BVI Closes Ports to International Travel Amid Coronavirus

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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