• Terrence B Lettsome Airport, Beef Island and the Road Town Ferry Terminal are the two ports open for visitors to the BVI.
  • As of June 1, there are two daily round trip ferry services. Reservations must be made with the scheduled ferry operator through their booking portal. Passenger capacity is 65 passengers per trip. Refer to the ferry schedule to confirm days of operation of each operator.
  • There are currently no entry protocols for charter yachts with guests, however BVI based yachts may re-enter and guests can join the yacht via one of the two open ports mentioned above.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 the Day 0 Test.
  • They will be issued a contact tracing device, usually one per group.
  • Testing and tracing costs are $175 per unvaccinated person and $105 per vaccinated person. This is paid in advance, via the gateway app. Have proof of payment.
  • Travellers next clear through Customs and Immigration. They should be prepared to produce a physical copy of their travel authorization form and any other relevant documents.
  • Visitors will be transported to their yacht by Gold Seal Certified Transportation. If a taxi has not been pre-arranged by the yacht or broker, visitors can hire any available taxi waiting at the airport.
  • Starting May 15, fully vaccinated travellers able to show proof of vaccination will be required to quarantine until their Day 0 test results are returned negative (12 - 24hrs after their Day 0 arrival test). Children(ages 0-17) with fully vaccinated parents test on arrival and are released with parents after negative Day 0 test. They are tested a second time on Day 4.
  • Visitors who have not been vaccinated will be required to quarantine for 7 days, and take an additional PCR test on Day 7. They will be released from quarantine upon receipt of a negative Day 7 test result.
  • For non-vaccinated travellers, 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.
  • When guests are travelling in a mixed group with some persons unvaccinated, the entire party is treated as unvaccinated and will be subject to 7 days quarantine.
  • Any group of guests (ie, one yacht charter party) will be treated as one "mobile travel bubble." A mobile bubble consists of crew and guests. One can sail all day but until each member of the bubble receives their Quarantine Release Certificate, 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 for all members of the charter party, 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.