The BVI’s New Rules for Vaccinated Travelers

bvi vaccinated travelersGuana Island in the BVI.

The British Virgin Islands’ new rules for fully vaccinated travelers have officially taken effect, as of mid-May.

So what does it all mean? 

In what is a significant easing of its restrictions for the vaccinated, the rules mean fully vaccinated travelers have to take a test upon arrival to the BVI. 

Once they get a negative result, typically within 24 hours, they are then free to roam the British Virgin Islands — most crucially, without the need for a four-day quarantine. 

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda.

Fully vaccinated travelers will still have to provide proof of a negative PCR test within five days before they arrive in the British Virgin Islands, as do all travelers. 

So who is considered fully vaccinated?

The BVI considers a traveler fully vaccinated if they have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine like Pfizer or Moderna or one-shot of a single-shot vaccine like Johnson & Johnson. 

The beach at the Anegada Beach Club.

So what’s open? 

The vast majority of the BVI’s tourism sector is open, from leading hotels like the Anegada Beach Club and Rosewood Little Dix Bay to private-island destinations like the Cooper Island Beach Club. 

For more, visit the British Virgin Islands

— CJ