BVI Closes Ports to International Travel Amid Coronavirus

bvi coronavirus portsThe BVI.

The British Virgin Islands has closed all of its international ports to inbound travel, the British Overseas Territory announced. 

The move, which went into effect on March 22 at 11:59 PM, will last for a period of 14 days “in the first instance,” according to a statement from the British Virgin Islands Department of Information. 

It’s a strong move to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus amid the global pandemic. 

The BVI’s move is also a strengthening of an initial move that had limited international ports of entry last week to the Beef Island Airport and the Road Town and West End ferry terminals. 

— CJ