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The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St Thomas.

The US Virgin Islands Is Reopening for Tourism on Sept. 19

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 17, 2020

After a little over a month of closure, the United States Virgin Islands is reopening for tourism once again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. 

US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte confirmed to Caribbean Journal that the destination would be reopening for leisure tourism on Sept. 19. 

The US Virgin Islands’ USVI Update website said hotel and accommodations providers, including charter vessels, can now already take new leisure travel reservations. 

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St Croix.

And beginning Sept. 19, hotels and accommodations providers, including charter vessels, can accept new guests. 

The US Virgin Islands has also introduced a new travel protocol for visitors to the territory: all travelers must have a COVID-19 test result taken within five days prior to arrival in the territory. 

Travelers must also fill out a travel health form (you can find it here).

The move comes just over a month after the USVI “put the brakes” on tourism, with Governor Albert Bryan, citing what he called at the time an “alarming level of risk.”

One of the destination’s most popular hotels, the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St Thomas, has confirmed a reopening date of Oct. 1 in the wake of the news.

For more. visit US Virgin Islands Travel Update

— CJ

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