British Virgin Islands reopen for tourism on December 1
The government of the British Virgin Islands announces the reopening of its borders to foreign visitors as of December 1, 2020.
The announcement is in line with the launch of the #BVILove campaign, in the message that the archipelago made up of more than 60 islands is in the last preparations for the return of tourism operations and services, under careful security and sanitation protocols at its borders and ports.
The prime minister of the destination, Mr. Andrew A. Fahie, was optimistic since there are still two months to implement these policies with the private sector and the population until the tourists return to the country. “Being an archipelago, the risks are high, since contamination can spread quickly. For this reason, we will reopen our territory in the safest way possible, guided by science and technology ”, adds Fahie.
Detachment, protocols, but the welcome will always be humane and warm, Virginian-style, which makes the British Virgin Islands a unique and welcoming destination. #BVILove
Flights and connections: from Latin America, the currently viable connections are via Panama (Copa Airlines), with a second connection in St Marteen (WinAir) or the Dominican Republic (interCaribbean). These connections do not require a visa.
Borders during the Covid-19 pandemic: Since June 2 with the rise of the global pandemic, the British Virgin Islands have implemented two phases of border control: Phase 1 was carried out allowing citizens and naturalized exclusively, and Phase 2, from September 1, allowing the return of residents with job titles; public workers; homeowners; military and naval; students and academics; diplomats and business visitors. Phase 3 contemplates the total reopening on December 1, 2020.
No visa is required unless the connection is in the United States or Puerto Rico.