• Terrence B Lettsome Airport, Beef Island is the only port currently open through which travellers can enter the BVI.
  • The Road Town Seaport is scheduled to re-open April 15th for the operation of passenger ferries.
  • It has not yet been confirmed if that opening includes charter yachts.
  • All travellers to the BVI require a certified RT-PCR COVID 19 negative test within 5 days of arrival. (Children under 5 exempt)
  • All travellers must register on http://bvigateway.bviaa.com/. Registration must be completed a minimum of 24 hours before arrival.
  • Travellers will be prompted to upload test results.
  • Receipt will be followed by the issuance of a BVI Gateway Travel Authorization Certificate. It should be printed so guests have a physical copy.
  • No certificate? Start enquiring with [email protected] or whatsapp 1-284-496-6129
  • At no point does a guest have to navigate the red tape alone. Your crew (or accredited broker) will be there to ensure approvals and test results are issued in a timely manner
  • Travellers will immediately enter a screening area for sanitizing, temperature checks and PCR testing. This is considered Day 0
  • They will be issued a contact tracing device.
  • Testing and tracing costs are $175 per person which includes the cost of taxis from the airport to the quarantine accommodation and taxis to and from the day 4 tests. This can be paid in advance, via the gateway app. Have proof of payment.
  • Travellers now clear through Customs and Immigration. They should be prepared to produce a physical copy of their travel authorization form and any other relevant documents.
  • They will be transported to their yacht on government provided Gold Seal Certified transportation. No other form of transport, including private, is acceptable. (Do not permit guests to enter a taxi with anyone other than those in their bubble)
  • Masks are required when interacting with others outside of your group. Where possible, social distancing is expected to be practiced.
  • Guests can immediately set sail to one of the DAY 0 – 4 anchorages.
  • Once Day 0 test results are received by email guests can go ashore at designated anchorages.
  • A mobile bubble consists of crew and guests. One can sail all day but until Day 4 test results are received as negative anchorages are limited to those in this linked map. Crews will guide guests to Day 4 testing station. Test results and a letter of release will be sent to each guest upon producing a Day 4 Negative.
  • At this point, all restrictions are lifted and guests can interact with others ashore provided they practice social distancing and wear masks in public spaces.
  • Linked here is a PDF document detailing the operational protocols of CYS member crewed yachts.
  • Crew testing: CYS crew members operating charters in the BVI are registered as Essential Workers and are tested every 2 weeks.