• The BVI is fully open to all International Travellers

    Terrence B Lettsome Airport, Beef Island and the Road Town Ferry Terminal are the only ports accepting international visitors who are NOT fully vaccinated. Additional ports: Soper’s Hole (West End), Dog Hole (Jost Van Dyke) and St Thomas Bay Dock, (Virgin Gorda) are open to fully vaccinated guests arriving by ferry, water taxi, private or charter boat.
  • There are daily round trip ferry services to the BVI. Reservations must be made with the scheduled ferry operator through their booking portal. Passenger capacity is currently limited to 65 passengers per trip. Refer to the latest ferry schedule to confirm days of operation of each operator.
  • Water taxis are a popular choice for entering the BVI. . BVI based water taxi operators include but are not limited to: Island Time Water Taxi, Chillout Charters BVI and Johnny's Maritime Services.
  • As of 1st of October, commercial and private vessels may enter the BVI with guests aboard. Foreign based charter yacht passengers and their crew MUST be fully vaccinated. As of October 7, guidelines for entry have not been announced.
  • Travellers to the BVI require a certified RT-PCR COVID 19 negative test within 5 days of arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers may provide a RT-PCR COVID-19 test OR approved rapid antigen test, in addition to evidence of being fully vaccinated. (Children under 5 exempt). Note: "Approved" is understood to be from a certified laboratory and not self-administered.
  • ONLY partially or unvaccinated travellers are required to register on BVI's Travel Approval Portal, bvigateway.bviaa.com. Applications must be started no later than 48 hours before travel. Registration must be completed a minimum of 24 hours before travel date and time. NOTE: The process can be started without having results in hand. They can be uploaded later.
  • 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
  • FULLY vaccinated passengers are permitted to arrive at any one of the ports as indicated above.
  • Whilst they DO NOT require obtaining approval on the Gateway Portal, FULLY vaccinated travellers are required to register, on the Hummingbird Portal, in advance of arrival. This is to notify health authorities they will require a rapid antigen test.
  • West End Ferry Terminal – https://westend.bvi.care/
  • Road Town Ferry Terminal – https://rtferry.bvi.care/
  • Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport – https://airport.bvi.care/
  • Travellers are first taken to a screening area for sanitizing, temperature checks and testing. Fully vaccinated will undergo a rapid antigen test in which results are produced within 20 minutes. The $50 cost is payable upon arrival. Partially and unvaccinated travellers will undergo a RT_PCR test. Results are released the following day. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated may be issued a contact tracing device. Testing, tracing and Gateway administrative costs are paid in advance, via the Gateway portal. Have proof of payment.
  • All travellers should be prepared to produce negative results of COVID test, vaccination cards (if applicable) and Insurance coverage.
  • Travellers will then clear through Customs and Immigration where other relevant documents for international travel should be produced
  • Only Gold Seal Certified Transportation is used in transporting travellers to visitors’ final destination.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers are subject to a rapid antigen test upon arrival. No further testing will be required. Unvaccinated children (5-17) travelling with fully vaccinated parents will be PCR tested upon arrival.
  • Partially vaccinated visitors will be tested upon arrival (Day 0) and limited to designated quarantine anchorages for 4 days. Yacht crews will guide guests to a Day 4 testing station. A negative test result must be produced from a Day 4 test before a release letter is issued.
  • Unvaccinated travellers, will be tested upon arrival (Day 0) and again on Day 7. Yacht crews will guide guests to a Day 7 testing station. Test results and a letter of release will be sent to each guest upon producing a Day 7 negative result.
  • When guests are travelling in a mixed group with some persons unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, the entire party is treated as the same and the appropriate quarantine measures apply.
  • Quarantine anchorages are limited to those in this linked map.
  • While in quarantine, guests can go ashore at designated anchorages.
  • Once a Quarantine Release Certificate is issued, 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.
  • Each of our members have sat through a COVID training seminar and their yachts have undergone inspection by Environmental Health. They are all Gold Seal approved accommodations.
  • All of the CYS crew members are fully vaccinated.