UPDATE: This is the latest information on the British Virgin Islands Reopening Plan. All up to date information can be found here: bvitourism.com/reopening
- On December 1st, 2020 – Air arrivals for all visitors at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport begins.
- On December 8th 2020 – Arrivals by Ferry via the Road Town Ferry Terminal begins
- Pre-registration is mandatory using the online gateway: bvigateway.bviaa.com
- A negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival is also mandatory.
- A COVID-19 test on arrival, or Day ZERO, will be performed at the port of entry. (airport or the ferry terminal).
- Once tested, travelers will then be taken securely to their on-island destination – whether it be your home, chartered yacht or resort.
- A test will be performed on the morning of Day 4, with results returned to the traveler on the morning of day 5.
- Once a negative test result is received you are free to fully enjoy the British Virgin Islands.
For more details see: https://www.bvitourism.com/sites/default/files/November-13.pdf
December 1st Visitors Will Return to the BVI
December 1st, 2020, the British Virgin Islands are set to reopen to welcome tourists, visitors, and cruisers. The archipelago has been closed to visitors since early in the COVID-19 pandemic. While their cases were relatively low, they were under quarantine or curfew to help stop the spread of the virus.
While protocols and guidelines have not yet been released, the islands have two months to prepare to start a new type of chartering season. The territory’s opening will be a considerable boost to the local economy that is dependant on tourism dollars.
ASA will update this page as more information becomes available. For now, start daydreaming about the infamous painkillers on Jost Van Dyke and watching the sunset from Copper Island. The Sir Francis Drake Channel is calling and soon you will be able to answer the call.
The American Sailing Association has numerous sailing schools in the British Virgin Islands that offer sailing certifications, crewed charters, and Bareboat charters. The British Virgin Islands are the most popular sailing destination for ASA students looking to charter a sailboat.
Take a look at some British Virgin Islands information from the ASA website:
Sailing Schools in the British Virgin Islands
Take a look at some photos from our last cruise in the British Virgin Islands aboard Arabella: