The US Virgin Islands Has New Entry Testing Rules for Travelers

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The United States Virgin Islands has implemented new testing rules for travelers.

The updated requirements mean all U.S-based travelers aged 5 or older must submit a negative test result (antigen or PCR) within three days before travel to the USVI.

The new rules take effect Jan. 3, 2022.

The change applies both to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, including those who were vaccinated in the USVI.

The territory had been using a five-day requirement.

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Honeymoon Beach in St John.

The US Virgin Islands has had one of the most successful tourism reopenings in the Caribbean, anchored by its class-leading Travel Screening Portal.

That’s helped lead it to booming tourism numbers for much of the pandemic, along with a wave of new airlift from across key markets in the mainland US.

Because the US Virgin Islands is a US territory, travelers do not need a test to return home.

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The Buccaneer in St Croix.

The announcement comes as more and more destinations across the Caribbean are tightening their entry testing windows amid the rise of the Omicron variant.

For more on traveling to the USVI, visit the USVI Travel Screening Portal.