In a recent Facebook post former Education Minister and businessman Myron Walwyn publically questioned as to when the BVI will relax travel entry requirements.
Walwyn said, “The effects of the current conflict in Russia and the Ukraine on our tourism sector must be closely examined. We recently saw some light at the end of the tunnel in this sector but any increase in fuel cost could possibly undermine that progress if it forces airlines and other stakeholders to increase their fares.
With our local tourism sector still in the recovery stage, we should do everything within our grasp to ease the access to the territory. Other countries that are more accessible by air have relaxed their covid entry protocols. Countries like Puerto Rico and Antigua have recently relaxed their entry requirements, the latter has even made mask wearing optional.
The covid situation in the BVI is largely under control. It is time to revisit our entry requirements particularly in light of all the other challenges that are currently threatening the economic health of the territory over which we have no control. We have to be more diligent and percipient. This is serious business!”
All travel entry protocols in the BVI are still in place. Unvaccinated persons 5 days’ quarantine and test at the end of 5-day period. Partially vaccinated 4 days’ quarantine, and test at the end of 4-day period.
Both categories must quarantine in space by themselves.