from the British Virgin Islands government: https://bvi.gov.vg/travel-protocols. For those arriving to the British Virgin Islands directly via Puerto Rico,US testing requirements do not apply.
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- Fully vaccinated travelers who tested more than 48 hours prior to arrival will receive a rapid test upon entry for an additional fee of $50 per person, paid via cash or card. Test results are provided before leaving the airport or ferry port.
- Pay the $10 per person BVI Environmental Fee (cash only).
Once you’ve cleared BVI Customs and Immigrations, we recommend Sebastian’s Transport for transfer to marina. You may prebook your taxi at: https://transportbvi.com/online-booking.
DEPARTURE FROM THE BVIs
You are now considered an International traveler and must follow United States re-entry requirements depending on your return method of travel
International Travelers (including travel from the BVI): All International travelers must submit a negative antigen (antigen) or NAAT (e.g., RT- PCR) COVID-19 test result. Test requirements depend on vaccination, mode of travel, and age.
Travel by Air - Guests returning through Puerto Rico will need to test within 1 day of travel of returning to the US. Be prepared to show your negative test results, from your test taken during your trip, to the airlines prior to boarding. Tortola charges a $20 per person departure tax. U.S. citizens traveling from an international port: Tests must be taken within 24 hours of travel and all travelers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status. http://www.bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/covid-19-rapid-test-centre-located-terrance-b-lettsome-international-airport-beef. Be prepared to show your negative test results, from your test taken during your trip, to the airlines prior to boarding. Tortola charges a $20 per person departure tax.
Travel by Ferry - Guests returning through St. Thomas will need to submit the USVI Travel Portal within 5 days of their arrival to St. Thomas. U.S. citizens traveling from an international port: Tests must be taken within 5 days of travel and all travelers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status. Tortola charges a $20 per person departure tax.
Travelers aged 2-17 are exempt from the vaccine requirement.
COVID testing must be completed prior to re-entry to the United States. Below are testing sites and cost information for testing on the islands. The average cost is between $70 and $225 per person, depending on the type of test required.
- MD Link concierge testing (the medical nurse that comes to your boat) | Phone: 284-440-3070 | Cost: $225 PCR | Rapid Antigen is $125
- BVI's: Penn Medical in Road Town | Phone: 264-495-3299 | Cost: $80 Rapid Antigen | $100+ PCR
- Dr Dougan Private MD, available across Tortola, the doctor does not have access to a boat to be able to service the islands. Phone: +1 (284) 440-3070
You are not required to use a BVI testing service, you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own test for your re-entry into the United States. Please note that BinaxNOW test must be proctored online with a WiFi and camera enabled laptop or mobile phone. **Very Important that you purchase the test kits that contain “DO NOT OPEN until instructed to do so”