Winter sun, anyone? The British Virgin Islands have officially reopened to international travelers, with strict entry measures in place in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
All travellers need to apply for a BVI Gateway Travel Authorisation Certificate within the five days before travelling, completing it at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Once landed, you must present a negative PCR test from within five days of arrival, as well as travel insurance that covers the costs of the treatment, and possible medical evacuation, of Covid-19.
Once at Terrance B Lettsome International Airport, a further test will be undertaken before arrivals are given a wristband monitoring device and required to turn on a tracing app on their phones. Then it’s quarantine for four days at a hotel or villa, with another test on the fourth day – if it’s negative, you’re free to move around the islands as you please.
If it’s positive, the quarantine period is a minimum of 14 days. The cost of the tests, use of the mobile phone app and the monitoring bracelet must be paid for by the traveller.