Effective January 3, 2022, the window for taking COVID-19 tests for travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands will be 3 days prior to commencement of travel to the Territory.
This change applies to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, including those who were vaccinated in the USVI.
All domestic travelers 5 years of age or older, and all international travelers 2 years of age or older, and persons in transit to another destination, who enter the U.S. Virgin Islands by air or sea are required to use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and get cleared to travel to the USVI.
Domestic Travel (includes U.S. mainland and other U.S. Territories): Domestic travelers must submit a negative result from an antigen or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) (e.g., RT- PCR) COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of travel.
International Travelers (including travel from the BVI): All International travelers must submit a negative antigen (antigen) or NAAT (e.g., RT- PCR) COVID-19 test result. Test requirements depend on vaccination, mode of travel, and age.
Travel by Air -Tests must be taken within 1 day of travel. Non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status.
Travel by Ferry – Tests must be taken within 3 days of travel. Non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. immigrants traveling for non-essential reasons (e.g., tourism) must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status.
Travelers aged 2-17 are exempt from the vaccine requirement.
For the full list of COVID-19 testing requirements and exemptions, please visit: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html,
The Bryan administration has provided a full list of current Covid-19 restrictions in the USVI along with V.I. Dept. of Health guidelines.
Masks still apply for everyone. Facial coverings are required on board all public transportation, all ferries between all islands in or entering the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and all flights between all islands in or entering the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Stand 6 feet away from any person that does not live in your house
When 6 feet not possible, wear your mask.
Everyone: over 2 years of age
Everyone: Vaxxed or Not Vaxxed
Everyone: who is not in his/her private home or car and
Everyone riding public transportation: buses, taxis, cars for hire, and ferries
Everyone entering a business
Anyone entering or standing inside any bar, restaurant, or nightclub
Wearing of Masks or Facial Covering:
Must cover BOTH the nose and mouth
Wear whenever 6 feet from any person not from your house
Wear whenever entering any business
You DO NOT have to wear during active exercise, indoor or outdoor
NO exhalation valves or vents should be on your mask (Ineffective)
NO ski masks and stocking caps allowed.
Violation of Mask Rules:
$50 First offense
$100 Each additional offense
Any additional penalties available pursuant to VI Law
TAXICABS & SAFARIS are limited to 75% of their capacity. If all the passengers are of the same family or group, the taxicab or safari can exceed the limitation on capacity
Masks must be worn by the driver and all passengers at all times.
All sanitizing measures still apply
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND OPERATIONS:
Everyone must obtain clearance from the USVI COVID Travel Portal https://usvitravelportal.com to enter the U.S.
Children 5 years of age and older
Traveling to the Territory from any port of embarkation outside of the Territory
Traveling through the Territory from any port of embarkation outside of the
Territory regardless of final destination.
Clearance for travel to the USVI (the GREEN QR Code) must be obtained before
boarding the plane or boat.
All travelers need ONE of the following to get clearance through the portal for clearance:
A COVID-19 negative PCR or antigen test result within 5-days of travel to the
A Negative test result must be uploaded to the portal.
A COVID-19 positive Antibody test result within four (4) months of travel to the
U.S.V.I. (Until August 12, 2021) Effective August 13, 2021 results from COVID-19 antibody tests will no longer be acceptable for entry or submission to the USVI Travel Screening Portal. https://usvitravelportal.com/
A Positive test result must be uploaded to the portal
A vaccination card showing completed COVID-19 vaccination administered in the
U.S.V.I. Vaccination must have been in the USVI. Vaccination card does not need to be uploaded but should be carried in case evidence is requested. Traveler can select their vaccination status in the portal without uploading
*ALL TRAVELERS FROM THE BVI require a COVID-19 negative PCR or antigen test result à within 2-days of travel to the U.S.V.I.
Regardless of Vaccination
Regardless of Antibody test results
All travelers, by sea or by air, are required to comply with:
Any Travelers Advisory posted or circulated by:
The V.I. Department of Health, The V.I. Port Authority and The V.I. Department of Tourism.
Requirement for masks or facial coverings.
Temperature scan, testing, and quarantine.
Facial coverings are required on board all public transportation, all ferries between all islands in or entering the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and all flights between all islands in or entering the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.
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